Wednesday, April 18, 2012

QING HUA DUMPLING


There's no denying that the two of us are far beyond fashionably late to the Qing Hua party. This super popular Chinese spot on Lincoln near the Concordia campus specializes in dumplings and has rapidly acquired a dedicated following. We finally got around to stopping in for our maiden Qing Hua voyage recently and left wondering what took us so long. There seem to be mixed opinions depending on who you speak to about the place in terms of whether or not it "used to be better". We can't weigh in on that argument though since this was our first visit. What we can tell you is that we had a good time and a unique meal there for what we consider to be a pretty reasonable price.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DOMINION SQUARE TAVERN


We had been looking forward to spending an evening at Dominion Square Tavern for a little while now and we're thrilled to let you know that not only did it live up to all of our expectations but it exceeded them. We called for a last minute reservation on the night of our visit and although not at the time we had initially requested, we nonetheless succeeded in securing a table. The restaurant is located on a shadowy, seldom travelled stretch of Metcalfe between Saint Catherine and René Lévesque. As we entered we were greeted by a well dressed gentleman standing behind a podium; he checked our name in the books and had us follow a waitress to our table near the back of the dining room where the kitchen is.