The effortlessly hip Economy Shoe Shop gets its unusual name from the reclaimed neon sign hanging above its door, which had belonged to a Barrington Street shoe shop in the 1950s. Frequented by locals, celebrities, and tourists alike, the Economy Shoe Shop has a number of separate rooms featuring quirky decorations such as chandeliers, a jukebox, and even an indoor garden. The broad menu offers fare ranging from Thai red curry to Maritime seafood chowder as well as mountains of nachos. The Atlantic jazz scene runs amok every Monday evening as host Damien Moynihan introduces local guests and rare talents to eager patrons.
Economy Shoe Shop, 1665 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 423 8845
If authentic Turkish and Mediterranean grilled foods are your bent then look no further than Halifax’s Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill. All the dishes on offer are cooked on an open charcoal grill and are infused with an unrestrained passion for food. Try the juicy lamb-shank, marinated in herbs, boiled, and finally topped with a tantalizing tomato sauce. Efendy also boasts a broad take-out menu for diners in search of a delicious night in.