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On behalf of the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Metro area, and our capital city, Halifax. Nova Scotia is rich in beauty, heritage and culture, and we are pleased to share it with you. Our exclusive visitor magazine, Where Halifax will help you discover all there is to experience during your visit. As you’ll see in our cover story on page 18, it’s a great month for music fans, as the Halifax Pop Explosion (page 22) returns, showcasing top musical acts from across the country. If your music tastes run in a more classical direction, check out the full slate of concerts from the Dartmouth Community Concert Association (page 22), Cecilia Concert Series (page 22), and Symphony Nova Scotia (page 22). Our goal is to ensure your stay in one of Canada’s most extraordinary provinces is a memorable one. Should you have any questions, or require assistance of any kind during your visit, please ask any member of your hotel’s staff. Enjoy your stay and come back soon. Visit









THE GUIDE ENTERTAINMENT PAGES 21–22 >> The scoop on hot events, exhibits, theatre, and music SHOPPING PAGES 49–57 >> Major shopping areas, speciality stores, boutiques, and gift shops DINING PAGES 62–70 >> Eat your way through the city THE ESSENTIAL CITY PAGES EC1–EC9 >> Attractions EC1 >> Getting Around EC2 >> Historic Sites EC2 >> Parks EC6 >> Museums EC7 >> Science Centres EC9 MAPS PAGES EC12–EC13 EC16–EC17

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Roger Poirier has been in the service industry for 40 years. For over half that time, he’s been with Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour in Moncton, New Brunswick. He’s a regional director with Les Clefs d’Or Canada (an international concierge organization dedicated to high-quality service) and regular visitor to Halifax, staying atop the latest developments and attractions.

What’s one experience every visitor to Halifax should have?

What’s the ideal place to find a unique made-in-Halifax memento?

Explore the historic Halifax Waterfront along Lower Water and Upper Water streets. Between the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (page EC7) on the south end and the Historic Properties (page EC3) and Casino Nova Scotia (page 21) on the north end, you can explore the local shops, take a photo at the Canada 150 sign, stroll on the new floating pedestrian-only sea bridge, or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants along the way.

In the heart of the bustle of Spring Garden Road, Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia (page 51) features works from 140+ Nova Scotian crafters and artisans. The vast selection includes jewelry, pottery, pewter works, woodwork, and—just in time for autumn’s chill—woolens aplenty.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy afternoon in Halifax? Visit the new Halifax Central Library (page EC1) on Spring Garden Road. Internationally acclaimed for its outstanding architectural design, the library boasts a huge collection, free Wi-Fi and Internet access, and a fantastic view of peninsular Halifax. There’s a café on site, and the library frequently hosts readings, book launches, and special events.

What’s your favourite day-trip destination for people staying in Halifax? You can’t beat picturesque Lunenburg. Famed for its well preserved distinctive architecture, this historic fishing down is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home port for Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II schooner (featured on the Canadian dime). It’s only about an hour’s drive from Halifax.

What’s the best thing about autumn in Halifax? A walk through the Halifax Public Gardens (page EC1). This historic green space is home to the finest formal Victorian gardens in Canada, and a perfect place to explore the season in all its glorious colour. OCTOBER 2017




THE GOOD OL’ HOCKEY GAME October 1, 6, 8, 14, 17, 29 A new season of major-junior hockey begins this season. The hometown heroes are the Halifax Mooseheads (page 22)—see them at Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street. This month, they host Charlottetown (October 1, 29), Quebec (October 6), Blainville-Boisbriand (October 8), Cape Breton (October 14), and Moncton (October 17).


• October 5 to 9: With a midway, animal exhibitions, entertainment, and tasty treats aplenty, the Free Fall Fair (page 21) at Halifax Exhibition Centre on Prospect Road is the ideal way to while away an autumn afternoon. • October 21: Return to Halifax Exhibition Centre to join Nova Scotia’s Indian community for Diwali—Festival of Lights (page 21). This rollicking Hindu celebration features live music, fireworks, traditional cuisine, fireworks, and more.







• O  ctober 7: The folk-singing Irish quartet The High Kings (page 22) perform songs from their latest album (Grace & Glory) at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. • October 14: The Cecilia Concert Series (page 22) presents Postcards from France, featuring Cameron Crozman (cello), Hugo Lee (oboe), and Philip Chiu (piano). • October 14: Canadian-rock legends The Northern Pikes return to Halifax, performing at Casino Nova Scotia (page 21) on Upper Water Street. • October 18: As one of the country’s biggest pop acts in a generation, it’s only fitting that the Barenaked Ladies (page 22) mark Canada’s 150th birthday with a special concert. • October 21: The Dartmouth Community Concert Association (page 22) hosts the Junoand Grammy-nominated Elora Singers choir.



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October 12, 14 A feast for the senses, Nocturne (page 21) is an annual celebration of art after dark. You’ll find whimsical exhibitions, performances, and special projects at galleries and public spaces around the city from 6pm to midnight. There’s even a free bike-valet and shuttle-bus service.

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October 14 to 15 Discover Nova Scotians’ connection to the forest for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, heritage, and spirituality. The Nova Scotia Forest Festival (page 21) includes lumberjack sporting events, canoeing, educational sessions on wilderness survival and forest ecology, maple syrup tasting, campfires, stories, and songs. Catch the action at Memory Lane Heritage Village (page EC8) in Lake Charles.

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October 4 A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT Chris Connor and Pete Paquette share the stage at the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Page 22

October 5 to 7 LIVE ART DANCE PRODUCTIONS Hasta Dónde, All Ways features Compañía Sharon Fridman—seven dancers and a musician, led by choreographer Sharon Fridman. Page 21

October 17 NEPTUNE THEATRE Alan Ayckbourn’s supernatural thriller Snake in the Grass opens tonight (continuing through November 5) at the Argyle Street theatre. Page 22

October 21 LUNCH AT ALLEN’S All-star Canadian folk/ pop/country quartet— featuring Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, and Ian Thomas. Page 22

October 26 SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA It’s always magic when cellist Denise Djokic returns to her hometown. This time, she performs the works by Shoshtakovich. Page 22


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Five-time Grammy winner Christopher Cross performs an intimate show in the Schooner Showroom, featuring greatest hits and newer works. Page 21

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• At Panache Luxury Linens (page 55) on Isleville Street, the motto is “luxury of rest.” Cozy and luxurious linens are the house specialty. Designs showcase high-quality silk, Giza Egyptian cotton, linen and micro modal fabrics, woven by specialty mills in Germany and Italy. The broad selection also includes foaming bath, soaps, and other beauty products. • Find inspiration for your home décor with a visit to Thornbloom (page 55) on South Park Street. It offers an array of stylish essentials such as bedding, kitchenware, and furniture, plus accent pieces and pillows, frames, and candles. There is something for every room in your house, and gift ideas aplenty.



• The Perfect Fit (page 50) on Bedford Highway is a consignment store with a special shopping experience. Stocked with designer brands, this shop is perfect for the shopper with great taste and style, but who’s budget conscious, too. Friendly staff will help you find the right fit. Bring in your clothes for consignment, too. • Foreign Affair (page 50) on Barrington Street is a mainstay of designer fashion in the city. This is the place to go to be in style, and not just shop for clothing. Find the best brand names such as Canada Goose, Helmut Lang, Michael Kors, and dozens of others. Clothing alterations available on site. THE PERFECT FIT

Spindrift Brewing Company (page 53) brews its beers with patience, pure water, and basic ingredients. Visit the Frazee Avenue brewery to fill a growler or get cans of its signature creations. At 4.7%, its German-style Killick Session Lager is easy to drink, while still being hoppy and flavourful—the ideal beer for an evening with friends.

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• Outfit the kids for the season and beyond with a trip to Urban Kids on Chain Lake Drive in Halifax or Mic Mac Mall (page 56) in Dartmouth. This store serves the market for kids from age four to the tween years, and keeps on top of the latest trends in kids’ fashions. Get a complete wardrobe from tops and bottoms, to hoodies and accessories. • For kids’ shoes, boots, active wear and gear, stop into Twiggz in Mic Mac Mall (page 56). Shop for durable and stylish winter boots, as well as rain boots for the spring season. Pick up gloves, hats, and other winter gear to keep them warm. Dance gear, including leotards, tights, and shoes, are always in stock.


• Rousseau Chocolatier (page 53) on Hollis Street serves up handcrafted chocolates made with the finest, freshest, and when possible, locally-sourced ingredients. Flavours included everything from peanut butter cranberry to smoky chili. Pick a couple dozen for a gift-wrapped box. • Sugar Shok Treat Boutique on Portland Street in Dartmouth has more than 50 types of bulk candy, and chocolate bars from around the world. That’s more than enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. Find funky gifts, including magnets, greeting cards, and home décor. There’s also ice cream year-round.


Haskap berries are blue, delicious and versatile. They are also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Haskapa (page 53) in Bishop’s Landing turns these sweet berries into artisanal products such as jams, juices, chocolates and condiments. Pick up items for your own pantry, or choose a gift basket for a friend.



Make your holiday a celebration of local talent with a visit to Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique (page 51) in Sunnyside Mall (page 57) or The Hydrostone (page EC4). Shop the beautiful selection of local, fine art and paintings by artists from around the region. Quirky cushions made of rich textiles feature nautical logos or regional sayings. A beauty section includes products made from natural ingredients. OCTOBER 2017





• Popular Quebecois chain Cora (page 66) is a coast-to-coast favourite for its behemoth breakfasts, complemented with mounds of fresh-cut fruit. You’ll find five locations around the city, serving up classics like eggs Benedict to savoury crepes. Feeling the after-effects of too much Maritime hospitality? The brunch burger will cure what ails you. • Dartmouth visitors can discover local favourite Nena’s All Day Breakfast on Wyse Road. This oldschool dinner serves-up classic breakfasts like steak and eggs and pancakes. Or try something different: the breakfast poutine features hash browns mixed with diced bacon and sausage, smothered in Hollandaise sauce and topped with two eggs any style.



For a classic pub experience, visit The Old Triangle Irish Ale House (page 69) on Prince Street. This boisterous spot is known for live Celtic music (on offer most nights without a cover charge) and a menu jam-packed with pub favourites like curry and chips, Irish stew, and pan-fried haddock. The bar boasts a broad mix of local and imported beers and ciders (with the mandatory Irish offerings such as Guinness, Harp, and Kilkenny) plus an expansive selection of whiskies from around the world.


Rockbottom Brew Pub (page 63) on Spring Garden Road highlights house-made beers and offers live entertainment most nights. Pair a classic fish and chips with the Deadwood wheat beer or the chipotle chicken penne with a Fathom IPA.

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The Shore Club Lobster Supper (page 70) is a must-have experience for visitors to Nova Scotia. About a 45-minute drive west of Halifax in Hubbards, this classic dance hall hosts informal community-style dinners, featuring fresh-boiled Atlantic lobster and all-you-can-eat mussels, with vegetarian, steak, chicken, and kids’ meals also on offer. It closes for the season on October 8, and frequently sells out, so make your reservation early.


• If you’re a fan of the classic big sloppy burger with fresh-cut fries or big crispy onion rings, drop by Relish Gourmet Burgers (page 63) on Quinpool Road (just around the corner from the Atlantica Hotel). It even offers vegetarian, glutenfree, and vegan options, all paired with local craft beer. • I Love Pho (page 69) on the Bedford Highway presents a host of Vietnamese noodle soups to keep you warm. In addition to eight pho options, the menu features vermicelli dishes, plus che ba mau, a sweet dessert drink made with mung bean, coconut milk, and tapioca.


