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North Carolina!

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Had an excellent and delicious weekend a few weeks back hosted by C&D. So many great graphics and yummy foods. We were schooled in the Eastside vs. Westside tastes in barbeque, sampled some shrimp and grits, and all the other great things the South has to offer.

Chicken and waffles were the first things on the menu at Dame’s Chicken & Waffles. Pictured is the ‘Light Brown Leghorn’ – 4 chicken legs on a classic waffle drizzled with caramel and cashews and a hazelnut Schmear. “Schmears” (don’t you love saying it) are Dame’s own flavoured butters, a dallop on the side of each waffle.

While looking for popsicles, we found instead the Parlour ice cream shop which had a display of art from Dave Alsobrooks.

We did eventually find those popsicles at Locopops! My mango chili popsicle was perfectly refreshing for the balmy Durham weather. For our barbeque experience, we went to The Pit for ribs, pulled pork, mac & cheese, biscuits and one of the best corn breads I’ve ever had (served in a piping hot skillet with maple butter). We rounded off the weekend with tacos and sweet tea at Chubby’s. A pretty perfect weekend says my belly!


Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Montreal, so much yum. Montreal, you froze my bum.
That pretty much sums up the last few days. Although lots of shops and restaurants were still closed for the holidays, we endured the face-slapping freeze and still managed to find many delicious things. Thanks to S & B for the fun little trip.

For the foodies, here’s where we went:

Marché De La Villette for the french onion soup and tourtiere. La Banquise for poutine. Reservoir for lunch, I had the beef…it was delicious! Drawn and Quarterly for the books and comics. Montreal Museum of Fine Art for the art…it’s free at the moment! Schwartz’s for the smoked meat. Au Pied de Cochon for simply loveliness – Duck in a Can, Foie Gras and Boudin (blood sausage) tart, Magret Canard (more duck). St. Viateur for the bagels. Shezelles to sleep.