March 28, 2009


Lo and behold, for spring has finally made its way to Montreal!

And what better way to ring in the warm(er) weather than with a quick 'n fresh Lebanese takeout and yummy ice cream?

A plate of shish taouk from my favorite Basha outlet, the one in Carrefour Industrielle Alliance (downstairs of Paramount/Scotia Bank and Simon's).

"Double fraise" ice cream from Laura Secord.
(Psst, if you dislike the bland wafer cone but don't want to shell out for the pricey waffle one, ask for a sugar cone. It's relatively inexpensive but makes much a difference!)

It's funny how promptly the shish taouk craving came back. During summer, Lebanese was practically a weekly staple. But ever since the colder weather set in, I haven't felt the urge for anything "shish-ed". However, now that it's nice and sunny again: shish taouk, shish shwarma and mixed combo plates, here I come!

March 21, 2009

I'm back! And I've got poutine!

Huge-ass long hiatus. I know. Life...and stuff...happened.
But now? I'M BACK!

Much has happened since the last time I posted. RL aside, I've discovered the joy of BBQ ribs, the cozy warmth of pupuserias and the stout tastiness of pierogi.

Also, I finally visited this landmark Montreal cafe:

I always knew that they had great coffee and desserts, but I was surprised at how good their food is too!

So far I've had a roast beef panini (very filling, but a little on the dry side), cauliflower cream soup (I love creamy soups, period) and a light, fluffy chocolate cheesecake. I also hear that they serve a mean breakfast.

My favorite dish though, has to be this:

Philly steak poutine! Fries, cheese, philly steak, grilled onions and mushrooms all topped with gravy sauce....mmmm. Incredibly fattening, but also incredibly delicious!

Brûlerie St-Denis has got over a dozen locations all over Montreal, but my suggestion would be to stay clear of the ones inside malls and keep to the bigger shops that have terrasses. The original ones actually on St-Denis street (near the Mont-Royal and Berri-UQAM metros respectively) and the one on Côte-des-Neiges are my faves.

Okay, time to go! I know that I have at least another post to do about Paris and oh, about every new eatery that I've discovered since. So until next time and...bon appétit!