Delightful, Delightful Dobra Tea

Ah, tea. A drink as old as civilization, and always a wonderfully refined way to relax. Not all tea shops are built equal, however. Dobra Tea in Portland, Maine, stands head and shoulders above just about every other tea place we’ve visited. And all we had to do was drive five hours from home to…

Momo to the Rescue

  Do you looooove sushi but are vegetarian? Or maybe allergic to seafood? Or perhaps you’re pregnant? Or maybe you just don’t feel like raw fish today? Whatever your reason is, we have the PERFECT place for you, and it’s called Sushi Momo. We are crazy about sushi, so much so that we could eat…

Dynamic dinner and show at Le Balcon

“Dinner and a show” is a plain description of a night out, but it doesn’t have to be a plain experience at all. That was definitely our experience at Le Balcon, a dinner-theatre that’s right downtown 🙂 . It’s deep inside a pretty big church on Ste. Catherine Street, two blocks away from the Bay….

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…

Québec, Oh Québec!

Visiting capital cities of anything is always an interesting experience. Sometimes they’re huge and gorgeous and awe-inspiring. Other times, they’re tiny and quiet and overshadowed by a much bigger metropolis nearby. And then, you have the ones who fall squarely in the middle of that: Beautiful, mid-sized, full of history, and full of charm. Enter:…

Tiptoe Through the Million Tulips

History is funny sometimes. Many things that you take for granted in the present day almost certainly had a deeper, more significant historical origin. Take Ottawa’s giant annual Canadian Tulip Festival. Every spring, the city becomes home to a literal million tulips all around its more picturesque parks, streets, and waterfronts. Looking at the flowers from…