Honey roasted beets. Bees wax candles, honey sticks and pots of honey. Find the Cornect Family at the Antigonish Farmers Market too.
Honey Roasted Beets
The Biscuit Eater. Any reason is a good reason to go to Mahone Bay, but the Biscuit Eater is one of the best! It is always in season to eat fresh biscuits and warm jam. A place where you can snuggle up, wrapped in shelves of books.
Biscuits and strawberry jam.
Baby its cold outside! Keep your fingers toasty and warm with these handmade mittens. Lobsters and Lighthouses are so Nova Scotia.
The Lobster mittens can be found at The Made in Nova Scotia Store. I am still trying to find the talented Lighthouse mitten maker.
Marion MacLean’s hooked rugs on display at the People’s Place in Antigonish.
The Lobster Shack in Barrington Passage wins 2014, “Restaurant of the Year” Taste of Nova Scotia’s Prestige Awards.
Five places in Canada have been named this year’s great places and the People’s Place Library in Antigonish was one of the five, winning in the category of great public space.
Steinhart Distillery in Arisaig. Remove the plain white label to discover a Nova Scotia work of art underneath. Maple Vodka with the plain label removed. This taste is true to our Nova Scotia Maple flavour!
Freelander Bicycles. Vintage bicycle restoration and accessories. We all need a basket to carry our goodies and everyone looks good in a belt made from discarded bike tires. Bike taxidermy to grace your wall?
What I Ate: 1 piece fish & chips, the fish was breaded. Coleslaw, lemon and homemade tartar sauce.
Fish & Chips
Details:The fish was fresh, with a crispy, crunchy breading.The fries were hand cut with peel on. I enjoyed every bite of my fresh, thick, perfectly cooked haddock filet. The fries were good too. The coleslaw was the kind I remember from childhood, carrots, cabbage, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and there was lots of it! The homemade tartar sauce good, but not my favorite. Ketchup, salt, pepper and lemon were served too.
Service: Excellent! Fast and friendly.
Atmosphere: Although billed as take out, there are tables inside and a relaxed dining atmosphere. Phil’s is located on the student bustling and lively Quinpool Road.
Price: 1 piece fish & chips, $7.19 with tax.
Of Interest: Phil’s Seafood is rated as the Best Fish & Chips in Halifax according to The Coast
What I Ate: 2 piece fish & chips, the fish was battered English style. No coleslaw.
Details: The fish was fresh, light and crisp. The fries were home cut and delicious. The tartar sauce was kraft. Both malt and white vinegar were on the tables or bars. I asked for lemon. The ketchup was Heinz.
Service: Excellent! Fast, fresh and friendly.The staff were chatty and loved their menu, especially the fresh fish!
Atmosphere: Small and bright, very clean. Stools with lunch bar, counter style, open kitchen. A few tables on the sidewalk. I loved watching my food being prepared in a clean and fun way. Be prepared to eat in your car or take it out, it is a popular spot.
Price: 2 piece fish & chips, $8.99 without tax.
Of Interest: Amid the usual, Fredies Fantastic Fish House stands out. Next time I am trying Newfie Fries- fries with stuffing or dressing and gravy. The seafood sampler advertised for sharing, sounded good too.
Fredie’s 2 piece fish & chips ( the pieces were too small, so they gave me three!)
A girl could go mad with choice! Haddock or cod? Most fish & chips use haddock, once in a while cod or halibut is offered as a choice. Haddock or cod for me. Deep fried, pan-fried? Deep fried of course. Hand cut chips or frozen French fries? Hand cut of course. Battered or crumbed? Crispy batter please. Wrapped in paper? Without the ink please. I have fond memories of fish & chips on a cardboard plate and wooden forks. With lemon or tartar sauce? Home made tartar and lemon please. Good quality ketchup for my chips. Vinegar? Malt or plain? Malt vinegar and lots of salt, this is the time to wallow in fat and sugar.
What defines the best fish & chips? To determine the best fish & chips in Nova Scotia we used a combined methodology of straw poll and travels around the province. We based our tests on taste, price, and the extra…hand cut fries, ambience, homemade tartar sauce, freshest fish or best batter. This non exact science provided me with a frame of reference to list the top ten. Lanes Privateer Inn, hit the top by providing fish so fresh, it was rude, crispy batter, hand cut fries, and top quality tartar sauce and ketchup. There were many others that kept popping up so we have included our list of the top ten places in Nova Scotia for fish & chips.