The Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

Many of the evenings I recently spent in Italy began like this: A hot evening, a crowded patio, an Italian sunset, and several Aperol Spritzes. During Aperitivo, the supersonic happy hour hosted by many bars in Italy, you can munch on a simple but plentiful buffet of breads […]

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The Canteen

I finally made it to the dark side to try The Canteen, and it was oh so good. Located in the lofty space above Two If By Sea in Dartmouth, it’s only a small climb up the stairs to the bright and airy home of […]

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North by Night Market

On Friday evening Squiggle Park was hopping! The corner of Gottingen and Falkland became a lively night market hosted by Squiggle Park food truck in residence, The Food Wolf. North by Night Market (NXNMRKT) is a newly established monthly event that showcases local vendors, food trucks, and […]

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My Favourite St. John’s Restaurants

Though most of the restaurants I write about are based in and around Halifax, it doesn’t mean I don’t have a list of tried and true eateries that warm my heart and fill my belly every time I visit my hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Despite its […]


24 Hours in Frankfurt

There are two types of visits to Frankfurt: Layovers exploring the city, and layovers chilling at an airport hotel (or in the airport if you’re unlucky). Commonly known as ‘Bankfurt’ to travellers and business people alike, this city is the hub of European travel and layovers, with […]

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The First Time I went to France

The first time I went to France was 5 years ago. I was in my early twenties, just graduated from my B.A., itching to see the world, and I knew nothing (I mean zilch) about good food or good wine. Most of the meals my best […]

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Kee Heong Cantonese Bakery

Who doesn’t love Dim Sum? I could pretty much eat it everyday, and luckily Kee Heong Cantonese Bakery in downtown Halifax offers up delicious breads, pastries, and Dim Sum everyday of the week! Kee Heong is the epitome of delicious hole-in-the-wall. In fact, the first time […]


The Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule. Holy moly what have I been missing? Ginger beer, vodka, and lime on ice: Simple, fresh, and oh so easy to drink. Traditionally, this libation is served in a copper cup. In fact, the drink’s inception in the early 1940s actually derives […]

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Field Guide

Field Guide is a small but unmistakable spot on Gottingen Street that debuted late in 2013 amongst the flurry of openings in the North End this past Fall. Owners Ceilidh Sutherland and Dan Vorstermans cleverly named their restaurant as a means of ‘guiding’ patrons through their […]

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Cooking ‘Straight From The Line’

Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself back in the kitchen, finally! During the winter months I relied heavily on old favourites and didn’t venture past my usual winter comfort foods of spaghetti, creamy soups, and spicy curries. But now that Spring is here (sort […]

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Birthday Drinks at Onyx

Ahhh the muddled cocktail. Muddled cocktails have made a huge resurgence in the past few years, possibly as a result of the 1920s  reincarnating itself into hipster coolness, the re-release of the Great Gatsby, or maybe because they are just plain delicious. Whatever their reputation, they […]

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Maple Brunch at Sugar Moon Farm

Did you know there are over 70 maple syrup farms in Nova Scotia? I totally had NO IDEA! When I heard about Sugar Moon Farm, I thought it was one of few, but how wrong I was! Across the province there are over 370,000 taps flowing […]

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Lion & Bright

Lion & Bright is the best of both beverage worlds: A café with delicious coffee, pastries, and sandwiches, and a wine bar with beer, wine, bar snacks, and great dishes with local ingredients. And attached to a local market at that! It’s genius really, and very […]

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Savour Food & Wine 2014

Imagine if all the best restaurants around Halifax and Nova Scotia got together in one place, made a crap load of food, and served the best of the best in spirits. Oh wait, it happens every year at Savour Food & Wine Show where I […]

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TKLucky 7 Recipe Challenge

Kelly Neil has the chops. She, along with her succulent recipe for Sweet Red Chili Pork Chops Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Cherries, and Basil are competing in the TKLucky7 Recipe Challenge. Never heard of it? You really should have by now! Conceived by Thai Kitchen […]

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A bowl of fresh pasta with duck confit, brown butter sauce, and pecorino romano cheese.


I can’t lie, when I was home last summer and saw the sign for a yet to open restaurant that read Tavola: Post-Modern Mediterranean Dining, I couldn’t help but sigh. What the hell is post-modern Mediterranean food? As a history graduate, I am familiar with the term […]

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Mallard Cottage

Last weekend while I was home in St. John’s I was lucky enough to finally visit Mallard Cottage, the much anticipated restaurant that opened last summer in Quidi Vidi, a small fishing inlet nestled in the east end of the city. The facade of the […]

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