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Toronto, for the Very First Time

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Here comes the second post from my brain.  A few of us went to Toronto last weekend for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the Toronto Island Festival, featuring Pavement, Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, Beach House, and Timber Timbre (whom we missed).  It was a great show.  And, much to my satisfaction, it also featured an impressive display of clouds and an astonishing, screen-saver worthy sunset (see photo).  We also ate like animals there, but since I have no photos of the food, I’ve included a photo of the sunset.  Ah, pretty…

So, I’ll do a quick rundown of the (spectacular) eating we did, but want to start with what was, for me, the clear highlight and the food that calls for a return to Toronto very, very soon.  That is the boneless chicken roti from Caribbean Roti Palace, which was featured in a post by jayrhu (our Toronto expert) last year.  Oh-my-fucking-god it was good.  Just looking at the pictures makes me all antsy.  The place clearly gets respect from the locals.

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June 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Au Pied de Cochon (Montreal, Canada)

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dscn2849Following a tip from the New York Times, Jen and I made a late-night reservation at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal when we visited in October.  We started with foie gras on poutine, which was the most excessive dish I’ve ever eaten.  After that, we couldn’t do much more than nibble on the maple-smoked mackerel and potatoes, the PDC sampler (which included blood sausage, pork belly, a pork chop, and another sausage), and a confit lamb chop.  Ridiculous.  (The restaurant was awesome: packed at midnight on a Saturday night, with the owner drinking fiendishly and making friends at the bar the whole time.)

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November 19, 2008 at 12:15 am

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