The 2018 Curated Guide

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THE CURATED GUIDE

What if there was a guide dedicated to showcasing the best places to eat and drink? A guide that was just that, a guide, and not just another boiler-plate directory listing every place with an open sign out front. Well, such a guide does exist and it just so happens to be in your hands right now. Within the pages of The 2018 Curated Guide are what we think to be the region’s best food and drink destinations, found in select parts of Nova Scotia. They’re locally owned restaurants, pubs, take-out joints, cafés, breweries, wineries and more, all chosen by a hand-selected group of culinary enthusiasts. Also included in this guide are tours, attractions, festivals, events, and lodging along with a few detailed maps. Together, they help frame the picture we are painting. It’s a beautiful portrait, without a doubt, and we hope this guide will serve you well in your quest to experience the best Halifax has to offer.

Live long and local! Alexander Henden CHIEF CURATOR THE CURATED GUIDE

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CREDITS CHIEF CURATOR ALEXANDER HENDEN WORDSMITH JORDAN WHITEHOUSE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY AARON FRASER MACKENZIE COVERAND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY RILEY SMITH ON THE COVER THE KITCHEN TABLE

Special thanks to this year's selections panel for helping us choose all the destinations seen on the pages of this guide, and the Government of Nova Scotia for the photos used in neighbourhood section of this guide.

DISCLAIMER While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the information in this guide is current and accurate, Local Connections Publishing accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions on these pages. No part of The Curated Guide may be reproduced in any way without written consent from the publisher.

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Additional Resources While this guide should be your one-stop shop for all things food & drink, you may be looking for something else. The Visitor Information Centre located at 1655 Lower Water Street is a great source for additional print materials and information.

The offices of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission located at 1546 Barrington Street is also a great place for print materials and information.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport also has a kiosk where you can find an abundance of print materials as well. The kiosk can be found just outside of Arrivals.

The Halifax and Dartmouth Ferry Terminals are great places to pick up many of the free magazines and newspapers available in Halifax. Just keep in mind that supply levels can vary depending on the season.

Like the city itself, Halifax’s food and drink scene is growing and changing all the time. The Curated Guide will help you stay on top of it all, but if you need extra guidance or help finding things, not in this guide, look for the concierges with the golden keys.

Wanna dive deeper? Why not grab a copy of Curated Food & Drink Magazine from one of the many pick-up locations listed in this guide (see maps).

To make life easier, many of the eating and drinking establishments in the guide will have window stickers, indicating that they are an approved destination. Just keep in mind that not everyone in this guide will have a window sticker.

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Contents HALIFAX URBAN CORE - A walkable city

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DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

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QUINPOOL ROAD & WEST END DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH

ROAD TRIPS - Perfect for day trips and weekend getaways

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ANNAPOLIS VALLEY SOUTH SHORE

EVENTS - A curated selection of culinary experiences

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THE STORIES OF OUR FOOD & DRINK SCENE

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DOWNTOWN HALIFAX Richard Sanford - Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub

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Halifax’s pulse beats the loudest downtown, where the waterfront and Argyle Street act as the anchors and the iconic Citadel Hill presides over it all. In between is a grid of streets packed high and tight with historic and modern buildings testifying to the city’s 200-plus years and 21st-century hopes. Here craft beer bars and classic pubs reside alongside fine dining restaurants, bistros with seafood caught today and unbeatable late-night takeout.

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ANTOJO TACOS + TEQUILA

1667 Argyle Street antojo.ca (902) 405-2790

Authentic Mexican food — and impressive tequilas and mezcals — finally comes to downtown Halifax. The chefs, from northern Mexico, plate everything from grilled octopus, to chiles rellenos, to ceviche, to soft corn tortilla tacos, to churros. $$-$$$ L/D (GF)

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Best margarita in the city? Try the Tuna Tostada or the Pork Tomahawk.

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CHIVES CANADIAN BISTRO

1537 Barrington Street chives.ca (902) 420-9626

Since 2001, Craig Flinn and his team have been plating and pouring the province’s freshest bounty from this regional treasure on Barrington. The season dictates the unpretentious, new menu and the décor—bistro casual. $$-$$$ D (GF)

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Chives is a solid choice when dining in large groups. Best local wine list.

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DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 1645 Argyle Street durtynellys.ca (902) 406-7640

Exactly what you want in an Irish pub: hearty fare like Guinness-braised lamb shank and shepherd’s pie, a drink menu the length of a ruby pitch, live music five nights a week, and a cozy décor with fine wood finishings. $-$$ BR/L/D (GF)

IRISH PUB

The Bangers and Mash is a classic. So is the Irish Poutine.

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ELLE’S BISTRO 1678 Barrington Street ellesbistro.com (902) 446-3775

A family business with a no-frills interior and a down-home menu to match: all-day breakfast, roast turkey dinner, soups, salads and freshbaked desserts. It’s the burgers, though, all eleven of them, that will keep you coming back. $-$$ B/BR/L/D (GF)

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HEARTWOOD BY THE SEA 1601 Lower Water Street iloveheartwood.ca

The seasonal sis to Quinpool’s beloved vegetarian bistro, Heartwood’s waterfront takeout spot serves up vegan bowls, cookies, drinks and more. Almost all-vegan, the menu is mostly organic, locally sourced and one of the freshest on the boardwalk. $-$$ L (GF/V)

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The vegetarian taco salad is a must-have.

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LOT SIX BAR & RESTAURANT 1685 Argyle Street lotsix.ca (902) 428-7428

It’s the cocktails, oysters and glass-ceilinged atrium that may initially draw people here, but it’s the service and fine balance between international flavours and local ones that keeps them coming back. $$-$$$ D (GF)

BAR & RESTAURANT

A true cocktail destination with an oyster happy hour from 4 to 6pm.

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THE BARRINGTON STEAKHOUSE 1662 Barrington Street barringtonsteakhouse.ca (902) 407-5001

Whether you’re in the 60-seat streel-level oyster bar or 100-seat second-floor space, it’s always a treat in this high-end steakhouse. The oysters come from every nook in Atlantic Canada, the aged, grass-fed, Maritime beef is simply unbeatable. $$-$$$$ L/D

STEAKHOUSE & OYSTER BAR

Looking for something excpetional? Try the 45 day dry aged Bourbon Ribeye.

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THE GAHAN HOUSE 1869 Upper Water Street halifax.gahan.ca (902) 444-3060

The sister of Charlottetown’s go-to brewpub with some unique pub eats like curry butter chicken, whiskey salmon and barbecue ribs. All of it’s housed in the Historic Properties with the best waterfront patio in Halifax. $$-$$$ L/D (GF)

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Lots of choices, but start with the Brown Bag Fish & Chips and a pint.

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THE OLD APOTHECARY

1549 Barrington Street theoldapothecary.com (902) 423-1500

Whatever ails you, The Old Apothecary has what you need: eclairs, salted caramel brownies, pies, cakes, bread, even a warm lunch. The croissants will bring tears to your eyes, and the bright, vintage couches will keep you around ’til you’re cured. $ B/L/D

CAFÉ & BAKERY

A ideal destination for coffee meetings downtown with the best pastries around.

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THE STUBBORN GOAT BEERGARDEN

1601 Lower Water Street stubborngoat.ca

An open-air waterfront bar with a similar feel to the Goat’s Grafton Street location. The menu: street-food inspired; the beer and wine: 100% Nova Scotian. Pick from the table service side or more casual beer-drinking area with long social tables. $$ L/D (GF)

BEERGARDEN

Start off with a pint of Nova Scotia craft beer and take if from there.

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THE STUBBORN GOAT GASTROPUB

1579 Grafton Street stubborngoat.ca (902) 405-4554

Though it can fit 170 people, the vibe is tightknit, no doubt boosted by upscale comfort food meant to be shared. Fish tacos, pizzas, beef tartare, and burgers, they have it all! The craft beer selection is easily one of the best in the city. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

GASTROPUB

The Smoked Meatloaf remains one of our all-time favourites.

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2 DOORS DOWN

1533 Barrington Street go2doorsdown.com (902) 422-4224

This Craig Flinn offspring boasts seasonal comfort food, local and international wines, craft beer, and original cocktails. It’s the younger sis to nearby Chives, and a healthy rival for showing off the best our region has to offer. $$-$$$ L/D (GF)

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Experience Something Amazing. From exciting local plates and cocktails to epic tales of the day’s triumphs, there’s always something incredible to experience at the harbourstone sea grill & pour house. Your table is waiting.

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Once a hidden gem, the tiny Beaver Sailor is now on the radar of anyone with a hankering for traditional homemade Chinese noodles and soups. Japanese and Asian fusion snacks, salads, sweet soups, and teas round out the menu. 1820 Hollis Street

$-$$ L/D (GF) ASIAN RESTAURANT

14. BIRD’S NEST CAFÉ

A small café famous for its made-from-scratch food, especially its always-changing grilled sandwiches. The soups, served with Chives Canadian Bistro’s scrumptious buttermilk biscuits, and breakfast wraps are just as good. 1547 Barrington Street

$ B/L LOCAL CAFÉ

15. GIO

Led by star chef Vince Scigliano and found inside the Prince George Hotel, Gio is dining at its finest in Halifax. The food is fancy and fun, changing with the seasons. The chic room goes well with sommelier-selected wines and outstanding cocktails. 1725 Market Street

$$-$$$$ L/D RESTAURANT

16. GROUNDED COFFEE BAR

This walk-up coffee bar in the Historic Properties features locally roasted coffees from across Eastern Canada. Pair with a donut or a soup, salad or sandwich, then head outside to watch the boats come and go. 1869 Upper Water Street

$ B/L LOCAL CAFÉ

17. HALIFAX DISTILLING CO.

This gorgeous new distillery near the waterfront makes four small-batch rums — white, black, gold and spiced. Try them all in a tasting flight after a tour, then taste how well they work in mixed drinks at the cocktail bar. 1668 Lower Water Street