• One of Halifax’s best-known sushi houses and a Where Canada Best New Restaurant winner, Sushi Nami Royal (page 68) serves fine Japanese fusion cuisine at four locations around Halifax. In addition to the eponymous sushi, the menu features a host of innovative creations, and a wide array of hot Japanese dishes.

• Just steps from historic Hydrostone Market (page EC4) on Young Street, Kitsune Food Co. (page 68) is a pint-sized eatery built for take-out: it only has four seats, but when you dine in, you get a show. Long-time restaurateur Ami Goto produces sushi, dumplings, and other home-style eats in full view of the counter. OCTOBER 2017


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who loves to discover emerging acts and innovative talents, going to concerts to hear music you won’t hear on the radio or top-40 play lists, you picked a great month to visit Halifax. Returning from October 18 to 21, the Halifax Pop Explosion (page 22) presents 150 musical acts, comedians, and speakers at venues around the city. This year marks HPX’s 25th anniversary, which organizers are marking by putting a bigger focus on reflecting under-represented communities. For example, this year’s speaker series will include Colombian-born, Toronto-based singer and multiinstrumentalist and activist Lido Pimienta. For the second year, HPX also features the Canadian Label Summit, hosting representatives from record labels all over Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. They’ll discuss challenges in the music industry while discovering up-and-coming musical talents. And those musical acts are the festival’s chief draw.

It all kicks off on October 18, as Metz and Not You share the stage at the Marquee Ballroom on Gottingen with the Halifax-based melodic pop-punk group Crossed Wires. Meanwhile, the Seahorse Tavern (conveniently located downstairs at the Marquee, hosts Yamantaka / Sonic Titan, Elliott Brood, Lou Canon, and Aron D’Alesio. Things really ramp up on October 19, as every HPX venue has a full slate. Japandroids headline at the HPX Main Stage at the Halifax Forum. After a three-year hiatus, the hard-driving Vancouver rockers are back at it, touring material from their new album






Near to the Wild Heart of Life. They share the stage with Cloud Nothings, The Courtneys, and Julie & The Wrong Guys. Other main-stage highlights include Tanika Charles on October 20, and Rural Alberta Advantage and Yukon Blonde on October 21. Among the many shows, the Comedy Stage at the Marquee opens October 19 with Kurt Braunohler and Emma Willmann. Willmann performs for the next two nights, while Wyatt Cenac takes over from Braunohler on October 20 and 21. Located in the heart of the downtown, The Carleton (page 66) is the ideal venue for music purists. The intimate bar hosts 16 acts between October 19 and 21, including The Boo Radley



Project, Texas King, Zoology, Pony Girl, and Tanika Charles. The annual collaboration concert with Symphony Nova Scotia (page 22) has emerged as one of HPX’s most popular events. This year, Ria Mae shares the stage with the Symphony at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on October 20. A Halifax native, Mae is one of Nova Scotia’s hottest breakout artists, with an international record deal, an East Coast Music Award win, and the platinum-certified, millionsviewed, Juno-nominated single “Clothes Off.” Spotify highlighted her as a 2016 Spotlight Artist and CBC Music picked her as the “Next Big Thing.” I

THE DEETS The busiest venues include the HPX Main Stage at the Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre on Windsor Street, the Marquee Ballroom and Seahorse Tavern on Gottingen Street, The Carleton (page 66) on Argyle Street, Gus’s Pub on Agricola Street, Reflections Cabaret on Salter Street, the Pavilion on the Halifax Common (page EC6), and the Halifax Central Public Library (page EC1). For a detailed schedule and venue list, plus ticket information, surf to OCTOBER 2017



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ATLANTIC FASHION WEEK October 2 to 8: Featuring fashion shows, parties, and special events aplenty, the East Coast’s hottest style celebration spotlights emerging local design talents. DIWALI—FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS October 21: Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with live music, traditional Indian cuisine, fireworks, and family-friendly fun aplenty. Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Rd. FREE FALL FAIR October 5 to 9: Midway, animal exhibitions, food and gift vendors, and more. Free parking. Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Rd. NOCTURNE October 12, 14: A feast for the senses, this annual celebration of art after dark brings exhibitions, performances, and special projects to galleries and public spaces around the city from 6pm to midnight. Free bike-valet and shuttle-bus service. NOVA SCOTIA FOREST FESTIVAL October 14 to 15: Showcase of Nova Scotians’ connection to the forest for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, heritage, and spirituality. Festival includes lumberjack sporting events, canoeing, educational sessions on wilderness survival and forest ecology, maple syrup tasting, campfires, stories, and songs. Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte (a 40-minute from Dartmouth the Eastern Shore). 1-877-287-0697. SEA DOME Continuing through October 31: This domed theatre on the waterfront near the Maritime Museum on Lower Water Street offers an immersive 360-degree film experience. Shows include Whale Story and Bluenose: The Legend Lives.



After a successful appearance during the Scotia Festival of Music, Giora Schmidt returns to play with Symphony Nova Scotia (page 22) on October 12.


CASINO NOVA SCOTIA Gaming galore, from poker to roulette to 600 slot machines. Dine at Trapeze restaurant. Live entertainment and special events in the Schooner Showroom. October 14: The Northern Pikes. October 27: Christopher Cross. Must be 19 or older with government-issued photo ID. 1983 Upper Water St. 902-425-7777.


YUK YUK’S Showcases stand-up comedians from across Canada. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Shows at 8:30pm. Students two-for-one on Tuesdays. Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, 1181 Hollis St. 902-429-YUKS (9857).


LIVE ART DANCE PRODUCTIONS October 5 to 7: Hasta Dónde, All Ways. Featuring Compañía Sharon Fridman, a contact-based company from Madrid showcasing seven dancers and a live musician, led by award winning Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820.


GRAFTON STREET DINNER THEATRE Rollicking music and live entertainment, served up with a three-course dinner. Continuing through October 29: Ahead by a Century. Celebrating Canadian music—songs by The Tragically Hip, Shania Twain, Stan Rogers, and others. 1741 Grafton St. 902-425-1961.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY Showcases work generated from within the community of NSCAD University. Features weekly exhibitions of student work and selected projects by faculty members, visiting artists, and curators. 1891 Granville St. 902-494-8184. ARGYLE FINE ART One of Halifax’s most progressive art galleries, showcasing contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. 1559 Barrington St. 902-425-9456. ART 1274 HOLLIS Some 23 local artists and artisans run this vibrant co-operative gallery featuring new paintings, ceramics, glassworks, wooden pieces, and jewelry. Continuing through October: Water World. New work by Nora Gross. Open daily 10am to 6pm. 1274 Hollis St. 902-446-4077. ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum displays a range of historic and contemporary art, traditional folk art, and temporary exhibitions. Continuing through October 15: Vimy Ridge: Artists Document the First World War. Continuing through October 29: Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-5280. THE CRAIG GALLERY Public, volunteer-programmed gallery, aiming to showcase local artists in a variety of media. Continuing through October 12 to 29: Seasons of Change. “Mosaic for Mental Health” show and sale. Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY Contemporary and historical art, plus a related program of artists, presentations, lectures, panel discussions, films, and other special events. Continuing October 12 to December 17: Five Projects Affiliated with the 100th Anniversary of the Explosion in Halifax Harbour. Five separate projects from artists, collectives, historians and cartographers to explore the disaster’s effects. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820. OCTOBER 2017


ENTERTAINMENT THE DART GALLERY Innovative and collaborative art exhibitions and events. Picnic at Dart showcases offers food and drinks inspired by the current artwork in the gallery. 127 Portland St, Dartmouth. 902-404-7330. 14 BELLS FINE ART GALLERY Affordable, original Canadian artwork from established and emerging artists. Hydrostone Market, 5523 Young St. 902-406-2355. GALLERY PAGE & STRANGE Gallerists Victoria Strange and Victoria Page run this gallery representing established artists who have a connection to Nova Scotia and are celebrated in Toronto, Montreal, and the United States. 6437 Cork St. 902-422-8995. MAPLES GALLERY Unique gallery showcasing works by local artisans. Original artwork, painted glass, stunning jewelry, ocean-inspired pottery, cards, natural bath products, and more. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, noon to 4pm. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-405-7050. MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Specializing in fine craft from Atlantic Canadian artists. Continuing through November 5: Oh Canada! Juried works by Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council Members. Shed 21, 1061 Marginal Rd. 902-492-2522. SECORD GALLERY Oil, acrylic, and mixed-media paintings; works on paper including original prints and photographs, plus sculpture and ceramics. 6301 Quinpool Rd. 902-423-6644. STUDIO 21 FINE ART GALLERY Contemporary Canadian art in a variety of media, showcasing established and emerging artists. 1273 Hollis St. 902-420-1852. VIEWPOINT GALLERY Artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. Presents a mix of solo and group exhibitions. 1272 Barrington St. 902-420-0854. VISUAL ARTS NOVA SCOTIA CORRIDOR GALLERY Supporting artists and galleries around the province, VANS is at the heart of Nova Scotia’s art scene, featuring works by local talents in its Corridor Gallery. 1113 Marginal Rd. 902-423-4694 or 866-225-8267. ZWICKER’S GALLERY Founded in 1866, Metro’s oldest commercial art gallery. Broad selection of fine art in many categories and styles, including antique nautical charts, maps, and engravings. Contemporary works by emerging artists, historical art from established names, Inuit and Native works, sculptures, ceramics, and antiquities. 5415 Doyle St. 902-423-7662


CINEPLEX THEATRES Several Metro locations. Halifax: 190 Chain Lake Dr. (Imax), 6408 Oxford St., and 5657 Spring Garden Rd. Dartmouth Crossing: 145 Shubie Dr. Lower Sackville: 760 Sackville Dr. 800-333-0061.

CECILIA CONCERT SERIES October 14: Postcards from France. Cameron Crozman (cello), Hugo Lee (oboe), and Philip Chiu (piano) perform solos, duets, and trios by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Francaix. October 29: Ô-Celli. The Belgian Cello Octet ranges from Tchaikovsky to Strauss, from Piazzolla to Nino Rota. Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd. DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION October 21: The Juno- and Grammy-nominated all-professional Elora Singers choir showcase their mastery of diverse styles. Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth. HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION October 18 to 21: Showcasing new and innovative music from around the world, this indie festival some 150 artists, comedians, and speakers at 15 venues around the city. The lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries, Clairmont the Second, Charlotte Day Wilson, Ria Mae (with Symphony Nova Scotia), and many others. THE HIGH KINGS October 7: The Grace & Glory Tour. The folk-singing Irish quartet perform material from their latest album. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820. JAZZ AT STAYNER’S Get your Thursday night jazz fix at this weekly concert series. Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill, 5075 George St. 902-492-1800. LUNCH AT ALLEN’S October 21: This powerhouse quartet combines the talents of musical powerhouses Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820. SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA October 12: Violin virtuoso Giora Schmidt returns to Halifax. October 20: Singer/songwriter Ria Mae joins the Symphony for a Halifax Pop Explosion collaboration. October 22: YouTube sensations Maritime Bhangra Group share the stage. October 26: Denise Djokic plays Shoshtakovich for her hometown fans. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820.


ATLANTIC MOTORSPORT PARK Regional motorcycle and auto races on a 2.5-kilometre, 11-turn road circuit. Events: October 4, 6 to 9, 11. 266 Racetrack Rd., Mill Village. 902-758-2237. HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) Regular season home games. October 1: Charlottetown. October 6: Quebec. October 8: Blainville-Boisbriand. October 14: Cape Breton. October 17: Moncton. October 29: Charlottetown. Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St. 902-451-1221.


