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lunch and dinner in Baltimore with 2 kids

I appreciate both actually. I often look for both options and go with what seems to fit best at the time. I love showing my wife and kids new experiences and also don't mind dressing them up to learn finer points as well. I was lucky to have parents that did that for me and want to continue it.

lunch and dinner in Baltimore with 2 kids

my kids love old bay steamed shrimp. I like old fashioned...I mean drink an old fashioned ;)

lunch and dinner in Baltimore with 2 kids

hi stephanieg, that's for the ideas we love farmers markets. I will look these all up and get back to you with any questions if that's ok thanks again

lunch and dinner in Baltimore with 2 kids

Hi all, I will be staying in Inner Harbor at the Sheraton on a Saturday night. I am looking for a dinner spot(wherever not in Inner Harbor) that my wife and I and also my 13-14 yr old boys would like. We all love seafood(it doesn't have to crab cakes). also sunday brunch would be great as well. Woodbury Kitchen? too much for kids? they eat out a lot though. thanks in advance

trip report Montreal may2-4th

they ate duck in a can, duck tart with mushroom gravy and a ham steak with maple syrup and potatos. loved everything.

trip report Montreal may2-4th

First thanks to all the CH members who helped us. We spent a weekend in Montreal May 2-4. Stayed at the Nelligan in old Montreal. Arrived noon friday with another couple. They have never been to Montreal or traveled much outside the states. We just wanted something light for lunch so we walked to Creperie CHez Suzette. The lobster bisque was rich while the Escargot was ok. Sandwiches and crepes were average but the staff was friendly. Started 5@7 on the rooftop terrasse at The Nelligan. great to be outside(a long winter for everyone.) Special Sangria made by Vincent was excellent. Gentleman Jack /Campari/ peach schnapps/white cranberry/lime/bitters/splash of sprite/lychee garnish was very refreshing. DInner friday at Au Pied de Cochon. We stopped on the way at Reservoir for a drink. Beers very good IPA good hop but not too much. Cocktails for wives just ok. Nice vibe and friendly staff would go back for beers anytime. Short walk over to APDC. Loved this place. We started with the Foie Gras cromesquis. Duck Carpaccio and Foie Gras Poutine. all excellent and easily accepted by our southern friends(i was worried before we arrived in Montreal how they would like the rich food). My wife was getting full so her main was the Onion Soup which was terrific. I had the Happy Pork Chop which had mushrooms sauerkraut and a wonderful sauce. My friends ordered the PDC special of the night for two. It was a leg of pig slow cooked but with crispy skin glazed with a maple syrup sauce(end of sugar shack menu). It was fall off the bone tender and the maple syrup was wow. The staff drinks etc all were top notch. Our friends loved it so much they went back 2 nights later. The next morning my wife and I walked down to Olive and gourmando. I was still full from dinner so i tried my wifes fresh fruit and housemade Sweet Ricotta. The ricotta with orange zest sea salt and honey on toast was really wonderful. nice light start to our day. Lunch was at Schwartz's deli. We split a sandwich with fries a pickle and a red soda. Was told to try the sandwich lean but looking back it was alittle too lean for me. Next time I will change it up. Really good sandwich but after being there once wouldn't wait in line again. There are too many places in Montreal for travelers to try. Dinner sat night was at Lemeac. This is a more formal French Brasserie than APDC. The mushroom ravioli,escargot and soups were all very good. Duck leg Confit and lobster risotto were the entrees we enjoyed. Very traditional and not as rich as the night before.(loved APDC but 2 nights in a row would be too much for us). Dessert was split and it was a favorite of our wives. French toast with ice cream and maple syrup. Enjoyed the whole evening here but if i had only 1 night in Montreal it would be APDC for sure. Our last taste of Montreal was sunday morning at Mamie clafoutis on St-Denis. The almond croissant and cranberry tart were excellent. But it was the olive bread that really made me happy. It is hard to find fresh bread made with olives and this bread was loaded with different types of them. Our trip was excellent and the people of Montreal are always very friendly.(even when they found out I am a Pittsburgh Pens fan) . Thanks alot especially Capt Crunch,Fintastic,lagatta and Maximilian

Few questions about an upcoming trip

Ever try Nolet gin? Terrible. I like sapphire as well to mix. Also like Millers gin from Iceland .

Few questions about an upcoming trip

I need to try that gin old fashion sounds great.