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18. HARBOURSTONE SEA GRILL + POURHOUSE

Contemporary but not uptight, this Marriott Harbourfront eatery is where to go for elegant coastal cuisine in a relaxed, nautically-inspired setting. Add a local beer or artisan cocktail, and you quickly realize this isn’t your typical hotel restaurant. 1919 Upper Water Street

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This modern, elegant speakeasy has a Field Guide pedigree, so yes, expect charcuterie and great cocktails, but think Spanish influenced sharing plates, mains and drinks, too. A good choice for late night sips and small bites. 1673 Barrington Street

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A small, unpretentious wine bar with smart, dedicated staff who can find you a wine whether it’s your first glass or you’re a practicing sommelier. Make sure to match your choice with a charcuterie or cheese board. 1600 Barrington Street

$-$$ D (GF) WINE BAR

21. PAVIA ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ

Expect delectable Italian specialty coffees, homemade baked goods, light lunch fare, organic wines and cocktails at Pavia’s newest location in a bright, open space on the AGNS’s main floor. An ideal spot for artistic contemplation. 1723 Hollis Street

$ B/L (GF) LOCAL CAFÉ

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FOOD & DRINK 22. STILLWELL BAR

At this stylish beer bar, the always rotating draughts, written in chalk above each tap, pair well with Chef Graeme Ruppel’s bar snacks, the industrial design and the arcade games downstairs. A masterclass for Nova Scotia craft beer fans. 1672 Barrington Street

$-$$ D BEER BAR & EATERY

23. STONE’S THROW

You won’t regret adding the Marriott’s new patio restaurant to your boardwalk list. Along with great views of the harbour and downtown, you’ll find here wood-fired pizzas, shareable plates, and Nova Scotia wines, cocktails and craft beers on tap. 1919 Upper Water Street

$$-$$$ L/D (GF) PATIO RESTAURANT

24. SUSHI SHIGE

Chef-owner Shigeru Fukuyama has been perfecting his craft for over 40 years, and you can taste that dedication in his humble, unrivalled restaurant. Choose from noodles, cooked entrees and a three-page-long sushi menu. 1532 Granville Street

$$-$$$$ L/D (GF/V) JAPANESE RESTAURANT

25. THE CARLETON

Though it’s a premiere music venue, The Carleton’s elevated comfort food and classy but casual interior are top-notch, too — especially since Michael Dolente took over the kitchen and recent renovations finished. 1685 Argyle Street

$$-$$$ L/D (GF) BAR & RESTAURANT

26. THE FIVE FISHERMAN RESTAURANT

Once a schoolhouse, then an art college, The Five Fishermen has been schooling us on seafood since ’75. Upstairs it’s finer dining and all the crustaceans you can dream of. Downstairs: a laidback grill, perfect for oysters and wine. 1740 Argyle Street

$$$-$$$$ D (GF) SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

27. THE PRESS GANG

Housed in one of Halifax’s oldest stone structures, The Press Gang consistently nails its fine menus of seafood, meat, game and poultry dishes. The oyster bar is can’t-miss, and the selections of wines, single malts and cocktails are always on point. 5218 Prince Street

$$$$ D (GF) RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

28. THE ROOFTOP

Perched high over the corner of Grafton and Blowers sits this seasonal, open-air rooftop patio serving refreshing beverages and barbecue eats. The short menu changes but has included tacos, burgers, garlic butter shrimp and beyond. 1567 Grafton Street

$-$$ D (GF) PATIO RESTAURANT

29. 2 CROWS BREWING

From its open, two-storey-ceilinged taproom beside the brew floor, 2 Crows pours modern takes on old-world, Belgian-influenced beers. Around 12 beers flow here, including a few from other breweries, all available in flights and pints. 1932 Brunswick Street

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30. WEIRD HARBOUR ESPRESSO BAR

Strangely amazing for what it pulls off in a minimalist, four-seat, espresso-only café, Weird Harbour features high-quality drinks ranging from Americanos to mocha lattes, a few baked goods, and one of the most skilled, welcoming baristaowners in the city. 1656 Barrington Street

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TOURS & ATTRACTIONS 1. ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA

The AGNS is now the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada, housing temporary exhibits and a 17,000-piece permanent collection in two renovated heritage buildings. The acclaimed folk art collection is always a big draw, especially the Maud Lewis house. Also the home of the new Pavia location. 1723 Hollis Street

artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

2. CULINARY ADVENTURE CO.

Canada’s largest culinary tourism and experience operator now offers a threehour walking tour of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. Sip craft beer, down savoury pies, try sweet crepes, indulge in small-batch ice cream, visit a market and much more. Tour locations vary.

culinaryadventureco.com

3. CITADEL HILL

Whether you’re up there for the unbeatable views, a history lesson inside the star-shaped fort, or a picnic on the grassy, windswept hillside, there are few better perspectives on Halifax and its people than from this big green reprieve. 5425 Sackville Street

4. HARBOUR FERRY (public transit)

Criss-cross the second largest harbour in the world for views of downtown you won’t get anywhere else. Commuters and merchants have been setting sail since 1752, making this the oldest, continuous salt-water passenger ferry service in North America. Halifax Ferry Terminal

5. LOCAL TASTING TOURS

Halifax’s first culinary tour offers walking trips of four neighbourhoods: downtown, north end, south end and Quinpool. Each has a truly local focus, allowing you to learn the unique styles of regional chefs and taste the freshest Nova Scotia-produced bounty. Tour locations vary.

localtastingtours.com

6. MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC

Holding over 30,000 artifacts, the Maritime Museum is the oldest and largest of its kind in Canada. Get up close to Nova Scotia’s marine history with a 180-foot steamship, a Titanic deck chair, Halifax Explosion photos and way more. 1675 Lower Water Street

maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca

7. TASTE HALIFAX FOOD & BEER TOURS

You’ve got four chauffeured tour options with this much-loved local operator. Depending on which one you choose, you’ll get to try everything from traditional seafood to donairs, artisanal cheese to food-truck grub, craft beer to Nova Scotia wine. Tour locations vary.

halifaxfoodtours.com

8. TUNES AT NOON

Get out your dancing shoes for this annual summer concert series in Grand Parade. Happening on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays every week in July and August between 12 pm and 1 pm, it features Nova Scotian musicians performing in a variety of genres. Grand Parade (on Barrington Street between Duke and Prince).

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SPRING GARDEN ROAD & SOUTH END

Bordering downtown and extending to the tip of the peninsula is the South End, a colonial time capsule meets cosmopolitan hub. Think award-winning Thai and Japanese restaurants near Turkish and Persian gems. Think of a craft beer garden by old-world Italian restos and old-school burger joints. And think of the city’s newest meeting place: the Central Library, a five-floor glass living room with two cafés, including one on the top floor with breathtaking views of the harbour.

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BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT

1569 Dresden Row blacksheephalifax.com (902) 406-6856

This contemporary tavern goes easy on preciousness and heavy on a killer daily brunch and inventive comfort food like fried chicken, brisket nachos and rabbit gnocchi. Craft beers here are best enjoyed on the patio during happy hour. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

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Their Happy Hour is a great starting point. You will never leave!

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BONEHEADS BBQ 1014 Barrington Street lickthebone.com (902) 407-4100

Follow those smoke scents to the bottom of Barrington for authentic southern barbecue. The finger-lickin’ pork, ribs, chicken and brisket are smoked fresh every day, and the cornbread and mac and cheese rival any this side of the Mason-Dixon. $-$$ L/D (GF)

SOUTHERN BARBEQUE

Leave your vegetarian friends at home and celebrate all things meat!

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GARRISON BREWING COMPANY

1149 Marginal Road garrisonbrewing.com (902) 453-5343

Take a seat in Garrison’s recently expanded tasting room or saddle up to the bar to sample the goods of a brewery that helped pioneer the recent craft beer boom in Nova Scotia. Try one of their classics or one of their always-changing seasonals. BEER TASTINGS

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Huge repetoire of craft beer styles to choose from. Try them all if you can!

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KRAVE BURGER

5680 Spring Garden Road kraveburger.com (902) 407-5728

An old-school burger joint that uses local, grassfed beef that’s ground daily and grilled to soft, juicy perfection. Choose from about eight burger options, as well as hearty mac and cheeses, craft beers, milkshakes and more. $ L/D (GF)

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LE BISTRO BY LIZ 1333 South Park Street lebistrohalifax.com (902) 423-8428

With its atrium and classic bistro details like redand-white-checkered tablecloths, Le Bistro by Liz takes you street side in Paris. The food is French comfort—think beef bourguignon, crêpes, crème brûlée—and the service is unmatched. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

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The Boeuf Bourguignon or the Coquilles St Jacques are solid choices.

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MAPPATURA BISTRO 5883 Spring Garden Road mappaturabistro.ca (902) 407-5502

Mappatura pulls off what you hope every Italian bistro would: a seamless pairing of simple, quality ingredients and impeccable technique. The results here are seasonal salads, fresh pasta dishes, robust and meaty mains, and a solid Italian brunch. $$-$$$ BR/L/D

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

We recommend the Tagliatelle Cacio e Pepe or the Gnocchi Puttanesca.

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MORRIS EAST RESTAURANT

5212 Morris Street morriseast.com (902) 444-7687

Using a wood-fired oven from Naples, Morris East is serving up some of the most inventive thin-crust pizzas around from newly-updated digs. Toppings change based on the season and deserve your consideration. $$ L/D (GF)

PIZZERIA

We are seriously in love with the Lumberjack. Great lunch specials too!

