South End

Fine din­ing vet­er­ans, bub­ble tea, peanut but­ter burg­ers and south­ern grub—sorry, cam­pus pubs, you’re out­num­bered.

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ALEXAN­DRA’S PIZZA, HAL­I­FAX

Alexan­dra is a wise woman, well­versed in the schools of pou­tine, pizza, ap­pe­tiz­ers and don­airs. A mul­ti­ple Best of Food win­ner that’s also won over the bel­lies of many a nighthawk south-en­der wan­der­ing home from the club dis­trict, the queen of Queen Street is happy to wel­come you into her lit­tle base­ment space, and even hap­pier to de­liver right to your doorstep. 1263 Queen Street, 902-425-1900

BONEHEADS BBQ

A gen­uine south­ern bar­be­cue ex­pe­ri­ence and Best of Food win­ner, of­fer­ing pork, ribs, chicken and other fin­ger-lick­ing meat dishes and sauce-slathered good­ness, with chili, baked beans and mac daddy ’n’ cheese to round out the com­fort food. 1014 Bar­ring­ton Street, 902-407-4100

CA HOA GRO­CERY

A south end gro­cery des­ti­na­tion on a hid­den leafy cor­ner, Ca Hoa of­fers fresh and frozen pro­duce, bulk goods and of course a broad se­lec­tion of Asian pack­aged foods, herbs and spices. 5483 Vic­to­ria Street, 902-423-0642

DAR­RELL’S RES­TAU­RANT

Dar­rell’s milk­shake is king... or maybe queen? Which gen­der are milk­shakes, any­way? Which­ever, they’re dy­na­mite, as are the as­ton­ish­ing peanut but­ter burg­ers, both of which get the love reg­u­larly in The Coast’s an­nual Best of Food poll. But there’s more to Dar­rell’s—it’s a chill diner-es­que resto you want to hang out in, with amaz­ing ser­vice and a well-rounded menu of sal­ads, wraps, burg­ers and sand­wiches. 5576 Fen­wick Street 902-492-2344

THE DAWGFATHER

Jerry “The Dawgfather” Red­dick has been serv­ing up hot­dogs, both the reg­u­lar and veg­gie va­ri­eties, from his cart for more than a decade, of­fer­ing Dal stu­dents and any­one else strolling by on Univer­sity a lit­tle hot grub in what­ever weather Nova Sco­tia throws at us. In front of Dal SUB, Univer­sity Av­enue at Le­marchant Street

EL­E­MENTS ON HOL­LIS

el­e­ments on hol­lis is in the busi­ness of pro­vid­ing some of the best cui­sine in Hal­i­fax. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing the amaz­ing food at el­e­ments on hol­lis, the Hal­i­fax res­tau­rant of­fers Nova Sco­tia wines from eight winer­ies, and lo­cal craft beer from two dis­til­leries and two brew­eries. A de­li­cious brunch buf­fet every Sun­day from 12pm to 2pm. The Westin Nova Sco­tian, 1181 Hol­lis Street, 902-496-7960

GE­ORGE’S BUB­BLE TEA

Try some of Ge­orge Xiu’s bub­ble tea.tai­wanese and Chi­nese are also served here so you can sip and snack straight to bub­bly eu­pho­ria. 5385 Inglis Street, 902-431-9481

THE GORSEBROOK LOUNGE

The Saint Mary’s Univer­sity stu­dent bar, a hap­penin’ joint Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, of course, with plenty of spe­cials, theme nights and other good times. Saint Mary’s Univer­sity, 922 Ro­bie Street, 902-496-8712

THE GRAD HOUSE CAFE

Dal­housie Univer­sity alumni and aca­demics hang here, where there’s plenty to drink and snack op­tions in­clude sand­wiches, pani­nis, piz­zas, sea­sonal soups, along with veg­e­tar­ian, dairy-free and gluten-free op­tions. 1252 Le­marchant Street, 902-494-3816

GRAND TAJ RES­TAU­RANT

The Grand Taj was once The Taj Ma­hal Res­tau­rant, a fix­ture that served up In­dian food for more than 15 years. When it re­opened and re­branded in 2013, de­buted a new menu too, im­prov­ing on the Tan­doori dishes and var­i­ous Naan breads it was known for, cook­ing it all up in char­coal-fired clay ovens. 5175 South Street, 902-492-8251

JESSY’S PIZZA

One of the new­est lo­ca­tions of Nova Sco­tia’s largest lo­cally owned pizza chain is on the south­ern stretch of Bar­ring­ton. Aside from ex­cel­lent slices, the pizza joint also car­ries every­thing you’d be look­ing for in a don­air, natch. 1146 Bar­ring­ton Street, 902-492-3333

