This sign has been missing the R for months. Not that I notice these things and get driven crazy or anything 😬 So yeah – I’m beginning to think this Whoppe is indeed impossible.
Ten years ago, I snapped the above picture and did some chicken reminiscing with some fellow Sackvillains. Need’s Chester Fried chicken (corner of Glendale and Cobequid) was the only place in town competing with Disco Deli for the 3 AM shitfaced partier dollar.
Fast forward to 2022 and we see the crusty old building flattened and full on construction of an apartment building on the hallowed ground.
I hope the new tenants are made aware of the impending phantom scent of chicken and tators wafting though the halls and vents. There will be “peck peck peck” on doors with nothing to be seen once opened & fuck knows what else will surface from this.
Good luck to you all and may the ghost of Chester Fried have mercy on your souls.
I knew sackvillain Chad Lindsay had been working on something for his Sackville Live site and here it is
HAHAHHA Good stuff, buddy!
Last week, I recieved a message from a resident stating Battered Fish Sackville was finished and they had let their relative go. I held off a bit posting and tried giving them a call but to no avail.
“Experiencing mechanical/electrical problems with our exhaust equipment and are presently unable to operate our fryers. We are working to rectify the situation as quickly as possible.”
As of right now, no human is answering the phone. So, which is it? Can anyone fill us in?
I have had many ppl messaging me about this and I waited a bit to post. I just called down and the number is disconnected so it seems the rumours are legit.
I never did get around to giving their pizza a try but did enjoy their burgers. They offered up some tasty gourmet ones and I don’t think many around here realized it. The pizza war out here is a rough one with many options and it’s hard to grab a slice of that market as a newbie.
Anyway, best of luck to the owners and hope whatever you do in the future pans out.
Dammit, I really liked this place.
-RIP Walkin’ Taco
I had a brief online chat with one of the owners yesterday and it’s confirmed Uncles Cafe & Deli has closed. This little place served up some tasty, fresh food and the owners are really friendly people.
It was a nice place to grab something a little different when not in the mood for fast food. I was a big fan of the Walkin’ Taco and the chicken ceasar wrap.
It’s a rough biz to survive in and I tip my cap to Tami and Nikki for giving it a go. I’m sure “Uncle” is looking down and is very proud of you. Best of luck to you both and I hope to see you around Sacktown.
This is just a funny story I thought I’d share with you all. Last Saturday night, I retweeted a tweet by Tinsel, our talking Christmas tree and (alleged) grouch and owner of Unfiltered Brewing from North End Hali, Andrew Murphy, made one of the usual comments about the tree that pops up once in a while from people. Ya know, there are still a lot of naysayers out there, mainly because of the cost of the tree. I figure it’s here, we should make the best of it and raise money and food for the needy – why the Hell not?
Anyway, tree account took exception to the salty language and it was kind of amusing. Twitter being Twitter, right?
I was reading it all and stirring the pot a bit while having a few beers and decided to challenge Andrew to come to Sackville (gasp) and take a selfie with the tree and I would donate $50 to the food bank. It likely would have been only $20 if I was sober, hahaha! Of course he accepts the challenge and another local tweeter who did not even know Andrew drove him in!
Not being a fan of the tree or reading the schedule, he missed a showtime but still took this pic outside Acadia Hall:
Super cool volunteer chauffeur, Laura:
Tonight, I held up my end of the deal and took my kids and a friend of theirs down to see a show and chip in the fifty smackers. Councillor Johns was there and we had a good chuckle over the whole thing. He did want to meet Andrew though….
If you are ever in Hali, check out his beer. I always read good things about those suds and I think he’s actually an old softy but I better not publicly say it!
He did not ask for me to mention the brewery, btw. Merry Christmas, folks!
The yutes at Sackville High are bringing us another top notch performance. The Sound Of Music is this year’s treat. I’ve been reading a lot of excited sounding tweets from the students and staff lately. Be sure to check it out!
You can read more about it HERE in the Bedford-Sackville Observer. Break a leg, guys and gals!
Some pretty amazing stuff is happening because one guy had an idea and got local business and residents involved – The AndyVent Calendar!
-Not actual image of Andy. Well, I don’t *think* it is…
One of my favourite local Twitter homies is making a difference this year. Andy Bowers AKA “@evilpez4” is normally known for stirring up hilarious food convos and brilliant comments/snark about local newsy things but he is also showing he has a big ‘ol heart.
He put it out there on Twitter he is collecting 24 items for The AndyVent Calendar and it quicky took off with many local businesses that follow him immediately chipping in with awesome prizes. The plan is to collect goodies and then have people make a donation to his Gofundme page where every $5 enters your name in a draw for all the items. Every dime raised, minus the cost of the GofundMe page will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia. How cool is that?
The local business community (especially the ones on Twitter) know and trust Andy and this has resulted in a bit of a “problem.” He has easily gotten enough item donations to fill his calendar so he is having a midway draw for the extra goodies on Dec 12. That winner will also be put back in the mix for the big prize.
Be sure to check his site as he will be revealing what one of the items is each day leading up to the draw. It’s pretty fun seeing what gets unveiled.
It’s unreal what an idea can do. He set out to raise a thousand bucks and at this time, it is well over $2500 and still growing. Big shout out to Andy, the local businesses and of course, the people who are donating. By all means, feel free to donate – it’s not about the amazing prize, of course. Hehe
Remember, the main winner gets the whole thing. Midway winner gets the extra goodies. Below is a list of all the prize donors. Some Sackville ones in there too, I see. The total value of the main prize is $1092 and the midway one is $654. These businesses ROCK!
Ardmore Tea Room
Bad Robot Brewing
Canning Sauce Co.
Cape & Cowl Comics
Hula Nova Hoops
Kissed By The Sea
Newfoundland Chocolate Company DartGate Pharmacy
Old School Donuts
One Light Theatre
Port City Coffee
Pro Line Sports
Rocky Lake Pizza
Salt Water Essentials
Salvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria
Souper Duper Soups
Susie’s Shortbreads and Cupcakes
Ultimate Party & Event Store
What These Old Things
He started out looking for a grand to help feed the needy, I saw we make it a LOT more than that. Please enter the draw or at least share this around, folks. Thanks!