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PIATTO PIZZERIA + ENOTECA

5144 Morris Street piattopizzeria.com/halifax (902) 406-0909

The place for authentic, Neapolitan wood-fired pizza—seriously, they have official approval from Italy. Over 15 make the menu, as well as an impressive Caesar salad, a solid wine list, handmade desserts, rich Illy coffees and more. $$ L/D (GF/V)

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PRIMAL KITCHEN

1463 Brenton Street primalhfx.ca (902) 429-3499

This warm, refined restaurant is a carnivore’s dream focussing on freshly butchered items from the land and sea. Go-tos include housemade charcuterie, beer-braised short ribs, juicy burgers, boar, oysters and calamari. $$-$$$ D

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ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER

5151 South Street rousseauchocolatier.ca (902) 802-6463

It’s in a new location but you can still watch Julien create the finest chocolates, brownies, macarons and more through the bay window. Ask Nathalie for help making a choice, then enjoy in the café with a coffee or decadent hot chocolate. $

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STORIES CASUAL FINE DINING

5184 Morris Street storiesdining.com (902) 444-4400

Chef Scott Vail tells one captivating tale here about Nova Scotia’s bounty every piece of seafood, game or produce plated. Whether in the lush courtyard or the intimate dining room, even the most discerning foodie will be hooked. $$$$ D

FINE DINING

One of the few true romantic destinations in the city. You will impress!

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Eight months after closing, Backoos is back with fresh digs double in size, a bigger menu, and craft beer and soju. Eat in or take out its famous mouth-watering fried chicken and new dishes like spicy ribs and bulgogi. 1360 Birmingham Street, Halifax

$-$$ L/D KOREAN TAKE-OUT

13. HUMANI-T CAFÉ

Elevate your consciousness with a little help from a pot of tea and the best handmade gelato in the city. Take it to the next level, inside or out, with fair-trade coffee, divine panini, and heaven-sent truffles. 1451 South Park Street

$ B/L/D (GF/V) LOCAL CAFÉ

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A fresh, healthy, Asian-fusion alternative to fast food known for banh mi, pho, rice noodle bowls, Korean tacos, fusion salads and bubble tea. Not to mention its signature citrus mayonnaise, meant to get your mouth watering for more. 1551 South Park Street

$ L/D (GF) ASIAN TAKE-OUT

15. LA FRASCA CIBI & VINI

The Bertossi Group brings the rustic, handmade dishes of Friuli, Italy, to the heart of Halifax in this lively, brick-walled restaurant with a beautiful bar. Lunch, dinner or late night snack, those Friulano family vibes and simple flavours are on full display here. 5650 Spring Garden Road

16. LITTLE OAK BAR

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Though this elegant, easygoing bar near the waterfront has just 33 seats, Little Oak’s small scale means big flexibility in its ability to craft constantly changing small plates, wines and cocktails. No two visits here will yield the same decadent flavours. 1475 Lower Water Street

$$ D (GF) RESTAURANT & BAR

17. PAVIA ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ

With two cafés in the Central Library—one on the top floor, one on the bottom— you have a choice: Florence-sent espresso, house-made panini and blissful baked goods with stunning views of downtown or the bustle of Spring Garden. 5440 Spring Garden Road

$ L/D (GF) LOCAL CAFÉ

18. STEVE O RENO'S CAPPUCCINO

This laidback, cozy coffeehouse has been around for over 20 years, pioneering specialty coffee in the East and serving up legendary Egg-O-Reno breakfast sandwiches, brunch plates, lunches and from-scratch baked goods like famed blueberry spelt muffins and scones. 1536 Brunswick Street

$ B/L (GF/V) LOCAL CAFÉ

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When an outdoor bar has 10 rotating local taps, barbecue eats and a dairy bar, it’s an easy sell. Especially when you know the Bar Stillwell folks are behind it. Double-fisting craft beer and ice cream never tasted so good. 5688 Spring Garden Road

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Authentic Japanese dining in a stylish setting with an always popular sushi bar, city-famous soups and traditional room with screened walls and floor seats. For a special treat, try the Nabemono, Japanese-style fondue. 1579 Dresden Row

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TOURS & ATTRACTIONS 1. CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21

Between 1928 and 1971, this terminal and immigration shed was the gateway to Canada for over one million newcomers. Now it’s a National Historic Site where exhibits include first-person stories, leftover luggage and a replica ocean liner cabin. 1055 Marginal Road

pier21.ca

2. DISCOVERY CENTRE

A new $20-million science centre on the waterfront using everything from flight simulation to 3D printing to a multimedia dome to bring science, technology, engineering, arts and math to life. Young and old Da Vincis alike will enjoy. 1215 Lower Water Street

thediscoverycentre.ca

3. GARRISON BREWERY TOURS

Go behind the taps to learn how one of the province’s craft beer pioneers does it. You’ll need at least 10 friends to make one of these 90-minute tours happen, but for $15 each — which includes a range of samples — it’s worth it. 1149 Marginal Road

garrisonbrewing.com

4. HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY

Touted Halifax’s living room, this award-winning, five-floor glass sensation isn’t your grandma’s library. There is a rooftop patio, 300-seat theatre, two cafes, First Nations reading circle, boardrooms and plenty of comfy seating to relax in and, yes, books to read. 5440 Spring Garden Road

halifaxcentrallibrary.ca

5. HALIFAX PUBLIC GARDENS

A 16-acre Eden that’s been here since Confederation. Three ponds, 140 species of trees, ornate fountains and extensive flower beds—it’s a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city. Don’t miss the free Sunday summer concerts. 5665 Spring Garden Road

halifaxpublicgardens.ca

6. HALIFAX SEAPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Though it’s the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market on the continent, the Seaport Farmers' Market doesn’t show its age. Taste the bounty of over 250 vendors, and then head up to the green roof for coffee or lunch overlooking the harbour. 1209 Marginal Road

halifaxfarmersmarket.com

7. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

From Mi’kmaq artifacts to an 18-foot animated globe, ancient fossils to live specimens, discover Nova Scotia’s natural wonders at this interactive museum with permanent and visiting exhibits. Don’t forget to meet Gus, a 90-year-old tortoise and beloved Haligonian. 1747 Summer Street

naturalhistory.novascotia.ca

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The North End is a tight-knit community with strong African-Nova Scotian roots where craft breweries and farm-to-table restaurants share streets with urban gardens and colourful row houses. This is where the city’s trendsetters go to play, an enclave for artists, baristas, bartenders and chefs looking to tap into the neighbourhood’s built-in grit while forging something new. This is Halifax at its most creative.

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AGRICOLA STREET BRASSERIE

2540 Agricola Street agricolastreet.ca (902) 446-7664

Neighbourhood vibes, rustic-industrial décor and multiple dining options. This fine-dining gem's new menu is centred on local seafood and housemade pasta. Think Smoked Cod Triangoli, Confit Duck Leg and Shellfish Fettuccine. $$$ D (GF)

RESTAURANT & BAR

Plan on staying for a while and don't even think about skipping dessert!

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COMPASS DISTILLERS 2533 Agricola Street compassdistillers.ca (902) 446-0467

The gin is the star at Halifax’s first and only grainto-bottle distillery, but the vodka and rhumb are hits too. Sip them on a tour of this gorgeous tower or in the bar, where cocktails, beer, wine and appetizers also tempt. $

DISTILLERY & TASTING ROOM

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DEE DEE’S ICE CREAM

5668 Cornwallis Street deedees.ca (902) 407-6614

Famed for its dense and creamy handmade ice cream (rum and raisin or Mexican chocolate, anyone?), social conscience, and unbeatable burritos, Dee Dee’s is a neighborhood beacon we hope never goes out. $ L/D (GF/V)

ICE CREAM SHOP

The salad plate is the one to order on Friday before a night on the town.

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GOOD ROBOT BREWING CO.

2736 Robie Street goodrobotbrewing.ca (902) 446-1692

The charming goofball attitude at this brewery, two-level taproom and beer garden is the perfect match to the unconventional yet crushable beers. Rotating local restaurants provide the food, which keeps things interesting. $ L/D

TAPROOM & GASTROTURF

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HEARTWOOD RESTAURANT 3061 Gottingen Street iloveheartwood.ca (902) 425-2808

It doesn’t get greener in Halifax’s dining scene than at this quaint vegan and vegetarian eatery famous for its bowls, steamed greens, bean burritos and veggie burgers. Pair with organic wine or a glass of craft beer. $$ BR/L/D (GF/V)

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

A great place to pop in for lunch. We love the Heartwood Bowls.

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PROPELLER BREWING

2015 Gottingen Street drinkpropeller.ca (902) 422-7767

Prop has been quenching our thirst with awardwinning ales and lagers since ’97. See how they’re made on a tour, then try them in the new tasting room. On Fridays, stop in for a special cask beer paired with savoury pies. $

CRAFT BREWERY & TAPROOM

Anytime is a good time to pop into Propeller for a flight of glass of craft beer.

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RATINAUD FRENCH CUISINE

2157 Gottingen Street ratinaud.ca (902) 446-8222

A genuine artisanal charcuterie where everything is handmade and the shelves and fridges are stocked with pâtÊ, rillette, cured meats, sausages, cheese, house-baked bread and seasonally prepared meals. $-$$

CHARCUTERIE & CHEESES

THE PLACE to go when you are entertaining at home and want to impress.

