Restaurants can return to full capacity, if they have the space

Restaurants can return to full capacity, if they have the space

Are 100 percent capacity and physical distancing mutually exclusive?
Premier Stephen McNeil made a major announcement this afternoon to help restaurants during the pandemic. At least it sounded like a big deal.

How to be a good customer in a post-COVID world

Get out of the house for a bite or a beer, but stay safe.
Nova Scotia’s reopening day has us all thinking about getting out of our homes to head to the nearest salon, massage therapist or patio. But don’t be too fast.

June 5 isn’t a magic reopening day for everyone

Some local restaurants just can’t be profitable at 50 percent capacity.
Today's the day: As of Friday June 5, the Nova Scotia government says COVID-closed industries like bars, restaurant dining rooms and hairdressers are permitted to reopen. Premier Stephen McNeil said this past Wednesday that it’s time to “get our economy moving again.”

N.S. alcohol laws mean most bartenders can’t deliver cocktails during COVID

Current legislation prohibits all but one Halifax restaurant from delivering pre-mixed drinks to your door
Local bartenders are at home shaking drinks for themselves during the shutdown, but not many are mixing up cocktails for customers. And it's hard to predict how that is going to change when businesses are allowed—but not required—to reopen this week.

Nine local, Black-owned restaurants to support now (and always)

It's always a good time to support Black-owned businesses, but with so many folks on social media looking for places to put their money where their mouth is, here are some of our favourites.

It’s fiddlehead season, and they’re in danger of being over-picked

If you’ve ventured into the woods this spring, you may have come across the east coast delicacy that is fiddleheads. They usually pop up along streams or other water sources in small groups.

Feed Nova Scotia adds home delivery to its arsenal of tools to fight food insecurity

The group is handing out 20,000 boxes of non-perishables during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March, when COVID-19 began to hit the province with Canada’s highest rate of food insecurity, Feed Nova Scotia knew it needed to step up. “Our first priority was to make sure that we can continue to be sustainable as an organization that’s providing regular food support to our member agencies,” says Karen Theriault, the organization’s director of development and communications.

Buy a pint for your favourite nurse, doctor, or hospital custodian

2 Crows is giving back to front line staff the only way it knows how—through beer.
These past few months haven’t exactly been a cakewalk for medical professionals, and though we're all thankful for the work they're doing, clapping your pots and pans together on the front porch at 7pm isn’t exactly a tangible way of giving back. Why not buy them a beer?

Halifax is dining together, at home to support Feed Nova Scotia

After getting laid off from a prestigious UK restaurant, Colin Bebbington quarantined, then got creative.
Colin Bebbington got laid off from his culinary position at the prestigious Claridge's Hotel restaurant in London in the early days of the COVID pandemic. Forced to return to his hometown of Halifax for mandatory 14-day isolation, Bebbington got to thinking about how to give back the only way he knows how—through food.

Laid-off restaurant staff in Atlantic Canada can apply for this fund every week

The Bartenders Benevolent Fund is for front-of-house staff who need short-term cash.
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund was originally started in Ontario back in 2013, but with the onslaught of COVID-19 layoffs it has expanded across the country. “It was definitely a lot more Ontario-focused before this happened,” says Lindsay Jones, bar manager at The Ostrich Club in Halifax and one of the BBF's Atlantic region disbursement panellists.

Some Tidal Bay for you city rollers

Nova Scotia's signature sip is back with its latest vintage. Here's what to expect from the 2019 crop.
P icture yourself in mid-June.

Quarantine smells like some old fashioned Jewish penicillin AKA chicken soup

Life in the time of coronavirus for a Halifax self-love advocate with a love of cooking and sharing recipes
The Coast is collecting and sharing dispatches from around the world about what life in the time of COVID-19 looks like, smells like and feels like.

There are still lots of ways to support small business in Halifax right now

Home made pasta, coffee beans to your door, bike-delivery books and more
In such a close-knit community like Halifax, where cafes, restaurants, local shops, and evenings at local watering holes fill our downtime, it’s tough to imagine a vision of the neighbourhood where we’re all confined to our homes.

How to get your farmers' market fix during the lockdown

What's open, who's delivering and where you can pick up local groceries.
Whether you’re a Saturday regular at one of the city’s farmers’ markets or a local veggie ingenue, there are a lot of options coming online when it comes to Nova Scotia produce.

Dalgona Coffee is my new self-isolation coping strategy

For once, an Instagram trend that's worth following.
I’m a lactose-intolerant, strict americano drinker—or at least I was pre-quarantine.

The Coast postpones Burger Week to June 2020

With heavy sauce we bring you a Halifax Burger Week update from Burger Week HQ here at The Coast.

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