NAR­ROW ESPRESSO

A 10-foot-wide, 30-foot deep cof­fee bar brought to you by Steve Arm­bruster (the Steve in Steve-oReno’s) and Alex Son (a friend and former em­ployee). North Moun­tain Fine Cof­fee will give you your buzz, baked goods from jane’s will take care of your hunger and the ser­vice will have you smil­ing. 5570 Fen­wick Street, 902-431-5450

NEW ASIA RES­TAU­RANT

For­merly the North China Res­tau­rant, the New Asia con­tin­ues on with a tra­di­tion for fine Chi­nese cui­sine. Whether you are look­ing for a lit­tle lunch in the way of clas­sic Cana­dian-

Chi­nese or more ex­otic Szechuan or Can­tonese sta­ples, there is some­thing for you to try. 1252 Hol­lis Street, 902-444-7866

PETE’S TOGOGO, DAL SUB

This lo­ca­tion of Pete’s brings those re­li­ably fresh and tasty sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads to cam­pus. It’s the per­fect des­ti­na­tion for stu­dents who want to fol­low parental in­struc­tions to “make smart choices,” but par­ents from the neigh­bour­hoods around the univer­sity stop in for healthy eats, too. Dal­housie SUB, 6136 Univer­sity Av­enue, 902-431-4646

PETER’S PIZZE­RIA

A south-end in­sti­tu­tion, Peter’s has been serv­ing up some of the city’s best pip­ing-hot pizza pies for years. 5391 Inglis Street, 902-425-6498

PG’S CAFE

Af­ter hav­ing to leave its long­time lo­ca­tion at the Sco­tia Square food court, the pop­u­lar PG’S Cafe has found a new place to nest—and loyal fans are fol­low­ing the team to Hol­lis Street for more home-cooked good­ness. 1266 Hol­lis Street, 902-429-8806

RES­O­LUTES CLUB

In­cor­po­rated since 1901, the Res­o­lutes Am­a­teur Ath­let­ics Club, AKA the old­est pri­vate club in the whole dang prov­ince, has got more ex­pe­ri­ence in the bar scene than even your granny. While your here, dine on some re­li­able pub fare, see some rock­ing live mu­sic and knock back a pint or two. 5461 Inglis Street, 902-492-8140

RUGOVA’S PIZZA

Whether you’re look­ing for a full pie, and a quick and cheesy slice, this spot’s got your pizza crav­ings cov­ered. 1148 Bar­ring­ton Street, 902-405-8888

THE SUB­MA­RINE

Long­time sub shop The Sub­ma­rine was taken over by Laba Zibara in 2011, who changed the menu to of­fer a se­lec­tion of Le­banese dishes to go along with the subs. 5384 Inglis Street, 902-423-7618

THE TIPSY CHOPSTICK

Au­then­tic Chi­nese cui­sine that’ll make your taste­buds tin­gle just read­ing the menu—spicy pig’s in­testines, any­one? 5566 Fen­wick Street, 902-407-8660

TOMAVINOS RISTORANTE

Flick­er­ing lights and a com­fort­ably cozy space give Tomavinos Ristorante a warm, re­laxed at­mos­phere. And al­though it’s well-known for the pizza, there are plenty of home­style pas­tas, soups and sal­ads to choose from, to tempt your Ital­ian-in­flu­enced palate as well. 5173 South Street, 902-425-7111

UN­COM­MON GROUNDS

The im­me­di­ate suc­cess of Un­com­mon Grounds’ South Park lo­ca­tion quickly led to the open­ing of more down­town lo­ca­tions, and they presently have three lo­ca­tions (on Bar­ring­ton and, in sea­son, at Hor­ti­cul­tural Hall in the Pub­lic Gar­dens). There’s no real mys­tery to their suc­cess: each neigh­bour­hood­style cafe is clev­erly de­signed and com­fort­able, of­fer­ing lo­cally roasted brew, fresh baked good, soups, snacks and sand­wiches. 1030 South Park Street, 902-404-3124

VIN­NIE’S PASTA BAR

This small, mod­est south end trat­to­ria shouldn’t be ig­nored. The Best of Food champ for Best Pasta is open on week­ends and week­days af­ter 5pm, hearty por­tions of pasta, sour­dough bread, thin-crust pizza and spec­tac­u­lar cala­mari are the draw and if (when) you eat too much, you can al­ways take a nice, long walk home. 5361 Inglis Street, 902-425-4435

Geroge’s Bub­ble Tea. LENNY MULLINS

El­e­ments on Hol­lis. LENNY MULLINS

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