Archive for May, 2012
BDC is having their Young Entrepreneur Award
At BDC, we believe that innovation can help entrepreneurs succeed in an increasingly competitive world. That’s why we have created this award to recognize, encourage and support young entrepreneurs who put innovation at the heart of their business strategy.
We’re asking Canadian entrepreneurs aged 18 – 35 (as of December 31, 2011) to submit plans for innovation projects that will either improve their company’s processes, products or services, or their ability to better meet their clients’ needs. Have an idea? Tell us about it. It could be worth $100,000 or $25,000.”
And our friends at Two if By Sea are trying to get their own coffee roaster off the ground read and vote here
and to make life easier I have created a calendar reminder
just click on this link Vote for Anchored Coffee
and it will add a calendar reminder with link built in, to many mail/calendar programs
a little reminder @8 everyday till June 19th
0:00 Papa Gino’s Restaurant
- Oh Papa Gino’s, Halifax has come so far though I do miss the building where the Mariott Residence Inn is today.
0:32 High Liner
- Not the finest of High Liner commercials, “Ever been to see Billy?” but High Liner still hawking their frozen fish today.
1:02 Pizza Delight
- “Nobody Loves You Better” wow that commercial is 80′s overload, and Pizza delight was still unappetizing.
1:33 Crown Real Estate Ltd. (First Lake Estates Sackville)
- 30 years later only going for ~$160,000 today.
1:58 Bud McDonald Pontiac Buick GMC
- I’d buy a new Firefly for $7700, all 3 cylinders of it’s greatness, Bud McDonald has since made way for Wheatons and the MetroLink station in Sackville.
2:29 Chebucto Ford
- still hanging on but soon to move to Portland Street and become MacPhee Ford, will they still be CRUSHING the competition?
2:59 Miss Murphy’s Business College
- Wow, just wow!
3:30 Super Loto
- Suuuuuuper Loto , Corvette Convertible. (the emphasis is all wrong on that)
4:02 Gordon Shaw Concrete
- Still in biz with the flashier name of GS Concrete, and no longer making precast stairs.
4:33 Nova Scotia Tourism
- sad thing is except for the adding Theodore in i suspect they would make the same AD today
5:03 Casino Taxi
- best jingle ever, I remember trying to dial 429-6666 late one night of drinking when I was in Ontario!
5:32 Ben’s Bakery
- Whoa, if I change the U in Buns to and E it spells Bens, Mind Blown!
5:49 Cindy’s Restaurant
- tapping in on the perceived fame of Pap Ginos Cindy we get Cindy’s cajun “What dat’s not my bill”.
6:18 TK’s Carpet
- This to me is the embodiment of 80′s Halifax and TK’s is till going.
6:49 Yellow Pages
- Ha, a lot has changed in the last 30 years.
7:20 Scotia Square
- still open but more of a convenience for the towers above than a shopping destination, though they do have an awesome food court.
7:51 Mad Man McKay’s
- Crazy Special effects.
8:23 Reliable TV
- yikes that Stereo was $1000 before the interest.
8:53 Creighton’s Food Brokers
- these ads used to always make me sleepy that were just so boring, or the exciting one about Austral canned peaches. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
9:24 MacPhee Pontiac
- now MacPhee Chev after the changes at GM but still a huge dealer, used to always bug me as a kid why Mike McPhee would have a dealership and call it MACPhee.
The province of NS has a food safety website where you can look to see how your favourite restaurant, (or the restaurant that you are about to try for the first time) measures up to their food safety inspections. All the inspection for the last few years are up there and it can be quite informative most restaurants and eating establishments do quite well but seems people like to skip signing staff up for a proper food handling course. The City of Toronto has their fantastic DineSafe program that makes establishments post their last inspection results. “Post the food safety inspection notice in an obvious place clearly visible to members of the public, at or near the entrance of the establishment;” you can see the outline of the program at their website. Before you enter the establishment wouldn’t you like to know? I would love to see the province go this extra mile, when I go in a restaurant I would rather know that it is like this
kudos to Chives
vs. Pizzadelic in Mount Uniacke
Really I would love to know this before entering this Pizzadelic
There has been a significant amount of development in the last 5 years between Burnside Dr. and Hwy 118, most notably the creation of Dartmouth Crossing, but there has also been a lot of new building in Burnside. While most of these buildings are tilt up basic concrete and steel boxes housing all sorts of private sector business.
not aesthetically pleasing but cheap and functional.
However some public sector entities have been setting up and they seem to have much more money for designer custom buildings.
New RCMP Headquarters
Canadian Blood Services
NS Coroners Office
So I have a new page and hashtag #WHIDThfx
“A list of things or places I haven’t done or tried in HRM and around NS. Maybe I just didn’t know about it, maybe I just take it for granted, maybe it’s something new but these are things I plan to try.”
I’ll be adding things as I think of them and then scratch them off as I get them done, some may take me minutes to complete some may take me forever.
But in the last week I have knocked off 3
First off there was Cantina Mexicana which you can read about here a Sneak Peek at Cantina Mexicana
Then on Sunday I took 2 off the list while I visited the Hydrostones
A trip into Liquid Gold was a treat
A room full of Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar to try and see what you like , little spoons, cups and cubes of bread from neighbouring Juliens Bakery are all available to sample the selections. My companion and I had a great time sampling different things we selected the Favalosa and Manzanillo oils, and a Fig Balsamic and a Jalapeno White Balsamic 4X120ml $30. I knew it was time to go when my companion started blending vinegars and getting me to guess, the Mocha she made from Chocolate and Espresso Balsamic was kinda tasty though.
5525 Young Street, Halifax
Then across the little park to Highland Drive Storehouse
What a fabulous addition to the North End, the shop is beautiful and impeccable well planned, the whole shop oozes charm right to the delightful owner Jessi, who was deeply inquisitive into what we selected at Liquid Gold, The meat looked fantastic and the pork chops I bought were great. I am a big fan of pickled beets and hers do not disappoint perfect firmness of these baby gems. Then the piece de resistance the Bone Marrow Butter, that is good stuff. I most definitely will be adding this to my weekly visit rotation. Which is makes me say WHIDT.
5544 Kaye St, Halifax
Then we had to go over to Julien’s and get a bread, when we got home we tried all our oil, vinegar and marrow butter. Needless to say we had too much bread.
- Halifax After World War II
- 8×12 Review: The Shack
- Retales June 16: Basement Pub, A Wave of Starbucks and other Coffee Shops
- Retales June 9: PepperJacks, London Loft and Bargain Shop close but …
- ReTales: June 2, New Brew Pub, Sobeys on Wyse, Mugs etc.
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