Big Day (night) Downtown 2012

 I've been waiting for a chance to post this picture for sometime, isn't it wild? The two Purdy's Wharf towers with the Casino in the foreground. It's my intro pic to this year's Halifax  Big Day Downtown promotion (actually it was a big night downtown:) This is the third year I've participated and it has been terrific enjoying all the Halifax has to offer! 28 bloggers were each given $100 to spend downtown and requested to share what we did with our readers! This year we were given partners and my partner, the fabulous Perry Paris of ParisalaMode and I partnered up with Cheryl Cook of WryandGinger and Asheley Ramey of AsheleyEats for a fun foursome night on the town!
We started our evening at The Wooden Monkey, a healthy organic food restuarant in the heart of downtown on Prince Street. That is the camera shy Cheryl in red. The only picture you will see of her:) I wanted them to try the Vegan nachos good. Really.
 After lots of was Asheley's turn to recommend a place.
And off we trundled to...
 The Bitter End...
to try their Caesars, voted best in the city for the last 8 years!
and.....yes, they were delish!
Cheryl and Perry decided they wanted oysters and steak at  Le Coq Bistro
So that is where we went next...
 A perfect little French restaurant on Argyle Street. Nothing here for a vegan so I had frites cooked in duck fat with truffle aoli and dare I say I ...
had an oyster and a taste of Cheryl's steak tartare which was surprisingly delicious! This vegan makes exceptions occasionally. Perry had steak and Ashley chose the cheese platter.
Haha, even Asheley tried an oyster, a thing she said she would never do! Here she is seconds after slurping it in. Not the most flattering picture but hey it is recording an historic moment!! (Ashley is really beautiful)
We had a terrific night and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of the places we visited:)


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