The Hungry Critic
A Reliable Guide to the Restaurants of Nova Scotia

Author: Stephen Maher
Illustrator: Andrew Herygers
Publisher: Nimbus

There are a lot of great places to eat in Nova Scotia: simple takeouts, charming country inns, ethnic hot spots and sleek, modern, fine-dining restaurants. You're never far from a country kitchen that serves good chowder and perfect pan-fried haddock, and the food at the province's best restaurants is as good as the best cooking anywhere. The seafood is especially impressive. Unfortunately, it is also possible to spend a week or two in Nova Scotia and have nothing but bad meals. Frozen fish and overboiled vegetables, for instance, are local specialties. This guide to eating in Canada's Ocean Playground points you to the good places and away from the bad ones, and warns you about what to avoid at the mediocre ones. It's an irreverent, honest, reliable survey of places to eat in Nova Scotia, with 170 reviews of takeouts, pubs, cafes, fish and chip shops, and fine-dining restaurants in every corner of the province.

Stephen Maher was a long-time food critic for Halifax's Chronicle Herald. Currently, he reports on politics as their Ottawa bureau chief. For more information about Nimbus Publishing visit: