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Voyages: Alex Oh Sushi & Rolls

Voyages: Alex Oh Sushi & Rolls

Korean-born chef Alex Oh first discovered his fascination for Japanese cuisine while working at a restaurant in the town of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. With this newly found passion, Oh set out to make something of himself, cutting his teeth as an aspiring young itamae (sushi […]

Voyages: I Love Pho

Voyages: I Love Pho

Let’s face facts – most people do not often think of the Bedford highway as a culinary hotspot. While on the surface it does not appear that way, we feel it is our duty at The Starving Sailor to bring to your attention the remarkable […]

Voyages: Humble Pie Kitchen

Voyages: Humble Pie Kitchen

5 years ago, a New Zealander named Mike Noakes rounded up his belongings and hopped on a plane to Canada. Next thing he knew, he had landed in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Although he was immediately shocked by the cold weather and the abundance of […]

Voyages: Tempo Food + Drink

Voyages: Tempo Food + Drink

I’ve been living in Halifax for four years now, and every weekend without fail I find myself gazing longingly inside Tempo Food + Drink as I make my regular half-buzzed trek up Duke St. after a Saturday well spent at the legendary Split Crow Pub. […]

Voyages: La Frasca Cibi & Vini

Voyages: La Frasca Cibi & Vini

Down on Spring Garden Road in the heart of Halifax’s downtown shopping district sits La Frasca Cibi & Vini, an authentic Italian eatery serving up the type of rustic fare native to the north-eastern region of Friuli. By hanging a branch over the door to […]

Voyages: Black Sheep

Voyages: Black Sheep

A brand new restaurant called Black Sheep has recently opened on Dresden Row and it’s making waves across the city for its all day brunch and creative renditions of tapas-style small plate flare. The brainchild of former Gio Chefs John House and David Woodley, Black […]

Voyages: Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery

Voyages: Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery

Have you ever found yourself walking along Quinpool Rd and wondering about that mysterious place next to the former King’s Palace? One thing is for certain… it is not a tattoo shop. In fact, it’s the furthest thing from it, so do yourself a favour […]

Voyages: Boneheads BBQ

Voyages: Boneheads BBQ

Calling all barbecue buffs of Halifax! Do you find yourself dreaming about succulently smoky meat slathered in spicy-sweet sauce and served alongside mountains of fresh-cut fries and heaps of crisp coleslaw? Well then, stop acting like a bonehead and run, don’t walk, to the corner […]

Voyages: Stillwell Bar

Voyages: Stillwell Bar

Long reputed for having the most bars per capita of any city in Canada, those who truly know Halifax understand that this is a drinking town. And in Nova Scotia, more often than not, beer is the beverage of choice. Ever since the creation of […]

Voyages: Rhubarb Restaurant

Voyages: Rhubarb Restaurant

Located just 5 minutes north of the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, Jim and Diane Buckle’s Rhubarb Restaurant in Indian Harbour, NS is a must-visit destination for residents of the HRM and tourists alike. As I first arrive at the picturesque oceanside property, I am charmed […]