SERVING EVERYDAY EATS FROM A NORTH END CIDER BAR KITCHEN
On a recent warm summer morning, I found myself seated inside Sourwood Cider on Cornwallis Street, enjoying an exceptionally good glass of Plumbum (cider barrel-aged on Nova Scotia Damson plums). With a gentle breeze coming in from the opened garage door, I was pretty chuffed about being one of the first ‘customers’ at Justin Floyd’s latest culinary venture.
If his name sounds familiar, it should. He recently led the kitchens at Almonak and Avondale Sky Restaurant & Winery, where he developed a reputation for making accessible, elevated cuisine with a strong focus on local ingredients.
With Floyd’s, Justin shifts gears, taking a back-to-basics approach, proudly serving food he labels “everyday food.” And that’s precisely what it is. Hot Smoked Pastrami, Deli Bagel, Mortadella Melt, and The Hoagie—the sandwiches are out of this world! They are also quite large, and if you happen to be gluten intolerant, they keep gluten-free bread on hand. There are a few salads on the menu, too, available full-size or as a side.
After combing over the menu, I opted for the half-size Hoagie with a side of potato salad. When my order arrived, I was glad I went with the half sandwich, because it was plenty big. It was plenty tasty too. Justin’s created a simple yet excellent combination of flavours. Sweet, salty, with light acidity, and a small touch of heat. It reminded me of the Italian sandwiches I would get when I lived in Edmonton. A sandwich for the masses, if you will. It’s the kind of sandwich you could eat every day, and I am sure some of you will do just that.
And rest assured, the potato salad was delectable too, though, I was pretty stuffed by the time I finished my sandwich. Still, I’m glad I got to try it.
Floyd’s is a welcome addition to the north end. The food is simple, delicious, and affordable. I look forward to returning soon, and next visit I’m going with the Hot Smoked Pastrami.
FLOYD’S SANDWICHES ETC
5576 Cornwallis Street, Halifax
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY
EATERY, CIDERY & TAPROOM