Open City 2015- recap

It’s been a few weeks since Open City and I’ve been trying to find the perfect time to write this blog post. As I look out the window on this beautiful day in Halifax I’m happy to look back at my Open City pictures and remember that great day!

This year’s list for Open City was striking! Quickly moving through the list I starred all the spots I wanted to hit up. Since Open City now takes part pretty much all over Halifax-Dartmouth I knew I could never visit all the 157 spots taking part, but I was on a mission to try! Is there a prize to the person who visits the most spots? If not an idea to the organizers for next year! With my game plan in mind we ( boyfriend & I) set out across the city donning my “I Love Local” t-shirt from last year’s City Harvest. Despite the plan, my real desire was to run into new and old friends and explore our beautiful city.

I love local

My happy place is the Halifax waterfront or any water for that matter so I tend to always start at the waterfront particularly at the Halifax Seaport Market. There’s nothing better than seeing locals supporting locals and enjoying samples of the best that Nova Scotia has to offer.

Halifax waterfront

Hfx Seaport Market Who can go to the market and not grab some of these amazing treats???

Avondale Sky

I cannot go to the market or anywhere in Nova Scotia that is offering up samples of Avondale Sky and not have a taste. This wine is amazing! I’m a little biased as I know the wine maker but this stuff is delicious!

After the market we went over to Garrison Brewery to meet up with some friends, enjoy a few laughs but most importantly try out some delicious beer for Craft Beer Week. Expecting to try a few beers we were pleasantly surprised that there was also baked goods for Open City! Maple Bacon Cupcake..mmmm can you say heaven?

Garrison Brewery Maple Bacon Cupcake Sweets Garrison Beer 2015-05-09 11.16.09 2015-05-09 11.15.05

After an hour at Garrison, the boys decided they’d  continue their Craft Beer Day excursions while a few of the ladies went on the hunt for delicious $5 eats for the day! My friend tried the smoked meat sandwich at CUT and was a big fan! I tried to grab one of the delicious looking pies I saw online from Humble Pie but sadly they were sold out 🙁 .Since my belly was still empty, aside from samples and cupcakes, real food was needed! Next stop was Stubborn Goat for delightful Chicken Tacos and 2 Doors Down for Mac & Cheese! Not that I had any doubt but both of these were absolutely wonderful!

Stubborn GoatStubborn Goat2 Doors Down

To end the day we returned to our starting point. We would be remiss without a trip to Bishop’s Cellar. There we were treated to a little Nova 7.

Lost CodBishop's CellarBishop's Cellar

Nova 7Waterfront

Open City was a resounding success and another fun day in the life and times of Kerra.

The day included 3 of my favourite things : Friends, Food and Local Love. A big thanks to the I love local group (I Love Local Group) for creating wonderful events like Open City! Next Up: City Harvest!


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