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THE KITCHEN TABLE 2157 Gottingen Street ratinaud.ca (902) 446-8222

Snag one of the 20 seats at The Kitchen Table with Chef Joe MacLellan for an eight-course tasting menu starring local and foraged ingredients. Available Wednesday to Saturday, this could be the most unique dining experience in Halifax. $$$$ D

TASTING MENU

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Number two on our 25 Best list, Bar Kismet is hip, homey and seafood-driven with equally delish Jenner Cormier cocktails. Changing creative eats like ahi tartar and sea urchin carbonara shine, as does the tight wine and beer list. 2733 Agricola Street

$$-$$$ D (GF) BAR & RESTAURANT

10. CHAIN YARD URBAN CIDERY

Halifax’s first hard cidery balances the traditions of cidermaking while pushing the craft forward. Their brews, made with Nova Scotia apples, are best enjoyed in the taproom or on the patio with eats like oyster po’boys and fried chicken. 2606 Agricola Street

$$ L/D (GF) CIDERY & TAPROOM

11. CHARM SCHOOL PUB

Self-described as “great beer with a bad f---ing attitude,” Unfiltered has Greg Nash (aka “Nova Scotia’s hops king”) at the helm, so expect hop-heavy suds at the brewery and Charm School pub, where seven or eight beers and local snacks await. 6041 North Street

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12. CHKN CHOP

It’s all about finger-lickin’, charcoal-fired bird at this casual rotisserie chicken joint. Eat in or take out quarter, half or whole chicken; sandwiches; poutines; and sides like crispy brussels sprouts. Wash it down with craft beer, wine or boozy slushies. 6041 North Street

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North end cool with downhome hospitality, EDNA is an upmarket but unpretentious bistro serving brunch, fresh seafood, wines and cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Named one of Canada’s top new restos in 2014 by enRoute magazine. 2053 Gottingen Street

$$$ BR/D (GF) RESTAURANT

14. ENVIE - A VEGAN KITCHEN

Vegan or not, you might be inspired to go herbivore after downing enVie’s crispy mushroom and waffles, vegan poutine, or spinach and feta ravioli, let alone any healthy and sustainable dish this bright eatery comes up with. 5775 Charles Street

15. FIELD GUIDE

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A small restaurant with big flavours sourced from nearby farms and lots of creativity. The menu’s always changing, but expect charcuterie, nose-to-tail eating, just-caught seafood and unrivalled cocktails. 2076 Gottingen Street

$$-$$$ D (GF) BAR & EATERY

16. JANE’S NEXT DOOR

Launched by lauded restaurateur Jane Wright beside her daughter’s eatery, Edna, Jane’s Next Door offers ready-to-eat gourmet sandwiches, salads, sweets, frozen entrees, soups and coffee to go. It’s tiny, but for takeout it doesn’t get better. 2053 Gottingen Street

$ B/L/D (GF) TAKE-OUT

17. JAVA BLEND COFFEE ROASTERS

Since 1938, fresh-roasted coffee scents have wafted from this family-run roastery. It now seduces with an airy café and 15-plus bean varieties to take home, each meticulously sourced from some of the planet’s finest small farmers.

6027 North Street

$ LOCAL CAFÉ & ROASTER

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5550 Kaye Street (across from Hydrostone Market) www.langoptometry.com


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A tiny Japanese takeout bar beside Mother’s Pizza serving sushi, gyoza and traditional Izakaya goodies like edamame, sashimi and fried chicken. Snag one of four seats and a Japanese beer or sake, then watch the chefs work. 5710 Young Street

$ L/D (GF/V) JAPANESE TAKE-OUT

19. LF BAKERY

This classic French bakery and café was just what this stellar strip of food and drink joints needed. Boasting fresh baguettes, brioches, pastries, good coffee and maybe the best croissants in Halifax, LF Bakery is a bread fiend’s dream. 2063 Gottingen Street

$ B/L/D BAKERY

20. LION & BRIGHT

Lion is the booze bar, bright is the barista bar, and breakfast to late night it’s all a loft-like space where the hip and non-hip sip coffee, wine or craft beer, and devour everything from French toast to haddock tacos. 2534 Agricola Street

$$ B/L/D (V) RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

21. SALVATORE’S PIZZAIOLO TRATTORIA

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Most who line up for its thin-crust pies know this boisterous restaurant as Halifax’s crowning pizza jewel. Tossed with love, brushed with garlic-infused olive oil, topped with mozza, then homemade sauce, Sal’s pies and heros are perfection. 5541 Young Street

$$ L/D PIZZERIA

22. SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING

With its big, sunny, licensed café and 120-foot-long climbing wall, Seven Bays may keep you a while. Fresh eats range from tacos to breakfast sandwiches on LF Bakery croissants, and drinks from local beer to smoothies to great coffee. 2019 Gottingen Street

$ L/D (GF) CAFÉ WITH BOULDERING

23. THE COASTAL CAFÉ

You can get bacon and eggs anywhere, but where can you get a buttermilk waffle sandwich with peanut butter, bananas, local bacon and maple syrup? Right here, it turns out, a truly original breakfast, weekend brunch and lunch spot. 2731 Robie Street

$$ B/BR (GF) RESTAURANT

24. THE NOOK

New owners are keeping the love alive for this bright neighbourhood coffeeshop. The refreshed focus is on fine coffees, house-made pastries, bagels and toast, sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads, and local beer, wine and cocktails. 2118 Gottingen Street

$ B/L/D (GF/V) LOCAL CAFÉ

25. THE 244

A relatively new takeout joint that nails simple, affordable food made from scratch. Fill up for less than15 bucks on seasonally-changing fare like beef burgers, veggie burgers, fried chicken, fish tacos, pork sandwiches and salads. 2150 Gottingen Street

$-$$ L/D (GF) TAKE-OUT

26. TIMBER LOUNGE

Need to unleash your inner lumberjack? Try hurling an axe at a bullseye, followed by local beer or wine at this axe-throwing bar. The vibe is modern lodge, the food is from-scratch comfort like nachos, pulled pork and soft-shell tacos. 2712 Agricola Street

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QUINPOOL ROAD & WEST END

Underrated no more, the West End has Quinpool Road, one of the most diverse culinary streets in the Maritimes, and the Windsor and Cunard Streets hub, which is quickly becoming a gastronomic haven in the city. You’ll find everything from sushi to Korean barbecue here, a vegan restaurant to an ItalianAmerican godsend, hip cafés to a Cambodian-viaNova-Scotia dream of an eatery. This is also home to The Brooklyn Warehouse, a laidback bistro that tops many locals’ best-of lists.

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BRAMOSO PIZZERIA & BEER BAR

6169 Quinpool Road bramoso.com (902) 425-2222

Where the brick-oven pizzas can come glutenfree, dairy-free and vegan. 17 signature ’zas and 10 classics, all made with homemade and local ingredients, and plus a great selection of craft beer and local wine for pairings. $$ L/D (GF/V)

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EL CHINO SNACK BAR 2398 Robie Street elchinosnackbar.com (902) 423-2524

Tiny but serving mighty tasty Chinese and Mexican tapas, El Chino is a 20-seat, intimate resto with a flair for dumplings, tacos and pouring excellent tequila. The nachos top any in Halifax, and the cocktail list is always well-rounded. $$ D (GF)

COCKTAIL BAR & EATERY

The Pork Dumplings and the Pork Belly Bao are pretty fantastic.

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HEARTWOOD 6250 Quinpool Road iloveheartwood.ca (902) 425-2808

It doesn’t get greener in Halifax’s dining scene than at this quaint vegan and vegetarian eatery famous for its bowls, steamed greens, bean burritos and veggie burgers. Pair with organic wine or a glass of craft beer. $$ BR/L/D (GF/V)

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

A great place to pop in for lunch. We love the Heartwood Bowls.

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ROBIE ST. STATION

2394 Robie Street robiestreetstation.com (902) 423-2524

With global comfort food like bread puddin’ French toast, rosti topped with smoked salmon, and banh mi, Robie Street Station is reinventing diner fare inside a colourful, modern restaurant with big views of Robie and the Halifax Common. $$ B/BR/L (GF/V)

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STUDIO EAST FOOD + DRINK

6021 Cunard Street studioeastfood.ca (902) 422-8096

Think casual setting featuring Asian fusion with bold flavours and big love for local meat, veg and drink. Highlights include: Warm Sushi, Love the Burger, Ultimate Ramen Bowl and Japanese Fried Chicken Karaage. $$-$$$ D (GF/V)

ASIAN FUSION

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SWEET HEREAFTER CHEESECAKERY

6148 Quinpool Road sweethereafter.ca (902) 404-8001

Decadence is the word here, from Sweet Hereafter’s interior—chandeliers, finely upholstered seating, royal wallpaper—to its multitude of rich cheesecakes, by the slice or whole. A must for any dessert goer. $ L/D (GF/V)

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THE BROOKLYN WAREHOUSE 2795 Windsor Street brooklynwarehouse.ca (902) 446-8181

The menu changes daily, but the food is always original and spot on, and that’s what made this tucked away, laidback bistro a standout and award-winner year after year. Farm-to-table isn’t a saying here; it’s the foundation. $$-$$$ L/D (GF/V)

RESTAURANT

Lunch is well-priced and casual, while dinner is more upscale and a must.

TAKE SOME HOME

Many of the food & drink destinations in this guide sell stuff you can take home. Whether you’re looking craft beer, charcuterie, handmade pasta, cases of wine or whole cheesecakes, just look for the “Take-home” icon.

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TASTE, TOUR & EXPLORE Wine Tastings & Winery Tours Seagrape Café • Licensed Patio Fireside Lounge • Winery Boutique Deli • Hiking Trails

48 Vintage Lane, Malagash, NS (off route 6) 1.800.565.4567 jostwine.ca


FOOD & DRINK 8. BIONE KOREAN BBQ

Those mouth-watering barbecue wafts drifting down Quinpool are proof: Korean barbecue doesn’t get more authentic or delicious than right here. Grill your meat and veg right at the table, or go for fresh seafood or a bangin’ bibimbap. 6300 Quinpool Road

$$-$$$ L/D (GF) KOREAN RESTAURANT

9. DILLY DALLY COFFEE CAFÉ

A little licensed café on the corner of Quinpool and Vernon perfect for sipping fine coffees and dawdling the day away. Featuring market-to-table eats, local drinks and lots of light, its after-hours events are can’t-misses too (yoga, anyone?). 6100 Quinpool Road

$ L/D (GF) LOCAL CAFÉ

10. ELIOT & VINE

The name’s a nod to Hollywood, but the food at this modern, casual restaurant is European with a Nova Scotian twist. The head chef and menu are new, the wine and cocktails still tightly curated. The space: slick and light-filled. 2305 Clifton Street

$$$ D (GF) RESTAURANT

11. RELISH GOURMET BURGER

Start with your patty: Alberta Angus, turkey or vegetarian. Choose a theme: “Halifax Explosion,” maybe, with pineapple, pancetta, habanero and onion frites. You’ll be wondering where these messy chef-inspired beauties have been all your life. 6024 Quinpool Road

