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This bar slash entertainment venue on Argyle Street is unpretentious, casual and fun, as is evident right from its unique name. The food here is great, the music is lively, and the crowd is energetic and vibrant. And once you visit this place you will find you don't need any more reasons to have a great time. Happy hours at the Foggy Goggle are between 3p and 7p. Don't forget to sample the Goggle Burger that's prepared with grilled homemade beef and is totally bacon infused. Another absolutely divine item on the menu is the Lobster Mac & Cheese; don't miss it even if you are watching those calories. Besides listening to live music, you can also play a game of Scrabble, or listen to some old records from the collection available at the Foggy Goggle.
Indochine Banh Mi is the brainchild of Liz Smith, a self confessed banh mi lover. Overlooking the Halifax Public Gardens, this lovely eatery opened its doors in 2010 and has become a popular spot for a quick bite if you are in a hurry or to relish their delightful Vietnamese sandwiches and pho in their cozy confines. Their rice noodle bowls, fusion tacos, fusion salads and bubble teas are also crowd pullers. Everything is prepared on-site with local ingredients which adds to the freshness of their food. Banh Mi enthusiasts can dig into their options such as Pork Belly, Lemongrass Chicken and Pineapple Beef, while vegetarians can enjoy creations like the Buddha and Veggie Ball. Relish their Korean tacos like Bulgogi Beef or for a light meal opt for their salad boxes. Take a sip of Mango Bubble Tea Smoothie and Coconut Bubble Tea Smoothie to round off your meal.
If you are looking to explore the local delights, Darrells Resto is the place to visit. Located on the Fenwick street, this restaurant specializes in serving delicious burgers. The menu also includes a variety of fresh salads, pitas and appetizers to please your taste buds. The delicious menu is followed by an impressive list of beverages to choose from. Do not miss their award-winning Peanut Butter Burger and delicious desserts. Darrells is a family-friendly restaurant and serves special menu for kids. Their friendly ambiance and warm service is sure to make you enjoy your meal all the more.
If you are in a hurry and need to grab a burger on the go, or would like to try out Jewish delicacies, Hali Deli is the place to go to. Owned by a Jewish couple, the deli serves dishes which follow family recipes. You can grab a quick salad or a deli sandwich on your way to work or sit down for a hearty meal of dishes like Smoked Meat Chile, Grilled Salmon Cakes, Tripple Decker sandwiches and Loaded Latkes. While waiting for your meal to arrive, you can peruse the Yiddish dictionary of terms which is printed on the menu. The place has the feel of an old-school diner and is perfect for a family-meal.
Julien's Patisserie Bakery and Cafe is an authentic French bakery, which offers a variety of mouth-watering pastries and cakes which are touted as one of the best in the city. The soft and oven-fresh bread is very famous and sought after by tourists and locals alike. If you are a chocoholic, then buy the delicious Belgian Chocolates available in various shapes and sizes. The deli items at Julien's are also definitely worth a try. They roast their own beef, pork, turkey and chicken for sandwiches. The amazing Tuna, Veggie and Chicken Salad sandwiches are yummy.
Pete's Fine Foods is a foodie's delight. This expansive store with its Victorian charm is where you can shop for your culinary adventures. Be it cooking, stocking up your pantry and fridge or dropping in for a quick bite, it is a great place to stroll about. Explore their various sections which includes the best of organic veggies, fruits, meats, fish and seafood from regional farms. Get fascinated by the spices, supplies and kitchenware at their Global Grocery section or get tempted by their dessert collection at their dessert zone. Best of Britain brings the finest food products from the United Kingdom. Turophiles will be be amazed by the impressive collection in their fromagerie, while their bakery will wow you with their artisanal displays. Check out their European delicatessen or smoothie and juice bar. Grab something delicious from their to-go section which is stocked with daily specials. Relish their sandwiches, soups and wraps to keep you going. Their exemplary service will add up to your shopping experience.