Halifax Quick Hits

Well all right people, your dreams have come true, I'm back to give you all some scoop from my first month in Halifax. Things have been crazy hectic, but I needed to get back on the scene and help take some of the posting load off of Ack's incredibly huge shoulders. So with further ado, here's some Halifax quick hits:

Origin of the Donair.. If you're from Halifax, or even the Maritimes, then you know all you need to know about our world famous donairs. It's essentially a pita wrap filled with spicy beef (and perhaps some mystery meat depending on where you buy it), onions, tomatoes, and the topper, a special sweet sauce. I know they probably have something called donairs where you're from, but they aren't as good. Words can't describe it's artery-hardening goodness, you'll just have to try one for yourself if you get the chance.

So needless to say, I'm a fan of the Donair, so imagine my surprise when I found out that Mario's uncle invented it! As many of you know, Mario was one of the original contributors here on the hill, and I've known him since junior high. So how did I not know his uncle invented the donair? No idea, my negligence I suppose, but here's to John Kamoulakos, the man credited with bringing the donair to Nova Scotia.

As I'm sure everyone knows, the Junos where the big Halifax deal in the month of March. There's plenty of other places to go for Juno recaps of who won and all that, but where can you get the inside details of Nickleback's desperate infighting?

Well right here my friends. Frequent Herohill contributor Mike found himself in the enviable position of driving our favorite Alberta grease band all-stars to their various events on the Saturday before the show. Apparently all is not well in cheese-rock bad hair land: the other members of the band spent their time away from Chad, the head Nicklesackian, by complaining about the fact that he didn't want to sing their "big hit" (like Dane, you can quote me on the quote, end quote right there) because it was a wistful, schmatlz rock jam that his friends might make fun of him for. Fellas, I can understand you complaining about your stringy haired lead singer, but if his friends don't already make fun of him for the myraid of reasons we've discussed on this site, them he's got nothing to worry about.

Lastly, the pride of Inverness Nova Scotia, Al MacInnis, has retired after his 23 year NHL career. If you've followed the NHL at all, you've heard of Al and his booming slapshot. It's ok if you haven't, we'll just say Al is probably the best NHL player this province has produced (A certain #87 could challenge that shortly). So let's wish Al the best in his new front-office role.

There you have it, stay tuned for more Halifax quick hits in the future.

@ 10:56 AM, pnaedoo kicked the following game:

mmmm... i feel like a donair after reading that post


@ 5:03 AM, Anonymous kicked the following game:

you forgot his late brother peter, who was the one who actually reinvented donairs into what we know now, and created the sauce. john k retailed it along his brother when he opened mr.donair ltd


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