Wednesday, July 27, 2011


From my friend Judi who lives in South Florida. Thanks Judi!

The fries were excellent, and the gravy was hearty and satisfying. The cheese curds, well... I made the decision early on not to examine too closely. Nor to dwell upon the about-to-be-rancid undertow.
Starved of such things as poutine in Coral Springs, Florida, I thoroughly enjoyed and devoured the dish. It was next door to a shabby motel called Colibri, which she translated for me as "hummingbird." But at first I heard "Human Bird." So we laughed, enjoying this tasty dish, remembering the almond croissants we'd eaten that morning at the Atwater market near where my kid lives, happy that we would be in Montreal another day to walk over and eat more tomorrow morning.

Bistro-Burger Plus, 6966 Rue St.-Jacques, Montreal, QC H4B 1V8
Tel. 514-487-4768

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Loose Caboose

My friend Jennifer and I share a birthday by a few days so we always try and get together and meet somewhere halfway between our homes. Cornwall is usually the spot. And we try to find new and fun places to eat. We happened upon the Loose Caboose while looking for plumbing fixtures.

The place is hopping and has a large menu. We ordered various things and of course, we had to try their poutine.

It was really yummy. We both loved the peppery gravy and ample curds. We both figured on a four out of five...hmmm...maybe higher. The other stuff (fish, taquitos) were good too.

And the best? They're served out of a caboose. How can you beat that?

There was even a family of sparrows living on the side of the caboose, undoubtedly picking bits of French fries. Lucky birds!

The Loose Caboose, 35 Marlborough St. N., Cornwall, ON K6H 3Z6
Tel: 613-932-9991

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