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Open City May 10th Halifax

Can't wait for tomorrow!

(and thanks for posting this - the 'Timetable' is awesome - whoever created that is my hero!) lol

Enjoy everyone!
:)

May 09, 2014
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Best food to cook in a cast iron pan

Hello!
I just obtained a cast iron skillet and do not know what I can do with it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on their favourite food to cook in one? Or any unique ideas?

Thanks so much :)

Mar 02, 2014
chef55 in Cookware

Best Technique cookbook

Hello all!
I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a really good cookbook that teaches HOW to cook - ie: techniques.

Pictures would be very helpful as well, as I am a visual learner so find the step-by-step pictures to be extremely helpful.

Thanks!

Mar 02, 2014
chef55 in Home Cooking

Milk in bags ... Are Canadians weird, or are Americans the weirdos?

haha! this board is hilarious! I live in Canada and I remember my American cousins thinking it was SO weird that our milk came in bags.

They also sell cartons now, and I believe the cartons make the milk taste fresher.

Also, it is a pain to go through a bag of milk and have to keep replacing it (especially when in a family of 5 people)

Anyways. Hilarious discussion board!

Mar 02, 2014
chef55 in General Topics

Jackfruit in Halifax?

Hey there,
You could try the Asian stores (one on Quinpool, and another on Chebucto) ...I think I have seen Jackfruit in an asian store before.
Good luck on your search :)

Mar 02, 2014
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Aux Vivres

Hello, Does anyone know what is in the fake cheesecake that Aux Vivres sells at their restaurant?
It is delicious!

Mar 20, 2013
chef55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dining in Nova Scotia

Yes! You must go to Freddie's Fantastic Fish in Bayers Lake, BEST fish & chips in Halifax, hands down !!!

Mar 20, 2013
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Dining in Nova Scotia

Chives, Chives, Chives! Support Chef Craig and his awesome, non-stuffy restaurant! The food is amazingggg, you will not be disappointed, guaranteed!

Mar 20, 2013
chef55 in Atlantic Canada
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Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (Canadian Version)

Coastal Cafe (on Robie Street) in Halifax - Used to be a Chef at upscale restaurants; got sick of the BS that comes along with that, and opened his own little cafe (maybe 10 or 12 tables in the place!)

Check out the awesome menu:

http://www.thecoastal.ca/index.html

I have heard nothing but RAVE reviews for the food (see below if you want)

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-coastal-ca...

Happy Chowing :)

May 07, 2011
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

recently renovated "Seasons" in Atlantica

Has anyone tried the new (recently renovated) "Seasons" restaurant in the Atlantica hotel?

Feb 19, 2011
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Fabulous New Store in Hydrostone Market - Liquid Gold Oils and Vinegars

Oooooh, cannot *wait* to go here! (I'm sorry, this post has nothing constructive to say really; I just had to vent my excitement to have a place like this in Halifax =o) Do you have any recommendations that you thought were particularly great when you tasted the products? Such a great idea; I find it hard to find great olive oil so can't wait to try this place out! Thanks!

Jan 11, 2011
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

BEST cheeseburger (a.k.a. happiness)

So far the best cheeseburger I have had in Halifax has been at Durty Nelly's Irish pub (I know, I was surprised too). I have yet to try "Cut" but judging by their menu description (3 types of beef to choose from?! *yay* and homemade ketchup *yay again*) I am betting it will knock my socks off. Until then...

Just curious where your favourite has come from. [I'm not talking Darrell's quality either (read: frozen beef)] ...

aaaaand Go! ... Let's hear it :)

Jan 11, 2011
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Best pizza place in Halifax

Have you tried Morris East yet? I have heard it is divine. Bramoso on Quinpool is my personal favourite so far since moving here... eat in though; don't get delivery - it's horrible and cold, but when you dine-in the experience is amazing - fresh pizza from the wood-burning oven *heaven* !!

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Morris East
5212 Morris St, Halifax, NS B3J, CA

Jan 11, 2011
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

PEI: Best Dining?

