My Birthday Dinner at Morris East

Vinaigrette Caesar - Caesar with smoked bacon, sourdough croutons, and preserved lemon

I love birthdays. I enjoy buying presents for people and wrapping them up into beautiful parcels to present to them on their special day. I (obviously) also relish the dining aspect of birthdays; whether it's a simple cake or an elaborate five-course meal, I love the celebration that's involved and making the Bday boy/girl feel special.

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P, p, p, Patio at Pipa!

Since Pipa opened in 2008, it's been a favorite

One of my favourite restos in Halifax at the moment is Pipa on Argyle St. Actually, since Pipa opened in 2008, it's been a favourite. It's a husband-and-wife-run resto that specializes in Brazilian and Portuguese food. One of the things that I find appealing about this spot is the fact that most of the dishes are unfamiliar, and each one is a new adventure!

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Nacho Action at Gatsby’s

They have all the good stuff: loads of cheddar and mozza cheese, red and green peppers, tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos and the addition of sweet pineapple if your palate so desires

A couple weeks ago in late June, I filmed a commercial for Nova Scotia Tourism as part of the 'My Nova Scotia' campaign. On June 17th, I stood on the corner of Argyle Street across from Durty Nelly's, in the same position for three hours...on two-foot-high apple crates. Yup, that's 180 minutes without moving my lower body - which by the end was wrapped in a tarp to keep the wind off of my tender tootsies.

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