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The Best Diner In Montreal

Where: 93 avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada, QC H2T 2S5
December 19, 2008 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

I admit to being an over-planner: Just about every meal on my nine-day trip to Quebec was set ahead of time. But you canít plan for those perfect little places that you stumble upon. You know, the kind of place you have to go into, regardless of whether youíre even hungry. Beautyís Luncheonette is that place.

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Bargain Shabu Shabu

Where: 75 De La GauchetiŤre, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2Z 1C2
December 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Thereís nothing wrong with choosing a restaurant because the name is fun to say, right? I have to admit, I got a little kick out of Twittering that I was headed to Hanashima Shabu Shabu before leaving for Montrealís Chinatown that night.

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Sometimes You Just Want A Pizza

Where: 39 rue Notre-Dame ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada
December 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM | by | Comment (1)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Over the first few days of my visit to Quebec, I consumed large quantities of overly rich (and overly French) food. Not that thereís anything wrong with that! But sometimes, even when youíre visiting another country--or maybe especially when youíre visiting another country--you just have to have a pizza.

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The Chocolate Museum

Where: 634 Rue de Saint-Jean, Quebec City, QC, Canada
December 18, 2008 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (4)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

You know how you feel obligated to visit museums when you travel? Well, I do, especially when itís a country that speaks another language. But somehow, by day three of my visit to Quebec City, I still hadnít visited the first museum. Happily, I was able to remedy my philistine status pain-free. With hot chocolate.

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Where To Spend Every Last Loonie

Where: 117 rue Dalhousie, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1K 9C8
December 17, 2008 at 4:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Itís a tradition on my travels that the husband and I have one splurge dinner each trip. And everything I read in the foodie world pointed me to laurie raphaŽl--lowercase letters included!--for our obligatory spend-fest.

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The Best Meal In Montreal

Where: 1635 rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2X 3K3
December 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Most days on my recent trip to Quebec consisted of meals interspersed with bits of walking and sightseeing in order to work up an appetite again. A week in though, and I hadnít found the perfect meal. I thought Iíd go home a bit disappointed that my husband and I hadnít had a blow-me-away dinner. Then we went to Confusion Tapas du Monde.

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Could These Be Canada's Best Escargots?

Where: 540 avenue Duluth Est, Montreal, QC, Canada, QC H2L 1A9
December 16, 2008 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Montreal, and Quebec in general, these days has a terrific array of ethnic eateries. Visitors need never have a bite of French food if thatís not their thing. But French food at Canadian dollar prices assuredly is my thing, and my favorite French food--aside from cheese, of course--is escargots. Bad escargots are very, very bad, but good escargots? Well, good escargots are worth a plane trip. Vertige in Montreal is where to fly.

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A Crepe Break In Quebec

Where: 1136 rue St-Jean, Quebec City, QC, Canada
December 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM | by | Comment (1)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Nothing says "French" quite like flipping crepes. Well, maybe the Eiffel Tower, but I was in Quebec City, not Paris, and wanted to feed the fantasy that I was, in fact, across the Atlantic. Casse-CrÍpe Breton beckoned on a snowy day at lunchtime with low prices ($8 or less for crepes) and a warm, crowded interior.

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Presenting Poutine

Where: 401c St-Vincent, Montreal, QC, Canada
December 15, 2008 at 4:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

Part of travel is about eating the foods that the locals eat. But that's become more and more difficult, of course, with the same generic chains serving up regulated slop from Beijing to Barcelona. While on a recent trip to Quebec, though I made an important discovery: Evidently the odder the food item, the stronger the possibility it won't be replaced by an assembly line Quarter Pounder.

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The Best Quick Lunch In Montreal

Where: 351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, QC, Canada
December 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

It may be a little chilly right now, but Quebec offers as much culture as Europe for way less cash. And thanks to the resurgence of the dollar, there's never been a better time to head to Canada. Dana McMahan just got back and is dishing on the province's eats all this week.

If youíre traipsing through old Montreal at lunchtime, donít miss out on the buzzing, crowded Olive et Gourmando. If you can, get there about five minutes before noon and snag one of the last remaining tables, otherwise youíll line up with local workers and other travelers, and have to salivate over the pastries on display up front.

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