Click the image below to see the details for this year's Gold Medal Plates Competition featuring our chef, Mark Gray!
This is less than a week away! A great event in support of Bikers for Autism, our man chef Andrew Prince of Ace Burger Co. will be putting together a couple special items using the very rum that's responsible for putting on this great event! Stay tuned to the blog for details and be sure to check it out on Monday, August 18th!
Also; if you ride and wish to join the tour along the Atlantic leg just follow this link for more info and how to register - bikersforautism.com
Ride up to Ace@Gus’ for this one!
A little while ago our main man, Chef Andrew Prince of Ace Burger Co. got together with the local tasting tours crew along with Margo from Dine Deck and had a chat about burgers, sweet discount promotions and all the delicious things that come along with both. Have a look below and be sure to check out their other podcasts for some great Halifax business happenings!
In honour of Farmer's Market Week and in conjunction with Food Day Canada our chef Mark put together a stellar Prix Fix meal that we will be running this weekend, Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd. Check it out below and make your reservations today!
The travel and lifestyle website TheCultureTrip.com has put together an article listing some of the top places to try out during a visit to Halifax. And among some other great stars (EDNA, Agricola Brasserie, and Chives, to name a few) they've listed yours truly! Below is an excerpt from the article where they talk a bit about us and what we're up to. Many thanks to Jess at The Culture Trip for a great write-up!
Voted Halifax’s best restaurant by the readers ofThe Coast for four consecutive years,Brooklyn Warehouse’s consistently delicious food and warm ambience keep both tourists and locals returning again and again. The restaurant has a strong commitment to locally-sourced products and fresh ingredients, with a vegetable garden found on-site and rotating daily specials displayed on a chalkboard menu. The region’s breweries and wineries are well-represented on the restaurant’s extensive beer and wine menu. The interior looks like a cross between a bistro and a pub, with tin ceiling tiles and hand-painted signs, along with an airy three-season patio."
From July 4th-12th, TD Halifax Jazz Festival volunteers can receive:
FREE FRIES with the purchase of any Ace Burger!
This offer is available at both of our Ace locations (Bearly's and Gus').
Please identify yourself as a Jazz Festival Volunteer and present your Volunteer Pass when you place your order. This is just our way of saying Thanks! for helping to put on such a great event for our city's culture! Cheers!
Click Here to Read the Article
This weekend, Mark took home first place in the RightSomeGood Cook-off. To say the least, we were very proud of our chef as he handled himself like a pro under some serious pressure. This win had sparked a bit of renewed interest from local food writer Bill Spurr (The BOURGEOIS GOURMET as he is known to Herald readers) of the Chronicle Herald. After dining with us this past week he published a review in the Thursday edition of the paper that we are absolutely thrilled with! Above is a link to the article in full and after reading it we hope you'll come out to see what's new on our daily-changing menu here at The Brooklyn Warehouse. Many thanks, Bill!
Mark Takes Home First Place in Right Some Good Cook-Off!
This weekend, the RightSomeGood Food Festival made it's debut in Halifax. The Festival capped off with an all-day street food fair that closed down Spring Garden Rd. The fair had product stands for local suppliers, a full day of cooking competitions and of course, a full-on street food tent featuring items from both local and international chefs. One of these chefs was our very own, Mark Gray. Mark had chosen to be paired with Micheal Reidt of Miami, FL. Together for the food fair they created a Pork belly hash with leek ash, poached egg, hollandaise, smoked shrimp. Breakfast in hand!
He also competed in the live stage cook-off against chefs from all over HRM. A total of 11 chefs including Mark had to create a dish using the "black box ingredients" which were red perch, haskap berry juice, asparagus, and Benjamin Bridge's Tidal Bay white wine. They each had 45 mins to create 4 plates. Mark plated olive oil poached redfish, leek soubise, crispy quinoa, haskap pickled asparagus, caramelized shallot with a haskap-honey reduction.
At the end of the day the judges decided Mark's dish was the stand out and gave him the top prize of a 500$ gift certificate to Pete's Froutique! Bonus! A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our guy Mark! And also a big cheers to all who competed and helped to put on a very cool event for our city.
This is a reminder to all you beautiful citizens out there that The Brooklyn Warehouse will be CLOSED for Canada Day July 1st. We will reopen for regular service on Wedensday, June 2nd.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
But... and there’s always a but...
Ace Burger’s two locations are open today, each serving up something special on this, our birthday too! Ace@Bearly’s is serving up Jughead Poutine, a real spin on our infamous BurgerWeek feature and Ace@Gus’ is giving away a Strawberry Whip Cream Biscuit with every burger purchased. Check out the twitter feed for more of what’s going on.
Happy Birthday Ace!
This weekend, Halifax is going to be bumping with good eats as The Right Some Good Food Festival touches in downtown. For Sunday, June 29th Spring Garden Rd. will be closed off to cars and hungry pedestrians will rule the road! Chefs from all over the world are going to be taking place in this street level food fair. Competitions, demonstrations and full-on Naval ship fancy dinners are just some of the events happening this weekend! Here is a link to the website where you will find the what's-what of the event. Get ready Halifax, it's gonna be "RightSomeGood"!
