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Archive for March, 2008



DessertSo here I am, working in Montreal.  It’s one of those places you must go and visit… maybe not in the heart of winter though.  For dinner, my friend Eric recommended that I check out a place called Express in the French Quarter, at 3927 Saint-Denis, a 5 minute walk from the Sherbrooke station on the orange subway line.

It’s a bistro in every sense of the word. Imagine a stainless steel bar and simple but elegant dining. The food was spectacular and the service was great. You’ve got to check this place out if you’re ever in Montreal. Expect to spend about $50 with an appetizer, entree, dessert and a glass of wine.

Posted under Eats


Montreal SubwayThis is my second time working in Montreal, and unlike the last time I was here, the weather is bearable. I thought I could handle the cold after spending a few years in upstate New York, but the winters here are hardcore!

I finally ventured out around town after work and got to explore the subway. The trains here run on tires, are clean and quiet. It’s a big difference from what I’m used to in NYC. Also noteworthy, a train ride costs $2.75 – 37% more than in New York City. Interesting.

I was most impressed by the extent to which you can get around town underground. From hotel to shopping complex to subway – it seems like there are intricate tunnels connecting many buildings.  I suppose this is out of necessity, given how cold it gets here in the winter. It’s a nice city with a real European flair. I can’t wait to explore some more.

Posted under Travel