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Montreal: Schwartz’s

by gigi on February 3, 2012

One of the highlights from Jenkins and my previous trip to Montreal was our visit to Schwartz’s. I have to admit that as the years passed, I kind of forgot how great Schwartz’s was. I remembered it being great and being the best smoked meat I had had but how good can it be anyway? […]


Montreal: Fairmount & St Viateur Bagels

by gigi on January 3, 2012

The last time we were in Montreal, we didn’t get an opportunity to check out two of the city’s most famous bagel institutions. They were a little out of the way from where we were staying and the weather wasn’t very cooperative so we just never made the trip. I would have to say that […]


Montreal: Fameux

by gigi on December 28, 2011

Before our trip to Montreal, I canvassed a few friends who grew up there to ask them about some of their favourite places to eat. The first time Jenkins and I went to Montreal, we tried poutine at several places, including La Banquise, which was rated quite highly in many of the reviews that I […]


Montreal: Au Pied de Cochon

by gigi on December 16, 2011

One of the restaurants that I was really happy about scoring a reservation for in Montreal was Au Pied de Cochon. I’ve been a fan (without actually trying the food) for quite a while and seeing the restaurant featured in various No Reservations episodes and hearing stories from friends only piqued my interest even more. […]


Montreal: Garde Manger

by gigi on November 25, 2011

While we were planning our trip to Montreal, one place we really wanted to check out for dinner was Garde Manger. My mom is a huge fan of Chuck Hughes and his show Chuck’s Day Off on Food TV so I tried to call in about a month before our trip to make reservations. Unfortunately, […]


Montreal: Chez Cora

by gigi on November 15, 2011

For our first breakfast in Montreal, my family decided to eat at Chez Cora before we all went our separate ways for the day. Jenkins and I had gone to Chez Cora the last time we were in Montreal based on my cousin’s recommendation. Although it was a different location we had gone to, we […]