It’s a small update this week, so I will discard the regular formatting and just get into it.

The Subway at the new Dartmouth 4 Pad hockey arena on Commodore Dr. in Burnside is open.

The new Woodside McDonald’s has opened

I noticed Taiwanese dessert chain ZenQ looks like it is ready to open on Barrington just behind the Superstore

Off Track Brewing is now open in Bedford across from Rocky Lake Pizza

The Carleton is closing tomorrow night for a 6-week reno (they will open for a few shows during In The Dead of Winter music festival) but are scheduled to be back to normal in February

COBS Bakery expanding across Canada just opened 100th store plans another 150 in the next four years (plans for here too) part of Bakers Delight which operates over 700 bakeries worldwide

Last Month The Coast published a great list of must eat menu items around town called “25 All Right”. Guest contributor Mach Zreik set out to eat all 25, here are his results

Dollarama has Easter Candy out …

and this week I had my 2nd Annual Halifax ReTales solo Holiday Party.
I took the bus headed Downtown Halifax where I went from Weird Harbour for a warm eggnog, then The Old Apothecary for a housemade peppermint patty. I then headed back up the street for an Imperial Stout at Stillwell, and popped across the street to Highwayman for cured smelts. I then headed back south on Barrington and grabbed a Big Spruce Cereal Killer at 2 Doors Down Bites on my way to Qiu Brothers for some pork and shrimp dumplings. Little Oak was my next stop where I had a cocktail and trout tartare then off to the ferry. Kings Wharf was next up with dessert at Il Trullo and then a gingery cocktail at The Watch That Ends The NightPicnic at Dart was next up for a Smokey The Beer, and then another beer a North Brewing, Malternate Reality at Battery Park. Finally, I grabbed a slice at Revana and a draught at my favourite watering hole Staggers

and with that happy holidays to all of you!