Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar's certified Chef de Cuisine Daniel Delorme arouses mouths with an array of local and seasonal ingredients. The lunch menu’s curried lobster ragout links arms with mango to high-kick atop a cornbread stage ($14), and the Italian chicken sandwich traps sundried tomato and free-range, rosemary chicken between two slices of focaccia ($13). At Dinner, diners bow to pan-fried halibut that dons a saffron-sauce robe and sits regally atop a vegetable-risotto throne ($25). In the grilled bison striploin, Chef Delorme quells a 6-ounce steak's temper with a calming blanket of redcurrant jus and mood crystals that take the tasty form of grilled summer vegetables and roasted potatoes ($28).
At Heartstrings & Things Lingerie, complimentary fittings help shoppers pluck figure-flattering pieces out of a collection of bras that spans sizes 30D–40H and boasts both seductive and practical undergarments. Cast a curvy shadow with Le Mystère's seamless bra ($85+), which, like a shy ghost, never reveals its existence. Chantelle's collection of sheer, lace-laden underthings ($99–$129) accents a sultry silhouette, and Olga's bras ($36+) support full figures with underwire and padded straps. Shoppers can also stock up on Warner's underwear ($30 for three pairs) or peruse Heartstrings &Things' sleepwear ($45–$70) to prolong dreams as efficiently as a glass of warm milk poured over an alarm clock.
Paddy's Pub & Rosie's Restaurant blends fresh microbrews and munchable meals into a merry mortar for the foundation of a cornerstone Irish country pub. Stifle stomachs looking to score a record deal with "raven" wings ($9.99) tossed in a choice of savoury sauces including barbecue, honey garlic, and hot, or capture mozza sticks under a net before incasing their golden wings in an ornamental honey curry sauce ($6.99). The filet mignon ($12.99) cradles a 6 oz. cut of beef in the loving arms of bacon, who tenderly sings it into a vulnerable slumber. The classic fish and chips ($10.99) accompanied by seasoned fries and coleslaw is paralleled in deliciousness by the dexterous Emerald Isle stew and bowl ($7.49), simmering braised lamb and a blend of fresh vegetables drenched in Chimney Swift Stout. One of Paddy's freshly brewed draught beers expertly saddles meals and wards off the wrath of Irish fairies who wait perched to pounce on inadequately lubed esophagi.
Train Station Bike & Bean equips cyclists with bikes, gear, and fresh-brewed coffee in a historic train station located midway along the picturesque St. Margaret's Bay Trail. Pedalling duos can rent a pair of hybrid bikes for eight hours of traffic-free exploration on a 33-kilometre grooved pathway following the route of the railway that connected the area's villages in pre-teleportation days. Other routes transport riders through scenic fishing villages, sandy beaches, and popular sites, such as Peggy's Cove and Aspotogan Loop. The rental includes bike helmets and a bike-rack storage bag to hold valuables and fortifying cupcakes en route.
The Kind Cookie's team of crafty confectioners churns out sweet smells and an assortment of vegan and gluten-free baked goods, such as cookies, cupcakes, and bars. Expert bakers blend almond flour with vegan semisweet chips by throwing the mixture into their oversized hats and jumping on a trampoline before baking the dough into golden-brown chocolate-chip cookies ($1.75 for one, $5 for three). Meanwhile, gingersnaps look on jealously as milk-chocolate cupcakes ($3), chocolate-chip coconut bars ($2), and donuts ($2.25) spring from the oven to win over sweet teeth. The Kind Cookie's team of crackerjack cookie constructors craft their delectable confections with many organic ingredients, including grapeseed oil and 100% preservative-free coconut sugar packed with vitamins B and C.