Boston Food: New Chapter, New Restaurant List

I’ve been meaning to put this together for a while, but I needed to wait until I really got to figure out eating in Boston. Like my beloved Montreal List, I’ll continually add to it when I find something great. I’ll start with my favourite cheap eats, and then move on to the pricier options that are well worth it. (Every list of Boston cheap … Continue reading Boston Food: New Chapter, New Restaurant List

Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Alternate titles: My Magnum Opus, How to Ingest Montreal’s Best For six years, I’ve kept this list tucked away on my phone, expanding it all the time and consulting it regularly when anyone asked me for a restaurant recommendation. It’s a little different to most Best of Montreal lists because I won’t include restaurants that I haven’t been to, and I haven’t yet saved up to go to Juni or Joe … Continue reading Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Last month, I went to Au Pied de Cochon with three of my friends. It was a foodie pilgrimage that was a long time coming- my wonderful friend Zoë and I had been talking about going ever since we were in Rez in 2011. We had a carefully-crafted plan that involved going in a group, sharing every plate, and resisting the pull of the wine … Continue reading Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

When an opportunity to meet and hang out with Chuck Hughes falls in to your lap, you take it. When you mention that you’ve been dying to go to one of his restaurants, and he says “come by Le Bremner some time, don’t worry about it!” YOU GO. At Le Bremner yesterday evening, I spent over two hours sitting at the bar with Grace, one of my … Continue reading Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

Barcelona Bar Espresso opened in late July, and if you live in the Plateau, you’ve definitely noticed it. It’s bright red on the outside, warm and inviting on the inside, and, most excitingly for me, it’s Barcelona-themed. Hoo boy, do I ever LOVE Barcelona. I’m in the middle of a super-long, very cheesy post about the year that I spent there, and how the food … Continue reading Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget

I love oysters. Briny, salty, a little weird, and distinctly oceanic, they’re one of my favourite foods in the world. They do carry a certain amount of elegance, which makes sense because as you throw back these beautiful bivalves, you’re basically swallowing $1-4 at a time. It’s so worth it, though! SO worth it. Splitting a dozen (or two…) with a friend or partner is a very special, absurdly delicious … Continue reading Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget

5 à Ceviche at Mochica

****For those outside Montreal, 5 à 7 (cinq à sept) is the city’s name for Happy Hour, so my silly title is actually a stellar pun!! (?????)**** A few weeks ago, I got my first paycheque from my new job. Weeks of data entry and research assistantship were finally reflected in my bank account! To celebrate, Aaron and I impulsively stopped in at Mochica, a Peruvian … Continue reading 5 à Ceviche at Mochica