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Self Isolating Or Otherwise?: Consider Fabulous Take Out Meals From Halifax’s Very Best Middle Eastern Fare Offering: Shiraz Restaurant On Hollis Street

Self Isolating Or Otherwise?: Consider Fabulous Take Out Meals From Halifax’s Very Best Middle Eastern Fare Offering: Shiraz Restaurant On Hollis Street

By Andrew Macdonald

With Nova Scotia restaurants being mandated by the Nova Scotia government to close their seating areas, and only serve take-out food, I’d like to plug an independent Downtown Halifax eatery.

Operated by a husband and wife, originally from far away lands, Shiraz Restaurant has been my go-to place for fine foods.

The hard-working restaurateurs opened their shop in Downtown Halifax in 2010. His name is MOHAMMAD TABESH, and she is ZAHRA HAJIMOHAMMADY, although I call her Sophie.

Billing itself as offering The Flavors of Persia, this two-person shop delivers its meals via Uber Eats, in Halifax.

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The Donair: It Began With the Doner Kebab, Part 1

The Donair: It Began With the Doner Kebab, Part 1

By Lindsay Wickstrom, food blogger of website Eat This Town Over the last couple of years, I have completed 'donair quests' in Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton but you may have noticed that I haven’t touched on Halifax. The spicy-sweet truth is that I’ve been researching...

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The Halifax Restaurateur: Fish ‘n Chips Quest In Fisherman’s Cove

The Halifax Restaurateur: Fish ‘n Chips Quest In Fisherman’s Cove

By Lindsay Wickstrom 

I recently wrote a piece for The Coast’s Hot Summer Guide about some of the best places to eat fish and chips in the sun. One of my suggestions was Fisherman’s Cove, since it satisfies my check list:

Beach boardwalk? Check.
Quaint fishing village? Check.
Fish and chips eatery with a loyal following? More than one!

I mistakenly mentioned Gordy’s as a local favourite, unaware that Gordy’s has been closed for some time, Apparently it had been too long since I’d visited Fisherman’s Cove, and I’d been meaning to determine once and for all who makes the best fish and chips there! So I rounded up ReTales and Cailin O’Neil to help me eat and judge three platters of fish ‘n chips in Fisherman’s Cove.

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An Odd Fact: Quinpool Road Until Now Banned Bars, Pubs & Wateringholes – Centre Plan Could See Booze Emporium Invasion To The Street

An Odd Fact: Quinpool Road Until Now Banned Bars, Pubs & Wateringholes – Centre Plan Could See Booze Emporium Invasion To The Street

By Andrew Macdonald

If you can believe it, in a city that is famous for its legions of bars and pubs – fuelled by 30,000 university students in Halifax, Quinpool Road has been a bar/pub desert.

Until the other month, one could not operate a solely dedicated bar or pub on Quinpool because of age-old city bylaws keeping the street free of watering holes.

Existing restaurants can sling beer, but only if a customer also orders food.

So if you order a meal at the street’s legendary Athens, then you can quaff a drink.

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