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The Lower Deck Pub – Halifax, NS

June 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Yes, I realize that this is a food blog, but no review of restaurants in Halifax would be complete with out a trip to this most famous of the downtown bars and pubs in Halifax. Located on the waterfront in Halifax’s Historic Properties (restored old storehouses with plenty of character), this establishment had been open […]

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Tags: Beer · Halifax

The Bitter End – Halifax, NS

June 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This place never seems to change. And that’s not a bad thing. Long a home to those Haligonians or visitors who are in need of a late-night cocktail, the Bitter End is a great place to go when you’re in town and you want a very relaxed place where they’ll mix you a mean martini, […]

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Tags: cocktails · Halifax

Willy's – Halifax, NS

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

“Pizza Corner” at the corner of Blowers and Grafton Streets in Halifax is where you’ll probably (and probably should) end your night to get in the whole Halifax experience. For years and years, this was the place to go to get a slice of pizza or Halifax’s more fabled (and tasty) donair. But in the […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Halifax · Late Night · Western Food

Julien's Patisserie – Halifax, NS

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

We’d all love for our cities to have a Pierre Hermé or a Thomas Haas. Well, if you look hard enough, pretty much every city has someone (probably from Europe) who has opened a bakery, and is putting their passion into pastry. Didier Julien and his family and team at Julien’s are doing just that […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Coffee · Halifax · Kid-friendly

Smitty's Restaurant – Halifax, NS

June 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of my best friends and I had a nickname for this place – we called it “the constant”. And now having gone back to a place that I probably first went to in 1992, I have to say that some things never change. Smitty’s is mainly a breakfast place (sure, they’re open for other […]

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Tags: Halifax · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Western Food