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Halifax restaurants

April Hot Dining

By Janice Hudson

Photo: Bruce Murray/VisionFire

Photo: Bruce Murray/VisionFire

PASTA PERFECTION
Pasta reaches new palate-pleasing heights at da Maurizio Fine Dining, located downtown in the Historic Properties. Using time-honoured techniques, Chef/owner Andrew King makes a range of pasta from scratch with recipes that feature flavourful local ingredients. Try the fettuccine with lobster for a truly decadent entrée.

Photo: Janice Hudson

Morris East. Photo: Janice Hudson

EXPANDING HORIZONS
Specializing in wood-fired pizza, Morris East has revamped and expanded the bar at its downtown location on Morris Street in Halifax’s South End. With ample space for wine storage, the new bar now offers more wines by the glass, plus two local craft beers on tap: its exclusive Morris East Fire Tap beer by Garrison Brewing and a rotating local seasonal beer.

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Athens Restaurant

 

EDITOR’S CHOICE
Athens Restaurant on Quinpool Road in Halifax’s West End has been the go-to breakfast spot for more than 30 years. Be sure to get there early on weekends as the booths fill up fast. Come back for lunch and try flavourful Greek specialties like lamb souvlaki, calamari and moussaka.

Edna

Edna

NORTH END FLAVOURS
•One of Halifax’s hottest eateries, Edna offers a unique dining experience in a revitalized part of Gottingen Street. Sit at the communal dining table made of salvaged barn board for a fun group-dining atmosphere. The menu showcases what’s fresh: sample local oysters, free-range chicken, and charcuterie from nearby Ratinaud French Cuisine.
•Heading north on Agricola Street, Agricola Street Brasserie boasts home-style French cuisine with ingredients from local suppliers and farms. Watch Chef Ludovic Eveno and his team at work in the open-concept kitchen. They make the charcuterie, sausages, breads, desserts and more on-site from scratch.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q

Woody’s Bar-B-Q

FAMILY FUN
Woody’s Bar-B-Q in Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing has a menu of authentic Southern classics that will please even the fussiest eater. Choose from baby-back ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork, among much more. On Mondays, kids eat for free from 3 p.m. to close. Recently renovated, the restaurant now has a children’s play area.

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COZY VIBE
Fireplaces dot the interior of The Fireside on Sackville Street, the perfect spot for whiling away a chilly spring evening over a Spanish coffee or an inventive martini. Drop in on a Monday and the martinis are half price. Nosh on a gourmet sandwich, French onion soup or warm spinach salad.

Where Canada’s 10 Best New Restaurants

Canada’s best new restaurants of 2014, chosen by the editors of Where

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Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants is an annual award program that recognizes the top new dining destinations across the country. Where magazine’s editors deliberate at the end of each year to nominate an outstanding restaurant from their region.

This year’s selection celebrates cozy cuisine—like Prairie 360, Where Winnipeg’s pick, offering a curated mix of wild game and locally-sourced ingredients; or Tavern 1883, nominated by Where Canadian Rockies, that serves up “proper Canadian comfort food” in a charming mountain cabin atmosphere. Creative Italian fare is also in the spotlight—Bufala, selected by Where Vancouver, serves up down-to-earth rustic fare while Bar Buca, Where Toronto’s pick, showcases around 30 perfect-for-grazing small plates. Together, these restaurants and 6 more, represent the top 10 new restaurants in Canada in 2014.

Click on the slideshow to see all of Where’s Best New Restaurants of 2014.

Where’s Best New Restaurants 2013

Canada’s best new restaurants of 2013, chosen by the editors of Where

Where’s Best New Restaurants 2013

Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants is an annual award program recognizing the nation’s top chefs and outstanding restaurants. Editors from each of the following Where magazine regions select an exceptional restaurant to be honoured: Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Winnipeg.

In this year’s selection, a tie is declared in Calgary with two bistros claiming the prize, while an eclectic mix of cuisine is highlighted including Spanish fare in Toronto, Mediterranean dishes in Victoria, market menus in Winnipeg and much more.

Click on the slideshow to see all of Where’s Best New Restaurants of 2013.

A Foodie Road Trip Through the Maritimes

By ALINA SEAGAL

The Wharf Village Restaurant of Moncton (Photo: Alina Seagal)

When on a road trip, finding the right spot to eat can turn into a scavenger hunt—especially if you’re on a seafood sampling adventure in Maritimes. Lobster rolls, seafood chowders and crab cakes are served at every corner, and it’s next to impossible for the uninitiated to know the place that they’ll like best. Here, our list of great lobster shacks, oyster bars and family-run establishments that will help you find the perfect place to stop.

Start the Maritimes foodie road trip »

 

Hot Dining: Editor’s Pick: Le Bistro

Halifax’s original French bistro is back after a long dormancy. Le Bistro has returned to South Park Street. The original Le Bistro was a Halifax favourite for a generation. A decade after its closing, former manager Liz Chamber-Ingram has revived it. The new spot has the same Parisian vibe, and serves old favourites like Crêpe Marocaine and the house specialty lemon pie.

Le Bistro, Photo: Rachael Shrum

Where’s Best New Restaurants 2011

Canada’s best new restaurants of 2011, chosen by the editors of Where

Where Canada‘s Best New Restaurants is an annual award program dedicated to recognizing the country’s top chefs and innovative restaurateurs. (more…)

Hot Dining: Editor’s Choice

Chef Geir Simensen, Saege Bistro

If you’re a committed foodie, March 2 is the day to be in Halifax. The Westin hotel on Hollis Street hosts the Savour Food & Wine show. Dozens of chefs, vintners and suppliers from around Nova Scotia share their creations—choose from countless appetizers, entrees, desserts, wines, beers and more. It’s the ideal place to sample the best of the local dining scene.cool setting and hot vibe.

The Foodie’s Delight

Discover the best of Nova Scotian cuisine at Savour Food & Wine

By Trevor J. Adams

You’d have to spend a year touring to have all the great culinary experiences you can enjoy during the Savour Food & Wine festival. Running from February 1 to March 2, Savour celebrates the province’s culinary scene, with numerous special events. (more…)