All you can eat sushi fans will be interested that Dartmouth’s Mizu is bringing their all you can eat menu to second location in Bayers Lake in the strip mall across the parking lot from Superstore.
Propeller Brewing is opening a third location they will be serving up growlers, bottles, cans and merchandise on Quinpool Road in The Keep on the corner of Vernon Street. They are expected to open in the Spring and you will also be able to grab a pint. Meanwhile Garrison Brewing has set an grand opening date of November 15 for their Oxford Tap Room a few blocks away on Quinpool.
Moncton’s discount fruit and veggie shop Tomavo is opening in Bedford Commons in the former Payless store.
Turkish restaurant Lemon Tree is growing again this time they are opening in the house on the corner of Dutch Village Rd and Central Avenue. They also have spots on Queen Street Halifax and the Bedford Highway
Libations a wine bar has opened inside of fashion designer Lisa Drader-Murphy’s Historic Properties shop.
Dartmouth watering hole The Perfect Pour is closing their pub on Norm Newman Drive in Dartmouth. Their last day is expected to be November 17
In the former motel that is now retail on Bedford Highway, I see they have suffered a couple of losses with the closures of Amanda’s Lingerie and clothing store District 16
Katch Seafood has reopened in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court.
Nice to see that Bishop’s Cellar has completed the renovation and expansion of their shop on Lower Water Street. The new space is much more open and much better displays for the spirits and beer and lots of room for the extensive selection of wine.
All the signage for Indian Corner the Indian restaurant coming to Dutch Village Road has been taken down and a for lease sign is back up in the window.
Improv Cafe is coming to Halifax’s old north end.
Christopher Campbell and Frederick Tandy are teaming up to bring a cafe/bar to the back of Tandy’s Charcuterie Ratinaud, 2157 Gottingen St.
Their idea is for it to be a cafe by day, focused on warm drinks, and in the evening it will become more of a wine bar.
Campbell has operated restaurants in British Columbia and recently opened Almonak also in the north end, on Almon Street. He says they will bring to the Halifax market new things like charcoal-match lattes, and beetroot and chili lattes, and lots of other ideas they will try out.
Campbell and Tandy are also working on engaging directly with farmers, to have whole milk straight from the farm, along with other dairy and non-dairy options. Campbell was also quite proud of the café’s Black Eagle espresso machine. He says it is the first in Halifax.
On the food side of business, Tandy will be showcasing a lot of his product with from the charcuterie with sandwiches made to order. There will be no sandwiches just waiting in a fridge.
Tandy also will be rolling out things like the Croque Monsieur, which they made at their previously shop. At night, the meats and cheeses will be on full display in more of a charcuterie mode.
The cafe is taking over the former dinner club space of The Kitchen Table, and has some redecorating to give it more of a Parisian Alley feel, complete with graffiti. They also say the background music will be old school and French hip hop.
Both Campbell and Tandy are excited about the idea and think it will be a perfect complement to Ratinaud out front and the old north-end community at large. They are working to have the cafe open sometime next month.