Thursday, January 24, 2013

Back To The Hood


Yesterday we decided that we needed a pizza! 
In case you didn't know, pizza helps to ward off
the cold!


We knew where to go and what to order at our favourite pizza Trattoria.


It is called Salvatore's and is found in the Hydrostone in North End Halifax.


And since we had Sophie with us, we had 'take-out'. 
It was too cold to leave her in the car unattended.


I placed our order....'Original' with portobello mushrooms and spinach......
it was a half hour wait but always worth it!!


I mentioned one other time (at least) that this area is my childhood neighbourhood.


What was once a string of  basic shops every neighbourhood needed 
back in the late 50's and early 60's is now a trendy area to shop.


When I was a kid there was a drugstore, laundramat, 
dry cleaners, grocery store, and a photographer's studio.


The past couple of years Ron and I have found that we like this area 
and we find ourselves here on a regular basis when we are in town,
mostly for our favourite coffee at a Starbucks across the street.


Oh yes, we get seasonal tune-ups throughout the year
at Kachina, where our massage therapist, Kelly, works.


Come to think of it, we are due for one soon.
 I'll be giving him a call soon.
This cold arctic air is taking its toll!!!



37 comments:

  1. Look at that snow, no wonder comfort food is on the menu. Cheers from Jean

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    1. First off...I just re-read this and noticed a few typos!!! Sorry! Thanks to 'edit' it is readable.

      Hi Jean. Yes good ole comfort food. It remains cold here for a few more days I hear.

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  2. Pizza makes everything better! YUM! Did Sophie get some, too? Stay warm my eastern friends!

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    1. I have to inspect the Pizza when it comes in the car!!!!

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    2. Thanks Soph! She always shares with us!!lol
      Stay warm yourself too Martha!

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  3. Pizza is definately a good comfort food-hope Sophie got a bit too-

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    1. Hi Kathy! Good to see you. Sophie wouldn't have it any other way!! lol

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  4. Pizza IS good for the cold : ). I can't even begin to imagine how cold you guys are! I am thinking of you as the winds bluster today.

    I love your 'hood. I wish that people still utilized stores like the ones you mentioned. What I like best about that idea is that we would have more personal relationships with the people that provide our goods and services.

    Wishing you a very beautiful Thursday. Love, Becky PS Give Sophie a big kiss for me today!

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    1. Hey Becky! You mean PA is not getting this cold?!! It's been one up and down winter!!
      I know exactly what you are saying Becky ....store/shops back then were essential neighbourhood fixtures and we knew them and they knew us by name. Maybe it will come back again.

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    1. Oh Debra! You don't know....maybe you do!! If we lived in this neighbourhood we would have to be careful when it came to pizza consumption!!

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  6. Love these shots of the snow blowing off the roofs. Must be cold and pizza certainly hits the spot every time!

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    1. Fiona, it was/is as cold as some of your days have been lately....but here they don't last as long as in Sweden. Going up to 0C on Tuesday!!

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  7. Of course pizza is good for colds! Sitting out in the car waiting for it to get done, probably isn't.

    "Chilling" shots of the snow blowing off the roof. Brrrrr!

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    1. And these pizzas have a lot of garlic, which helps as well. Turning the car on occasionally helps to keep warm during the wait.

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  8. Your old 'hood looks like a thriving business district now! I love the dormers and the snowy rooftops.

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    1. You are correct Pat. Which was exclusively a neighbourhood for 'north enders' only, is now one which attracts people from all over.
      The dormer theme/design is carried through the entire neighbourhood of about nine streets.......quite unique.

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  9. Pizza, Java, and Massage........3 in 1 special!!!

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  10. Remember the drugstore trips !!!!!

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    1. I sure do, sis! Not to mention the ones to Reitman's !! But I still turned out pretty good!

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    2. me, too.......

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  11. I got chilled just reading this :) But you're right, pizza does have frigid-fighting qualities. Not sure why they don't use that to promote pizza.
    R

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    1. They should Rick! There would be line-ups!! lol Maybe....

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  12. Just found you through Vicki's blog party and had to tell you we just booked a trip to Halifax...in September...when it will be a bit warmer! Will have to look for this pizza place:-) It must be pretty good to get folks out in that kind of cold!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Good idea Terri! I don't know if pizza is like Chinese food as in people love their Chinese food place and not others! This place is very popular!
      We are so used to it here. In fact I prefer this to hot humidity, seriously. I guess one becomes accustomed after so many generations living here.

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  13. You can SEE the cold air in your photos! Wonderful!

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    1. Hey Karen! Yes you can! And it is wonderful indeed....in small doses!!

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  14. Brrr! I'll have to remember that pizza chases away the cold, lol.

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    1. Make sure you are 'stocked up'!!

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  15. Brrr is right! You did such a good job of capturing that swirling snow blowing around the corners of the buildings that I swear I'm shivering from here. Okay.. not quite.. but close :) Sophie, you and Black Jack are so lucky! Your Dads do take-out for the same reasons that Bill and I do (lots of picnics on hot days).

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    1. Yes we do! Our car in the winter has become our kitchen. While park benches serve well in the spring and summer! Three is never a crowd with us!!lol

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  16. Brrr! I know just how those blustery cold days feel when the snow swirls off the roofs! Your pictures sure bring back memories! Pizza is good for all kinds of things that ail you! I'm glad that you didn't leave Sophie in the car. I've seen some dogs left in cars at the grocery store or wherever on very cold days here, and it makes me angry. Some people just don't treat their animals kindly. Have a good Sunday!

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