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Dine Around is an annual foodie event with more than 90 participating restaurants offering curated menus at special prices.

January 26, 2022 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dine Around, the annual popular foodie event returns next week on Tuesday, February 1. Dine Around runs throughout February with more than 90 restaurants in the Halifax region and the rest of Nova Scotia offering curated menus at special prices. Foodies have the option to safely dine-in or order takeout from participating restaurants.

“Discover Halifax is excited to once again partner with the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia on this year’s Dine Around. The event showcases Halifax’s unique culinary scene and helps to support many wonderful local restaurants,” says Holly Chessman, director of marketing and visitor experience, Discover Halifax.

Diners can enjoy and experience Dine Around’s specially priced meals for lunch or dinner at $10, $20, $30, $40, and $50. Some restaurants will also donate a portion of sales to Feed Nova Scotia. Additionally, 12 hotels in the Halifax region are offering Dine & Stay packages throughout the month of February, so guests can plan a winter staycation.

“Dine Around is a fantastic food experience. As we continue to navigate the pandemic, this event is critical in supporting restaurants and providing an opportunity for them to show off their best food dishes and rekindle consumer confidence in dining out,” says Gordon Stewart, executive director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia. “The restaurant sector has an enormous impact on people’s spirit—encouraging time to relax, eat, drink, and enjoy the company of friends, family, and colleagues.”

Now in its 19th year, Dine Around was first launched by the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia in 2003 and Discover Halifax joined as a marketing partner in 2018. Dine Around has continued to grow with more restaurants participating each year. A complete list of participating restaurants and hotels for 2022 can be found at

Quick facts:

  • Dine Around is an annual foodie event with participating restaurants offering curated menus at special prices.
  • More than 90 restaurants are part of Dine Around this year, and 12 hotels are participating in the Dine & Stay package
  • Diners can choose to safely dine-in or order takeout; 70 per cent of participating restaurants have takeout menus.
  • In 2021, participating restaurants sold an average of 150 Dine Around meals—an increase of 3 per cent from 2020.
  • More than 30,000 people work in Nova Scotia’s restaurant industry.

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About Discover Halifax

Discover Halifax is a non-profit, membership-based marketing and sales organization in partnership with the Halifax regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Discover Halifax’s goal is to promote Halifax as a destination of choice for leisure and business travelers.

Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays each year, who spend over $1 billion. Halifax alone represents over 54% of all visitation to Nova Scotia, and 34,000 people are employed in the tourism industry.

About Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS), is a non-profit association that has successfully represented the food and beverage sector since 1947. RANS continuously makes a positive impact for the restaurant industry through advocacy, education, partnerships & promotion.

A permanent office and staff maintain the association which represents and supports approximately 1,550 operators with over 33,000 employees in Nova Scotia.

Media Contacts:

Fallon Bourgeois
Director, Communications
Discover Halifax

Natasha Chestnut
Association & Marketing Administrator
Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia
902-429-5343 ext.1