How does dinner for 4 and and tickets to see the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Featuring Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) at the 2014 Halifax Jazz Fest on Saturday, July 5th sound? The Brooklyn Warehouse has got our hands on 4 tickets to the show and we want to give them to some deserving Haligonians! To make it an even better night we’re also going to have you and 3 friends in for dinner and drinks before the show. How do you enter to win this sweet prize package, you ask? All you have to do is reshare this on your Facebook wall and you’ll be entered to win the bounty! You can reshare as often as you like! We’ll be drawing the winner’s name on Wednesday, July 2nd!
Prize includes: 4 General Admission tickets to the show
Dinner for 4 people at The Brooklyn Warehouse (Includes one round of drinks and 3-course meal for 4 people)
*Dinner must be used on the night of show.
*Not redeemable for cash or credit.
*Not applicable with any other promo offer.
This is humorous. Enjoy your morning, gang!
Fathers. Dads. Padres. This year we want you to show Dad you’re willing to shell out the cash (at least he’ll think so) to show how much you care! That’s why we’re offering up a stellar coastmart deal where you get your grub free when you buy your dad a combo. So, we’re talking a classic 2 for 1 here. No bells, whistles, confetti, or streamers. Just good, quality burger action!
After an incredibly successful pop-up inside Gus’ Pub during Open City 2012 we knew we were onto something. And thus, a permenant Ace Burger Co. was born! Since then we’ve gone on to win several awards including “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Burger” by you, the coast readers! This year we opened a new location inside the legendary downtown joint, Bearly’s House of Blues. We asked the question, “Do you want a classic, ultra-quality, no frills burger experience?” and you’ve responded with nodding heads and full mouths!
See these names right above these words? Well these names belong to two people who have just banked a serious win from the folks at Local Connections Halifax and a slew of awesome local businesses! Not only did they win sweet bicycles but also a heavy prize pack featuring food and services from some of Halifax's best and brightest, including yours truly! Ace Burger Co! In addition to all their bounty they'll enjoy a burger combo from BOTH our locations which they will use their rad new bikes to get to! So again, a BIG congratulations to Alyssa and Andrew for their big win! Cheers!!
We all know and love bacon. One of the great things about this wonder food is the smell when it hits the pan. As a kid, being able to smell breakfast cooking from the kitchen while you were still in bed or walking into your favourite diner and having it hit you like a sac of delicious bricks! For me, the smell is one of a kind and has a special place in my memory banks. Not until recently did I wonder "what exactly makes this smell so great?" Well as always, the internet comes to the rescue as someone out there with a fancy science degree and great animation skills has put together a little video that explains it all. So, time to pull back the curtain and expose the science of why bacon has that special something.
This year we're going to be running a special "made-for-dad" prix-fixe menu the weekend of Father's Day. On Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th we will be taking extra reservations and giving you the chance to bring Dad in for a meal that will surely make up for any trouble you got into when you were young. Because after all, grudges are for suckers but a crazy delicious meal will set you free!! Check out the menu below and contact the Resto to make you reservations TODAY!
When we learned about this year's "Best of Food" results we could't have been more humbled by the support this city has show us over the years. Last year when we decided to move forward with the daily-changing chalkboard menu we were very aware that this change was a big jump from our regular service but change is something we've always been about here at The Brooklyn Warehouse. In this industry you have to stay consistent but at the same time you have to give your customers an exciting experience and keep people interested in what's going on. From our crowdfunding-based renovation projects to the monthly menus all the way up to our daily-changing chalkboard menus it has been our goal to deliver a rock solid dining experience while keeping things fresh, new and engaging. Above is a video shot by Doug Townsend back in october that gives you some insight into the "whys" and "hows" behind our evolution! Again, WE LOVE YOU TOO HALIFAX! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR NORTH END HEARTS!
This article was brought to us by our chef Mark Gray. For those of you (in the food world) who have been living under a rock for the last decade, David Chang and his string of spots in New York have flipped North America's dining room table clean over and brought cool dining to a whole new level. He reflects on all the things he's observed over the years that make a customer and restaurant really connect and how you, the diner can become a remarkable face in the local dining scene. This article gives some insight on how the industry works from the inside! Check it out!
The fine people over at Local Connections Halifax put together a list of what they deem to be Halifax's 25 best eateries, the cream of the crop. And we're super excited to say that we've made the cut! Along with a lot of our friends and peers, we're making great strides in bringing this city's dining culture to a whole new level. The last 15 years in Halifax has seen the rise of local-focused menus and small, casual dining experiences that showcase all that this end of the country has to offer. Farms have stepped onto the mainstage and our markets are booming and growing every year! The result is that local restaurants have a true connection with their terroir are able to deliver that directly to the customer. And in the end, we all walk away with a greater appreciation for all we have available to us here. So, a big THANK YOU to Local Connections for including us and a huge Congratulations to everyone else on the list! Let's keep moving forward and see what we can realize!