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rec. places for student who likes to eat alone....

I know what you mean about dining alone. One of the best I find is Taj Mahal. They have circular booths with rather high edges so you can hide a little. The food is also amazing there. I don't know why people are recommending chives for this. It is very uncomfortable for eating alone. You can only really sit at awkward little tables surrounded in plain view by groups and couples.

Nov 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

dio mio gelato closed

End of an era in Halifax.

Nov 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

perk's coffee shop- halifax/ cornish pasties.

I noticed outside the Perk's coffee shop for a few years or so now they have been advertising these cornish pasties. I've avoided going in and trying one since it seemed like a big risk for seven bucks or so, but I tried one today and I was amazed. I thought I would get the word out to whoever may read these, tourists or otherwise. Anyway they are VERY good, probably quite fattening and really all you need for lunch all by itself. The pastry definitely tastes home made(restaurant made). Give them a try see if you agree.

Nov 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Italian Gourmet going downhill

greg I know what you mean about that soup. I used to love it too. You should know you can get something almost identical to it at the wired monk.

Oct 12, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Bakewell's/ Spring Garden Place Mall.

This place has some of the best baked goods I have ever tried. The real standouts are the pies, which taste just like grandma used to make, to brownies made of real belgian chocolate, and the muffins, which I have not had better anywhere. I'm sure you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Like I said alot of it is gourmet, but they also have a lot of old fashioned standards as well. Would recommend this place highly to anyone.

Sep 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Halifax Local Seafood Restaurant Help For a Monday

Chives isn't open for lunch, Salty's is terrible, I'd recommend, mckelvie's, also the pub side of O'carroll's is really an undiscovered gem. you can hardly go wrong on their menu. I'd stay away from the pizza on pita bread though.

Sep 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

elephant and castle not worth it

tried elephant and castle today, so I will admit to only having the one item, but I'll tell you it was so disappointing. Their chicken pot pie, I would not recommend. It is like 80 % sauce or gravy, you will need a spoon. again I am not recommending it, found it was blah, flavorless, nothing special, and I am not even sure I would say, adequate.

Sep 08, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Pregnant in Halifax looking for cheesesteak

Ryan Duffy's has this as a special right now. I'd say that is a sure bet.

Jul 22, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Italian Gourmet going downhill

I have to tell you that I used to love this place but the lady who owns it can be so sour-faced, greedy, indifferent, and even confrontational that it really turned me off. I only recommend going there if you know she is away. I agree with the other posts about the service.

Jul 22, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Best pizza place in Halifax

I don't know why Alexandra's is so popular I think they are somewhere between awful and o.k. Their donairs are good though. Here's my advice whatever you do don't go to uncle buck's. It doesn't even smell good when you go in.

Jul 22, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Halifax's second best secret

O.K. forget quizno's and subway, if you want a really great sandwich try The Submarine on Inglis. St. in Halifax. A very non-descript place with a simple name. This place is so good they don't even advertise, I'm sure they don't need to. The aroma alone when you walk in will sweep you off your feet, literally. Service is a little rough around the edges but I guess it goes with the territory. So here's the deal, I don't know why it's so good but they do make their own bread and they have gourmet cheese if you want it, other than that they use very fresh ingredients. Only downfall: they aren't open on weekends.

Jun 11, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Best pizza place in Halifax

word on the street by the people who know is go for Peter's pizza on inglis. Ask for Pete;s special.

Jun 11, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

Best kept secret in halifax

In the comfort food/ diner category I would like to suggest my favorite place in downtown halifax. I don't like diners as they are defined because it conjures up images of "greasy spoon".But the best home cooking I've ever had is in the brewery market mall and is called the City Deli. Ironically enough it is directly across from Da Maurizio's the other best place in Hali, but in a whole different category. Anyway back to City Deli, this place is run and owned by a perfectionistic British lady and she sure knows what she is doing. Somehow she even makes cooked carrots taste good. She has the best mashed potatoes I've ever tasted anywhere, but the truth is she is just good at everything she makes, sometimes bordering on gourmet. Don't be thrown off when you first go in- it is set up cafeteria style. There is everything here from meatloaf, mac and cheese, club sandwiches, chicken a la king, etc. The only downfall being that they are only open on weekdays and only for lunch and breakfast. Try it and see if you agree with me.

May 10, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

sunday brunch buffet- prince george hotel

Dear LJS, the sunday buffet I am referring to is in the Prince george hotel, the same one which houses the gio restaurant everyone keeps raving about. It is on market st., just below citadel hill, one of our bigger tourist attractions.

May 06, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

sunday brunch buffet- prince george hotel

I notice that a lot of people are on this site debating which is best: gio, fiasco, or dumaurizio. They seem to have completely missed one obvious fact. The same hotel which has gio in it also has a sunday buffet that is out of this world. It's hard to beat especially if you are in one of those moods where you cravea a bunch of things but you aren't sure what. Costs about 28 $ and worth every penny, even just for the dessert table alone. On any given weekend they could have anything from very expertly made homemade donuts(impossible to find in hali) to very fancy upscale complexx, tortes, comfort food puddings etc.Highly recommed it. very good for celebrating a special occasion. BY the way I live in Hali so I've been just about everywhere.

May 03, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada

New to Halifax

I'm very fussy about fish and chips so I feel I can advise you but then it depends on exactly what you like. mY favorite spot is on the walkable main strip of the waterfront, basically a shack called captain's catch. I don't know how they do it but the fish is so tender it falls apart off the fork. The coating is also nice and light. The other plus is that if you aren't that hungry or you are watching your diet you can get just one piece of fish and nothing else.The other place which is recommended alot in halifax is fries and company. They are somewhere around chebucto road. Good luck.

May 03, 2009
krisie in Atlantic Canada