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Rinaldo’s is everything you want in an Italian-American resto: heavenly heavy handmade sandwiches, pizzas and pastas; checkered paper; endless wine; big boisterous conversation. 2186 Windsor Street

$$ BR/L/D ITALIAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

13. THE LUCKY PENNY COFFEE CO.

A neighbourhood café with urban rustic charm serving local coffees and teas, baked treats made in-house or nearby, and grilled sandwiches and toast. Kick back with good tunes and admire the work of local artists on the walls. 6440 Quinpool Road

$ B/L/D (GF/V) LOCAL CAFÉ

14. THE OTHER BEAN

A coffee bar and Quinpool hub with no pretension, Java Blend beans, and baked goods from local suppliers like Jane’s Next Door. Stick around for craft beer, fresh sandwiches (“Gobble-gobble,” please), and weekly trivia. Don’t miss the back patio. 6220 Quinpool Road

$ B/L/D (GF) LOCAL CAFÉ

15. TRULY TASTY

At this Quinpool beacon, it’s all about homemade dumplings—each slightly crispy but juicy inside—and ramen with earthy, salty broth and tender noodles. Balanced by a sleek, minimal aesthetic, the name says it all. 6214 Quinpool Road

$$ L/D RAMEN BAR

16. WILD LEEK FOOD & JUICE BAR

A small, bright vegan restaurant and bakery with all-day brunch, daily specials, and seriously fresh juices and smoothies. Comfort-style eats could include everything from banana nut caramel French toast to tofu chorizo tacos to Thai green coconut curry. 2148 Windsor Street

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DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH Ten minutes by ferry from Downtown Halifax, this burgeoning neighbourhood with a charming weekend farmers’ market is beginning to boom. Young creatives are moving in, and with them have come upscale comfort food eateries, a craft beer bar, a crêperie and cafés with beans roasted nearby. The hood’s blue-collar character is still worn proudly here, however, which hopefully stays put as the community continues to grow.

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BATTERY PARK BEER BAR & EATERY 62 Ochterloney Street batterypark.ca (902) 446-2337

A gorgeous craft beer bar. Think 15 taps of rotating east coast brews, seasonal comfort food menus by chefs Andrew Shannon and Andrew Prince, and friendly vibes inside or on the courtyard patio. This is craft beer at its best. $$ L/D (GF/V)

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55 Portland Street portlandstreetcreperie.com (902) 466-7686

This French-style bistro may be small, but its 12 crepes pack big, local flavours. Choose from six sweet crepes like Oreo Cheesecake or Lemon Sugar, or six savoury ones like Mushroom Melt or, of course, The Donair. $ B/BR/L/D (GF)

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15 Kings Wharf Pl. Unit 104 thewatchthatendsthenight.com (902) 402-9009

Thought it feels like a 1950s hotel bar, this sophisticated restaurant pushes boundaries in its use of cured meats and preserved ingredients, its elevation of time-tested dishes, and its rumfocused bar. We put it 5th on our best-of list. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

BAR & EATERY

An experience to be shared with the best of friends.

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FOOD & DRINK 4. EVAN'S FRESH SEAFOODS

Reeled in from Evan d’Entremont’s boat in Pubnico, Nova Scotia, and served up in this Alderney Landing restaurant by his family, Evan’s scrumptious seafood includes haddock (with chips), lobster, scallops and clams. Gluten-free options available. 2 Ochterloney Street

$-$$ L/D (GF) TAKE-OUT SEAFOOD

5. HUMBLE PIE KITCHEN

Humble on the outside, brazen on the inside, the flaky, buttery and handcrafted meat pies made here are like warm hugs. Choose from steak and cheese, chicken cranberry camembert, pulled pork, donair, and more—all for under $10. 77 King Street

$-$$ L/D PIE SHOP AND CAFÉ

6. IL TRULLO RISTORANTE

Designed with the conical trullo huts of Puglia, Italy, in mind, Il Trullo plates classic Italian fare—handmade ravioli and gnocchi, for example—alongside innovative dishes, such as a new, successful take on Caesar salad. 67 Kings Wharf Place #102

$$-$$$ BR/L/D ITALIAN RESTAURANT

7. LITTLE C

The junior sibling to The Canteen next door, Little C is a great option for chefinspired sandwiches, salads, soups and take-home dinners like lobster mac n cheese. Take it out or enjoy in the cozy dining room or on the patio. 20 Portland Street

$$ L/D TAKE-OUT

8. NORTH BREWING

Bring a growler or just a thirst for good craft beer to the lower level of Battery Park, where North Brewing has a fill station with four taps and lots of varieties in cans for take-home convenience. 62 Octerloney Street, Dartmouth

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The location has changed but the food is still unpretentious and made with love in this bright 55-seater. Expect French-, Italian- and Nova Scotia-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner; rotating local wines and beers. 22 Portland Street

$$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF/V) RESTAURANT

10. THE WOODEN MONKEY

Like its older sibling on the other side of the harbour, The Wooden Monkey Dartmouth has a serious commitment to upscale comfort food with a green conscience. The difference: stunning views of Halifax from its home at Alderney Landing. 40 Alderney Drive #305

$$-$$$ L/D (GF/V) RESTAURANT

11. TWO IF BY SEA CAFÉ

A community hub that has its beans roasted next door and its famous big and buttery croissants, cookies, scones and other treats baked in-house every day. The vibe is neighbourhood friendly, the room bright and open. 66 Ochterloney Street

$ B/L LOCAL CAFÉ

12. YEAH YEAHS PIZZA

A casual pizza joint where pies and slices are simple but definitely not your local delivery. Toppings range from fior di latte to smoked bacon to feta. The dough: a fine balance of crisp, chew and pull that took months to perfect. 66 Ochterloney Street

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Anniversary last year, arrived in Halifax with national and international award-winning beers. All three paved the way for the craft beer boom that really sparked about five years ago. Within that short timeframe, breweries have popped up across the province, from Cape Breton to Tatamagouche to the south shore. In the Halifax region alone, there are nearly a dozen breweries, many with attached pubs or taprooms to sample the freshest suds. The best part about these beers: whether it’s a Tatamagouche Brewing “Butcher Block Red” or Boxing Rock “Vicar's Cross Double IPA,” no two breweries’ creations are the same. Taste exactly what we mean at restaurants and bars across the province, particularly craft beer bars found in this guide, which proudly feature rotating lineups of local brews on tap. Craft spirits and cider may be Nova Scotia’s next alcohol frontier. There are certainly signs. Lunenburg’s Ironworks Distillery, for instance, makers of vodkas, rums, liqueurs and brandies from an old blacksmith’s shop, has been a huge success since launching in 2009. And considering that Nova Scotia is home to the Apple Capital of Canada (Berwick), it’s no wonder more are turning to this province’s fresh, crisp ciders. Yes, Nova Scotia’s beer, wine, spirits and cider scene is on firm, fertile ground. Reinforced by a unique terroir, makers passionate about experimentation, and a people thirsty for all things local, the industry can only grow from here. Cheers to Nova Scotia, indeed.

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This fertile trough near the Bay of Fundy is where gently sloping vineyards, small farms and backroad gourmet eateries dot the landscape. Have a taste of the Valley’s fresh bounty on Saturday mornings at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and then head out into the fields to see and toast to where it comes from. A good place to start is at a few of the 10-plus wineries found here, many famous for their award-winning sparklings and bright, crisp whites.

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AVONDALE SKY WINERY

80 Avondale Cross Rd., Newport avondalesky.com (902) 253-2047

Its 180-year-old church-turned-retail-shop gets the most headlines, but Avondale Sky’s better story its aromatic, award-winning wines. Sip them on a tour or during a lunch on the patio while overlooking the idyllic rolling hills of the Avon Peninsula. $-$$ L

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Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine with some fabulous eats.

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BARRELLING TIDE DISTILLERY 1164 Parkway Drive, Port Williams

barrellingtidedistillery.com (902) 542-1627

A fine addition to Nova Scotia’s growing distillery list, Barrelling Tide makes its high-quality gin, vodka, rum and liqueurs in small batches beside the Cornwallis River. Have a taste while watching tides rise over 50 feet twice a day. SPIRIT SAMPLING

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BENJAMIN BRIDGE

1966 White Rock Road, Gaspereau benjaminbridge.com (902) 542-1560

Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine house is nestled in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on a lovely 40-acre vineyard. Three taste-andtour options will give you the inside story and an exclusive private pouring (by appointment only). WINE TASTINGS

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10318 Highway 221, Canning

blomidonwine.ca (902) 582-7565

BLOMIDON ESTATE WINERY

An acclaimed boutique winery beside the sparkling Minas Basin where you can tour the 10-hectare property, enjoy a tasting, and relax on the patio with a glass of red, white or sparkling wine. Pair it with local cheese, snacks and ocean breezes. $ L

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DOMAINE DE GRAND PRÉ

11611 Highway 1, Grand Pré grandprewines.ns.ca (902) 542-1753

One of the most respected wineries in the province got that way by growing grapes developed for Nova Scotia’s unique terroir. Learn about those grapes — and Acadian culture — on a tour with generous tasting afterwards (daily, May to October). WINE TASTINGS

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Enjoy a tasting before grabbing a few bottles to take home.

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GASPEREAU VINEYARDS

2239 White Rock Road, Gaspereau

gaspereauwine.ca (902) 542-1455

The first winery in the Gaspereau Valley is notorious for its Rieslings and fruit-forward, terroir-driven whites and robust reds. Try a glass on the patio with charcuterie or grab a lunch-to-go and a bike to best explore the 50-acre vineyard. $ L

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Settle into a seat on the patio for a glass of wine and some charcuterie.

