Monday, May 29, 2006

More eatin' adventures

Our ongoing tour of Halifax restaurants continues. Recent weeks' noshing included:

  • Milano's on Chebucto Road. The first BYOB restaurant in Halifax. We didn't BOOB, though. I had a delicious fresh-made manicotti with beef. The restaurant is built into an old home. The decor wasn't anything spectacular, but it wasn't busy, and the food was lovely and tasted authentically Italian (not that we've been to Italy, but, y'know, it tasted more authentic than East Side Mario's).
  • Sweet Basil Bistro came recommended. A nice bistro in the Historic Properties district. The menu wasn't huge and involved, but the food was mighty good and portion sizes were generous. Amanda enjoyed a lobster fettucini dish, and I had a Pad Thai brimming with fresh veggies. After dinner, we took the pedway over to the casino and won $75 on the slots, to be spent later on pedicures for the both of us. Woo! Nice feet!
  • The Watefront Warehouse was a spur-of-the-moment choice after a visit to the farmers' market at the old Keith's brewery. A breezy lunch on the patio near the ocean -- can't beat that, huh? I tried prime rib on a pretzel roll. Not bad. Amanda's tuna melt was nice, too.
  • We continued our visit to the best Italian restaurants in Halifax at Piccolo Mondo Ristorante, downtown on Argyle Street. A beautiful interior and a tempting menu! Amanda enjoyed a chicken breast with prosciutto, and cherry tomatoes which were inexplicably tasty. My chicken manicotti with bechamel sauce was good for the first few bites, but became monotonous eating a whole plateful. Next time I'll get something with a bit more zip.
  • Deco BBQ Diner is downstairs from Deco, which I've wanted to try for a while, just for the decor. (I love Art Deco/Art Moderne/Streamline architecture and decor.) The Diner is known for BBQ chicken and ribs. So, we tried the quarter-chicken. More distinguished than Swiss Chalet, but nothing outstanding.
  • M&M Meats. Alright, it ain't a restaurant, but the steaks are going over well on the barbeque!

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