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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 […]


Review: Save-On-Meats

by gigi on December 22, 2011

In Save-On-Meats’ original incarnation, I had always wanted to go and check out their burgers and steaks but for some reason, their hours never jived with my schedule. Every time I wandered over there, they happened to be closed for one reason or another so when they announced that they were closing, I was a […]


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, […]


Review: Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck

by gigi on November 9, 2011

I’m a huge grilled cheese sandwich fan. I remember when I was younger, my mom used to make these things for me all the time and once I was old enough, I started making my own grilled cheese sandwiches, experimenting with different breads and cheeses. When I had heard from Vancouver Slop that Mom’s Grilled […]