A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT October 4: The King’s greatest hits, with Chris Connor and Pete Paquette. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820.

NEPTUNE THEATRE Continuing through October 1: Seeds. Eric Peterson (Corner Gas, Street Legal) stars as Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser. October 17 to November 5: Snake in the Grass. In this sinister play, ghosts from the past arise to deliver a story of shocking twists and supernatural turns sure to leave you questioning even those closest to you. 1593 Argyle St. 902-429-7070.

BARENAKED LADIES October 18: One of Canada’s biggest pop/folk acts of the last 20 years, the Ladies return to Halifax with a special concert celebrating Canada 150. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820.

THEATRE ARTS GUILD October 21: TAG Annual Variety Show. The beloved showcase of local talent is an important fund-raiser for Canada’s oldest ongoing community theatre group. Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Rd.


ARTISTIC TOUCH Discover Nova Scotia’s rich artistic heritage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (page 21) on Hollis Street. It boasts folk, contemporary, and historic works in a variety of media. 22 OCTOBER 2017

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A SHOCKINGLY GOOD PLACE TO VISIT Sugar Shok Candy Boutique, located on Portland Street in Dartmouth, can not only satisfy your sweet tooth with candy and chocolate from around the world, but it also carries an eclectic line of gifts, party favours, home decor, and greeting cards.


BELLISSIMO Fine antiques from Europe (selected by the proprietor on trips abroad). Selection includes hand-painted silk lighting, glass chandeliers, vintage lighting, Riedel crystal, and glassware, plus European-inspired home furnishings and accessories. Located in a large renovated warehouse, nominated for urban-design award. Shipping available. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. 2743 Agricola St. 902-423-6014. FINER THINGS ANTIQUES & CURIOS Accredited member of the Canadian Professional Appraisers, carries high-quality furniture and decorative artwork. Appraisal and selling services available. 6438 Quinpool Rd., Halifax. 902-456-1412. GEDDES FURNITURE A landmark for local antique hunters. Carries fine pieces both big and small. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and will arrange delivery within Canada, New England, and New York. 2739 Agricola St. 902-454-7171. STONELEIGH ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY Traditional and contemporary style. 19th- and 20th-century furniture, lighting porcelain; antique and estate jewelry; and a broad selection of unique jewelry made in Canada. Collectors will find bears with character created by members of the Teddy Bears Artist Guild of Nova Scotia. Open daily, 11am to 5:30pm (Tuesday and Sunday by chance). Granville Mall, 1870 Hollis St. 902-429-2112.


ATLANTIC NEWS Magazines and newspapers from across the region and around the world. Same-day editions of 2,000 newspapers from over 90 countries. The satellite newspapers are copyright editions sent directly from publishers. 5560 Morris St. 902-429-5468. Map 1 BRAIN CANDY TOYS This store offers a fun and educational variety of colourful toys, games, and books for people of all ages. Locally owned and operated. 1595 Bedford Hwy. 902-431-8697. MAPS & MORE Carries all manner of maps, including antiques, reproductions, city maps, travel guides, road atlases, nautical charts, and lots of other travel accessories. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. 1601 Lower Water St. 902-422-7106. VENUS ENVY Education-oriented bookstore and sex shop. Large book selection features feminist, queer, and left-leaning books and magazines in many genres. An array of adult accessories, sex toys, and movies. 1598 Barrington St. 1-877-370-9288. VERITAS CATHOLIC BOOKS & GIFTS Books and other devotional items from the Catholic tradition—books by recent popes, books on current issues, literary fiction, and more. 1546 Barrington St. 902-429-7216. WOOZLES CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE Canada’s oldest bookstore for children. Carries books, music, and toys, as well as lots of information on parenting. Books range from OCTOBER 2017


SHOPPING babies to senior readers and parents, plus toys from PlayMobil, puppets, costumes, and games. Open daily. 1533 Birmingham St. 902-423-7626.


BRILLIANT CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Fabulous fashion finds of gently worn clothing at amazing deals. Open Monday to Wednesday, 10-5:30pm, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, closed Sunday. 1539 Birmingham St. 902-446-3662. CINTAMANI Outdoor apparel designed and tested in Iceland. Collections for women, men, and children. Two locations: Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, 902-404-6620 and 5507 Spring Garden Rd. 902-404-4422. COLWELL’S Fashion for men—casual, smart, and professional apparel. Popular lines include Nautica, Alex Cannon, Rainforest, Bugatchi, and Jack Victor. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 6pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm. Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St. 902-420-1222. DUGGERS/D2 Fashion for urban men and women. Chic casual and club wear with labels by Hugo Boss, Diesel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Fred Perry, Boss Orange, Miss Sixty, Jon Varvatos, and more. 5476 Spring Garden Rd., 902-425-2525. FOREIGN AFFAIR Contemporary boutique. Brands like Rag & Bone, Canada Goose, Sarah Pacini, Helmut Lang, Hugo Boss, Tibi, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Smythe, Vince, Wildfox, House of Harlow, Rebecca Minkoff, and Longchamp Paris. Denim selection includes J Brand, Hudson, Current/ Elliott, Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and more. 5639 Spring Garden Rd.: 902-423-6676. 1705 Barrington St. 902-429-1407. HALIKIDS Large store, packed with lots of toys, clothing, gifts, and games for kids. Just off Spring Garden Road. Open daily. 1445 South Park St. 902-429-8720. THE HIDE COMPANY A large selection of leather jackets, coats, boots, and shoes. Custom jackets, repairs. International shipping. 121 Ilsley Ave., Dartmouth. 902-466-1100. IN A BOX Classic and modern curated gifts, jewelry and ladies’ clothing. Featuring Canadian and international designers. A stylish little department store for items of distinction at affordable prices. 902-423-8031. 1468 Dresden Row. LOLË YOGA Active wear in feminine styles that can transition from studio to street. 5639 Spring Garden Rd. 902-444-5653. THE LOST COD This clothing company specializes in producing unique Nova Scotian-based designs, celebrating the province’s industry. Available at Queen’s Landing Market on the Halifax Boardwalk until October, online year-round. 902-431-3101. NEW SCOTLAND CLOTHING Locally made and designed style. Hoodies, t-shirts, and tops for women, children, and men all branded with unique Nova Scotia logos. 20 Wentworth Street, Dartmouth: Historic Properties, Halifax; and Halifax Stanfield International Airport. OLSEN EUROPE Olsen is a leading European casual fashion brand, known for its modern classic styling, quality, and wide assortment of colors. Olsen manufactures its own clothing, with six designers working in Hamburg, Germany. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-0516.

PATAGONIA HALIFAX Outdoor and lifestyle apparel. Patagonia is the first manufacturer to use recycled plastic in performance apparel and exclusively uses organic cotton. The company donates one per cent of sales to local environmental causes. 1496 Lower Water St. 902-422-2060. THE PERFECT FIT An alternative to traditional shopping, this consignment boutique offers modern and stylish clothing and accessories for women. Brands include Michael Kors, Coach, Lululemon, Club Monaco, Jones NY, Banana Republic, and Loft. Book a shopping party or bring in your designer labels for consignment. 1181 Bedford Highway, Bedford. 902-835-4436. PLAID PLACE Browse through tartans, sweaters, Scottish blankets, kilts, kilted skirts, Burns crystal, and cashmere. Highland dress sales and rental. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm. Barrington Place Shops, 1903 Barrington St. 902-429-6872. ROOM 152 New and preloved consignment store in a bright downtown Dartmouth space. Find top labels and great prices in accessories, bags, wallets, shoes, boots, coats, jackets, and more. 152 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-431-7660. SAMUEL & CO. With a downtown boutique feel in the mall, Samuel & Co. offers the best in casual, career, and evening wear for women. Locations in Park Lane Mall at 5657 Spring Garden Rd.: 902-421-2632; Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd.: 902-453-6208; and Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth: 902-469-1737. SATTVA Locally owned boutique featuring designs primarily made in Canada. Carefully curated, unique collection of clothing, accessories, and apothecary goods. Canadian designers such as Bodybag by Jude, Jennifer Glasgow, Betina Lou, and Yoga Jeans. Open daily. 2453 Agricola St. 902-431-2453. SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE Halifax’s trendiest dress shop. Large selection of one-of-a-kind dresses for all seasons. Accessories include shoes, jewelry, and hair pieces. 1542 Queen St. 902-423-0975. TAKE IT OUTSIDE Offers top brands in apparel, accessories, and more for the outdoor adventurer. 196 Hector Gate, Dartmouth: 902-405-8688 or 1869 Upper Water St. 902-444-8689. TURBINE Styles for women created by Canadian designer Lisa Drader-Murphy. Dresses, accessories, and a beauty line. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-429-0986. Also: Lisa Drader-Murphy Boutique, 1869 Upper Water St. 902-429-4097. VALUE VILLAGE Thrift store, offering vintage and secondhand clothing in a variety of styles. In the former Ashley furniture store in Bayer’s Lake. Free parking. 165 Chain Lake Dr. 902-450-5134. WILDFLOWER CLOTHING INC. Bright, cheerful boutique. Offers the trendiest new looks with clothing and accessories from lines like Paige Denim, Fidelity Denim, Free People, Line, Mimi & Marge Jewelery, and Biko Jewelry. Also offers baby gifts. 5553 Clyde St. 902-420-0364.

FOR THE FOLKS BACK HOME At the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (page 56) on Marginal Road, you’ll find a wide array of local art, cuisine, craft beer, wine and more. 50 OCTOBER 2017


AGNS GALLERY SHOP Folk art, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, textiles, woodwork, Mi’Kmaw handcrafts, original prints, and more. Features the full Maud Lewis Collection: printed materials in reproduction prints, books, cards, etc. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-4303. ART ZONE GALLERY This new gallery supports the growth of emerging artists by providing an ongoing venue for exhibitions. Located in the Historic Colwell Building. Hosts group and solo exhibitions, workshops, and contests, partnering with established artists to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and practical skills within the art community. 1673 Barrington St. 902-420-0800. CARREFOUR ATLANTIC EMPORIUM Traditional handcrafts, original works of art and literature capture the discerning shopper at this eclectic showcase of one-of-a-kind buys from Atlantic Canada, the First Nations, and the Canadian North. Open daily. Privateers Wharf, Upper Water St. 902-423-2940. DARTMOUTH YARNS A wide range of yarns, including Spud & Chloe, Brown Sheep, and Berroco, as well as a great variety of knitting, crocheting, and spinning supplies. Shipping available. 52 Queen St., Dartmouth. 902-422-9276. DESIGNER CRAFT SHOP Works by juried members of the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council. Quality handmade crafts of original design, including ceramics and textiles. 1061 Marginal Rd., Suite 140 (within the Centre for Craft, next to Pier 21 railcar). 902-492-2522.

