What’s Cooking: January 7 – 14

dashboard living eating chowder over harbour view

It’s officially 2021 and the new year is already off to a great start. Starting this week, bars and restaurants in Halifax and Hants County are safely re-opening for dine-in service! Keep reading for updates from members, upcoming events and a delicious recipe to kick off the new year.


Restaurants and Bars Re-opening

The Brooklyn Warehouse

With provincial restrictions being lifted on January 4, restaurants and bars within the HRM are allowed to re-open their dining rooms to the public after being closed since November. Our members are working diligently once again to provide you with a safe and welcoming dine in experience. For more information on Taste of Nova Scotia restaurants and bars opening near you, check out our Get Your Hands on Local.

Tatamagouche Brewing Co.

Calling all skiers and beer lovers! Tatamagouche Brewing Co. is offering holders of Ski Wentworth seasons passes 15 per cent off in-store purchases. There’s no better way to end a day on the slopes than with some delicious craft beer!

Kitchen Door

Kitchen door's virtual cooking classes

Cooking brings the family together, even when you’re apart. Kitchen Door is offering virtual cooking classes throughout the next few months with opportunities to make new dishes as well as tips and tricks for perfecting the classics. Connect with your loved ones through classes such as Vegetarian Indian 101, French Bistro at Home, Tacos 101 and even more! To access the full class schedule and purchase tickets, visit their website.

Nine Locks Brewing Co.

Picture of Nine Locks Brewing Co. Taproom

Cheers to exciting news from Nine Locks Brewing Co. to kick off 2021 – their new Cold Beer Store and Tap Room is re-opening for sit-in service, 7 days a week from 12 – 10 p.m! This brand new location which opened on November 3 was only able serve customers for a few short weeks before closing again. Stop by and show them some love at 5686 Spring Garden Road!

Lake City Cider

Picture of Lake City Cider Growler next to red Lake City Cider glass

Lake City Cider’s growler program allows you to purchase 1000 ml of their cider for the same price as 750 ml bottles. Not only are you getting more for your money, you’re saving the environment with refills too! On top of this, your purchase supports the 2022 World Canoe Kayak Championship on Lake Banook.

Morris East

Picture of Morris East Vegan Margherita Pizza

Trying out a vegan diet for the new year? Morris East is making it easy for you with their new vegan Margherita Pizza featuring mozzarella from Real Fake Meats, yum! All three of their locations are now open for dine-in.


Culinary Packages

A photo of the Canadian Maple Indulgence package at Sugar Moon Farm. Photo shows three people standing around holding small flights of maple syrup. Owner Quita Gray (left hand side of photo) is pouring maple syrup into a small container.

When a new year begins it’s nice to have something to look forward to (especially this year). Make some memories in 2021 by booking a local, culinary-inspired package or experience across the province. From winter getaways, wine and lunch escapes, blind tastings, and a Valentine’s Chef Night, there’s an experience for everyone to enjoy! Visit our Culinary Packages page for a full list of opportunities.

Boxing Rock Virtual Beer School

Boxing Rock Taps

Have a New Year’s resolution to learn something new? Look no further! Boxing Rock Brewing Co. have launched a Virtual Beer School, teaching you the ins and outs of craft beer. Choose from classes such as Craft Beer 101, Travel the World through Beer, The Infamous IPA, The Outliers, or order the Four Lesson Bundle! Each lesson includes beer samples and allows time for tasting, trust us when we say that learning doesn’t have to be boring. For more information, click here.

Featured Recipe

Let’s be honest, the best part about winter is the comfort food. To help you prepare for your next cozy evening in, this week’s featured recipe is Grandma’s Acadian Fricot with Dumplings. This hearty and healthy chicken soup is filled with summer savoury and root vegetables, perfect for these crisp winter nights.

Grocery List

List of seasonal produce for the week of January 6

Get your hands on local parsnips, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic, cabbage, kale, apples, onions, turnips, carrots, potatoes, while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm MarketMasstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., and other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

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