Ace@Bearly's Hosts Beam Bourbon Takeover

Our little brother Ace@Bearly's is super excited to be hosting Whisky Ambassador Matt Jones from Toronto to do a special Bourbon tasting at Bearly's House of Blues and Ace on March 26th. Ticket are available at Bearly's or you can call (902)423-2526 and purchase them over the phone.


Local Connections Craft Beer and Food Celebration Recap

Last week, the fine crew at Local Connections Halifax put together another fantastic event that showcased the craft beer and food scene here in our great city! Needless to say it was a smashing success and tickets sold out for the event months ago. If you were one the lucky 400 or so people to grace the Halifax Club last Thursday you know what I'm talking about. From our camp we had two horses in the race, The Brooklyn Warehouse and our little brother Ace Burger Co. The rooms were divided by theme and had food and beer pairings coming outta the smokestacks!

Chef Mark Gray put together a warm lobster salad with caramelized white chocolate, pinenuts, espresso balsamic, carrots and parsnip. We were sending guests over to pair it with North Brewings "Saison du L'Acadie" for a serious taste explosion. 

On the Ace Burger Co side we had our main man, Chef Andrew Prince doing his amazing Currywurst Sausage done with his house-made curry ketchup. This little gem went great with pretty much everything is house and was perfect to strut about from room to room, tasting all the beers. Check out some shots below of us doing our thing. And much love to all involved! 


Mark Does CTV Morning Atlantic

Our very own Mark Gray hit up the CTV morning show today to cook up a sweet treat using Taste of Nova Scotia's feature ingredient, Honey. His dish was a Honey and Rose Panna Cotta. Below is a link to the video and a big thanks goes out to CTV for having us and of course, Taste of Nova Scotia! 

Newfoundland: Real Food Rockstars

So, Unless you've been living on Mars you've likely heard of Raymond's. A restaurant nestled on the east coast in St. John's, Newfoundland. Over the last few years it has solidified itself as easily one of the top restaurants in Canada. After a visit from the WNetwork show "Million Dollar Critic" the host, Giles Coren says it should rank as one of the best in the world. In fact, to quote the eloquent host, "I've eaten at Noma, and I prefer Raymond's",    ".....which is not just the best restaurant in St. John's but is probably one of the best restaurants in the world." 

Below is a link to the HuffPost article featuring the review and of course a little video to along with it. Just so we're clear as well, this is a big deal. Having one of the top spots in the world be right here on the east coast and huge success for all thing Newfoundland. Huge congrats to Chef Jeremy Charles and the whole crew at Raymond's! Keep doing what you do!


Click to read the whole review!

Mark Takes Silver at Gold Medal Plates!

Last night, hundreds of people descended on the Cunard Centre for this year's Gold Medal Plates Chef Competition. It was truly a marvel of culinary delight as some of Nova Scotia's top chefs put together their best offerings. Our main man, Mark Gray went with NS lamb done in a fenugreek and maple braised roulade with kohlrabi puree, toasted quinoa, fermented chard stems, arugula gel, and maple lamb jus. After hundreds of plates by all the chefs, the judges decided Mark's was worthy of the Silver Medal! A big Congratulations goes out to Renée Lavellée (@feistychef) for her Gold Medal win and to Jason Lynch of Le Caveau restaurant on the bronze! The whole team at Brooklyn Warehouse is incredibly proud of our guy for putting together a great dish and team. Way to go, Mark!

Check out Mark below on the Global Morning News talking about the event!

Today is DAY 1: New Lunch Menu!

Today, October 6th, the lunch menu at Brooklyn Warehouse is getting an overhaul! A whole new lineup of items that we love and are really excited to put on your plates. From old favourites like the buttermilk brined, fried chicken sandwich and our "225-Hour Smoked Beef Brisket" going into a pastrami sandwich with a house made sauerkraut and St.Amboise beer dijon we're pretty amped to have you come in and try the new roster! Check it out below!

Our Chalkboards Turn One Year Old!!

It was a dark and stormy night..... Actually I can;t quite recall what the weather was like that day but it was indeed a night. A night in October one year ago today that our small bistro printed our last paper menu and began the shift to changing our menu on a daily basis to reflect the real-time offerings that our great province and beyond has to offer. As a business you have faith in your customers that they are invested in what it is that you do and this past year has been a true example of exactly that. A community embracing the culinary passions of a group of food-crazy guys and gals. Below is a video that our good friend Doug Townsend put together last year that went along with the launch of our new menu program. What a crazy year! Here's to may more!


      So, it's been about 6 months since we took over the kitchen at Bearly's House of Blues in Downtown Halifax and launched our second Ace Burger Co. location and the response has been fantastic! It was always our intention to make full use of the great kitchen space at Bearly's by having a more in-depth diner style service and TODAY, OCTOBER 1ST marks the day when that becomes reality! We're launching a treasure trove of new menu items at our Bearly's location to give you even more ways to put #aceinyourface! Take a look below to see the glory that is the new menu along with our classic staples. Oh yes.... and the return of RIBS!  


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