BITE Foodie Newsletter from the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia
Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

Welcome to BITE - your Nova Scotia food and beverage newsletter. The Foodie Edition will provide you with interesting articles, upcoming events, current restaurant information, recipes and more!

Thank you to ALL who came out to the events as part of the Savour Festival! 

Did You Know?
Why Some People Just Can't Handle Spicy Food

As someone whose spicy food tolerance maxes out at  sriracha  -- admittedly a tame fire compared to the ghost pepper sauces my friend savors -- I wondered what's responsible for our vastly different tastes. Basically, why do certain people flat-out obsess over spicy food? And what about, at the opposite end of the spectrum,  people who can't handle any heat at all ?

Read full article click here.
Happy 2nd Birthday to Antojo Tacos + Tequila!

     Click  here to check out their website.
Happy Birthday, Durty Nelly!

Happy 10th anniversary to our RANS member, Durty Nelly's Irish Pub.

Click  here to visit their website.

Foodie Fact
100 Fun Food Facts You Wont Believe Are True

1. French fries originated in Belgium, not France
2. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen
3. White chocolate isn't chocolate
4. The red food dye for Skittles is made from boiled beetles
5. Peppers don't actually burn your mouth
6. Certain music can make you drink faster
7. Expiration dates on bottled water have nothing to do with the water
8. Bird saliva is a delicacy in China
9. Not all wine is vegan
10. Coffee is the main source of antioxidants for Americans

Click  here to read more.
High Notes
What We Know So Far About The Newly Discovered Cannabinoids THCP And CBDP

A group of Italian researchers, led by Professor Giuseppe Cannazza of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMore), has discovered a new cannabinoid more than 30 times more potent than  THC . Upon discovery, they named it tetrohydrocannabiforol (Δ9-THCP) and isolated it along with a corresponding  cannabidiol (CBD)  homolog with a seven-term side alkyl chain, cannabidiforol (CBDP). 

Read full article  here.
MLB Officially Removes Marijuana From Banned Substances List For Baseball Players

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB players union announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances and will begin to treat its consumption by players in the same way that  alcohol use is handled.

Click here to read the full article.
New Things to Try in the Kitchen
Chili Beef Noodles
  1. Fry the beef for a couple of minutes with the salt, pepper, and 5 spice. Take out and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, fry the garlic and red chili for a few minutes before stirring in the chili sauce and soy sauce.
  3. Add the beef and noodles. Mix together for another couple of minutes.
  4. Serve with some red chili (take out the chili if you don't what them!) and spring onions.
  5. Enjoy!
See recipe details  here!
How to Cook the Perfect Fried Egg

You start by adding a small amount of oil to the skillet and cracking in the eggs, just like you normally would. Then, about 30 seconds in, you add hot water to the pan, basting the eggs until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. It creates tender, soft fried eggs with no overdone edges in sight. The best part? They're ready in under five minutes.
For Goodness Sake

Winner cocktail of Imbibe 2020 by Kyo Kitchen & Bar!


- Gekkeikan traditional sake
- Triple Sec
- St. Germaine- Peach syrup
- Ginger Syrup
- Lemon Juice
- Rose Water Sprits
In the Know
10 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate

1. Cacao was discovered by the Olmecs.

2. For 90% of its history, chocolate has been consumed as a liquid.

3. Solid chocolate was not introduced to the public until 1847.

4. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma, means 'food of the gods'.

5. The word chocolate is derived from 'xocolatl'.

6. 90% of the world's cacao is grown on small family farms.

7. Cacao beans take on the flavour of where they're grown.

8. Chocolate consumption and Nobel laureates share a link.

9. Cacao beans were once a form of currency.

10. The Swiss are the world's biggest chocolate consumers.

Read more  here !
CAN YOU BELIEVE.........A Wearable 'Meat Patch' Is Here to Curb Your Cravings for Bacon

The Telegraph reports  that Spence worked with Irish startup Strong Roots on its "meat patch," which emits the smell of bacon every time you scratch it. (Yes, just like those stickers you used to put on the front of your school notebooks.) "Studies have shown that scent can reduce food cravings," Spence said in a statement. "Our sense of smell is strongly connected to our ability to taste therefore experiencing food related cues such as smelling a bacon aroma, can lead us to imagine the act of eating that food. Imagine eating enough bacon and you might find yourself sated."

Click  here to read more.
Upcoming Events

March 7- March 14

A week-long sandwich celebration and fundraiser where you can try exclusive sandwiches from participating Sackville restaurants and enter to win exciting prizes!

Every sandwich sold a donation is made to the Sackville Public Library's Community Cooking Program!

For more details click  here.

We can't think of a better way to celebrate Nova Scotia Craft Beer Month! On March 21st, 2020, join us at the Cunard Centre on the Halifax waterfront, as we celebrate Nova Scotia's own during the flagship event, the Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival! You won't find more Nova Scotia craft breweries under one roof.

This event is 100% Scotian as all the beer will only be from local breweries. There will be two sessions, each showcasing beers from all around the province.

- Regular ticket price includes access to the event, 12 - 4 oz beer samples, and a take-home glass.
- VIP ticket includes 1 hour earlier access to the event, 16 - 4 oz beer samples, and a special take-home glass.

Click  here for buying tickets and more information!
Halifax Burger Week 2020

March 26- April 1
Get ready for the BIGGEST city-wide burger-eating bonanza as over 100 locations around Halifax flip patties for Feed Nova Scotia!

Click for more information  here.
St Patricks Day Puketacular 7
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
7:00 pm
2605 Agricola Street Halifax
Halifax, NS
here we go again get messy with us on the REAL St Patricks Day with Electric Spoonful, 3 Eyed Molly, West Ave, Topless Models and Dark Harbour. Plus the return of GREEN BEER music starts at 7, show ends at 12 Kitchen open for all your food needs

Click  here for more information.
Every $2 donation means Feed NS can distribute enough food to provide 3 meals. 

To support and find out how you can help, please visit FEED NOVA SCOTIA !

Did you know...

Patron Accountability, Safety and Service (PASS) program is a bar suspension program for bars, pubs and cabernets in HRM? With assistance from the Restaurant Association of NS (RANS), Halifax Regional Police (HRP) Liquor Enforcement Unit and the Alcohol and Gaming Division of Service Nova Scotia, the program has been running smoothly and efficiently. Always remember that actions have reactions!
#KeepingTheBarSceneClean #PASS 
We are in search of Foodie submissions from our members! If you have an event, new feature, or fun recipe to add to the Foodie Newsletter and/or our social media.

Submissions or feedback can be sent to

Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia