Québec: Bretzel & Compagnie, Saint-Léonard

This morning Kate & I got up early and took a quick drive to the northern Montréal suburb of Saint-Léonard to check out Bretzel & Compagnie. Montréal is famous for their bagels, so when I heard that I could get pretzel bagels I couldn’t resist. What is a pretzel bagel? Everything you could ever hope for. Crispy on the outside, moist and fluffy…
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Birmingham Brunching

Yesterday, the mister and I took the morning off to enjoy a sun drenched brunch at Social Kitchen in Birmingham while the weather held up. Birmingham is a lovely little suburb in the metro area with a walkable downtown, and a little forested park right in the city centre. Social Kitchen is right smack in the centre of it all, near the…
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Wine Tasting at The Royce

Over the past couple of weeks, The Royce has become a solid staple in the neighbourhood. The Royce overlooks Grand Circus Park right in the middle of the city, they’ve got a sleek, modern interior and walls lined to the brim with fantastic wines. All of them are fantastically priced too. As part of their philosophy, the owners Angela and Ping wanted…
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Johnny Noodle King

Johnny Noodle King is one of our favourite places in the city to go for dinner. It’s a fun little place packed with energy that specializes in all things ramen. I especially love sitting at the bar. You get a front row view of all of the hustle and bustle of their little kitchen, and get to see your dishes…
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Upper Peninsula: Beauty and the Grey Beast

At the end of Brockway Mountain Drive, you’ll hit the sleepy town of Copper Harbor. If you wanted to go any further north, you’d have to take a boat. The area is surrounded by lush evergreen forests and pebble beaches, perfect for spending the day exploring. The overcast sky complimented the blue-grey water of Lake Superior, added drama the already moody atmosphere. We…
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