A conversation with Lot Six’s head bartender, Andrew Keyes. Shucking competitions are nerve-wracking: with the clock ticking and audience roaring, it’s a high-pressure situation. But for Andrew Keyes, it’s another day at the office. Andrew is the head bartender at Lot Six, and where he mixes drinks and serves up oysters by the hundreds at…

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Winemaker Gina Haverstock tells us why this pairing works. When you think of Nova Scotia, what comes to mind? Is it the friendly faces? The ocean? Seafood? Or wine, perhaps? In a province rich in both homegrown food and drink, taste is a huge reminder of home.  Gina Haverstock, head winemaker at Gaspereau and Jost Vineyards, says…

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In just one week, we’ll be shuckin’ and slurpin’ the night away on the Halifax waterfront. It’s the fifth year of our annual fest, and we’ve grown a ton along the way. This year’s Halifax Oyster Festival is sure to be the best one yet!

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Oysters kind of fell into David Burns’ life. But once they did, they never left.  After being suddenly left without work about seven years ago, David applied to Rodney’s Oyster House in Toronto on a bit of a whim.  Always a fan of seafood and great culinary experiences, David was in awe when he first…

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