DULY NOTED STATIONARY Boutique stationary shop specializing in couture stationary, including greeting cards, custom wedding invitations, gift tags, wrapping paper, and more. 1459 Brenton St. 902-446-5605. INKWELL MODERN HANDMADE BOUTIQUE & LETTERPRESS STUDIO Handmade limited-edition paper goods, tea towels, pottery, and jewelry by local and international artists. Letterpress printing and custom design services of social stationery. 2011 Brunswick St. 902-405-8309. JENNIFER’S OF NOVA SCOTIA Works by more than 143 Nova Scotia craftspeople. From pottery and pewter to woolens and woodwork, handcrafted jewelry to Nova Scotia tartan items and clothing accessories, the selection is vast. 5635 Spring Garden Rd. 902-425-3119. Map 1 LK YARNS INC. Nestled in a historic neighbourhood, this shop offers yarn and knitting supplies, including locally hand-dyed yarns and brands from around the world. Get expert knitting advice. The Hydrostone Market, 1547 Barrington St. 902-431-9633. THE LOOP¬MODERN FIBRE CRAFT Fine yarns and tools for knitting and crochet. Lots of room to sit and knit or stitch. Serves light meals and snacks. Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Thursday, 10am to 9pm; Friday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. 1557 Barrington St. 902-429-5667. MADE IN THE MARITIMES ARTISAN BOUTIQUE Curated shop featuring contemporary art-and-craft wares produced in the Maritimes. Woodwork, toys, pottery, glass art, and more. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy. and the Hydrostone Market, 5527 Young St. is Canada’s best online destination for visitor information. Explore Halifax with expert recommendations and get up-to-the-minute information on hot spots and hidden gems in the city. CANADA’S



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SHOPPING TEICHERT GALLERY Contemporary Maritime fine art for rent and sale. Original art by over 180 artists with new works every two weeks. It’s an inexpensive way to support local artists. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-3087.


P’LOVERS Unique products include non-toxic personal-care products, topical books, plus organic and natural fibre clothing (for babies and adults), solar-powered radios, stapleless staplers, bat houses, jewelry made from cutlery, comics, and recycled-tire door mats. 1443 South Park St.: 902-422-6060. 52 Queen St., Dartmouth. 902-431-1480. 3 Edgewater Rd., Mahone Bay: 902-624-1421.


ACADIAN MAPLE Specializes in pure maple syrup, also offering sugar, candy, blueberry, cranberry, honey, and more. The shop is a full agri-tourism site. 13578 Peggy’s Cove Rd., Upper Tantallon. 1-888-276-2753. BISHOP’S CELLAR Upscale wine, spirits, and beer store specializes in varieties and vintages you won’t find elsewhere in the province. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-490-2675. CHOCO CAFE & CHOCOLATES BY DESIGN Customized chocolate creations for any occasion. Great gifts for weddings, baby showers, and more. Decadent hot chocolate is a house specialty. Open Monday to Saturday. 1360 Lower Water St. 902-407-8844. CLEARWATER Bring the taste of the Maritimes home. Seafood experts will pack fresh lobster and other seafood for travel, plus spices, condiments, lobster crackers, and other accessories. Halifax Stanfield International Airport: 902-873-4509. 757 Bedford Hwy.: 902-443-0333. FISHERMAN’S MARKET INTERNATIONAL INC. Selection includes live or boiled lobster, smoked salmon, mussels, scallops, clams, shrimp, oysters, crab, and halibut. Check out the fresh catches, daily specials, and imported species. Overnight shipping to most North American centres. 607 Bedford Hwy. 902-443-3474. FREAK LUNCHBOX Offers a variety of unique candies such as caffeinated peppermints and chocolate bars from the U.S. and U.K. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford: 902-405-4052. 1729 Barrington St.: 902-420-9151. Map 1 GARRISON BEER STORE In the waterfront brewery. Find bottled beer, growlers, and party kegs. Or put together a “Mixed 6” of your favourite flavours. 1149 Marginal Rd. 902-453-5343. GREAT OCEAN NATURAL FOOD MARKET Quality vitamins, health supplements, and personal care products. Also has a bulk food department carrying a full variety of groceries and organic produce. For a healthy lunch, grab some take-out from the deli. 6485 Quinpool Rd. 902-425-7400. HASKAPA Specializes in juices and products made from the flavourful haskap berry. Everything is local, made by the world’s first haskap growers and processors. Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 902-429-4762 LINDT & SPRUNGLI Premium quality Swiss-made chocolates opens its first store in Atlantic Canada. A variety of sweet treats and gift baskets available. 277 Lacewood Dr. 902-486-6994.

LIQUID GOLD Unique store specializing in extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. The Hydrostone Market, 5525 Young St. 902-406-8809. NORTH BREWING CO. This tiny North End brewery aims to produce Belgian-style craft beers with zero greenhouse-gas emissions. Bomber-sized bottles and growler fills. 2576 Agricola St. 902-444-7765. PICAROONS Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Picaroons has been leading Atlantic Canada’s craft-beer revolution for two decades. Offerings include Yippee IPA, Harvest Ale, Best Bitter, seasonal creations, and many others. Find them at Nova Scotia Liquor stores and Halifax shops like Bishop’s Cellar on the waterfont and Rockhead on Windsor Street. PROP SHOP Check out the latest craft beers and sodas from Propeller Brewing, plus beer gear, glasses, hats, hoodies, and more. Buy a growler, and you can fill up with one of Propeller’s regular beers, or the latest creation from its One Hit Wonder series. 2015 Gottingen St. and 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. 902-422-7767. ROCKHEAD WINE & BEER MARKET This North End boutique boasts a broad selection of wines from around the world, plus an expansive craft-beer selection (including growler fills). 2651 Windsor St. 902-435-6945. ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER Handmade chocolates using pure cocoa butter and natural flavours; no added fats or oils. The selection includes artisan chocolate bars, Frenchstyle macarons, and more, all made on-site. Open daily in summer, 10am to 6pm. 1277 Hollis St. 902-802-6463. Map 1 RUM RUNNERS Rum cakes with all natural ingredients— butter, flour, sugar, and rum (and lots of it). All cakes contain rum or whiskey from Glenora Distilleries on Cape Breton Island. Bishop’s Landing, 1479 Lower Water St. 902-421-6079. SPINDRIFT BREWING CO. Innovative small-batch brewer producing lagered beers in a variety of styles. Cans, growlers, kegs, and swag available at the on-site store. Discount for current and retired Canadian Armed Forces members. | Open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturday noon to 4pm. 21 Frazee Ave., Dartmouth. 902-703-7438. SUGAH Hand-crafted confections and ice cream treats using traditional techniques and simple ingredients. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-423-8508. SUSIE’S SHORTBREADS Specializing in daily menu cupcakes, whoopie pies, cookies, candy, frozen treats, and an assortment of cakes for birthdays, weddings, and more. 1589 Dresden Row, 218 Chain Lake Dr., and 1949 Upper Water St. 902-406-7075. SWEET JANE’S GIFT & CONFECTIONARY From the whimsy of a lunch box filled with bubble gum to a collection of the most exquisite high-end chocolate confections, Sweet Jane’s has something for every occasion. Corner of Queen and Morris streets. 902-425-0168. Map 1 WEST SIDE BEER WINE SPIRITS Independent retailer featuring top wines, spirits, and craft beers from around the world, with a heavy emphasis on local creations. 287 Lacewood Dr. 902-835-4112.




AMOS PEWTER Handcrafted pewter, featuring jewelry, home décor items, collectibles, and more. See how molten pewter is cast and be part of a hands-on experience. Historic Properties, 1521 Lower Water St. 1-800-565-3369. COOL AS A MOOSE Located across from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Cool As A Moose custom clothing including t-shirts, caps, and sweats. Souvenirs and giftware. 1869 Upper Water St. 902-423-5168. DEAN’S FLOWERS/GOODY BASKETS High-end gourmet baskets and groceries. Also offers Holly Winchester Designs gemstone jewelry designed and made on-site and, of course plants and flowers aplenty. 6025 Stanley St. 902-454-0900. DRALA BOOKS & GIFTS Unique gifts that pack and travel easily, from local talents and artisans; cards, journals, specialty teas. Open weekdays 10:30am to 5:30pm; Saturday to 5pm. 1567 Grafton St. 902-422-2504. Map 1 INTO THE MYSTIC Gemstones, jewelry, herbal teas, pendulums, tarot cards, and imported gifts. Psychic readings, infrared treatments, tea counter, aura scan, astrology, compatibility and numerology reports. 1082 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth. 902-469-7842. KEPT GIFTS AND HOUSEWARES A curated collection of local, handmade design-savvy and unique items. This cozy, independent boutique boasts a friendly, knowledgable staff. Open daily. 75 King St., Dartmouth. 902-469-5378. KOKO MOD FLORAL DESIGN Floral designs of modern originality. Fresh and permanent designs available for any occasion and décor. 158A Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-233-6825, MURPHY’S COMPANY STORE Memento hunters will find handicrafts from Nova Scotian artists, gifts, t-shirts, Anne of Green Gables collectibles, nautical items, and souvenirs. Open daily, 9:30am to 5pm. Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St. 902-420-1015. MY MOTHER’S BLOOMERS Floral and giftware shop with fresh flowers for every season. Custom arrangements available for weddings and other events. Spring Garden Place Mall (Upper Level), 5640 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-2700. PIER 21 GIFT SHOP Products from around the world: jewelry, Tilley hats, Thomas Kinkade collectibles, Inuit carvings, books, handcrafted pewter, glass, and ceramics. Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd. 902-425-7770. PROPS FLORAL DESIGN This shop offers floral retail services and designs, whether it’s for a special event such as a wedding or everyday décor. A bright and modern space. 5533 Young St., Hydrostone Market. 902-429-1935. SCHOLAR’S CHOICE Educational supplies and toys, featuring brand names such as Lamaze, Thomas, Playmobil, Carson Dellosa, Trend, and Frank Schaeffer. Mic Mac Mall, 21 Micmac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-466-1611. STRANGE ADVENTURES: COMIX & CURIOSITIES More than comics, graphic novels, and manga—hailed as “Canada’s Best Comic Shop.” Unique gifts. 5110 Prince St., Halifax. 101 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-425-2140 or 1-866-6-COMICS. Map 1 54 OCTOBER 2017


31 WESTGATE Showroom and design company and Atlantic Canadian carrier of exclusive brands such as Ralph Lauren. Furniture, lighting, décor, and more. 2698 Agricola St. 902-457-3131. ABODE Specializing in mid-century modern and Scandinavian design of furniture and housewares. Small boutique with a big inventory. Personalized service. Open Wednesday to Sunday. 5881 Almon St. 902-406-4886. ATTICA Modern furniture and accessories by local and international designers. Upholstered and leather sofas, maple dining sets, and creative lighting—a unique selection. 3065 Robie St. 902-423-2557. CUCINA MODERNA Cookware, barware, dinnerware, appliances, kitchen gadgets, and accessories. Dresden Row Market, 1535 Dresden Row: 902-423-9562. Mic Mac Mall: 902-468-9562. PANACHE LUXURY LINENS A boutique in Halifax’s trendy North End whose motto is the “luxury of rest.” Sells linens, spa and beauty products, decorative accents. 3132 Isleville St. Halifax. STATEMENT Modern Canadian-made furniture that is functional and well-crafted, many from brands exclusive to this store. Décor accessories and giftware. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-455-0442. THORNBLOOM—THE INSPIRED HOME Home décor store with top-quality items in bedding, furniture, lighting, kitchen items, and giftware. 1459 South Park St. 902-425-8005.


BEDAZZLED Jewelry and accessory store with designs produced by artists from Nova Scotia, Canada, and Israel. Collections and one-of-a-kind pieces. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy. CHARM DIAMOND CENTRE Canada’s largest family-owned jewelry company. Offering fine jewelry, with an emphasis on service, quality, and value. 5475 Spring Garden Rd. 902-429-4653. FIREWORKS GALLERY Old World designs meet New World techniques. Custom designs by in-house goldsmiths are the specialty, plus jewelry from Canadian, American, and Italian designers. 1569 Barrington St. 1-800-720-GEMS. Map 1 FRIDA CUSTOM JEWELLERY DESIGN Destination boutique boasting distinctive fine jewelry. Unique and custom pieces by Canadian and European designers. Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 902-492-2947. JAMES BRADSHAW, GOLDSMITH Elegance in simplicity best describes Bradshaw’s approach to designing contemporary jewelry. 1551 Birmingham St. 902-425-0121. PANDORA @ MIC MAC MALL Pandora’s eponymous jewelry designs include earrings, charm bracelets, necklaces, rings, watches, and more. Mic Mac Mall, 21 Mic Mac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-405-4616. TOUCH OF GOLD Locally owned. Extensive collection of engagement rings, jewelry in Italian gold and sterling silver, and Swiss watches (including Rolex, Tag Heuer, Montblanc, and Swiss Army). 5640 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-5600. PEARL CITY Specializes in pearl jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, custom jewelry, and more. Top craftsmanship, great prices. Bishop’s Landing. 1475 Lower Water St. 902-420-0450. OCTOBER 2017




HALIFAX FORUM FARMERS’ MARKET Halifax’s newest farmers’ market takes place in the Bingo Hall of the Halifax Forum in the city’s West End. 2901 Windsor Street. Saturdays 8am to 1 pm. 902-490-4614

LONG & McQUADE With instruments of all kinds, sheet music, DJ gear, recording equipment, and much more, this shop is a must-visit for both professional and amateur musicians. The friendly staff are experts in their field. Four locations around Metro. 6065 Cunard St. 902-496-6900.

HALIFAX SEAPORT FARMERS’ MARKET Billed as Canada’s oldest. Open Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. Crafts, cuisine, and produce from across the province. 1209 Marginal Rd.

TAZ RECORDS A mainstay for music lovers for 25 years, Taz boasts over 35,000 LPs, 10,000 CDs, and 30,000 seven-inch singles, spanning the whole musical spectrum. 1521 Grafton St., 1270 Bedford Hwy. 902-422-5976. Map 1

ALDERNEY LANDING FARMERS’ MARKET Locally produced goods available every weekend from a variety of vendors offering local produce, home-style baked goods, and more. Where the Halifax Transit ferry docks. Live music. Open Saturday 8am to 1pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm.

HISTORIC FARMERS’ MARKET Stroll through courtyards and hallways of a 200-year-old granite and ironstone heritage building. Meet local small-scale farmers and artisans selling a range of goods and tasty treats in this historic market setting. Saturdays 7am to 1pm. 1496 Lower Water St. 902-492-8772 HISTORIC PROPERTIES A network of interconnected heritage buildings—shopping, dining, and nightlife. Open daily. Upper Water St., north from Duke St. 902-422-3077. LOCAL SOURCE An urban market, bakery, and catering that sells products from local, sustainable sources and farms. Featuring local and seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on clean and organic foods. 2530 Agricola St. 902-454-6014.

Beijing and Szechuan cuisine. Homemade Chinese food with a difference! • FRESH, LOCAL PRODUCE • NO MSG • GLUTEN-FREE DISHES AVAILABLE

“Cheelin is, we think, the best Chinese restaurant in Halifax.” - Where to Eat in Canada (1996 – 2016)

HALIFAX FOLKLORE CENTRE A selection of vintage guitars and violins. New and used musical instruments— mandolins, banjos, amps, basses, ukuleles, and bodhrans. 1528 Brunswick St. 902-422-6350.


MEC With a $5 lifetime membership, this co-op chain offers a huge variety of durable and lightweight clothing and equipment for outdoor adventures. Popular brands include Prana, Black Diamond, and Patagonia. 1550 Granville St. 902-421-2667.


JOHN DAVID SHOES One of the largest selections of women’s fashion footwear east of Montreal. The selection includes many exclusive brand names, such as France Mode fashion designer boots made in France. It’s an “amazing selection,” says owner John Ingram. Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm; Thursday and Friday, 9:30am to 9pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-8466. MAHONE BAY TRADING CO. A broad selection of comfortable and fashionable footwear for women and men. Lines include Reiker, Dezario, Sacha London, and Canada’s largest selection of Clarks. 201 Chain Lake Dr. OH MY SOLE FOOT COMFORT CENTRE Brand-name footwear from world leaders such as New Balance, SAS, and Mephisto. The staff has the expertise and experience to satisfy the footwear needs of men, women, and children. Specializes in multiple widths, diabetic, and orthotic-friendly footwear. 6061 Young St. 902-423-8288.


BEDFORD PLACE Specialty shops and services. 1658 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-865-8381. DARTMOUTH CROSSING Over 90 stores—Banana Republic Factory Store, David’s Bridal, Marshalls, Golf Town, Tommy Hilfiger, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Globo Shoes, and more. 34 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth. HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTRE Combined with the adjacent Halifax Shopping Centre Annex, home to more than 170 shops and services, including Apple, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister, Pier 1, and Sears. 7001 Mumford Rd.


The Brewery, 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax And at Seaport Market Tel: 902-422-2252 • 56 OCTOBER 2017

MIC MAC MALL 160 stores, including Forever 21, Eddie Bauer, American Eagle, Bath & Bodyworks, H&M, Cinnabon, and Hudson’s Bay. 21 Micmac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-466-2056. PARK LANE Specialty shops and services, cinema, and more. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-420-0660.

SHOPPING SCOTIA SQUARE MALL An anchor of the downtown shopping scene. Pedways connect it to many major hotels and entertainment venues such as the Scotiabank Centre. Corner of Duke and Barrington streets. 902-429-3660. SPRING GARDEN PLACE Small but chic, Spring Garden Place emphasizes style, home to unique shops and products that you won’t find elsewhere. 5640 Spring Garden Rd. 902-420-0675. SUNNYSIDE MALL Home to a wide variety of stores and services, including the landmark shop for food lovers, Pete’s Frootique. 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-835-5099.


ALICIA MELANSON SALON & URBAN 30 BLOWDRY BAR Atlantic Canada’s first “blowdry bar concept” salon. Drop in for a wash and blowdry for a night out on the town or other special occasion. Manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, and threading available, too. Affordable prices and convenient location to hotels. 1727 Barrington St. 902-496-1616.

CASCADES A full day spa located where the Sackville River meets Bedford Basin. Offers an extensive range of services including manicures, pedicures, reflexology, massages, clinical skin care, Thai yoga massage, and more. Features Dermalogica, Kerstin Florian, DerMed, and Jane Iredale mineral makeup. 1405 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-832-3115. CHATTERS SALON Specializing in hair styling, beauty, and salon services. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 9pm; Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. 86 Hector Gate, Dartmouth: 902-407-1011. Bayers Lake: 407-4121; Mic Mac Mall: 902-469-4009. INTERLUDE SPA Features a wide range of body treatments, aesthetic services, hair care, and specialized services. Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St.: 902-469-2700. 58 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth: 902-469-2700.

BODY MENDS MASSAGE THERAPY Registered massage therapy services include deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, and pregnancy massages. Second floor, 1725 Barrington St. 902-422-9809.

SEA IT ALL Want a quick and inexpensive look at Halifax Harbour? Scoot across with Halifax Transit (page EC2). It’s an easy way to check out the skyline and see the ships come and go.


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DISCOVERY CENTRE Enter the world of science and technology at Nova Scotia’s Premiere Science Centre, now located on the Halifax Waterfront. Be entertained and inspired by interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, and Atlantic Canada’s only immersive Dome Theatre. An unforgettable experience for all ages to play, create and discover. 1215 Lower Water St. 902-492-4422 AMOS PEWTER Amos Pewter designs and hand crafts pewter jewelry, ornaments and home décor. Amos Pewter has EST. 1974 locations on the Halifax Waterfront, Peggy’s Cove and Mahone Bay. Designs are inspired by nature and our coastal surroundings. See molten pewter casting demonstrations and personalize your own pewter Sand Dollar, an experience uniquely Amos. 1521 Lower Water Street


ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER Rousseau Chocolatier specialties


include decadent chocolates and macarons, all handmade on-site, using fresh ingredients and locally sourced as much as possible. Peek through the viewing window and observe sights of the production kitchen! Located steps away from the Halifax Seaport! Open Tuesday through Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed Mondays. 1277 Hollis St. 902-802-6463














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seafood destination is proudly OceanWise certified. Specializing in the freshest local oysters, live lobsters, PEI mussels, Digby scallops and more, all served up in an old tug repair warehouse. Extensive selection of local wine and craft beer on tap. Located in the center of Halifax’s bustling waterfront, close to the Maritime Museum. 1549 Lower Water St. 902-425-7610


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East of Grafton Tavern 1580 ARGYLE ST • 902.428.5680 East of Grafton Tavern is a new arrival to the busy Argyle Street entertainment district. A classic upscale tavern with a twist, EOG presents an interesting spin on classic dishes and gastro pub fare. An ambitious beverage program with an emphasis on classic cocktails and local craft beer, and extensive selection of affordable wine by the glass, leads to a relaxed and casual atmosphere for dining or relaxing with a beverage on the patio, East of Grafton has something for everyone.

Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar CORNER OF LOWER WATER + SALTER ST • 902.429.5120 Shuck is one of the newest additions to Halifax’s burgeoning restaurant scene. A seafood market styled restaurant in front of the Marriot Courtyard next to the Keiths Brewery, Shuck specializes in sustainable seafood and oysters. With a contemporary culinary approach where “less is more” the menu boasts many raw bar items and lightly touched versions of locally sourced seafood. With a beautiful patio in the middle of the brewery district, you can relax and enjoy the warm days with craft beer and an extensive wine list. The critically acclaimed “CUT Steakhouse” resides upstairs.


Bistro Le Coq 1584 ARGYLE ST • 902.407.4564 Bistro Le Coq is a classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Halifax with an emphasis on classic French dishes such as steak frites, charcuterie and cheese. Always over delivering in quality for price, it has a huge local following as well as supporting the theatre crowd. With a fully French speaking staff, professional yet comfortable service in a classically styled room, one is transported to “Paris” for the evening….

Waterfront Warehouse 1549 LOWER WATER ST • 902.425.7610 The Waterfront Warehouse is a classic seafood restaurant in the middle of the bustling Halifax waterfront that occupies a restored tugboat repair warehouse. Specializing in traditional East Coast Lobster and seafood from the onsite tanks, as well as a market style oyster bar, the warehouse serves up classic seafood. With a large vine covered pergola and patio in the centre of the busy waterfront, it’s a place to take in the sites and enjoy the traditional Nova Scotia seafood experience.

1549 Lower Water Street, Halifax 902-425-7610 Baton Rouge 1877 HOLLIS STREET • 902.407.0007 The menu provides guests with a wide range of options from salads to sandwiches, pastas and perfectly prepared steak with a seasonal lobster festival menu. Our succulent baby back ribs are rated top in the city. The historic ambiance of Baton Rouge Halifax allows guests to take a step back in time enjoying maritime heritage with a casual yet elegant steakhouse experience..

DINING HFX SPORTS BAR & GRILL With over 90 TV screens, including a two-storey behemoth, this is the place to watch the big game. The menu boasts an equally large array of snacks and hearty meals. 1721 Brunswick St. 902-404-1404. JAMIESON’S IRISH-HOUSE & GRILL Recently renovated, this cozy pub boasts traditional food, a variety of craft beer, and a welcoming atmosphere. Daily Irish food specials feature dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and steak and kidney pie. 5 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth. 902-433-0500. LION AND BRIGHT Hip café and wine bar serving eclectic small plates, seasonal cocktails, and an array of craft beers amid local art and soaring ceilings. Check website for hours. 2534 Agricola St. 902-496-0022.

