Kaiser’s, king of subs

Kaiser’s, king of subs

Lower Sackville’s sandwich legend serves up consistency, simplicity and nostalgia for lunch.
Nostalgia is a force of nature. It can come in a lightning flash and turn into a whirlwind of sentimentality or a tidal wave of longing or regret.

Gangnam's paradise

Comforting sweetness and addictive heat make Gangnam Korean BBQ’s flavour unforgettable.
The first time I had Korean food was around 15 years ago. Jim’s Grill was a little greasy spoon not far from Wrigleyville, in Chicago.

Pho Hoang Minh’s magic number

Why you should eat dish number 15 today, tomorrow and forever.
Pho Hoang Minh 172 Wyse Road Mon-Wed 11am-9pm; Thu-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 4pm-9pm

The fantastic East of Grafton and where to find it

Outward-looking creativity shines on Argyle Street, amidst the construction rubble.
East of Grafton 1580 Argyle Street Tue-Fri 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-11pm Sun 11:30am-10pm

Grill crush at Bearly's

Asado's Southern barbecue at Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs just makes sense.
Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs 1269 Barrington Street

Little Oak goes a long way

The waterfront bar makes a big statement with its airy ambience, beautiful menu and interesting, interested drinks.
Little Oak 1475 Lower Water Street Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm; Thu-Sat 4pm-late

Sea of love

Embarking on the a chef’s choice omakase dinner at Sushi Shige is an adventure for the senses.
Sushi Shige 1532 Granville Street Omakase reservations:902-422-0740

Anchor’s the way

The Anchor brings a neighbourhood hangout, and a great menu, to Fairview.
The Anchor 3625 Dutch Village Road

Destination, Mappatura

Personality-packed decor, attentive service and homey Italian flavour make a visit to Mappatura Bistro majorly memorable.
Mappatura Bistro 5883 Spring Garden Road

Picnic packs personality

A colourful extension of the Dart Gallery, Picnic’s big ideas make it a beacon of creativity on Portland Street.
Picnic at Dart 127 Portland Street Tue-Sat 4-10pm Sat-Sun 10:30am-2pm

Steak expectations at The Barrington

A perfectly cooked meal inspires some reflection on the tradition of steakhouses.
There are something like 30 million Google results for how to cook a perfect steak.

Maxim value

Clayton Park’s newest strip mall eatery, Pho Maxim, dishes out personable service and heaping portions.
I just got back from Los Angeles (brag) and have a newfound appreciation for strip malls.

Selling the sizzle

It’s discovery central at tucked-away Filipino restaurant Hot Plate: The Sizzling House.
Hot Plate: The Sizzling House

Shuck's sea fever

Looking for love at Shuck, an edible ode to the region’s stellar seafood.
I went to Shuck wanting to love it.

Holding out for a hero

Rinaldo’s follows the family tradition of serving Italian-American eats with big, fuss-free sandwiches.
I was already sitting in the sunshine enjoying the salt-laced citrus tartness of Good Robot's Goseface Killah when my friend Sarah walked onto their gastroturf with her new puppy, Penny.

Highwayman’s a driving force

One of the city’s most exciting chefs marries simplicity and precision at Spanish-inspired restaurant and bar, Highwayman.
My first experience at a Basque restaurant was in Barcelona, at the end of a rambling walk through El Born.

Ewe oughta know about Black Sheep

A drawn-out brunch at downtown’s Black Sheep Restaurant is full of unforgettable flavours.
If you look at the restaurant community as a family, Black Sheep is by no means the disgraceful brother or ne'er-do-well sister.

That’s a wrap

Fisherman’s Cove classic Wharf Wraps is a picturesque spot to enjoy a sunny day, and a pricy fish and chips.
When I'm looking for a quick fix of salt air, beachy vibes and summertime snacks like fish and chips and soft serve in a classic, postcard-perfect Nova Scotia atmosphere, Fisherman's Cove is my go-to afternoon trip.

Mad about Mateus

A Mahone Bay day trip is made all the brighter by a stop in at the must-go restaurant.
Mateus Bistro beckons, bright and orange, on Main Street in Mahone Bay.

Flying Apron soars in Summerville

A summer road trip reveals a fiercely local country kitchen that’s as charming as it is relaxing.
Summer sunshine means the bumpy tangle of country roads in Hants County is dotted with rust-tinged yard sales and rickety signs advertising fresh eggs and homemade jams and pickles.

Feeling the Strasbourg

La Cave de Strasbourg serves up sauerkraut, schnitzel and bratwurst worthy of a trip to Fall River.
Somehow La Cave de Strasbourg has just never been on my radar.


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Vol 25, No 21
October 19, 2017

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