Friday, July 6, 2012

Jessy's Pizza

Guys, guys, guys… I just had a Jessy’s donair. Now usually as I’m eating donairs I’m thinking the whole time about what I’m going to post online about how the “onions pop” or the “sauce is delicious” (which it was) but this time…something was different. 

Could it have been the unbelievably crispy pieces of donair meat hidden amongst the donair sauce drenched pita? Or the RED onions? ...Yeah, red onions! But I couldn’t focus on my notes while eating it, its almost like I blackout. The shear awesomeness of this donair trumps so many of the previous that like I mentioned it’s hard to put into words.

Me and a friend (meg-a-tron) got a super donair which to start off with was the size of my forearm…YUP! She had travelled up to stay with us for the Canada Day long weekend and we had planned all week to go for a donair but what we didn’t realize is we’d be getting “The Donair” This thing had the density of a dying sun, and enough tin-foil wrap to cover a Christmas tree, but all of it was worth it when you dive into it. The only thing I would add to this is extra donair sauce, for 2 reasons:

1.     Their sauce is amazing and you can’t get enough of it and,
2.     I love extra sauce on donairs.

I would defiantly check out Jessy’s Pizza they have locations all over HRM, I went to the one in Dartmouth but I would imagine they are all very similar.

But keep sending me those suggestions on facebook, @devinlockyer on Twitter or email to and stay tuned for more updates to come.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Do we have a contender for the title?

My travels brought me to Tony's Pizza on Robie street in Halifax, a little shop on the corner. If you've ever been to the commons undoubtedly you've seen it. It has been in the neighborhood for a while and has an excellent reputation.

I’ve come to expect curtain things from my donair experience, most of these things have been clearly highlighted in my older posts. Others are just assumed i.e... customer service. After my visit to Tony’s Pizza, I can say with the utmost enthusiasm that this was one of the best experiences that I’ve had to date.

If you haven’t been to Tony’s Pizza you need to, its a small classic “hole-in-the-wall” joint. Offering amazing quality in the heart of Robie Street, they take the time to treat you like family. And the food in unreal; the donair meat is incredibly juicy and crispy, with fresh veggies and pita to wrap it together. It just lives up to a higher standard.

Seriously one of the best known secrets in the Halifax pizza industry, go check them out you won’t be disappointed.

That's it for this adventure in the donair world; keep sending me those hot-stops in HRM
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Sunday, October 2, 2011


and as a special treat I have a double review for you guys, to my followers I realize it has been almost a full year since my last review but now I’m back and most enthusiastic then ever. To any new comers welcome and enjoy. I have prepared 2 reviews to jump-start the donair season so lets begin.


The first review I have is for Alexandra’s pizza, after many requests, mostly by the same person (you know who you are) to try their donairs I caved and gave it a try. I went with their classic donair with the works and cheese, now normally I’m not a big lover of cheese on donairs, mostly cause I think it takes away from the spices on the donair meat, but I figured I would try it. I was happy to find that they didn’t over do it on the cheese it was a excellent amount, so much so that I decided to get my next donair with cheese as well (see review #2) One thing that I have to say is that their veggies and meat were surprisingly fresh, I assumed that because Alexandra’s is more of a “chain” then the other places I have reviewed, that the freshness of their veggies would suffer but they were top notch, and plentiful.

One of my favorite part of any donair is defiantly the pita, now although there are several parts that compete for best part of the experience, I believe that it starts and ends with the pita. In saying that, I thoroughly… no tremendously enjoyed the pita on the Alexandra’s donair, it was crispy where you want it but soft and greasy where you need it. My only criticism would be the actual size of the pita itself, but that could defiantly because I’m bias on the pita side of things and can never get enough, but who knows ;)

Review #2 Leo’s Pizzeria

The second donair review I have for you comes from Leo’s Pizzeria in Waverly. Before going into Leo’s I knew to expect some things, things that you can expect from any small pizza shop

1) They would already have a great donair and delicious pizza (but this isn’t a pizza blog…stay tuned)

2) They would treat you like family as soon as you walk in, which was the case; UNBELIEVABLE service, some of the best I’ve experienced anywhere.

3) And they would have a tv on somewhere in the shop, so you could watch the last 10 mins of storage hunters while you wait for your meal.