THE PERFECT COMPANION If you’re the type of diner who believes no meal is complete without the perfect cocktail to accompany it, then Lot Six (page 67) is the restaurant for you.


BAGEL MONTREAL STYLE The city’s first and only maker of Montreal-style bagels, hand-rolled and baked in a woodburning oven. Wide variety of bagel flavours, plus Jamaican patties, samosas, and pretzels. Open weekdays 6am to 8pm; weekends 7am to 6pm. 135 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. 902-468-1212. EAST COAST BAKERY Relaxed spot for hand-stretched plain, sesame, and poppy seed-covered bagels by the half and full dozen. 6257 Quinpool Rd. 902-429-6257. SMITH’S BAKERY & CAFÉ Halifax’s oldest independent bakery, offering breads, cakes, and other goodies baked on-site daily. Eat-in café serving breakfast and lunch, plus fresh-brewed coffee and cold drinks. 2525 Agricola St. 902-429-1393.


THE ARGYLE BAR & GRILL With two patios and a friendly setting, The Argyle is a popular spot to enjoy a martini, munch on a gourmet pizza from the wood-burning oven, sample from the international menu, and relax with friends. 1575 Argyle St. 902-492-8844. BÂTON ROUGE RESTAURANT & BAR Ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood, and pasta, served with a Cajun twist. Seasonal patio in the heart of the Historic Properties. 1877 Hollis St. 902-407-0007. BEARLY’S HOUSE OF BLUES Live blues every Thursday to Sunday, including a Sunday matinee and evening blues jam. New menu, offering nachos, pizza, fish and chips, burgers, wings, and ribs. Daily specials. 1269 Barrington St. 902-423-2526.

STAYNER’S WHARF PUB & GRILL High-quality pub food, including fresh seafood. Live jazz, featuring local and visiting acts. Open 11am to midnight. On the waterfront, next to the ferry terminal. 5075 George St. 902-492-1800. THE STUBBORN GOAT GASTROPUB Upscale comfort food featuring fresh produce and meat from local suppliers. Extensive list of craft beers and tasty cocktails and a weekend brunch menu. 1579 Grafton St. 902-405-4554. TIMBER LOUNGE Lumberjack-themed bar serving local beer and hosting axe-throwing events. Watch the axe-citement from the bar through a Plexiglas window. Open Monday through Thursday, 4pm to 1pm; Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 1am. 2710 Agricola St. 902-453-8627.


BONEHEADS BBQ Southern-style smokehouse serving sausage, wings, pulled pork, brisket, and other BBQ mainstays. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday to 10pm. 1014 Barrington St.: 902-407-4100. WOODY’S BAR-B-Q BBQ favourites abound, including pulled pork, baby back ribs, brisket, and desserts like banana pudding. Open daily. 159 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing: 902-463-9663. 75 Peakview Way, Unit 110, Bedford: 902-446-9663.


BATTERY PARK This hip beer bar’s menu includes local craft brew aplenty and tasting boards of charcuterie, fruits de mer, formaggio, and antipasti. Open Sunday to Wednesday, Thursday, 2pm to 12am; Friday and Saturday 2pm to 1am. 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. CHARM SCHOOL PUB The tap room at Unfiltered Brewing (next door to the brewery) is small but the line-up of beers on tap isn’t. Grab a pint and a locally made snack or fill a growler. 6041 North St. DOWNEAST BEER FACTORY Upscale casual locale highlighting house-made and local craft beer and an eclectic menu of pub fare, noodle bowls, and burgers. Offers a kids’ menu and a patio. Open 11am to 11pm daily. 612 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth.

BUBBA RAY’S SPORTS BAR Lots of big screens to watch live sports. Varied pub-grub menu. Chicken wings are the house specialty: six varieties with 60+ different sauces. 5650 Spring Garden Rd.

THE GAHAN HOUSE The popular Prince Edward Island brewpub’s first Nova Scotian location serves house-made beers alongside an extensive menu of pub cuisine: burgers, pizza, ribs, and more. Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St. 902-444-3060

EAST OF GRAFTON TAVERN Comfortable and stylish tavern in the heart of the entertainment district. Gastropub cuisine at affordable prices; favourites include nachos, fish tacos, oysters, and fish and chips. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 1580 Argyle St. 902-428-5680.

GOOD ROBOT BREWING Don’t just pick up a growler, pull up a seat. This warm taproom offers house-made beers and favourites from across the region, plus an array of snacks. 2736 Robie St. 902-446-1692.

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ROCKBOTTOM BREW PUB Diverse menu. Six different craft beers are brewed on site. Also offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. 5686 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-2938. STILLWELL Showcasing craft beers from Nova Scotia’s flourishing craft brewing community and beyond, Stillwell pairs a dynamic beer list with Chef Graeme Ruppel’s artful small-plate snacks. A must-visit destination for beer lovers. 1672 Barrington St. 902-421-1672. STILLWELL BEER GARDEN Outdoor oasis decked with wood benches and patio lights known for a sizable list of local and far-flung craft beers plus barbecued eats. 5688 Spring Garden Rd. STUBBORN GOAT BEER GARDEN Picnic tables and multi-level beer garden seating adorn this outdoor venue serving a variety of craft beers and handheld food. Summit Plaza, Lower Water St.


AGORA CAFÉ BISTRO Compact eatery focusing on the tastes of Turkey’s Aegean region: savoury phyllo pockets filled with lamb, vegetables, and spices, all-day breakfast, plus housebaked sweets. 2394 Agricola St. 902-404-7020. BISTRO LE COQ French country cuisine. Duck confit salad, croque monsieur, escargot, a daily crêpe special, and steak frites. Weekend brunch. Open Sunday to Thursday, noon to 10pm; Friday and Saturday until 1am. 1584 Argyle St. 902-407-4564. CHIVES CANADIAN BISTRO Chefs and owners Craig Flinn and Darren Lewis draw heavily on their East Coast roots, classical training, and international experience, using fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open daily, 5pm to 9:30pm. 1537 Barrington St. 902-420-9626.


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EPICURIOUS MORSELS Specializing in French Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes in-house cold smoked salmon, a variety of unique salads, and lots of fresh seafood (try the lobster strudel or succulent grilled scallops). Take-out available. Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Saturday; weekend brunch. 5529 Young St. 902-455-0955. LE BISTRO BY LIZ Halifax’s original French bistro, serving favourites like Crêpe Marocaine and the house specialty, lemon pie. 1333 South Park St. 902-423-8428.

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ACE BURGER COMPANY Specializing in high-quality burgers, including The Deluxe, rib burger, lamb burger, po’boys, and fries. Serving at Battery Park, 62 Ochterloney St. 902-446-2337 CHEESE CURDS GOURMET BURGERS + POUTINERIE Gourmet beef, pork, salmon, lamb, veggie, and chicken burgers, plus poutine, onion rings, and hot dogs. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am to 10pm. 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth: 902-444-3446. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth: 902-446-4400. FLIPBURGER Choose from more than 10 fresh made signature burgers, hand-cut fries, and poutine featuring cheese curds from Quebec. Open Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am to 4am. 1585 Argyle St.: 902-453-3547. 277 Lacewood Dr.: 902-431-3547. KRAVE BURGER Fast-casual burger joint boasting creative burgers and hot dogs, three varieties of macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, and more. Wash it down with a Krave Lager from local craft brewer Propeller. 5680 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-5728. RELISH GOURMET BURGERS Fun, casual restaurant features a range of gourmet burgers inspired by different people and places. Open daily. 6024 Quinpool Rd.: 902-474- 4152. 507B Larry Uteck Blvd.: 902-832-2551.

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ANNIE’S PLACE CAFÉ Relaxed atmosphere. All-day breakfast, plus many lunch items. Baked goods made fresh in-house. Catering available. Open daily 7am to 2pm, Saturday 8am to 2pm. 1592B Queen St. 902-420-0098 THE BOARD ROOM GAME CAFÉ Some 400 games to choose from, $5 cover to play as many as you like. “Game Bosses” on site to teach and recommend games. Craft beer on tap, espresso bar, and casual dining. Ages 19+ after 6pm. 1256 Barrington St. 902-423-7545. Map 1 CABIN COFFEE With its log walls and rock fireplace, this coffee shop serves up hearty homemade fare in a rustic setting. Relax in a big comfy armchair or an Adirondack chair as you sample from fair-trade coffee, espressos, homemade soups, sandwiches, chili, milkshakes, ice cream, banana bread, and more. 1554 Hollis St. 902-422-8130. THE CANTEEN Gourmet sandwiches, classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine, local wine and beer. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and supper, for brunch on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 22 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-425-9272. CHOCO CAFÉ & CHOCOLATES BY DESIGN American/Middle Eastern café. Offerings include gourmet Belgian chocolate and signature hot chocolate (available iced). 1360 Lower Water St. 902-407-8844. CIBOULETTE CAFÉ This cozy café is a local favourite for its gourmet sandwiches featuring fresh local ingredients. Popular offerings include paninis (Southwest chicken club, ham and brie, meatloaf) and ham or veggie breakfast wraps. Fresh-baked goods. Fair trade tea and coffee. Open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4pm. 1541 Barrington St. 902-423-5282. COASTAL CAFÉ Breakfast creations like Belgian waffles and Huevos Rancheros. The lunch menu includes paninis, burgers, and daily soups and salads. Open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch. 2731 Robie St. 902-405-4022. COBURG COFFEE HOUSE Popular student hang-out, steps from Dalhousie University. The menu includes light lunches, sweets, bagels, fair-trade coffee, specialty drinks, and more. 6085 Coburg Rd. 902-429-2326. HUMANI-T CAFÉ Newly renovated: cozy fireplace, stone fountain and funky chairs. Near the Hydrostone Market. Live music on Friday nights with a free open-mic show. Free Wi-Fi. Baklava, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls baked fresh on-site. Open daily. 5755 Young St. 902-454-9999. JAVA BLEND Coffeehouse and craft coffee roaster in Halifax’s North End, specializing in globally sourced sustainable beans, offering coffee drinks and other beverages and baked goods. 6027 North St. 902-423-6944. JULIEN’S PATISSERIE BAKERY & CAFÉ One of Halifax’s most beloved cafés/bakeries, serving an array of fresh baked items, including almond croissants and a dozen bread varieties. The courtyard patio is understated and rustic, with simple pine tables. 5517 Young St. 902-455-9717. THE MIDDLE SPOON If you’re the kind of person who skips straight to dessert, this is the spot for you—specializing in decadent desserts and cocktails. Open Monday to Saturday from 4pm. 1559 Barrington St.: 902-407-4002. 1595 Bedford Highway (Sunnyside Mall), Bedford: 902-446-4082 THE NOOK Friendly café serving local java by day, hip cocktails and beer by night. The menu highlights all-day brunch, sandwiches, and baked goods. After-dark nibbles include nachos, dips, and vegetarian options. 2118 Gottingen St. 902-444-9889. PAVIA ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ Two locations in the Halifax Central Library (on the first and fifth floors), offering locally 64 OCTOBER 2017

roasted coffee, Italian espresso, gourmet paninis, and baked goods. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-4008. SWEET HEREAFTER Rich and luscious cheesecake. Dozens of flavours, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Catering service available. Open Monday to Wednesday noon to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday noon to 11pm. 6148 Quinpool Rd. 902-404-8001. TWO IF BY SEA Gourmet coffee, loose tea, and hot drinks galore, plus fresh, quality pastries and desserts. The light, flaky, buttery croissants draw locals from every part of the city. Halifax location open Monday to Saturday, Dartmouth location open daily. Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St.: 902-492-4600. 66 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth: 902-469-0721. TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS AND CAFÉ A coffeehouse, tea room, coffee roaster, and used bookstore in Halifax’s South End. Browse the shelves for used books or sit and enjoy specialty coffee drinks and pastries and loose tea, among the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. 1256 Hollis St. 902-423-7100. UNCOMMON GROUNDS Gourmet coffee and tea; muffins, scones, cheesecakes, and other desserts baked on-site. Sandwiches and soups. 1030 South Park St.: 902-431-3124. 1237 Barrington St.: 902-404-7288. WAFFLE LOVE Tiny breakfast joint dishing up made-to-order sweet and savoury waffles, plus Polish perogies and sweets. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, weekends 8am to 4pm. 5530 Kaye St. 902-445-5683.


