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La Banquise question

Poutineville is really bad. We tried three different poutines and they were all disappointing.

If you do go, try their smashed fries. They're very good. Sauces, cheese and sweet potatoes were bad.

Great Vietnamese in Montreal?

Dong Que on Boul. Rosemont between Christophe-Colomb and Papineau.

Casual Montreal with toddlers

Patati Patata is not toddler friendly. Unless it has changed since the last time I went, the seating area only has stools. You can always just get it to go and enjoy one of the nearby parks for a piknik

Poutineville

Pretty terrible for the money. I had the sample of two poutines. My girlfriend made her own. Their mashed fries (or whatever they're called) are pretty good. The cheese is the worst cheese I've had on a poutine in Montreal. It was terribly dry and tasteless. The wine sauce is too powerful in my opinion. The pepper sauce is tasteless. The sweet potato fries were decent.

I don't know if there's better poutine in that area but it would be almost impossible not to.

Five Guys Burgers - Coming to Montreal !

The only thing i like at Shake Shack are the milkshakes. The fries were terrible. To me, Five Guys feels fresh and Shake Shack feels like frozen food.

Shake Shack offers vegetarian options something I feel Five Guys should definitely remedy.

At the risk of sounding sexist I'll say that Sake Shack was recommended to me by three women and Five Guys was recommended to me by men. Make of that what you will. :)

Restaurant Openings in 2011

The food is pretty average. Better than McD and Burger King but nowhere near Five Guys.
It's a fun place to go with kids I guess.
They serve the driest burger. I order mine medium-rare and put lots of juicy topping on it. It drips all over the plate and the meat is still so dry. Onion rings are terrible. They taste like fat and nothing else. Fries are good. The milk/maltshakes are quite tasty.

Weekend in Philadelphia

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend and I will be spending a weekend in Philadelphia towards the end of August and we were wondering what food we shouldn't miss out on.

We already decided on Ethiopian at Almaz Cafe for dinner.

We need ideas for:
1) Dinner under 40$ per person (Food over setting)
2) Cheesesteak, not Pat's or Geno's.
3) One lunch, anything goes. (Any famous food stalls?)
4) Light breakfast: bagels, croissants, crepes, ...

We will be staying near City Hall.
No chains.
Girlfriend is allergic to alcohol.
We're used to the Montreal and New York food scene so anything we can't get over there is a plus.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Jul 25, 2009
eurekabru in Pennsylvania

Must eats in Cobble Hill?

Thanks everyone!
Definitely gonna try all of those.

Is Grimaldi's worth a visit?

Mar 01, 2009
eurekabru in Outer Boroughs

Must eats in Cobble Hill?

We will be staying in Cobble Hill for 9 days. Anything worth a try on a student's budget ? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, Indian, Australian, spicy, sweet, ... anything goes!

Feb 26, 2009
eurekabru in Outer Boroughs

Fresh Cheddar

I'm new to the city and was wondering where I could get fresh cheddar. (Cheddar cheese curds would be even better)

I'm located near the Brooklyn Museum right now if that can narrow it down a little.

Dec 19, 2008
eurekabru in Manhattan