The one thing I must say that I didn’t expect would be the selection of donair related meals: Donair pizza, donair pocket, donair platter and a donair SUPER platter (must investigate later), donair egg rolls, donair pogos, and varying sizes of classic donairs. You may be thinking “a lot pizza shops have these things” and your right but I haven’t been to many places where they offer all of them. So if your not sure what your in the mood for but you know it needs to contain donair meat try Leo’s.

Now all of that is great but lets get to the meat and potatoes of this review…or I guess you can say meat and pita of this review…Honestly there is nothing bad to say about Leo’s, if nothing else the above items are enough to have me going back for more. As for their donairs, they are top shelve and “streets ahead” (your welcome). Above all else best thing I can say about the donair itself is the actual size, its always a good thing when you pay next to nothing and you walk out of there with a donair the size of an official NFL football. And like I mentioned in review #1 I did get cheese on this one as well, I don’t see it being a trend where its defiantly an extra and not a donair staple as some people would have you believe.

But that’s all I have for now but keep sending me your suggestions and ideas of new places to try throughout HRM.
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P.S I have rumors of donair ice cream somewhere in Halifax, which defiantly needs to happen. And if there are any other donair related foods that you’ve heard of outside of the usual, make sure to share the wealth.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tasty Pizza

Two words


If you don't know what a Donair plate is allow me to fill you in. Picture a regular donair but replace the pita bread with a glorious pile of golden french fries....thats right. A donair plate is everything that's inside a donair (the meat, the cheese, the onions, the tomato....etc) on a bed of french fries.

I was lucky enough to have one just the other day from a small place just down the street from me called Tasty Pizza at 760 Main street Dartmouth. This was my first experience with a donair plate and not only was I blown away, it is also currently tipping the charts as one of the best donair dishes yet.

There is nothing negative to say about it, you would think that you miss the crispy, yet tender pita but you don't the golden french fries make an excellent substitute.

I also realized that the majority of my donair excursions have been on the Dartmouth side of HRM so I'm looking to hit some places in Halifax. So let me know of your favorite places on the Halifax side of the bridges. You can leave comments below or on either my facebook or twitter pages: devinlockyer

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pizza Pro

Pizza Pro

Hey bloggers

Last night after the worst shift at work ever, I decided to get a donair. Pizza Pro was the closest place to me and I decided to give it a shot. It was awesome! It was all very classic and exactly what I was looking for.

I'm not sure what they do to the pita but I know that every place needs to do it cause it was thinner but crispier, which made it easier to get a little bit of everything with each mouthful. Not as many veggies as I would have liked but the onions on it were like little flavor crystals that exploded each time you took a bite. The one thing that did kind bother me was the price I only got a medium and it cost more than a large donair at most other places.

I wouldn't say that it the best in the city but it is awesome and perfectly greasy.

Keep making those suggestions and I'll keep trying them out.
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Pizza Pro
252 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, NS B2X2C6
Phone: (902) 462-3333

Sunday, June 13, 2010



OPA! Greek-fest in Halifax was this weekend and of course I went, me and my buddy Tim had an awesome Donair, The Greeks defiantly know how to do it.

I'm glad that they used real homemade donair sauce, I've noticed that some places (especially outside Hal-Town) are using tzatziki. Which may be a classic in Greece but not in Halifax. With that said the sauce was awesome and the pita underneath was crispy and had just the right amount of grease. Hugh pieces of tomato and onions, which were fresh and juicy. And the spices on the donair meat was unreal...unreal.

Now I realize that I'm saying all these good things about Greek-fest donairs and the festival is over for this year but that will give you all the more reason to go next year. Defiantly an awesome place to go and check out all the Greek festivities, and they have all kinds of other Greek foods like: Souvlaki, Baklava, and Galaktoboureko. All of which are A-1.

Like always if you have any suggestions or comments leave here or on facebook and twitter (devinlockyer)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anapolie Pizza

Hey guys,

I know its been a real long time since my last post but I have one now and its a good one.

Tonight I went to Anapolie pizza on Cole Harbour road in Dartmouth and had not a donair but Donair Pogo's and they were awesome. Its a big piece of delicious donair meat wrapped in a nice batter (not to much batter, just the right amount of dough to meat ratio) then its deep-fried. They serve it with.....nothing but donair sauce which is just the classic sauce not to thick not to runny, perfect for dipping. You get two pogos for under $5 bucks and that's an awesome deal cause their bigger then you'd think

I really recommend checking it out. Next up I heard that there are donair eggrolls so if you've had them let me know where the best ones are at and I'll check it out.

Keep making suggestions and comments and I'll try to not make it as long between posts.

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