CHEELIN Szechuan and Beijing cuisine. Buffet lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Lunch Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 2:30pm; dinner Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 10pm. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. (Also at Seaport Market.) 902-422-2252. CHI BISTRO Traditional breakfasts, crêpes, and light lunches meet reimagined Southern Chinese dishes and tapas-style small plates at this cozy spot with a summer patio. 5687 Charles St. 902-406-3133. SHENG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine. Make-your-own daily specials, plus lunch specials from $5.50, Monday to Friday. 6-362 Lacewood Dr. 902-446-3838. FAN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT A diverse Chinese menu. House specialties include Peking duck, Moo Shu pork, and Seafood in Bird Nest. Open daily. 451 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. 902-469-9165. GREAT WALL Cantonese and Szechuan food in pleasant surroundings. Daily specials. Dim Sum on Sunday, from 11:30am to 3pm. Free delivery downtown. Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday to 11pm. 1649 Bedford Row. 902-422-6153. JEAN’S RESTAURANT Chinese and North American favourites. Offerings include chicken-fried noodles, egg foo young, sweet and sour shrimp, and more. Open daily. 5972 Spring Garden Rd. 902-444-7776.


AGRICOLA STREET BRASSERIE Stylish stop featuring locally sourced, seasonal fare and housemade charcuterie alongside craft beer and a carefully curated wine list. Suitable for intimate meals and large groups. Monday-Saturday 4pm-12:30am. 2540 Agricola Street. 902-446-7664. THE ARMVIEW RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Long a beloved community diner, the Armview renovated a few years ago, now boasting stylish décor and a contemporary menu. The selection includes gourmet burgers, sandwiches, pasta, seafood, weekend brunch, and more. The Dagwood Sandwich is a local favourite. Open daily. 7156 Chebucto Rd. 902-455-4395.


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DINING THE BICYCLE THIEF Offers “North American food with an Italian soul.” Cocktail/wine bar, harbour view. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-425-7993. BROOKLYN WAREHOUSE With an ever-changing menu, this trendy neighbourhood spot showcases local and sustainable cuisine. Famous for its burgers. 2795 Windsor St. 902-446-8181. CAFÉ 101 Chef Erwin Palo offers contemporary international cuisine in a casual bistro atmosphere. Open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 10.30am and 5pm to 10pm, weekends 7am to 11am and 5pm to 10pm. Holiday Inn Harbourview, 101 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. 902-463-1100. THE CARLETON Restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue offers upscale casual dining (with an array of wines and spirits) and showcases Nova Scotian and international talent. 1685 Argyle St. 902-422-6335. EDNA Communal and private dining at a funky restaurant inspired by the life and poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Closed Mondays. 2053 Gottingen St. 902-431-5683. HARBOUR CITY BAR AND GRILL Modern hotel eatery preparing Canadian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, plus a robust list of local craft beers, wines, and spirits. 1990 Barrington St. 902-492-6443. PRIMAL KITCHEN Butchery inspired restaurant with a focus on sustainable local meats and craft beer. Local meats smoked, cured, and butchered in-house. One of Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants in Canada for 2015. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 10pm. 1463 Brenton St. 902-429-3499. ROBIE STREET STATION Serving all-day breakfast and brunch plus global comfort food specialties in a colourful and trendy diner atmosphere. 2394 Robie St. 902-423-2524 SEASONS BY ATLANTICA Fresh, local cuisine. Warm urban décor, views of Halifax Common and attentive service. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie St. 902-490-3331. STORIES Inventive regional cuisine in intimate dining rooms. Chef Scott Vail has crafted a diverse menu selecting East Coast seafood, premium beef, and local game and lamb. The Halliburton, 5184 Morris St. 902-420-0658. TEMPO FOOD + DRINK Contemporary locale dishing up nternationally influenced fare with a twist from an open kitchen. 1875 Barrington St. 902-428-3676. tempofooddrink. com 2 DOORS DOWN A relaxed and stylish dining room on the main floor of the historic Halifax Mason Building. Seasonally inspired menus, highlighting local suppliers. Open Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 10pm, Sunday 4pm to 10 pm. 1533 Barrington St. 902-422-4224.


THE BATTERED FISH Seasonal waterfront outlet of a popular local chain offering made-to-order fish and chips, seafood tacos, poutine, and more. 1751 Lower Water St. 902-491-3474. CORA Specializes in breakfast. Creative dishes with lots of fresh fruit. Crêpes, french toast, waffles, and eggs. Open Monday to Saturday, 6am to 3pm; Sunday, 7am to 3pm. Lunch from 11am. 1535 Dresden Row: 902-490-2672. 287 Lacewood Dr.: 902-457-2672. 1475 Bedford Hwy., Unit 17, Bedford: 902-832-5252. 644 Portland St., Dartmouth: 902-433-0079. 16 Garland Ave., Dartmouth: 902-481-9685. JACK ASTOR’S BAR & GRILL Sizzling fajitas, grilled steaks, pasta, and homemade hearth-baked thin-crust pizzas. Kitchen open until midnight. Open Monday to Thursday, 11am to 1am; Friday and Saturday to 2am; Sunday to 66 OCTOBER 2017

midnight. 184 Chain Lake Dr.: 902-450-1370. Dartmouth Crossing, 107 Shubie Dr., Dartmouth: 902-468-6080.


da MAURIZIO FINE DINING Known for impeccable service, extensive wine lists, and a celebrated northern Italian menu featuring calamari, gnocchi, lamb, and seafood. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. 902-423-0859.

BEAVER SAILOR DINER Spartan operation featuring a handful of tables, dishing up handmade noodles and bubble tea, plus Chinese, Thai, and Japanese snacks. 1820 Hollis St. 902-932-9550.

LA FRASCA CIBI & VINI Inspired by the rustic dishes of Friuli in Northern Italy. Authentic home-style dishes made to order by hand, with a passion for freshness and quality. Open Monday to Saturday. 5650 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-2866.

ELIOT & VINE European-influenced menu features favourites like pork belly with cheddar polenta, basil, and pistachio crusted lamb, and beef carpaccio. Ever-evolving wine list. Elegant and chic. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm. 2305 Clifton St. 902-332-1557.

LA CUCINA Casual family-style Italian comfort food: pizza, sandwiches, pasta, risotto, and more. Eat in or take out. 220 Chain Lake Dr.: 902-406-3075. 151 Hector Gate, Dartmouth: 902-481-6367.

GIO Global New Age cuisine: ingenious signature dishes and an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. The décor is modern and chic, offering contemporary comfort. Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market St. 902-425-1987.

IL MERCATO Popular trattoria offering a casual European menu. Northern Italian dishes are the speciality—pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. The desserts alone are worth the visit. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-832-4531.

HIGHWAYMAN RESTAURANT & BAR Simple yet stylish 40-seat dining room preparing Spanish-inspired entrées and small plates alongside hip cocktails and a curated wine and beer list. 1673 Barrington St. 902-407-5260. LITTLE OAK Intimate waterfront wine bar, offering an everchanging globally influenced menu showcasing seasonal ingredients. Expansive wine list and an ample selection of craft beer and cider. Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm daily. Open Monday to Saturday. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. LOT SIX BAR AND RESTAURANT Inspired by the great bars of the world, Lot Six features a globally inspired small-plates menu, unique cocktails, whiskies, craft beers, and select wines. 1685 Argyle St. 902-428-7428. STUDIO EAST FOOD AND DRINK Tapas-inspired Asian fare with an East Coast flair, known for spicy meat sticks served with housemade dipping sauces. Open Tues/Wed/Sun 5pm–10pm; Thurs 5 pm–11pm; Fri/Sat 5pm–12am; Brunch on Sat/Sun 10am–3pm. 6021 Cunard St. 902-449-9800.

PIATTO PIZZERIA + ENOTECA Neapolitan-style pizza, the first VPN certified pizza in the Maritimes. Open daily. 5144 Morris St. 902-406-0909. RISTORANTE A MANO The menu features Italian specialties and gourmet pizzas, from the restaurateurs behind Bish and Il Mercato. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 10pm. 1477 Lower Water St. 902-423-6266. TOMAVINO’S Cozy, romantic atmosphere. Dining by candlelight. Pizza, pasta. Gluten-free crust and pasta. Delivery. Open daily. 1113 Marginal Rd. 902-425-9111. THE VINES PASTA GRILL Italian favourites with an emphasis on creative pasta. The take-out menu offers quick food to go, and Sundays feature a brunch buffet. Open 4pm to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm Sunday. 4 Panavista Dr. 902-434-4114.

TRUCK-SIDE Canada’s first “indoor food-truck food court.” Several different kitchens serve up food-truck style food: Chinese, Italian, and seafood, alongside popular Cheese Curds burgers and Habaneros Mexican cuisine. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday until 9pm. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth.


DEE DEE’S ICE CREAM Handcrafted, small-batch ice cream made with local milk and cream and fair-trade raw cane sugar. Also serves hot and cold drinks, burritos, chili, soup, and baked goods. 5668 Cornwallis St. year-round, plus seasonally at 110 Peggy’s Cove Rd., Peggy’s Cove. 902-407-6614.


CURRY VILLAGE Indian cuisine in a comfortable setting. One of the “Top 100 Recommended Places to Eat in Canada.” Open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday; dinner daily. 1569 Dresden Row. 902-429-5010. DHABA CASUAL FINE DINING & EXPRESS Fresh authentic Indian cuisine, including vegetable biyani, butter chicken, and goat curry. Weekend lunch buffets and daily lunch specials. 8 Oland Cres. 902-444-4411. MIRCHI TANDOOR Authentic and time-tested Indian recipes, made with fresh ingredients. Highlights include slow-cooked Tandoor chicken, vegetable korma, and prawn curry. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 5232 Blowers St. 902-429-4647.


CAFÉ CHIANTI Large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, lamb, and duck dishes. Eastern European specialties include homemade Hungarian paprika sausage. Open Monday to Friday for lunch; daily for dinner. 1241 Barrington St. 902-423-7471.





