Monday, August 08, 2005

Where shall we eat?


Quebec
Originally uploaded by stiber.
It's always fun to wander around a new city looking for a place to eat. Well, as long as you're not hungry. If you're hungry, you'll almost certainly end up paying too much for mediocre fare at some touristy place. In that case, it's much better to ask someone who lives in the city for the name of a restaurant that they like to go to.

We didn't find such a place in Quebec city, but in Montreal, try:
Au Petit Extra, 1690 rue Ontario Est, Montréal, Québec H2L 1S7, (514) 527-5552. Dinner will cost around C$20-25 (face it: you won't get a decent dinner in downtown Montreal for much less than that).

Restaurant Europea, 1227 de la Montagne, Montréal, Québec H3G 1Z2, (514) 398-9229. Their 9-course dinner costs around C$70, but you can get a 5-course lunch for less than C$25.

We still don't know why hotels and motels in eastern Canada are about twice as expensive as those in the US (US$80 or more for Travelodge-level quality, which isn't saying much). We never noticed that in British Columbia.

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