DINE | City Harvest: the twitter edition

First off, I wrote a lil article for friends Tom & Frederic over at Ratinaud French Cuisine for the first issue of their newsletter, The Cure. Check out my local love plus Frederirc’s  recipe for gratin dauphinois which is probably to die for. And don’t forget to sign up. If there was one newsletter to read, it’s this one.

Speaking of local love, if you were out and about on this gorgeous fall day in Halifax, I’m sure you couldn’t help but feel a certain vibe in the air, a vibe filled with mad love for local food and shopping. Today, City Harvest, essentially Open City’s fall edition, had finally arrived. And what a day it was. It was almost like Christmas morning. For real. While I could easily go on and on about what an awesome day it was to be a Haligonian, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my Open City post and kick it twitter stylz. 

And I just can’t finish up before thanking the one and only Gordon Stevens of ilovelocalhalifax. He took an idea from HalifaxReTales and created the awesomeness that was Open City then brought it to life once again with City Harvest. Like the I Love Local mandate, City Harvest is all about supporting our local businesses, strengthening our community, and proving that Halifax is an incredible place to eat, shop, and live. The scene out there today was certainly one of local love and it’s only day one. Oh snap.

OMG OMG OMG when I wake it’ll be #CityHarvest!!!!!!!!!! Best day to live in Hali ever. Thank you @ILOVELOCALHFX & all local biz takin part.

Alright #CityHarvest, let’s do this! Having a hard time deciding where to start…but good thing I’m starvin! 

@JavaBlendCoffee @hfxseaportmarket to startup #CityHarvest. Double shot baby!  
thanks for the short ribs @MeatMongers! Gonna be delish! #CityHarvest 
The new @madewithlocal totally autumn bars are amaze-balls! Perfect start to a day of binge eating! #CityHarvest  
Damn! @GarrisonBrewing winter warmer & @TheFishShop fish taco. Thx tacofairy @MeatMongers! #2ndbreakfast #CityHarvest 
And big ups to Mother Nature for givin us a sick day to explore our city and all the #locallove that is #CityHarvest!  
@BishopsCellar rockin the #locallove with @WinesofNS tastings paired with local cheeses. #CityHarvest
Just a lil refreshment break @carbonstok w/ @ShipBldrsCider & @GarrisonBrewing tall ship amber. Shopping never tastes so good! #CityHarvest 
Got me a sick new t from @LostCod and it’s 25% off @carbonstok! #CityHarvest you continue to amaze me. #locallove
@brentdarbyson gettin his pork on @nomadgourmet & it’s the last one! Triple pork threat back here tomo! #CityHarvest 
Been waiting all day for my ice cream @SugahHFX! And it’s FREE! Now that is #locallove! #CityHarvest 
Might as well follow ice cream w/ the newest @indochinehfx fusion tacos chicken tikka! Holy f! #CityHarvest 
@SmilingGoatSpro for my much needed second caffeine injection. Love me some clover. #CityHarvest 
@RatinaudHFX true kitchen door stylz. That’s dinner taken care of! #CityHarvest 
Check @ILOVELOCALHFX’s sweet pics from #CityHarvest day1! Got several in there including the bestest of @brentdarbyson! http://www.ilovelocalhfx.ca
Amazing right?! And there`s a whole second day to eat and shop and show your true love for Halifax. Follow the ilovelocal links to see the complete-and utterly mind blowing-listings. And remember to keep up the local love each and every day. Cuz you know who’s awesome? We are.