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The "do or die"

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The "do or die"

Tundra | Dec 7, 2005 07:53 AM

Okay folks... this is a tall order...
My fiancé doesn't really travel--I, on the other hand, love to travel. We are heading to Montreal next weekend, which will be our "do or die" trip. I need to show him a wonderful, cultural--but not too fussy or expensive time (he claims not to travel because of the expense).
Through your fantastic suggestions I have booked a hotel that he will love and have found some great ideas for places to eat but I'm pretty nervous, so I figured I'd check and see if there were any MUSTS.
Here is what we are looking for:
We are in our early 30s and love places that feel like deals. We love places with character and charm that will really reflect the culture of Montreal. He would want to eat at places that feel like home somehow--warm, comfortable and familiar. Kinda hip is okay, but hipsters are not. Moderate prices are best. We are Bostonians--so think frugal, slightly cranky underdogs who always like to think they discovered a place first.
We have two breakfasts, maybe one lunch... (depending on how big brunch is) and one dinner... and crossaints on our way out of town.
We are definitely getting Poutine over fries, Au Pied de Cochon, seems like a good fit (though he detests foie gras)... and are Beauty's and Dusty's really "all that"?
Hey, and if there are any museums or cool architectural sites we should see--let me know! (he is a photographer).
Thanks a lot--phew... that's a long one.

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