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…

Tasty Pastry at C Sweet

We each have a BIG sweet tooth, so it’s always a source of joy when we discover a new pastry shop. What’s even better is when that pastry shop actually puts in the effort to make cakes and pies and pastries and other goodies with great care and thought.  This is what we found with…

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….

MTL Streets (Part 1: Wellington)

For those of you who live in Montreal you know that every neighbourhood has its fun busy street full of great cafés, unique stores, or delicious dining areas. St Henri has its Rue Notre Dame Ouest; Downtown has its Rue Ste. Catherine; Mile End has its Avenue du Parc; Old Montreal has its Rue St….

Come On Down to Comon!

Last post we shared our little hidden gem of Yelapa in Mexico. Today, we’ll be talking about a great little hidden much closer to home: Comon Korean Cuisine! For years, our go-to place for Korean food was Jumak. As much as we love that place (and we still do), it always took a small drive…

Amazing Afghan Food… in (North) America

So, if you read our last post, you know that we went a liiiiiittle hog wild with our going out last weekend. But it was well worth it. We went to places old and new (to us), and we’ll be making many return trips to most of them. First among them for a repeat engagement…

How to Deal with the Pain of Winter

  [Mariam]: I hate winter! Well, I think most people hate winter, especially long & cold ones (5 months and an average of -15 in Montreal, ouuff ). [Henry]: Heeeey! I don’t hate winter. [Mariam]: That’s because you’re crazy 😜. Anyways, I hate it so much that I constantly need distraction from it or I may lose my mind….

The Joy of Kinka

Well, we’re back from Ethiopia! Getting married in Addis Ababa was quite the exciting event. Surrounded by so many family and friends and love and laughter was momentous and unforgettable. Now we’re back – regular jobs, regular life, regular eating – and so here’s a more “typical” post on a neat new place we discovered:…

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…