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I was reading up on the latest census report on the west island and believe it or not, there are more dumpling restaurants west of highway 13 per capita than there are in all of China. Crazy right? No, that’s not true, I just made that fact up. But imagine all the dumpling restaurants that […]


I love dumplings. I give classes on dumplings. I basically look like a giant overstuffed dumpling. Needless to say, I’m all about dat dumpling lyfe. I’m always on the looking for new places to cop these little bundles of meat filled joy in and around the city. The last time I had dumplings in the […]

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Dear the person who invented brunch, I don’t know who you are, but I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kiss you on the lips with an open mouth. I mean, what a novel idea. There’s breakfast and then lunch, but to have the presence of mind to discover the […]

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Dear West island, I know we’ve had our differences in the past, and by differences, I mean me making fun of you for various reasons like, being a baron wasteland of decent food, or acting like the North Korean hermit borough of Montreal for living in a bubble being ruled under the greasy fist of […]


There are a few things that Montreal’s take seriously and are passionate about; how much the Toronto Maple Leafs suck, how much Toronto sucks, pot-holes, poutine and smoked meat. When you ask any local about their view on smoked meat, alliances are fierce and lines are drawn thick enough that could tear families apart. There […]


One of the things that most of us “downtown” people – you know, people located PAST the Ikea to you West island people – have been saying is that one of the things that your area of town is missing is solid Chinese food. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but whatever […]