FUJIYAMA Specializing in sushi and hibachi, this casual spot offers a wide variety of Japanese cuisine, with an extensive selection of sashimi and teriyaki dishes as well. Open daily. 5244 Blowers St. 902-492-1133. KITSUNE FOOD CO. Takeout spot dishes up homestyle Japanese fare including seaweed salad, nigari and maki sushi, and hand-folded pork and vegan dumplings. Check Facebook for hours. 5710 Young St. 902-406-5010. MOMOYA RESTAURANT Offering a broad range of Japanese dishes in a casual setting, including sushi, udon and soba noodles, tempura, and maki rolls. 1671 Barrington St. 902-492-0788. SUSHI NAMI ROYALE Japanese fine dining with traditional and fusion sushi, plus exotic cocktails. The décor is modern with traditional accents. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to midnight; Sunday, 4:30pm to 11pm. 1535 Dresden Row: 902-422-9020. 278 Lacewood Dr. 149 Hector Gate. Map 1


ATHENS RESTAURANT Greek mainstays with an emphasis on classic dishes such as kleftiko lamb, moussaka, saganaki, and souvlaki. 6273 Quinpool Rd. 902-422-1595. CHEF ABOD CAFÉ Traditional Middle Eastern and Canadian cuisine, including shawarma, falafel, shish kebabs, roasted chicken, and more. Open Monday to Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 2pm to 9pm. 3217 Kempt Rd. 902-455-3881. EFENDY TURKISH & MEDITERRANEAN GRILL Authentic cuisine at a reasonable price. Everything is hand-made, with meat cooked on a charcoal grill. Popular items include mixed kebabs, lamb shanks, tuna steak, vegetarian options, and more. Open daily. 1569 Dresden Row. 902-444-8064. Map 1 ELA GREEK TAVERNA Recommended by Anne Hardy’s Where to Eat in Canada for five consecutive years. Over 90 menu items, including steak and pasta. 215 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake: 902-876-8899. 150 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing: 902-481-7999. RAY’S ORIGINAL LEBANESE CUISINE Long one of the city’s favourite spots for tasty and inexpensive Lebanese fare, Ray’s is a lunchtime favourite: combo plates, all-day breakfast, grilled fish, classic Halifax donairs, and more. 120 Susie Lake Cres. 902-425-7297.


BURRITO JAX Quick and casual spot offering freshly prepared Mexican food. Scratch-made burritos are the house specialty. Open Monday to Saturday. 5215 Blowers St. 902-406-0088. 3117 Kempt Rd. 902-404-7879. HABANEROS MODERN TACO BAR This quick and casual spot boasts modern Mexican cuisine with a twist, all featuring locally sourced ingredients. From the creators of the burger joint Cheese Curds. Unit B, 1551 South Park St. 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. MEXICALI ROSA’S The California-style Mexican menu features sizzling fajitas. Take-out orders and party bookings available. Open daily. 5472 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-7672. MEXICO LINDO With a menu boasting of the “real Mexican taste in Halifax,” this unassuming and casual spot offers traditional dishes like Mexican-style chicken soup, chilaquiles, and burritos. Indecisive? Try a combination plate. 3635 Dutch Village Rd. 902-445-0996.

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THE BITTER END Wine and martini bar, tapas. Casual dining and spirits. Voted as makers of Halifax’s best martini and bloody caesar. 1572 Argyle St. 902-425-3039. ECONOMY SHOE SHOP Check out The Backstage for a glass of wine or head to the Diamond and choose your own music on the juke box. Full menu till 11pm, tapas till 2am. Open from 11am to 2am. 1663 Argyle St. 902-423-8845. MENZ & MOLLYZ Billed as an “all-inclusive LGTBQI community destination.” Karaoke, dancing, and drag shows. Vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. 2182 Gottingen St. 902-446-6969. NICHE Supper club/lounge. The menu emphasizes tapas and international flavours. Variety is the hallmark of the wine list. Open daily. Maritime Centre. Corner of Spring Garden Rd. and Barrington St. 902-423-6632. OBLADEE A selection of wines paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Some 30 wines available by the glass, 40 by the bottle. Open weekdays from 11:30am, and weekends from 4pm. 1600 Barrington St. 902-405-4505. TABOO NIGHTCLUB Chic nightclub offering private booths and attentive service. Packages include a host/hostess, private booth, complimentary admission, and coat check. 1735 Grafton St. 902-423-8226.


BRAMOSA PIZZERIA & BEER BAR Hand-crafted brick-oven pizzas, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. Signature creations include the Tuscan Sun (white sauce, hot banana peppers, pineapple, sundried tomatoes, green olives) and Lombardy’s Fire (smoked bacon, jalapeno, pineapple). Delivery and take-out. 6169 Quinpool Rd. 902-425-2222. MORRIS EAST Intimate spot specializing in pizza, prepared in a wood-fired oven. The dynamic menu showcases locally sourced ingredients. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 5212 Morris St: 902-444-7663. 620 Nine Mile Dr., Bedford West: 902-444-7671 MOTHER’S PIZZA Raw-edged wood tables and terrariums create a homey vibe at this pie parlour serving a compact menu of hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas made with local ingredients. 5710 Young St. 902-406-5050. SALVATORE’S PIZZAIOLO TRATTORIA New York-Italian cuisine. Best known for its original cheese pizza and Italian hero sandwich. Everything scratch-made on site. Open daily. 4451 Young St. 902-455-1133.


THE CELTIC CORNER Friendly neighbourhood pub serving traditional, hearty favourites. Traditional East Coast music Thursday to Sunday; open-mic on Tuesday. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to midnight; open until 1am on Friday and Saturday. 69 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth. 902-464-0764. DURTY NELLY’S AUTHENTIC IRISH PUB From the perfect pint to a menu showcasing traditional cuisine (fish and chips, pan-fried haddock, lamb stew), this pub offers a truly Irish experience. Open daily from 11:30am; weekend brunch until 3pm. Corner of Argyle and Sackville streets. 902-406-7640. THE LOWER DECK PUB—BEER MARKET Try a house-made burger or traditional bangers and mash. The Beer Market has many popular beers on tap. Historic Properties. 902-425-1501.

THE MAXWELL’S PLUM Enjoy the city’s largest selection of great micro-draft beers from all the Maritime breweries. Sixty beers on tap, even more varieties in bottles and cans. 1600 Grafton St. 902-423-5090.

STAR ANISE Specializes in Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 9:30pm, Saturday, noon to 9:30pm. 1571 Barrington St. 902-422-2602. TALAY THAI RESTAURANT Choose from creations like Gung Pad Pik Pow (basil prawn with chili paste), Pla Muek Tod Katem (garlic shrimp), and more. Delivery after 5pm. Open for lunch Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2:30pm; daily for dinner, 5pm to 10pm. 1300 Hollis St. 902-404-3700.

THE OLD TRIANGLE IRISH ALEHOUSE A taste of Ireland in the heart of downtown Halifax. Three-room pub offers live entertainment nightly (no cover charge) and Irish pub-style food. 5136 Prince St. 902-492-4900. Map 1


RED STAG TAVERN Historic setting. Specials include half-price appetizers and two-for-one. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. 902-422-0275. SEAMUS DAVID’S PUB Traditional pub fare with Irish flair. Open daily. Weekend brunch. 21 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth Crossing. 902-462-2034.

THE BARRINGTON STEAKHOUSE & OYSTER BAR Locally sourced ingredients, modern and inviting atmosphere, knowledgeable staff. Atlantic Canadian beef, local seafood, and wines selected by the in-house sommelier. Located in a historic building in the heart of the downtown. Open daily. 1662 Barrington St. 902-407-5001.

SPLIT CROW Maritime pub offers cold drinks and an extensive menu. Live East Coast music every night. 1855 Granville St.: 902-422-4366.

CUT STEAKHOUSE Sublime service and contemporary décor. Beef dry-aged on-site. Open daily from 5:30pm. 5120 Salter St. 902-429-5120.

YOUR FATHER’S MOUSTACHE Friendly atmosphere and great food are complemented by fine local entertainment. 5686 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-6766.

FIVE FISHERMEN Fresh lobster, Atlantic salmon, and Digby scallops are among the specialties. Dinner from 5pm. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch from 11am to 3pm. 1740 Argyle St. 902-422-4421.


BAAN THAI RESTAURANT Comfortable, casual Thai restaurant. Specialties include pad thai, spicy noodles, cashew chicken, massaman curry, green curry, and red curry. 5234 Blowers St. 902-446-4301.

FREDIE’S FANTASTIC FISH HOUSE Counter-serve diner known for generous portions of fish and chips. Other offerings include Newfie poutine (with dressing), fried clams, and burgers. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm. 8 Oland Cres. 902-450-3474.

I LOVE PHO Steaming bowls of soup, traditional vermicelli dishes and a few Thai dishes served amid a compact and cozy atmosphere. Call for hours. 746 Bedford Hwy. 902-407-6767.


TONIGHT? Regardless of who you’re with or what the occasion, we’ll always make you feel celebrated at The Keg.

1712 Market St. | 902.425.8355 Limited reservations available



DINING HAMACHI STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL Japanese-style Teppanyaki cooking, as diners sit at horseshoe shaped tables with the cook in the middle preparing their meals. Char-grilled steak and seafood. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for dinner only. Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 902-422-1600.

SHORE CLUB LOBSTER SUPPERS Fresh-boiled Atlantic lobster and all-you-can-eat mussels. Vegetarian, steak, chicken, and kids’ meals also on offer. Reservations recommended. Open until October 8. Open 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday to Sunday (last seating at 7pm on Saturday). 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards. 902-857-9555.

THE KEG Great steaks and a warm atmosphere. Friendly conversations hum cheerfully throughout, above the familiar sizzle and aroma of steaks and seafood on the grill, and the celebratory clinking of glasses. 1712 Market St. 902-425-8355.

SOU’WESTER Set among the rocks in beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Popular offerings include chowder, lobster, and fish and chips. 48 kilometres from downtown Halifax on Rte. 333, Peggy’s Cove. 902-823-2561.

McKELVIE’S Fine seafood and traditional Nova Scotian fare: blackened salmon, potato-crusted haddock, Szechuan shrimp and scallops, lemon-thyme mussels, crab cakes, pastas, Black Angus steaks, and more. Open daily. 1680 Lower Water St. 902-421-6161. MURPHY’S THE CABLE WHARF Almost every seat is a window seat—an ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon. Open daily. Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower St. 902-420-1015. RYAN DUFFY’S Dry-aged New York striploin cut tableside, housemade Caesar salads, and seafood menu with lobster. Lounge area with fireplace. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1650 Bedford Row. 902-421-1116. SALTY’S ON THE WATERFRONT Sit dockside in the patio bar, or upstairs in the dining room. Fresh lobster, salmon, scallops, and shrimp. Open daily from 11:30am. Historic Properties, 902-423-6818.

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SHUCK SEAFOOD + RAW BAR Fresh locally supplied, Oceanwise-certified seafood. Award-winning Chef Luis Clavel highlights the quality and flavour of each offering. Eclectic and affordable wine list. 5120 Salter St. 902-429-5120. WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT Fresh Maritime seafood in a casual nautical atmosphere. It’s the only restaurant in the city offering fresh lobster, crab, and oysters all under one roof. Open daily, 11:30am to 10pm. 1549 Lower Water St. 902-425-7610. Map 1


SAWADEE TEA HOUSE Exotic tea house offers 150 types of premium loose tea leaves, fresh from plantations around the world. Open daily. Granville Mall, 1871 Granville St. 902-422-4192.


WILD LEEK Made-from-scratch vegan comfort food, fresh, juices, and gourmet desserts, with gluten, dairy, and nut-free options. Open daily. 2148 Windsor St. 902-444-5466.

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Where Magazine October 2017  
Where Magazine October 2017