I used to live in Charlottetown, and would make the drive back JUST to eat at The Pilot House (downtown Charlottetown), and also if you want awesome fish & chips go to the Gahan House Brewery (also downtown). Enjoy your trip - PEI is awesome, you will have a great time :)

Sep 06, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Where to find fresh Calamari in Halifax?

I meant to go out and order, so thanks for your suggestions... hope to go on a road trip since we just moved to Nova Scotia, so Lunenburg should be on our list Thanx again :)

May 29, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Julienne's pastry shop in Halifax

Ya, they must be good...they're always sold out! =o( Thanks

May 29, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Blackberry Cream Soda

I agree, and where do you even buy blackberry syrup? Sounds good though =)

May 29, 2009
chef55 in Recipes

Julienne's pastry shop in Halifax

...Have you been? What should one order if going? Thanks =)

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Where to eat in Halifax

and Chef Craig won "Chef of the Year" among "Haligonians", so that says something right there =)

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Where to find fresh Calamari in Halifax?

My Husband has never tried Calamari, and I want his first experience to be a good one, as I have had many bad calamari dishes before.
You just never know what you're going to get when they bring the plate to the table :o(

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Delta Barrington brunch(?)

Just wondering if anyone has been to this, and what it's like (a.k.a. If it's worth dishing-out over $20+/person for it) Thanks! =)

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Best kept secret in halifax

sweet! just moved here and looking for good places to go with my hard-earned cash (ordered Venus pizza last night, and ended up spending $20 on a COLD pizza, then they refused to send us another one [!!!]) Anyhoo, I laughed at the "Somehow she even makes cooked carrots taste good." comment you made - will definately have to check it out =) Thanks!

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Trattoria della Nonna-Lunenburg NS

Awesome! My Husband and I just moved here, and will be going on road trips this summer, so thanks for the great suggestion =)

May 25, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

IL Mercato - Downtown Halifax location

Just wondering how good this restaurant is, because I have heard mixed things (about this location especially).

If you have eaten here, what would you recommend I order? (I like everything! LoL)

I've heard the food is great (especially the pasta-dishes), but what is the atmosphere like?

Thanks for any info :)

Apr 19, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Anyone tried the "Cellar bar & grill" in Bedford, NS ?

Was passing this restaurant last night, and have never even noticed it before, then noticed all of the nice cars out-front ...

Just wondering if their food is any good ? I can't seem to find many reviews online for this place.

Also, if you've been, what are the prices like... judging by all the fancy cars out front it may be out of my price-range, but maybe not :P

Thanks

Mar 06, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Halifax & Surrounding: Your fav diner joint?

Oops, I got ahead of myself and posted a "Looking for great diner in Halifax" just a minute ago, without reading the *already* posted items already (sorry =o(

I pass the Esquire everyday on the bus, and it always seems busy... will try their breakfast, thanks LJS :)

Mar 06, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Best Halifax diner/breakfast

Looking for the best diner for a great breakfast. Looking for a true 'diner' feel, with great food.

Have tried "Cora's" a few times, but find it really expensive and kind-of showy, also not that great quality of food.

Looking for stick-to-your-ribs, home-cooked (and awesome homefries if you know of anywhere too :P Thanx

Mar 06, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Best pizza place in Halifax

Hey, just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a great place to get pizza in Halifax. I'm not a big fan of the "thin crust" pizzas though (my fav. franchise is Pizza Hut, I'm a dough girl :P LoL

I'm new to the area and there are TONS of places to choose from! Any input greatly appreciated, Thanks :)

Feb 21, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

New to Halifax

My husband and I are new to Halifax, and need to know where to get the *best* fish & chips in this fine city =o) Thanks!

Feb 21, 2009
chef55 in Atlantic Canada

Peanut Butter Burgers, French Fry Titans, and Bye-Bye "Streak"

Thanks for your post...My husband and I are moving to Halifax in February (I know, I know :oS hopefully the weather will be at least a *tad* better by then!)

I have already saved your suggestions of where to eat :)

I heard Venus pizza is great... Anyone have any other suggestions for where to get a good pie (pizza...not that awful looking "blueberry pie" listed above!)

Jan 03, 2009
chef55 in Features