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  • MB 11:48 pm on July 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fish and Tall Ships 

    Tall ShipsI don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are a bunch of ships docked in the harbour. Their defining characteristic: tallness. Yep, that’s right: they’re finally here. The town crier can finally put his hand bell back in the box, rest his weary eyes and save his oyez-es for another day. Because: TALL SHIPS!

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    • kristaspurr 8:13 am on July 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great post! Go back for the hard lemonade with vodka and blueberry liqueur from Ironworks. Definitely helped my “productivity” last night!

      Thanks for the tip about the Unicorn. Ship figureheads are a favourite of mine – I thought I had collected all of them, but missed that one.

    • Ruth 9:07 am on July 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great review and if I wasn’t already dreaming about going… and when to time my trip… I sure am now!

  • simonathibault 6:40 am on July 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Read Up On It – July 13th, 2012 

    This week’s edition of Read Up On It is a tasty blend of bbq chip bandits, cold coffee and Beep. Oh, delicious Beep.

    • A blog called She Simmers decided to put together a fish sauce taste test. I have to say, although I’ve been a big fan of Three Crabs (even though it does tend to cloud dishes), I think I may change things up.
    • And for the last bit, a “truly” canadian story: drunken bbq chip bandits.
  • MB 7:06 pm on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Summertime HaliSnax: Oyster Happy Hour 

    Oyster Happy HOur

    Five Fishermen Oyster Happy Hour: $1.50 per oyster

  • MB 11:03 pm on July 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Thank God It's Tuesday

    Halifax is a city that can sometimes feel like it never quite gets it right. So it makes sense to me that it’s not a Friday that makes me praise the Lord, but a Tuesday instead.

    Every Tuesday from 4pm-9pm, a delicious menu of cocktails is concocted at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s restaurant, Untitled Eats, by Jeff Van Horne, a bartender imbued with the spirit of speakeasies and a clear love for quality drinks. (He also ably holds down the bar at the Bicycle Thief on weekends.) Check out the menu every week on his blog, Dash of Dartmouth. If you like a well-made tipple or are finicky about how you wet your whistle, this’ll make you say “Thank God it’s Tuesday!”

  • MB 7:08 pm on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Summertime HaliSnax: The Slushie 

    Atlantic News Slushie

    Atlantic News Strawberry-Banana Slushie: $1.99

  • MB 2:30 pm on July 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Summertime HaliSnax: The Ice Cream Sandwich 

    Ace Burger Company Ice Cream Sandwich

    Ace Burger Company Ice Cream Sandwich: $3.50

  • simonathibault 5:39 pm on July 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Give it to me large 

    You just can’t help yourself. The summer starts and the heat and humidity smack you upside the head.  You need relief from it all. And so you go to that childhood favourite, that flavour you always loved.

    Thank god they don’t sell Moon Mist in tubs

    There is something homey and simple about ice cream, even when it is gussied up with brownie bits, fudge swirls, caramel cups and lots and lots of sprinkles.  Oh, those sprinkles.

    The best way – and the best time- to eat an ice cream is not to head to your freezer, but to get out of the house, preferably after supper.  Walk, bike or get in your car to get to the nearest corner store, newsstand, or mom-and-pop joint down the street. Walk up to the freezers, and look at the selection.  Avoid the stuff that has ice crystals forming, you know it’s not popular for a reason. I’m looking at you Tiger Stripe. Go for a classic, like Grapenut. Try it again, you may like it as an adult.  Moon Mist is the only time you will eat anything somewhat banana-flavoured, but you don’t care, it’s a big scoop of instant nostalgia that hasn’t changed its taste since you were five.

    Get extra napkins. Get a bigger scoop than you think you can handle.  It’s summer.  It’s brief, it’s warm and you might as well enjoy what you can when you can.  Because ice cream doesn’t taste as good when it’s a blizzard outside.

    • lifeofmytime 12:11 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Now see – Tiger is my nostalgic go to ice cream flavour. You don’t know what you’re missing! Or maybe you do. Either way – yay Tiger!

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