Are there any good festivals in Montreal around that time? Also, I've been to a few decent restaurants, but nothing to write home about. Gibby's Steak House was a big dissapointment. And the only poutine I had in town was La Belle Province which was SUPER NASTY! Where is the poutine mecca? Where is the smoked meat mecca (I went to Schwartz's which was great, but I'd like to try more)? I'd like to try some other local treats if you have some suggestions. And I'd like to get off the beaten path.