Few questions about an upcoming trip

I also love gin what's your gin and drinks made with it?

Few questions about an upcoming trip

capt, i love an old fashioned as well. try stir 2 oz bourbon( you love) ang bitters 2-3 hits 1/2 oz simple syrup(not regular simple) stir with ice then strain into new glass with single large square ice cube. orange peel rub on rim and put into glass. you need large cube ice tray if your dont have one. my simple sugar is 2-1(not 1-1 ration) demiera sugar from Mauritus to water. i have tried lots of variations but to muddle sugar each time is alot of time if your have more that a couple people to serve.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Not indie jazz for me

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Porker your right on, a little rock never hurts anyone. My friends are all rock. My wife and I went to bistro a Jojo last visit and loved it but the couple with us is all rock. They would probably never leave Crescent street I would bet.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Thank you for your ideas they all sound good to me. We may have to hit a couple different spots but I do love a nice pub. Will try to hit Else's first

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

It is hard to travel with other couples sometimes when your tastes are different. What I do is have them look at menus and tell me if its ok for them. I thought that APDC would be great for us and was alittle surprised that they choose it. Truth be told I believe that since you can read APDC's menu in english that they needed that. They didn't realize that Montreal was mostly French speaking until a couple days ago. When my wife and I go to Paris some menus are only in French and I translate them myself before we arrive. I enjoy leaving Pennsylvania and try to fit into places we visit. I enjoy being a traveler not a tourist if you know what I mean. Not everyone does that and that is perfectly ok as well. After APDC where would you go for a drink? Capt Crunch has a lot of good ideas but I cant hit them all. So I need to narrow them down.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Our friends would like to eat at Lemeac and Au Pied de Cochon for our two dinners.they are not very adventurous and we want them to enjoy their dinner and want to come back to Montreal with us again .

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Thanks Capt your advice sounds spot on for drinks. Is there any live music near Saint-Denis and Ontario

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Great point on buying the wine and taking it to Quartier General

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Where would you go for drinks before dinner. Or the 5@7 time?

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

I love this wine I was thinking of going to Lemeac because they have it.(on the website anyway) how is the food there?

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

I was lucky enough to be Bonefishing last week in the Bahamas and can't stand being back in cold weather right now. I look forward to walking a lot in Montreal, it's a great city to do that.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

I found some great bottles at SAQ last time . But we can bring 8 bottles total if we need to. I love the Okanagan BC wines as well. While in Vancouver we found many BC wines we liked. I will check out 400coups as well.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

we land friday am 1115 any chance from noon until 3 to grab a sandwich without an hour long wait? or saturday anytime before 3pm?

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

53 yrs old by the way

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Duo.D is out if you guys dont know it I am not going there. We love all foods but our friends are from Virginia and are more standard eaters. My wife and I love french but also would try most anything. Game fowl and great meats are high on my list but my wife likes seafood and pastas.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

hi lagatta we LOVE Jean-Talon the Rillettes cheeses bread meat olives were great. we had bad weather in september so we went back to our room make a fire and had a picnic with all the food and some great wines. we later walked from Rue St-Paul up past Mcgill and up to Mont Royal. Nice walk and loved our day. Hope the terrasses open i cant take winter any more.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Hi Fintastic, looked at your other suggestions. Our friends are new to french style food and i worry alittle for them. Quartier General looks to me the one from your list that may fit for them. Also i have some wonderful wines i would love to bring. I DO NOT want to feel like I am in the States and they just don't know any better. But I love rabbit

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

my wife and i love to walk. we would consider it for sure. coming may 2-3-4. Is schwartz and the Main close enough in quality that it shouldnt matter to us? I love a good sandwich but I don't love waiting just to say i ate somewhere. The hotel said rooftop bar should be open(weather depends of course)

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

funny your right i could not find much on Duo.d. I will look at your other recs and get back with you thanks Fintastic.ps Is Schwartz worth the wait? i was thinking just get take out but wasn't sure what to do.

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

hi, we are 2 couples. My wife and i love Montreal and the other couple has never been. I was thinking Duo.d and Au Pied de Cochon for our two dinners. also Schwartz for a lunch sandwich friday afternoon. May be Olive and Gourmando for sat am food. We are staying at the Nelligan. also any 5@7 spots we should consider. thank you

1st Napa trip need help

if driving from sanfran stop at Fremont Diner on route 121 Sonoma for lunch. also not napa but Girl and the Fig in sonoma