At the conclusion of the first day of our 48 hours towards Beantown, we settled into our hotel over in Andover, Massachusetts. Being a teacher and chaperone in a situation like this isn’t the easiest of things. Plus, one does not simply sleep in times like these. With that being said and having a complimentary breakfast in our bellies, we were off to Cambridge for our first of many stops during the last 8 hours in the Greater Boston Area.
Train: Gare Centrale, Lucien-L’Allier
Metro: Peel, Lucien L’Allier, Bonaventure
Bus: STM 15, 74, 75, 107, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: May 9, 2013
Over the course of doing this search, one of the frequent questions I get, whether it be a joke or not, is about the ever so wonderful fast food burger. I think I’ve made myself clear when it comes to that. But, if I were ever put in a position where I would have to choose one, there’s only one fast food place that would really get my vote and that would be Harvey’s.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 30, 125, 427, 715, 747
Visit: October 30, 2012
In 2012, it takes rather unique restaurant concepts to keep you afloat in the ever so growing competitive landscape that is our culinary scene. While many restaurants have opened in this calendar year, most have already thrown in the towel. The ones who are left are the few that find some hook to keep themselves alive. When it comes to a restaurant known as Mâche!, does the comfort cuisine have enough to warrant a place long term?
5455 Grande Allée
Bus: RTL 5, 21, 50, 150
Visit: July 19, 2012
My visit to Léo Pizza in Brossard marks another chapter from my childhood that I want to share with everyone. Léo’s, as we called them at home, and their pizza played a large role in my upbringing. In a relationship that spans almost 20 years, it is the establishment that introduced me to my all-time favorite ingredient in this whole, entire world.
500 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 61, 168, 420
Visit: September 1, 2011
I am not a regular Burger King visitor or supporter, though I was happy when the creepy mascot was retired. As a matter a fact, they should be lucky if I make it there once a week. What caught my attention was a special limited time burger. Lately, I’ve been doing my best to try the unique things fast food restaurants try to use to drag in customers.
Les Cours Mont-Royal
Bus: STM 15, 24, 107, 420, 715
Visit: August 23, 2011
With so many burger locations opening up in Montreal in the last few years, Cheeburger Cheeburger has been one of the few that I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. This is the second American chain, after Five Guys, to open up shop in the province of Quebec. With American norms driving a new Canadian business, one is to wonder how it will do in our oversaturated burger market. So far, after being open 3 weeks, I’ve heard mostly positive things about this place, making me want to visit all the more sooner. Regardless of that, even after such a short period of time being open, I was leery of what I was to receive.
Bus: STM 11, 30, 55, 97, 427
Visit: January 25, 2011
For a while, I’ve been passing by and not knowing if this had burger potential. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was here during the last search location, I would’ve never seen the menu, which convinced me to enter this establishment. The service was very cordial as the server treated everyone well. The seat I had provided a great view of a scenic intersection (Mont-Royal/Saint-Denis).
Star Burger Supreme
This burger contains onion rings, cheese curds, a cheese slice, and bacon. This burger sounds good on paper and there’s nothing really wrong with how it tastes. The problem is that the cheese didn’t have a zing to it. It’s almost non-descript. The size looked small, but this is quite a handful when you get to the end.
580 Bank Street
Bus: OC Transpo 1, 7, 101, 102
Visit: July 9, 2010
Voted the best burger in Ottawa for the last 7 years, The Works caught my attention months ago. Boasting 68 different combinations of burger selections, this had to be the place I tried for burger #50. I was very satisfied with the level of service, as the server was very courteous.
This burger contains lettuce, blue cheese, and bacon. With so many combinations to choose from, I managed to have 3 picks in mind. I decided to take a leap of faith and go with blue cheese. This wasn’t the first time I’ve tackled blue cheese, and I think I’m done with it. Despite that, this burger is still good. The ordering process is a little different, as you have to pick a type of meat and type of bun. You can pick from a list of side dish upgrades that even includes Kraft Dinner. Overall, this burger was satisfactory and I’ll be back to try the others that peaked my interest.