🗞 Prepare your palate

Seven new eateries coming to Halifax in 2024 will spark your appetite.

Good morning!

If you thought the recent Cold Moon was cool, mark your calendars for April 8. A total solar eclipse is going to be visible that spring afternoon for the majority of eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia. Here’s more info on solar eclipses and the best way to view this one

I’ll be sure to give you a little reminder when the date draws near. Fingers crossed skies are clear that day!

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🚗 Driving today? Check out the current traffic conditions and ongoing road closures.


7 new Halifax restaurants to get you excited for 2024

📸 Illustration: The Coast

If last year’s haul of industry awards is anything to go by, Halifax’s food and drink scene continues to put our coastal city on the map. That doesn’t show any signs of slowing in 2024, even as the region reels from the loss of several beloved haunts in 2023. 

The good news? More palate-pleasing options are on the way—and some new restaurants are coming sooner than you think. We’ve got you covered with seven new eateries to spark your appetite all year long.

🤔 Need to know

🛏️ A new temporary 24/7 shelter with 50 beds is opening at the Halifax Forum on Jan. 22 and will remain open until Aug. 31.

🎶 Whitehorse announced that veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Julian Taylor will join them on Saturday February 3rd at the Light House Arts Centre. Reserve your seat today.

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🗞️ In Other News

🤖 A new Dalhousie study looks into how a new AI software can detect skin cancer as accurately as an experienced dermatologist. 

🗣️ The HRM is gathering public opinions regarding the plan to reduce infilling on the Northwest Arm

🏫 Autism Nova Scotia has launched a new sexuality program for adults with autism. Facilitator Charli Miller spoke to CBC about the ins and outs of the program.  

🇨🇦 A Haligonian is turning to Canada Post to help commemorate World War I and II veteran Ross Hamilton, who entertained fellow soldiers by putting on shows as his female character Marjorie in a vaudeville-style acting troupe. Hamilton was discharged after his sexuality was discovered by the military.

🚨 A man is facing weapons charges after firearms were uncovered during a Halifax police vehicle search on Harlington Crescent last week.

🚍 Cape Breton has launched its own transit app.


Get out of the house

And enjoy a concert! Symphony Nova Scotia presents music of the iconic rock group Queen and Gordon Lightfoot. Don't miss favourites Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Gershwin. Shake off the winter chill with special family concerts, Video Games Live, and a one-time-only performance at 1983 prices! There's something for every music lover.

🗓️ Things To Do

Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:

🗓 Live Comedy: Check out Duke’s weekly Wednesday comedy night and indulge in food and drink deals | Jan. 10 | 7:30pm | Free entry

🗓 Live Music at Bearly’s: Halifax musician and blues pianist John B Main is performing his final show at Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs before he makes his way down to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge | Jan. 12 | 9:30pm | Free cover

🗓 Catch a game of lacrosse: The Halifax Thunderbirds take on the Toronto Rock at the Scotiabank Centre this week | Jan. 12 | $26.25-$101.75

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

🍴 Where To Eat & Drink

New flavours: Asado Wood Fired Grill has added smoked chicken wings to its menu. Stop by for a taste!

It’s spring at Springhouse: Springhouse Market wants you to pretend the warm weather never left with its toasted avocado sandwich and Caesar salad

Ooey, gooey, beautiful: Try 2 Doors Down’s new cheese toastie appetizer made with melted brie, focaccia, pecans, apple, red pepper jelly and more.

🛍️ Shop Talk

Celebrating cuisine: Check out the finalists for the 2024 Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards.

Hour change: Tatamagouche Brewing Co. is now operating under its winter hours. Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday to Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday from noon until 6pm.

Closed for maintenance: The Chickenburger will be closed over the next few days and will open for regular service again starting Jan. 11.

👀 In Case You Missed It

• The Golden Globe Awards went down this past weekend. Check out this year’s winners here.

• In case you weren’t around Halifax in the ‘90s or just want a dose of nostalgia, here’s what Gottingen Street looked like in 1991. 

• Check your flights! The Boeing 737 Max 9 has been grounded and while Canadian airlines don’t operate this type of aircraft, your connecting flights in other countries may be impacted.

 In Halifax, 1 in 3 young children live in “child care deserts.” In Nova Scotia, it’s nearly 1 in 2. How is the province trying to solve that?

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