The following profile by our Lunenburg writer Alison Strachan on publisher John MacIntyre of MacIntyre Purcell ran in The Notebook in our founding year, 2017. MacIntyre Purcell, as I note elsewhere in this edition has just published The Book of Donair, which will be...
Publishing Twice a Week
The Macdonald Notebook is your source for exclusive Business & Inside Politics publishing every Saturday and Sunday.
The Donair Features
Lunch With Alison Strachan: Book of Donair’s Publisher John MacIntyre Of Lunenburg Has Printed Other Popular Tomes
Aug 28, 2020 | Arts & Culture
Aug 28, 2020 | Arts & Culture
By Andrew Macdonald Labour Day weekend marks the start of what could become a hot reading commodity: the definitive book on the donair. Halifax food author Lindsay Wickstrom has just written a 192-page tome entitled Book of Donair, subtitled 'Everything you wanted to...
Editor's Note: This is a third part feature on the History of the Halifax Donair, as written by food blogger Lindsay Wickstrom, the creator of the website, EatThisTown.ca. Part I & II ran in recent editions - if you missed those articles, weblinks to those stories...
By Lindsay Wickstrom Preface: I wrote a well-meaning post (last weekend), Donair History Part 1: It Began With the Doner Kebab. I wrote about how the donair evolved from the Greek gyros, which itself is derived from the Turkish doner kebab. At the time, I was doing...
By Alan Stern Special To The Macdonald Notebook The story of the donair began when Peter Gamoulakos and his brother John Kamoulakos were in involved with the restaurant Zapatas on South Park Street, next to the old YMCA. This was in the mid-1960s. Peter was the chef...
Mar 14, 2020 | Arts & Culture
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...
King of Donair: Norman Nahas Gears Up For Full Scale Production Of Donair Beer After Pilot Project Deemed A Runaway Success
Dec 24, 2019 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald The donair is the official food of Halifax, and earlier this month the micro brewery at Keith’s Small batch Brewery at The Brewery Market rolled out it test pilot of 'donair beer'. “Our collaboration of Donair Beer was done with Alexander Keith’s...
May 5, 2019 | Real Estate
King of Donair: More Western Expansion & A Plan For America By Andrew Macdonald The King of Donair chain based in Halifax, now branded as KOD, is continuing its aggressive expansion plans out West, and co-owner Norman Nahas is also talking about establishing...
May 3, 2019 | Real Estate
By Andrew Macdonald The 'official food of Halifax' just got ink in a newspaper in Japan. A journalist from the paper Koyoto travelled from Japan to Halifax to feature the donair in an article, and well known The Food Network TV presenter John Catucci just brought his...
Dec 28, 2018 | Real Estate
This article was published in January. By Andrew Macdonald The King of Donair chain based in Halifax, now branded as KOD, has concluded a deal that will see the popular food item being sold in locations across North America. The Bassam Nahas family has recently...
Articles by Topic
- Cabot Links (142)
- Chester Notes (51)
- Coronavirus Coverage (88)
- Electric vehicles Feature (7)
- Halifax Downtown Grocer Wars: Arthur's Takes On Pete's (4)
- Lunch With Alison (34)
- Maritime Business (21)
- Millennial Entrepreneurs (35)
- NSLC/Craft Beer/NS Wines (90)
- Pasta Primavera's Yarmouth Creation (12)
- Restaurants (62)
- Schmidtville Proposed Tree Massacre (22)
- The Donair Features (14)
- Tom Peters' Golf Tour (8)
- Women In Non-Traditional Occupations (4)