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L'ACADIE VINEYARDS

310 Slayter Road, Wolfville lacadievineyards.ca (902) 542-8463

The premier producer of traditional method sparkling wines in Nova Scotia, L’Acadie was also the province’s first certified organic vineyard and winery. Sip an award winner at the tasting bar, then panoramic views of the Gaspereau Valley. WINE TASTINGS

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LE CAVEAU RESTAURANT 11611 Highway 1, Grand Pré grandprewines.ns.ca/restaurant (902) 542-7177

The perfect end to a Domaine de Grand Pré visit, Le Caveau is dining at its finest in this region. Relax on the pergola or inside, and let Chef Jason Lynch wow you with seasonally-inspired, wellcrafted plates sprinkled with global flair. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

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PLANTER'S RIDGE WINERY

1441 Church St., Port Williams plantersridge.ca (902) 542-2711

Equipped with a state-of-the-art winery in a renovated 150-year-old barn, Planters Ridge is rooted in the belief that wine is made in the vineyard. Taste its unique terroir from the patio or barn while soaking up the Tuscan-like views. $ L

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Grab a seat on the patio to enjoy a glass with a local cheese plate.

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SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY

40 Water Street, Windsor

schoolhousebrewery.ca (902) 472-4677

Teaching us what good, environmentally responsible beer can taste like, Schoolhouse’s core brews include pale ale, porter, Scottish export ale, stout, pilsner and APA. Try them in the taproom or on the patio with a panini or soup. $ L/D

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A tap selection with something for everyone. Great place for a light lunch.

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THE FLYING APRON COOKERY 3 Summerville Wharf Road, Summerville flyingaproncookery.com (902) 633-2300

This picturesque backroad gem features an ever-changing restaurant menu sourced with ingredients from within 15 minutes away, a fourstar inn with five rooms, and a variety of cooking classes to learn how Chef Chris Velden does it. $$ B/BR/L/D (GF)

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Always say yes to dessert at The Flying Apron. Always.

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THE NOODLE GUY

964 Highway 358, Port Williams

thenoodleguy.wordpress.com (902) 697-3906

Your search for quality, homemade pasta ends at this small restaurant and pasta shop usually making five pastas daily. The restaurant’s ravioli and soba options are always good choices, as are buying more sauce and noodles for later. $$ L/D (GF/V)

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THE UNION STREET

183 Commercial Street, Berwick theunionstreet.com (902) 538-7787

Locally-minded before “local” was a buzzword, The Union Street is, as Chef Michael Smith said, “Canadian cuisine at its best.” It’s also a quality live music venue where the likes of Joel Plaskett and Ron Sexsmith have played. $$ BR/L/D (GF)

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1116 Kars Street, Port Williams wayfarersale.ca (902) 542-7462

What started as a craft beer club is now a big beautiful brewery with up to 10 beers. Grab a pint and nachos or charcuterie and hit the taproom (with woodstove) or patio overlooking the Cornwallis River. Tours go Fridays and Saturdays. $ L/D

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FOOD & DRINK 15. ANNAPOLIS CIDER COMPANY

It doesn’t get more local than at this cidery in downtown Wolfville. Each apple comes from a nearby orchard, they’re juiced down the road and fermentation happens onsite. Take a tour or sip a few in the tasting bar. Open daily. 388 Main Street, Wolfville

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16. FOXHILL CHEESE

Visit this sixth-generation family farm year-round to sample, buy and see how they make their luscious cheese, yogurt, gelato and milk. Then step onto the timber frame deck with your treat for panoramic views of the surrounding lush fields. 1678 Church Street, Port Williams

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17. JONNY’S COOKHOUSE

Roadside burger joint meets gourmet appeal, Jonny’s has locals and those in the know lining up for creations like “The Sweet Maria” (pineapple, bacon, sweet chili sauce) and heavenly soft-service ice cream. 4287 Evangeline Trail, Berwick

$ L/D BURGER JOINT

18. LA TORTA WOODFIRED PIZZERIA

Veer off Wolfville’s main drag for some of the best pizza in the Valley and a long list of excellent craft beers. The dozen or so pies here are Neapolitan-style and wood-fired, all best enjoyed on the patio in the summer. 117 Front Street, Wolfville

$$ L/D PIZZERIA

19. LIGHTFOOT & WOLFVILLE VINEYARDS

Renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Lightfoot & Wolfville has the most diverse portfolio of classic European vinifera grapes in Atlantic Canada. Its stunning new retail space is now open for tastings, tours and eats from a wood-fired oven. 11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville

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20. LUCKETT VINEYARDS

Enjoy a wine tasting at this hillside winery overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley and Minas Basin. Taste the unique terroir of this region in at the tasting bar or on a tour or with a sampling on the patio. Open daily, May to October. 1293 Grand Pré Road, Wolfville

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21. LUCKETT VINEYARDS BISTRO

Soak in those valley views and sip a little longer at Luckett Vineyards’ outdoor bistro. Open between 11 am and 4 pm, May to October, Crush Pad is about lighter fare that could include cheeseboards, soups, salads, paninis and savory puff pastry pies. 1293 Grand Pré Road, Wolfville

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22. LUNN’S MILL BREWING

This new brewery and taproom is on a backroad near Lawrencetown, where you’ll find 10 rotating taps of Lunn’s Mill’s own delicious brews and other locals, a huge patio, and eats ranging from samosas to fried chicken to charcuterie. 515 Carleton Road, Lawrencetown

$-$$ L/D (GF/V) BREWERY & TAPROOM

23. MEADOWBROOK MEAT MARKET

Pork enthusiasts, rejoice. This hog farm and retail market brings antibiotic-free pork cuts, hams, sausages, smoked chops, Jimmie Dogs, cooked ribs and way more. Stop by and taste why some of the top eateries in the region get their pork here. 318 Pleasant Valley Road, Somerset

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FOOD & DRINK 24. MEANDER RIVER FARM & BREWERY

It’ll be worth it to roam Hants County’s backroads until you find this small farm and microbrewery. Try seasonal beers and ciders, take a tour or explore Hants County’s tallest waterfall and the fields of hops, lavender and lush gardens. 906 Woodville Road, Ashdale

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25. NORTH MOUNTAIN FINE COFFEES

A community magnet oozing equal parts character and really good coffee, handblended teas and treats. Baristas pull from an espresso machine hand-built in Florence while customers relax at a town landmark inside or out. 210 Commercial Street, Berwick

$ B/L LOCAL CAFÉ & ROASTER

26. SEA LEVEL BREWING

Tuck into a Planter’s Pale Ale, Rojo Mojo Red Ale or other Randy Lawrence concoction at the Valley’s first microbrewery, and let these approachable brews and nearby tidal river take you to your happy place. 980 Terry's Creek Road, Port Williams

MICRO BREWERY

27. SLOW DOUGH PASTRIES

The pitch is simple at this unassuming café on Wolfville’s Main Street: allbutter from-scratch pastries, fresh breads, grilled sandwiches and other straightforward lunches. And it’s a strike every time, especially that flavourful slow-rise bread and those mouth-watering butter tarts. 416 Main Street, Wolfville

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28. TANGLED GARDEN

A must stop for any green thumb or connoisseur of homemade jellies, jams, chutneys, mustards, vinegars or liqueurs. Try the fresh ice cream while wandering the four-acre garden and working farm—just don’t miss the sweeping vistas.

11827 Highway 1, Grand Pré

GARDEN & DISTILLERY

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TOURS & ATTRACTIONS 1. BLOMIDON PROVINCIAL PARK

Six-hundred-foot cliffs, a red sand beach, the world’s highest tides—it’s all right here in this camping and day-use park with 14 kilometres of trails. Get the best views of the Minas Basin atop Cape Blomidon, a perfect picnic spot. 3138 Pereau Road, Canning

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2. CAPE SPLIT TRAIL

This gorgeous 16-kilometre coastal trail rises from sea level to 200 feet through old forest. The reward at the tip of the headland is a grassy field on top of sheer cliffs where the Bay of Fundy and Minas Basin meet. 999 Cape Split Road, Scott's Bay

3. GRAPE ESCAPES

Daily tours from May to October departing from Halifax or Wolfville ranging from wine and lunch or dinner outings, to afternoon excursions, to Benjamin Bridge-only trips where some of Canada’s top sparklings are made. Private Tours Available

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4. HALL'S HARBOUR

A picturesque fishing community on the shores of the Bay of Fundy that also overlooks the Annapolis Valley. The seaside lobster pound and restaurant is the big draw, but check out the artist studios, antique shops and galleries, too. Hall's Harbour

hallsharbour.org

5. GRAND PRÉ NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Once the epi-centre of Acadian culture, this site is now a chance to learn about Acadians’ early settlement, their tragic upheaval and their lasting impact on Nova Scotia. Walk the sweeping gardens, visit the church, don’t miss the multimedia interpretation centre. 2205 Grand Pré Road, Grand Pré

6. UNCORK NOVA SCOTIA

Uncork’s public excursions host eight people per tour. One visits three wineries; another is about sparkling wine; a third focuses on Tidal Bay; and a fourth visits a winery, a distillery, a brewery and a cidery. Most include lunch. Private Tours Available

wp.winetoursns.com

7. WILD GRAPE TOURS

Starting from Wolfville, these seasonal tours take you through the Annapolis Valley. The big focus is wine, but some tours have spirits and cider stops too. Gourmet lunch is included with some, food pairings with anothers. Private Tours Available

wildgrapetours.ca

8. WOLFVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET

Can’t get your fill of the Valley’s fresh bounty, crafts and live music? Head here to learn, listen and taste from 60 farmers, chefs and artists on Saturday mornings all year, and Wednesdays (4 pm – 7 pm) between May and December. 24 Elm Avenue, Wolfville

FARMERS' MARKET

9. WOLFVILLE MAGIC WINERY BUS

Hop on and off a classic British double-decker at four wineries in the heart of Nova Scotia vineyard country. Together, they’ll give you a broad cross-section of the region’s unique terroir and a taste of some of the most acclaimed wines in the country. Wolfville

