Winter Getaway: Lac Brome

Now that the first snow has fallen and that we are all sorrowful about it, it’s time to plan winter getaways. Let’s face it, the only way to survive 5 months of winter (yep: it is 5 months if you live in Montreal), is to spice things up with short trips here and there. If you…

How to Ensure Tender Juicy Turkey!

American Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, so we thought we’d share Henry’s turkey recipe with all our American readers (of course, this recipe is good for all other readers as well – in fact, Henry encourages you all to make turkey all the time [Mariam: Henry is crazy, as you can plainly see…

Satay Brothers – Singaporean Goodness

Nestled among all the oft-mentioned and visited Chinese, Japanese, and Korean restaurants in Montreal is a fine little gem called Satay Brothers. It’s a Singaporean restobar in St-Henri that’s just a short walk away from both the Atwater Market and Lionel-Groulx metro station. It’s a place we keep coming back to again and again on…

Kinton Ramen Rocks

Henry: Our love of Japanese culture and Japanese food has led us to yet another wonderful restaurant in downtown Montreal: Kinton Ramen! Mariam: Oh yes indeed, Kinton Ramen was a delight. One of my friends sang the restaurant’s praises to us, so we were only too happy to go check it out. And we’re very…

Choir Boy

Mariam: For my birthday, my awesome friends and colleagues took me to see the play “Choir Boy” at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal. I hadn’t heard of this play at all until they brought it up so I was intrigued and happy to have the chance to discover it. So off we went. On a…

When Japan BBQs

We have a serious soft spot for Japanese food and culture – it’s why we recommend Tokyo as a spring break destination. It’s also why we try a lot of Japanese restaurants in Montreal. Gyu-Kaku is one of the more recent happy discoveries that Henry made, and one which he can’t wait to share with…

Spring Break in Tokyo

For the most part, students in North America tend to travel down south for spring break. It’s short, it’s cheap and it’s quick. But, what if you planned a trip to a completely different continent though? Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a week totally disconnected to what you’re used to? That’s what I [Mariam]…

The Greatness of Greater Boston

Henry: So, you know where we should visit the next time we have a week and the patience to drive 500+ km in five hours? Mariam: No… But I sense you have something in mind. Out with it! I love travel! Henry: Boston! Mariam: Well, that was always on my to-go list. Go on ahead…

Caffé Farina – Fantastic Italian Sandwiches and Desserts!

Mariam: Sometimes you come across the best thing ever without even thinking about it. It was a Tuesday afternoon, I was just coming back from my hairdresser’s when I realized I was a bit hungry. As I was walking on Notre Dame Street in Saint Henry (Southwestern Montreal), I said to myself “Well, I’ll stop…

Queen Sheba Is Royally Good

Remember how we mentioned in our Mile End post that Restaurant Queen Sheba is one of our favourite restaurants? Well, today we’re going to explain why! Mariam: As our longer-term readers know, I’m from Ethiopia, and grew up eating traditional Ethiopian food. Because of that, Ethiopian cuisine is something that always makes me feel like I’m…