It was during last year's I Love Local HFX #OPENCITY we took over the kitchen at Gus's Pub and popped up a burger joint that we called "ACE BUGER CO." To celebrate our one year anniversary of the pop-up and to go along with this years #OPENCITY, at Ace Burger Company we're giving away a Pop-Up! Birthday 'Cake' with purchase of any burger. Starting at 11:30am till we run out! See ya There!
*Not available at The Brooklyn Warehouse. Only applies at Ace Buger Co.
(Halifax, NS)- After three extremely successful years, Slow Food Nova Scotia is back with its fourth annual Spring Supper presented by Taste of Nova Scotia. Billed as the down home, no fuss, culinary event of the season, this year’s dinner will feature 9 of the region’s top chefs working together to bring you a staggering 7-course, locally-sourced Nova Scotian church supper unlike any other! All courses will be paired with Nova Scotian wines and beers. Local food producers, farmers, brewers, vintners and foodies alike will round out this incredible evening. This event is open to the public.
Participating Chefs/Restaurants include: Chefs Renée Lavallée (The Feisty Chef- Kitchen Lead), Dennis Johnston (Fid Resto), Roland Glauser (Charlotte Lane Café), Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery), Mark Gray (Brooklyn Warehouse), David Smart (Front and Central), Bryan Picard (Chanterelle Country Inn), Andrew Aitken (Wild Caraway Inn), Luis Clavel (Atlantica Hotel), all rounded out by contributions from Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine, Two If By Sea Café and Anchored Coffee. This is a remarkable volunteer effort as all the chefs, servers & organizers donate a significant portion of their time and work collectively towards spreading the Slow Food ethos of good, clean and fair local food for all.
- When: Saturday, May 4th, 2013
- Where: Christ Church Community Center, Lower Level, 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth, close to Two If By Sea Café and just up from the Ferry
- Tickets $99 each ($85 Slow Food Members), available online at TicketPro [https://secure.ticketpro.ca/achat_CCC04ES13.html?lang=en&aff=sfns].Tickets are also available at all TicketPro outlets in Nova Scotia, including Video Difference (6086 Quinpool Road). Please note that TicketPro outlets accept cash or debit only.
- Ticket price includes the 7-course dinner paired with Nova Scotian wines & beers
- Reception 6:30PM, Dinner 7:00PM Start
- Cash bar during reception
- 145 people maximum
- Main contacts: Renée Lavallée (email@example.com), Michael Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Lia Rinaldo (email@example.com)
About Slow Food Nova Scotia
Members of Slow Food in Nova Scotia are committed to linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their communities and the environment by supporting and visiting small-scale local producers and through convivial dinners, tastings, and public projects and events.
To arrange interviews with Renée, Michael or any of the participating chefs and for more information contact:
Lia Rinaldo, Slow Food Nova Scotia
(902) 489.4796 firstname.lastname@example.org
What a week! This whole @twitcoast #burgerweek business came through like a hurricane. We typically do about 50lbs of beef a day and we have been pushing 140lbs. It's been madness! We would fill our board with chits (see pic) before noon and it would stay like this until we ran out and shut down for the night. That being said we need to THANK the staff of Ace for pumping out 2500 burgers and doing it with a SMILE. What an amazing bunch! Everybody knew how important it was to put our best foot forward and introduce Ace Burger to a whole slew of new customers. That being said, I think we made a lot of people happy over the last few days, and it's going to be a BUSY summer!
Speaking of a lot of people... Ace no doubt has the best customers in the city! So many people came by to support us. People were coming in and waiting over an hour for a burger. Having to sit in the VLT room or on Gus' stage and still leaving psyched and thankful for "the best burger ever". We are so grateful to everybody who came into a lineup and were patient with us and their fellow customers as we pumped out as many #deluxe burgers as is humanly possible. It's crazy how many tweets and instagram photos we saw from people loving the whole chaotic experience that was #burgerweek. THANK YOU to our AMAZING customers! We do love you!
A special thanks goes out to Gus’ Pub and their staff for an amazing space to do business. The North End is buzzing with new places to eat and shop, from The Hydrostone to Gottingen & Cogswell. The Corner of North & Agricola is the epicentre of what’s coming next!
So where did all this meat come from? Chris Dewall from @GetawayFarm and their butcher Ben Andrews from @MeatMongers in the Seaport Farmers' Market HUSTLED hard for us this week. THANKS to their team for ensuring that we had enough beef to stay open through the rushes. This amazing family run farm worked OVERTIME to make sure Halifax got their grass-fed beef fix. HATS OFF.
I always knew we were going to align our businesses with The Coast readership. We know it's a more conscious consumer group that will 'get' what we are trying to do with our businesses. When The Coast approached us with the #burgerweek concept we were SOLD. We knew that this event would hype the whole burger frenzy up to a fever pitch. But, I gotta say, we were wrong about our expectations. These past 7 days were WAY BUSIER than we envisioned. The Coast did an incredible job of getting the word out and making this a fun event to participate in. We had customers asking us days in advance about #burgerweek. The city was HYPED. To me it shows The Coast's dedication to supporting the BUY LOCAL cause and putting independent small businesses in the limelight for all to notice. Moreover I know for a fact, that the staff of The Coast are always trying to do something unique for the people of our city. Initiatives like this create awareness and help to enrich the culture of our city. A BIG THANK YOU to the staff of The Coast for that, AND helping to ring the registers in the cold month of March.
So again, thank you to ALL who participated in #burgerweek. And we wish our fellow burger joints a busy spring & summer!
For the month of April we'll be turning over control of our monthly menu to you!
How it's going to work,
Since September, we have been changing our menu on a monthly basiss to keep things fresh and interesting for our crowd. We want April's menu to be made of up all your favourite dishes from our monthly menu series. So, take to Twitter and Facebook and let us know which of your past monthly menu items were your fav's! At the end of March, we'll tally the votes and the most popular dishes will be on the menu!
Talk, Vote, Eat!
It's that time of year again. Time for you to place your votes for who you think does it best when it comes to food & drink in the city. Places that make you proud to be living in Halifax, or to be from Nova Scotia. Our regional food culture is exploding with amazing options and we are so happy to be part of this great change. Click the image below to vote with your mouth and let everybody know who you think does it best.
We'll Be Back...... This Wednesday. 4:30pm
The Brooklyn Warehouse will be reopening this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH @ 4:30OM FOR DINNER SERVICE. Lunch service will resume Thursday. Brand new kitchen, brand new menu! Come and get it!
Your Food Service Magazine catches up with George Christakos to chat about the success of their first crowdfunding campaign, and how other businesses could use this platform to their advantage.
Interested in being part of the Crowd? Check out Brooklyn's second crowdfunding campaign - The Kitchen Reno. Make a contribution for a great reward!
PS. We're pretty pumped we got to share some space with these Montreal Bosses...
Renovations a Plenty