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TGIF! before payday

TGIF! before payday

TGIF! You worked hard this week and it’s time to unwind! Bring out the foods and booze!

Wait, what’s that? Ohhh, shoot, the payday is still a week away? Don’t worry, you can still eat like a king at places below.

BONEHEADS BBQ

A southern-style barbecue joint in South End Halifax, Boneheads is a quick-service eatery that lives by the “low and slow” technique, achieving a top-notch brisket and the like. Fun and delicious sides and house-made sauces top off the experience—and bottled local beer.

CAFÉ GOOD LUCK

At the far end of Portland Street, this sun-filled licensed local diner serves delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu, created with fresh local ingredients, features simple egg-based breakfast sandwiches, the elegant buttery soft scramble, and the savoury porridge bowl.

CHKN CHOP

Juicy charcoal-fired rotisserie chicken lives in the spotlight at CHKN CHOP, but the side dishes and liquid offerings are just as fun and delicious. Boozy slushies like piña colada, a small but well-thought-out tap list, and many, many bottles of Valentina make this counter-service joint a must-try.

DEE DEE’S ICE CREAM

Bid farewell to humdrum summer tastes; after a Dee Dee’s experience, you will never go back to plain popsicle life. Ice cream with flavours like Mexican chocolate and banana cardamom are served year-round at this award-winning café, along with soups, burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches, made from local ingredients.

HEARTWOOD ON GOTTINGEN

The second full-service location for Heartwood, this vegetarian resto offers filling and comforting meat-free options in a clean, modern setting. Located on the street level of a fancy new condo building, Heartwood is known for protein-packed veggie burgers, pizzas, and signature bowls. Try the Heartwood Bowl with spicy peanut sauce.

There is another location on Quinpool.

STILLWELL

With an impressive selection of rotating beer taps, the passionate staff at Stillwell are committed to serving the best craft beer in their hip, industrial Barrington Street location. The food goes beyond bar snacks with okonomiyaki fries, beer cheese on toast, and amazing burgers.

For more budget-friendly dining out options, check out thecuratedguide.ca!

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