The Wilds, Holyrood, Newfoundland

Chef Roary MacPherson is BACK!  After a foray into foodservice sales, he decided that the commerical kitchen was his home.  And we couldn’t agree more.  He’s known by many as “Mr. Newfoundland Food” and has worked tirelessly promoting and perfecting the cuisine. His menus...

The Claddagh Oyster House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Claddagh Oyster House is P.E.I.’s oldest independent one owner restaurant. The “Claddagh Room” was opened by Liam and Kim Dolan in 1983, and over the past 34 years has gone through several remodels and transformations. Chef Mitchell Jackson and his team maintain the culinary philosophy of the...

Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Charlottetown, PEI

Taking its name from the Sims family who owned the original tract of land in the very early 1800’s, Sims Corner Steakhouse, the first authentic steakhouse on Prince Edward Island, has had a colourful past including a stretch during Prohibition as a “conviviality shop.” Owned by...

Morris East Restaurant & Wine Bar, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Jennie Dobbs began in Morris East in downtown Halifax.  Before locally-inspired pizza was a trend, she was doing it.  Near the university she had a ready market and the tiny restaurant was jam-packed nightly.  There were absolutely no reservations. She opened Morris East Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Morris East, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Morris East was created by the inimitable Jennie Dobbs. After 6 years of working in finance in the UK, Jennie decided to return to her hometown of Halifax to fulfill her dream of opening a restaurant. Morris East is tiny so go early but, believe me, it’s worth the wait and Haligonians are...

Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, Dartmouth/Halifax

The Habaneros slogan is “We’re NOT authentic Mexican; we’re modern with a twist.”  And I’d add, that Habaneros is the most Canadian taco bar I’ve ever seen….ingredients and talent are both locally grown.   The food is ‘chef inspired’ (cocinero...

Chives Canadian Bistro, Halifax

Chef Craig Flinn and his talented team are known across Canada for their dedication to the food of the Atlantic region, most specifically Nova Scotia. Craig’s book, Fresh and Local, published in 2009,  is just an extension of that dedication. Although he has a degree from St. Mary’s...

The Canteen, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Renée Lavallée’s public title is “Chef, Mother, Crazy Cheeses Lover”. As of 2014, she added “Restaurateur” to her moniker.  The Canteen quickly became one of the coolest new restaurants in Nova Scotia and this year grew out of its relatively small quarters. Renée...

Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, Summerville, Nova Scotia

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery is a true family enterprise. Chris (Uwe) Velden and his wife, Melissa, are likely best recognized in Nova Scotia as Hubbard’s and Lunenburg  Farmers Market vendors. Their mission statement reads: “Our mission is to showcase Nova Scotia Foods and the...

Brooklyn Warehouse, Halifax

As a restaurateur George Christakos is dedicated to the Slow Food philosophy which is, in reality, was how he grew up.  He calls is  “cooking like our grandparents.” And then quickly adds, “I feel it is our responsibility to leave the food culture of our region in a better state...