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#241 NewMarketSean

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:58 AM

You like old French places in general?

 

Sure, why not? 

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:31 AM

Damn, that's an awesome lineup. Loved everywhere you've been but haven't been to buffalo or Ottawa. Montreal is my second fave N. American city behind NOLA.

 

I've been to Asheville before and absolutely loved it, but not to any of the others, well except for when I was like 9 and went to Niagara Falls and Toronto.

 

Any recommendations for any of the places you've visited?



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:33 AM

In Buffalo go to Anchor Bar and/or Duff's

 

Anchor Bar's wings are meatier, Duff's has better sauces.

 

Ted's Red Hots is an amazing hot dog spot.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:37 AM

In Buffalo go to Anchor Bar and/or Duff's
 
Anchor Bar's wings are meatier, Duff's has better sauces.
 
Ted's Red Hots is an amazing hot dog spot.



I met a couple that lives in Buffalo at the Super Bowl party I was at and they said Duff's is great, but bashed Anchor Bar.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:39 AM

Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos in Toronto. We didn't go when we were there...we found out about it after we left and we stayed right around the corner (ARGH). Supposed to be amazing.

 

Montreal

 

La Banquise for poutine. Open 24 hours, so go after a night of drinking.

 

Dieu de Ciel is a great beer bar, great selection, and there's a cool Soviet-style cocktail bar across the street called Bar Kabinet.

 

Joe Beef was on an episode of Bourdain, looks like a great upscale manly restaurant...didn't make it there either.

 

St-Viateur for bagels...go early.

 

Go to the Jean Talon market and sample stuff...they have amazing food stalls.

 

I have a ton of other recommendations...hit me up on PM if you want some more.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

I met a couple that lives in Buffalo at the Super Bowl party I was at and they said Duff's is great, but bashed Anchor Bar.

 

It's a local thing.  Because wings were "invented" at Anchor Bar, the tourists like to go there so the locals thumb their nose at it.


But the wings are really good.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos in Toronto. We didn't go when we were there...we found out about it after we left and we stayed right around the corner (ARGH). Supposed to be amazing.
 
Montreal
 
La Banquise for poutine. Open 24 hours, so go after a night of drinking.
 
Dieu de Ciel is a great beer bar, great selection, and there's a cool Soviet-style cocktail bar across the street called Bar Kabinet.
 
Joe Beef was on an episode of Bourdain, looks like a great upscale manly restaurant...didn't make it there either.
 
St-Viateur for bagels...go early.
 
Go to the Jean Talon market and sample stuff...they have amazing food stalls.
 
I have a ton of other recommendations...hit me up on PM if you want some more.



Cool, thanks. Will do.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:47 AM

I met a couple that lives in Buffalo at the Super Bowl party I was at and they said Duff's is great, but bashed Anchor Bar.

 
It's a local thing.  Because wings were "invented" at Anchor Bar, the tourists like to go there so the locals thumb their nose at it.


But the wings are really good.


Kind of like Pat's and Geno's in Philly.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

Kind of like Pat's and Geno's in Philly.

 

Yep almost exactly like that.

 

It's almost as if you admit you like a popular touristy place you lose your local card.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

Vegas was fantastic.

 

I really have nothing more than that, but it was great. Gambling, drinking, Freemont (!!!!!), and just plain being lazy. No real debauchery, which is pretty strange for a pervert like myself. LOL

 

I have a ton of stories, but I'll save for another time. Other than the Guy Fieri restaurant, I have no complaints.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

Damn, that's an awesome lineup. Loved everywhere you've been but haven't been to buffalo or Ottawa. Montreal is my second fave N. American city behind NOLA.

 

I missed this comment.

 

I love New Orleans so much. I've only been twice, but each time was amazing. I don't know how to describe it, but there's a happy laziness there that makes you feel good to be alive. I wish I knew how else to put it.

 

Also, the strip clubs are legit.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

Vegas was fantastic.

 

I really have nothing more than that, but it was great. Gambling, drinking, Freemont (!!!!!), and just plain being lazy. No real debauchery, which is pretty strange for a pervert like myself. LOL

 

I have a ton of stories, but I'll save for another time. Other than the Guy Fieri restaurant, I have no complaints.

 

Why would you ever go to a GF restaurant??? WHY???


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

I missed this comment.

 

I love New Orleans so much. I've only been twice, but each time was amazing. I don't know how to describe it, but there's a happy laziness there that makes you feel good to be alive. I wish I knew how else to put it.

 

Also, the strip clubs are legit.

 

NOLA isn't a place, it's a state of mind.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:25 PM

NOLA isn't a place, it's a state of mind.

 

... with good food...


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:44 PM

Why would you ever go to a GF restaurant??? WHY???

 

My wife went the last time she was in Vegas, and liked it, so she wanted to go back.

 

It's funny, because (not sure if you're my friend on fb) she HAAAAAAATED it this time. She even got a little sick.

 

We went to Gordon Ramsay's steakhouse, as well...and that was one of the best meals I've ever had.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:38 PM

Just booked air to Vancouver in early May. My wife is out there for work so I am going to join her for a long weekend. Anyone ever been? Recommendations?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

Booked a Norwegian Cruise from April 29-May 6. My first cruise with Norwegian and only my second cruise ever. First was with Carnival on my honeymoon. Seems like a lot to do on this one. My first vacation in three years so I'm pretty excited.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:05 PM

Booked a Norwegian Cruise from April 29-May 6. My first cruise with Norwegian and only my second cruise ever. First was with Carnival on my honeymoon. Seems like a lot to do on this one. My first vacation in three years so I'm pretty excited.

It stop in Nassau?
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:07 PM

Booked a Norwegian Cruise from April 29-May 6. My first cruise with Norwegian and only my second cruise ever. First was with Carnival on my honeymoon. Seems like a lot to do on this one. My first vacation in three years so I'm pretty excited.
It stop in Nassau?
Yeah I think that's the last stop after St. Thomas and Tortola. Anything good to do there with two kids?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

Booked a Norwegian Cruise from April 29-May 6. My first cruise with Norwegian and only my second cruise ever. First was with Carnival on my honeymoon. Seems like a lot to do on this one. My first vacation in three years so I'm pretty excited.
It stop in Nassau?
Yeah I think that's the last stop after St. Thomas and Tortola. Anything good to do there with two kids?
Take a cab out to love beach (downtown is garbage). It's my usual spot, but they have these cool little natural pools and alcoves that are perfect for toddler kids to explore. One of my DEA coworkers brings his 3 year old every sat/sun, and I swear he is in heaven every time. A small bar/restaurant right on the beach too. I'll bring the beer.
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