I had lunch at the Hart & Thistle, in the Historic Properties section of Halifax's boardwalk. I was seated almost immediately, impressive for a lunchtime Sunday. Eating alone, I was still seated at a four-top, which sometimes restaurants stick you with some corner end table without enough room for a magazine if you're dining alone.
I had the seafood chowder, which was rich and chunky, almost a stew. It was delicious and came with mussels which skeeve me out so I did not eat them, but I'm sure they were good for those who enjoy them. Everything else was.
I asked the waitress for a recommendation of a good Canadian beer and got a local craft beer (they advertise those on their signage) called Something O'Somebody (I'm paraphrasing) which was great beer.
For dessert they had a couple options, nothing too fancy. I asked for a vanilla ice cream, not knowing that this was to take the form of five scoops of ice cream in a bowl. I felt wasteful leaving four of them uneaten, but I'd have felt worse eating a quart of ice cream after a creamy seafood chowder. No objections to the quality; I just didn't have the stomach capacity nor the calories to spare.
I'll definitely be back to the H&T, next time when I return with my wife.
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