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LODGING 1. BLOMIDON INN

Whether you choose a cottage, suite, apartment or room at this 31-unit Wolfville inn, you’ll feel like you’re in a Victorian manor. The acres of well-manicured gardens help with that too, as does the fine food and lauded wine list. 195 Main Street, Wolfville

blomidon.ns.ca

2. GARRISON HOUSE INN

Nestled in historic Annapolis Royal, this restored heritage inn features seven bedrooms furnished with period antiques; a charming 45-seat restaurant serving some of the finest local and organic foods around; and a screened verandah overlooking Fort Anne National Historic Site. 350 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal

garrisonhouse.ca

3. OLD ORCHARD INN AND SPA

A countryside resort with 100 rooms and 29 cottages that’s about a five-minute drive from the centre of Wolfville. Amenities include a full-service spa; indoor pool, hot tub and sauna; sundeck with panoramic views; and traditional Maritime cuisine. 153 Greenwich Road South, Greenwich

oldorchardinn.com

4. PLANTERS’ BARRACKS COUNTRY INN

A six-room boutique historical inn that’s just two kilometres from the village of Port Williams. Recently renovated, it boasts gorgeous views of the Cornwallis River and the surrounding lush countryside, as well as a fresh, locally sourced breakfast. 1464 Starrs Point Road, Port Williams

plantersbarracks.online

5. RAVEN HILL VINEYARD AND RETREAT

Across the road from Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Raven Hill is a picturesque, contemporary getaway with a two-bedroom cottage and an openplan suite. The cottage includes a balcony overlooking vineyards and the sea. The cozy suite has a kitchenette and fireplace. 11140 Highway 1, Wolfville

ravenhillvineyard.com

6. TATTINGSTONE INN

Set on an acre-and-a-half of gardens and lawns, this heritage property is just a short walk from downtown Wolfville. There are 12 elegantly appointed rooms and a two-storey cottage here, as well as a heated pool and a notoriously delicious complimentary breakfast. 620 Main Street, Wolfville

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7. THE FLYING APRON INN & COOKERY

An off-the-beaten-path four-star inn with five recently renovated guest rooms and a cozy common room with wood stove. Hot breakfast from the renowned restaurant is included. Definitely consider taking a cooking class from certified European master chef Chris Velden. 3 Summerville Wharf Road, Summerville

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8. VICTORIA’S HISTORIC INN

This five-star bed-and-breakfast inn is a 10-minute walk from downtown Wolfville. It’s set across a luxurious Victorian home and its adjacent carriage house. Some of the 16 rooms have balconies, while suites have double jacuzzi baths and/or fireplaces. 600 Main Street, Wolfville

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Classically Nova Scotian, the South Shore is all about rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, picturesque fishing communities and some of the freshest seafood in the province. For the best views, follow the meandering Lighthouse Route from Halifax to see why this is one of the top coastal destinations in the world. When you get hungry, stop into Lunenburg or Mahone Bay for a taste of the province’s most acclaimed restaurants.

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BOXING ROCK BREWING CO.

78 Ohio Road, Shelburne boxingrock.ca (902) 494-9233

For the freshest tastes of its traditional and innovative beers, you’ve gotta visit Boxing Rock. Nestled in the woods with a tasting room and outdoor deck, it also offers tours by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays (May – October). $

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FLEUR DE SEL

53 Montague St., Lunenburg fleurdesel.net (902) 640-2121

Consistently one of the top fine-dining restaurants in the East, Fleur de Sel combines Chef Martin Ruiz Salvador’s love of classical French cuisine and carefully sourced ingredients. The result: beautiful dishes inspired by the sea. $$$$ D (GF)

FINE DINING

Fine dining at it's absolute best. Make sure you have reservations!

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GRAND BANKER BAR + GRILL 82 Montague St., Lunenburg grandbanker.com (902) 634-3300

When a South Shore resto has “Blue Rocks Fish Cakes” and Acadian-style stew, you know it takes fresh seriously. And when it comes with harbour views, Maritime hospitality and scrumptious comfort food, you know not to pass it up. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

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IRONWORKS DISTILLERY

2 Kempt Street, Lunenburg ironworksdistillery.com (902) 640-2424

Ironworks is a micro-distillery in a nineteenthcentury blacksmith’s shop that makes vodkas, rums, liqueurs and brandies using only natural ingredients. Drop by the shop for a taste, but call ahead for tours. RETAIL WITH SAMPLING

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PETITE RIVIÈRE VINEYARDS 1300 Italy Cross Road, Crousetown petiterivierevineyards.ca (902) 693-3033

On drumlin slopes sits this grower of elegant, complex wines. The winery, with its French style and large terrace overlooking the vineyards, will make you think you’re in the south of France. WINE TASTINGS

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RHUBARB 8650 Peggy's Cove Road, Indian Harbour rhubarbrestaurant.ca (902) 821-3013

Just five minutes from Peggy’s Cove is this red clapboard beauty whose chefs plate seasonallychanging fare like hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas, gluten-free fish and chips, and crispy haddock. Don't forget chocolates from The Backdoor Bakeshop. $$-$$$ BR/L/D (GF)

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RIME RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 9 King Street, Lunenburg rimerestaurant.ca (902) 640-3112

Every serving here, whether it’s smoked duck or wine from the cellar, has a story about the land and sea nearby. Told with an international flair in a room with big windows, they’re some of the finest tales around. $$$ D (GF)

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SALT SHAKER DELI & INN

124 Montague Street, Lunenburg saltshakerdeli.com (902) 640-3434

The menu is home-cooked gourmet—think seafood chowder, pad thai, thin-crust pizza—paired with ample craft draughts, while the atmosphere is casual, whether on the patio overlooking the harbour or inside the open bistro. $$ BR/L/D

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SOUTH SHORE FISH SHACK 108 Montague St., Lunenburg southshorefishshack.com (902) 634-3232

Reach seafood nirvana at this modern fish shack with stunning patio views of Lunenburg Harbour. Beer-battered fish and chips, clams, steamed lobster — all the classics are here, fresh and delicious. $$ L/D (GF)

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THE KIWI CAFÉ

19 Pleasant Street, Chester kiwicafechester.com (902) 275-1492

All-day breakfast, homemade baked treats, big salads, daily soups, fresh sandwiches, Java Blend coffee, a lengthy libation list, and specialty groceries. Pick the sunny patio outside or chair near the wood stove inside. $-$$ B/L (GF)

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FOOD & DRINK 11. CHARLOTTE LANE CAFÉ

Down a quiet lane sits this yellow clapboard café that’s won awards for its food and service. Swiss-inspired with Nova Scotia flair, it’s famous for lobster and scallops brandy gratin, but seriously consider pasta, and always leave room for dessert. 13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne

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12. DEE DEE'S ICE CREAM

Ditta Kasdan started scooping her Maritime-famous homemade ice cream here in Peggy’s Cove in 2004. Now in Halifax too, Dee Dee’s cold stuff is just as dense and creamy as always; its fresh-baked waffle cones just as crisp. 110 Peggys Point Road, Peggy's Cove

$ (GF/V) ICE CREAM STAND

13. ELLIOTT'S AT WHITE POINT

Planked salmon chowder, house-smoked Nova Scotia pork chop, old-school tiramisu, Atlantic panoramas—you get it all and then some at White Point Beach Resort’s renowned restaurant. This is ocean-side dining with a relaxed beach feel. 75 White Point Beach Resort Road, White Point

$$-$$$ B/L/D (GF) RESTAURANT

14. HELL BAY BREWING COMPANY

Whether it’s the Dark Cream Ale, Hell Bay English Ale or a seasonal, expect bold malt flavour balanced with hoppy aroma and bite from this small-batch brewery just off Liverpool’s main drag. Samplings and basic tours most days. 38 Legion Street, Liverpool

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15. LAHAVE BAKERY

The bread, made from stone-ground, organically-grown wheat, is legendary. The baked sweets are to die for. Lunch and brunch, taken inside or in an Adirondack chair by the river—hearty, home-style and always good. NS-331, LaHave

$ BR/L BAKERY & CAFÉ

16. LANE'S PRIVATEER INN

Around since 1962, Lane’s is a restaurant/pub and boutique hotel overlooking Liverpool’s Mersey River. Whether inside or out on the two-level stone patio, you can down fresh haddock and chips, charbroiled steak, lobster and more with local beer, cider and wine. 27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool

$$-$$$ BR/L/D RESTAURANT

17. LINCOLN STREET FOOD

Simple yet stylish with a market-inspired menu featuring changing small and big plates like warm mushroom salad and pan-seared salmon next to ginglazed plums. 200 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg

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18. MATEUS BISTRO

Maybe the purple clapboard siding or wafts of charcoal barbecue from the patio will pique your interest. Just give in. With accessible upscale food to suit the harvest, 20-plus local wines, art on the walls, old-Europe charm, it’s a can’t-miss. 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay

$$-$$$$ BR/L/D (GF) RESTAURANT

19. SALTBOX BREWING

Up the street from Mahone Bay’s bustling waterfront sits this pearl of a small-batch brewery. The beers are diverse and reference the roots of beer-making in Nova Scotia. The big-windowed taproom is open and laidback with a picnic-tabled patio. 363 Main Street, Mahone Bay

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TOURS & ATTRACTIONS 1. BLACK LOYALIST HERITAGE CENTRE

In the late 18th century, Birchtown, Nova Scotia, was the largest free black community in British North America, and now this state-of-the-art facility tells the story of their journey here. Trace your own heritage through the names in the “Book of Negroes.” 119 Old Birchtown Road, Shelburne

blackloyalist.novascotia.ca

2. FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC

Experience life at sea, up close, through this acclaimed waterfront museum’s aquarium, wharf-side vessels, a movie theatre, heritage interpreters—including retired fishermen and captains—hands-on demonstrations and way more. 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg

fisheriesmuseum.novascotia.ca

3. GAFF POINT TRAIL

Need to warm up before jumping in the ocean at Hirtle’s Beach? Take the sevenkilometre looped trail to Gaff Point. As you hike to the tip of the peninsula, you’ll come across estuary, forest, rugged coastline and a “secret” beach. Hirtle Beach Road, Kingsburg

