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Halifax meets its matcha

Green tea lovers rejoice, Tsujiri is set to open its first Halifax location this Friday.
At the corner of South Park Street and Sackville Street, across from the Public Gardens and sandwiched between Halifax’s Citadel Hill and Spring Garden Road, is the new YMCA building. Although the building is set to open to the public sometime this fall, it already has some residential and commercial tenants, including one set to open this Friday, August 28.

Taco Tuesday pop-up making waves at The Local

Wave Tacos started as DIY home delivery kits, but now Oscar Hood and Amber Courchesne make up to 500 tacos a week.
Wave Tacos first began in May, delivering family-style taco kits for people to assemble themselves at home during the pandemic. “We did our first round of deliveries to just like, friends and families on Cinco de Mayo,” says co-owner and chef Oscar Hood.

Bulwark Cider House opens on Dresden Row

With two storeys and room for 17 taps, the recently opened taproom-slash-retail-store has plenty of room to grow.
New Ross-based Bulwark Cider opened a taproom in Halifax this week, opening Tuesday for pints and patrons.

Now open in Dartmouth, Maria’s Pasta Bar goes from dough to plate

Handmade pasta for eating in or taking home, inspired by Michael Dolente's Italian grandmother.
In downtown Dartmouth, Maria’s Pasta Bar & Pantry is focused on handmade everything, from dough to filling to sauce. “We make everything we serve,” says Michael Dolente, chef and owner of the restaurant.

There’s a new cheesecake in town

And it’s not your typical cherry topping and graham cracker crust.
Fresh, light and creamy. These are the words Ecem Akdeniz uses to describe San Sebastian cheesecake—the specialty at her new home-based business, Chéché Bakery.

Dear Friend wants to get as cozy as COVID will allow

The new downtown Dartmouth bar only has room for 17 patrons at a time right now.
Portland Street is now home to another stylish new place to drink. Dear Friend Bar opened on July 9, with a small but curated menu of cocktails (both boozy and alcohol-free), wine and beer.

Halifax gets its first vegan chain restaurant

Copper Branch, a “quick-serve vegan” restaurant, opened a Halifax location last Sunday, June 14. The downtown spot is the 68th location for the Quebec-based chain, mainly across Canada and the US with a handful in France and Belgium.

Bedford Highway getting a beer garden this month

Tucked away under the rail bridge, the former Chinatown restaurant location on the Bedford Highway is a prime space that has somehow sat empty for more than three years. But later this month, a new beer garden called Birch & Anchor will open its doors to the public for the first time, taking over the 15,000 square foot waterfront space.

A rising Tidal Bay floats the Goat

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden’s new sibling stars Nova Scotia’s wine appellation.
The team behind Stubborn Goat Beer Garden is bringing you another reason to head to the harbour.

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