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Bonne nuit, Montreallauraroberts

Sat, 05 Dec 2009 02:15:09 +0000

Dear faithful Shoestring Montreal readers, Thank you so much for reading my blog, and for commenting when you felt compelled to set the story straight or simply share your own views. It’s been a lot of fun writing my reviews, … Continue reading (image)

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L’autre Choix Mini Marchélaurarobertslautrechoixminimarche

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:58:46 +0000

Recently a friend of mine opened a cool new grocery store in Westmount. It’s called L’autre Choix Mini Marché, and it’s got lots of great items to draw in business. You should check it out! Located in Westmount at 330A … Continue reading (image)

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Flagrants Desirs chocolatelaurarobertschocolatenibsaftereight

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:07:38 +0000

Proving that while all of my desires are, in fact, flagrant, but not all of them are 72% cocoa, I must admit a weakness for the Flagrants Desirs brand of chocolate my local IGA grocery store sells. Available in a … Continue reading (image)

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Restaurant Ashalaurarobertskormasaagsamosas

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:51:31 +0000

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, due to many circumstances, including my lack of eating out! But I’ve got an update for you today on Restaurant Asha, which I recently visited with some friends—the proper way to enjoy any … Continue reading (image)

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Hot summertime eats that will keep you coollaurarobertsmoishescoleslaw

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:23:56 +0000

Montreal is sweltering, and the idea of turning on the stove makes me break out in a cold sweat. Actually, it’s only cold sweat because I’m standing in my bedroom in front of the air-conditioner. Otherwise, it’d just be your … Continue reading (image)

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Studio 10 King & Brûlerie St-Denislaurarobertsbruleriegrinder

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 11:43:13 +0000

Shoestring Montreal reader Myriam writes in to say that she works at a place called Studio 10 King in the Old Port, which includes the Avenue Art gallery, a printing shop, and a Brûlerie St-Denis that offers “affordable and delicious … Continue reading (image)

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Sat, 01 Aug 2009 14:44:03 +0000

Just got back from an early breakfast at Crescendo, a nice Italian restaurant right on the waterfront in Verdun. Their tax issues with the city (borough?) of Verdun notwithstanding, my husband and I found this a nice alternative to our … Continue reading (image)

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President’s Choice tuna gets fancylaurarobertscoconuttuna

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:55:46 +0000

While I’m not normally very picky about brands, I’m starting to develop a real loyalty to the President’s Choice line of products. I recently tried some of their new tuna flavours, which incorporate sauces like Curry Coconut Cream Sauce and … Continue reading (image)

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Java Ulaurarobertsjavautipsjavauconcordia

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:00:32 +0000

While I’m normally a fan of the Java U franchise, as a homegrown alternative to evil corporate entities like Starbucks and Tim Hortons, and the wildly-varying menus of the Second Cups and Van Houttes of Quebec, I’ve got to ask: … Continue reading (image)

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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 03:27:53 +0000

I was just thinking about how much junk email I get, and since it’s called “spam,” I started thinking about the meat-product that inspired the name (via Monty Python and their Spam song). I mean, has anyone here ever eaten … Continue reading (image)

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