4. HIRTLE'S BEACH

More than three horseshoed kilometres of white sand and rolling surf welcome you to this ocean reprieve that’s just a 20-minute drive south of Lunenburg. Want to swim but not up for the Atlantic’s chill? Jump in the two nearby lakes instead. Hirtle Beach Road, Kingsburg

5. HISTORIC SHELBURNE WATERFRONT

Stroll down Dock Street and imagine what life was like in this shipbuilding community and once Loyalist haven. It won’t be hard with restored buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries—some used in movies and miniseries. Shelburne

6. LUNENBURG WALKING TOURS

Stroll through 260-plus years of history, culture and architecture on guided daytime and nighttime walks of this UNESCO World Heritage Site town. Choose from the “Essential Lunenburg” tour, the “Haunted Lunenburg” tour or other specialty tours. lunenburgwalkingtours.com

7. PEGGY'S COVE

Few attractions sing “Nova Scotia” like Peggy’s Cove, the charming fishing village with the iconic lighthouse. Scramble over the boulders or just marvel at the Atlantic’s power, breathing in that ocean breeze. Just remember: stay off those dark rocks. Peggy's Cove

8. ROSS FARM MUSEUM

A working farm depicting 19th-century agricultural life in Nova Scotia. Stop in to the new Learning Centre before watching oxen till the land, meeting costumed interpreters and heritage animals, visiting Rosewood Cottage, and taking a wagon ride. 4568 Highway 12, New Ross

rossfarm.novascotia.ca

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ANNAPOLIS VALLEY SOUTH SHORE

Why not make a weekend of it?

Book a hotel room and take your time enjoying our province’s best culinary destinations.


LODGING 1. ATLANTICA OAK ISLAND RESORT

With indoor and outdoor pools, full-service spa, mini golf, tennis, live music, good food and way more, Atlantica’s four-star oceanside location will keep you busy. There are 105 guestrooms, 13 waterfront chalets and three seaside villas here. 36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore

atlanticaoakisland.com

2. BRIGANTINE INN & SUITES

A classically-decorated inn in the heart of Lunenburg overlooking the harbour. Some of the seven rooms have sitting areas and balconies, while the annex offers a two-bedroom suite with kitchenette. The onsite seafood restaurant, The Grand Banker, is one of the best in town. 82 Montague Street, Lunenburg

brigantineinn.com

3. FLEUR DE SEL

For a truly romantic getaway in Lunenburg, check into Fleur de Sel’s guest suite above the renowned restaurant. It includes a bedroom with queen bed, separate sitting room, and luxurious bathroom with claw-foot tub and views of Lunenburg Harbour. 53 Montague Street, Lunenburg (902) 640-2121

4. LUNENBURG ARMS HOTEL AND SPA

This striking 4.5-star, blue-clapboard hotel is a two-minute walk from the harbour. There are 24 elegant rooms here, ranging from graciously-appointed standard rooms to two-level lofts with living rooms. The full-service day spa offers massages, salon treatments and more. 94 Pelham Street, Lunenburg

eden.travel/lunenburg

5. OCEANSTONE SEASIDE RESORT

Surrounded by pines and overlooking a sandy beach, this upscale resort is five minutes from Peggys Cove. Pick from nine airy guest rooms, seven light-filled suites and seven beachfront cottages. Dine on Rhubarb’s seasonal cuisine, then hike the onsite trails. 8650 Peggys Cove Road, Indian Harbour

oceanstoneresort.com

6. SALT SHAKER DELI & INN

Pick up your key in Martin Ruiz Salvador’s award-winning casual restaurant, and then head upstairs to this freshly renovated four-room inn. Each tasteful unit has great views of Lunenburg Harbour, while two units are split-level king suites with kitchenettes.

126 Montague Street, Lunenburg

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7. THE QUARTERDECK BEACHSIDE VILLAS AND GRILL

Just south of Liverpool sits this legendary property perched over a mile of pristine beach. It features sleek and modern lofts; beachside villas and cottages; a contemporary seafood restaurant with stunning views; and swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and theatre. 7499 Lighthouse Route 3, Summerville

quarterdeck.ca

8. WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT

White Point’s one-kilometre-long private beach has been drawing visitors since 1928. Now with 44 cottages, 59 rooms and 13 vacation homes, this fabled ocean sanctuary also has a golf course, pools, freshwater lake, daily activities, beachside firepit and impeccable dining. 75 White Point Beach Resort Road, Hunts Point

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Best of 2018

FULL HOUSE CRAFT BEER FEST

Saturday, May 5 (2 sessions available) at the Multipurpose Room

$30 - $35

The flagship event for Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week is coming to the Multipurpose Room at the Halifax Forum Saturday, May 5, 2018. Ticket price includes access to the event, 12 drink tickets and a take-home glass. Additional drink tickets available for $1.00. This event will have two sessions, each showcasing beers from all around the province. Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia

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12 TIDES 2018 RELEASE AND TASTING EVENT

Friday, May 11 (7:00 - 10:00 pm) at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

$60

Discover Nova Scotia’s premium white wine at the Tidal Bay Annual Release and Tasting Event, hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Wines of Nova Scotia

EAST COAST CIDER FESTIVAL

winesofnovascotia.ca/events

Saturday, June 16 (2 sessions available) at the Multipurpose Room

$30 - $35

Hosted by Curated Food & Drink Magazine, East Coast Cider Festival is the biggest craft cider event in Atlantic Canada. Ticket price includes access to the event, 12 drink tickets and a take-home glass. Live 80's music for both sessions from Heigh Requirement. Additional drink tickets available for $1.00. Two sessions are available for this single day event, with tickets expected to sell out well in advance. Curated Food & Drink Magazine

BACKLOT BASH Saturday, June 16

thecuratedguide.ca/events

$29 - $39

The 4 annual Backlot Bash features Juno Award Winning The Glorious Sons, Atlantic Canadian Rockers The Motorleague, along with Hello Delaware. With great live music, comes great Food Trucks including: The Gecko Bus, Halifax Press, Asado, with more to come, they will all be there creating spectacular local fare and of course be fresh Garrison craft beer and local cider. Garrison favourites will pour beside several special release and seasonal brews to wash it all down. Garrison Brewing Co.

HALIFAX OYSTER FESTIVAL September 28 and 29

garrisonbrewing.com

$52.05

This annual two-day waterfront fest welcomes oyster farmers from across the East. Three-hour sessions include all the oysters you can sample, shucking and drink competitions, other foods, and plenty of craft beer, spirits and wine to wash it all down. The Coast - Halifax’s Weekly

SPIRITED AWAY IN LUNENBURG October 12 - 14

oysterfest.ca

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Nova Scotia’s distillery boom is on full display during this magical weekend in Lunenburg. Meet the eight distillers, taste their spirits, join a cocktail workshop, and finish with a mixologist’s creation paired with food by some of the town’s best chefs. Spirited Away in Lunenburg

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JANUARY 1O, 2O19 HALIFAX MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT

A Signature Series event featuring craft beer, cider and deliciously local eats! Early bird tickets available!

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST October 24 - 28

Five packed days of food films and good eats in Wolfville, a town in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country. Eat up over a hundred screenings, postshow tastings, wine tours, workshops, gala dinners, and talks from visiting filmmakers and top chefs. Devour! The Food Film Fest

THE BEER & CIDER THROWDOWN

devourfest.com

$32.50 - $37.50

Thursday, November 8 (5:00 - 8:00 pm) at the Multipurpose Room

With 24 of the regions best breweries and cideries participating, this an event you don’t want to miss. Live music TBA. Ticket price includes access to the event, 12 drink tickets and a take-home glass. Additional drink tickets available for $1.00. Curated Food & Drink Magazine

Early 2019 EAT. DRINK. LOCAL.

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$75 - $90

Thursday, January 10 (7:00 - 10:00 pm) at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

Formerly named The Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration, Eat. Drink. Local. is the first of two Signature Series events hosted by Curated Food & Drink Magazine. Tickets are all-inclusive, giving you access to all the craft beer, cider and deliciously local eats you desire. Curated Food & Drink Magazine

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NOVA SCOTIA ICEWINE FESTIVAL Late February - Early March

The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is the premier winter wine festival hosted in the heart of the Annapolis Valley at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery. Featuring wines from across Nova Scotia, paired with thoughtful edibles from local chefs, the Festival is an incredible way to spend an afternoon (or a weekend) tasting, touring, and experiencing Nova Scotia Wine Country in the winter. Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

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HALIFAX BURGER WEEK March 23 - April 3

Every March, restaurants across the city create some seriously unique burgers for this Feed Nova Scotia fundraiser. Doughnut fritter burgers. Meatloaf burgers. Spicy black bean and vegetable burgers. Find them all in the passport, and then get gorging. The Coast - Halifax’s Weekly

DELISH - AN EPICUREAN SOIRÉE

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Thursday, April 18 (7:00 - 10:00 pm) at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront The second event in Curated Food & Drink Magazine’s Signature Series (all-inclusive) events. This fabulous, must-attend evening will feature savoury and sweet dishes alongside craft cocktails, spirits, Nova Scotia wine and cider. Curated Food & Drink Magazine

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HALIFAX MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT

A Signature Series event featuring wine, cocktails, cider and deliciously local eats! Early bird tickets available!

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Congratulations to this year's winners! The Kitchen Table Bar Kismet Kitsune Food Co. EDNA The Watch That Ends the Night Studio East The Noodle Guy Dee Dee's Ice Cream Suzuki Restaurant Little Oak Bar The Brooklyn Warehouse Salvatore's Pizzaiola Trattoria Field Guide Obladee - A Wine Bar Indochine Banh Mi Stilwell Beergarden Beaver Sailor Diner Fleur de Sel Krave Burger Le Caveau Restaurant Rinaldo's Italian American Specialties Highwayman El Chino Snack Bar Agricola Street Brasserie Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery

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