I have my erstwhile roomie Mimi to thank for this post. We made plans to hang out and have dinner together this rainy Sunday, and she was bound and determined to have some really good ramen. So she did some research and discovered a place in Richmond called G-Men Ramen that’s supposed to be one of… Continue reading Richmond ramen quest
Today, I had all three. After yesterday’s rain (which everyone accused me of bringing from Vancouver) we woke up to a perfect day: blue skies, fresh breeze, and almost zero humidity. Lovely for a stroll through Westmount. Then we headed to the Old Port in search of a food cart that was written up in last Saturday’s… Continue reading To me, Montreal means family, food, and fun.
This afternoon the clouds finally parted, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. Perfect timing for my evening saunter into Gastown with my friend Michele. We wanted to try out the Smart Mouth Cafe which, unfortunately, turned out to be closed. We will have to try and make it there for breakfast or lunch,… Continue reading A saunter into Gastown
I had a great time this spring and summer sampling street cart food around downtown Vancouver with my good buddy Toni. Lining up for street food is a lot more fun when you’re with a friend, so I will really miss Toni and our lunchtime gastronomic adventures. Today was her last day of work before… Continue reading Toni’s Top Three
In the movie Letters to Juliet, a rift grows between Sophie, the leading lady, and Victor, her chef- fiancé, because (crazy as it may sound) Sophie’s idea of a romantic Italian getaway does not involve driving all over Tuscany in search of vintage wines, well-aged cheeses, and chefs willing to give up their trade secrets.… Continue reading ‘Tis the East, and Montreal is the Sun
The Erickson Building When I get together with my friend Michele, it’s usually on a Monday night and involves a walk along one seawall or another, then dinner. It’s a combination which is probably counterproductive to fitness, but certainly works wonders for friendship. Walking is a lot like living, I guess – it’s so much… Continue reading Dining out: Salsa & Agave
Introducing my annual Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich. I only have it once a year because I gotta have it in Montreal and it’s gotta be from Schwartz’s….one of the two places in the world I will line up to eat at. Also because if I have it more frequently, I will probably die an untimely… Continue reading The BEST Smoked Meat Sandwich