Miranda Medeiros and her friend Kate try a new fried chicken burger with jalapeños, created by Chef Martin Juneau for Benny&Co.

Miranda and her friend Kate were generously invited to the grand introduction of Chef Martin Juneau to Benny&Co. in Old Montreal. There was excitement in the air, the grand unveiling of the fried chicken burger with jalapeños created by Chef Martin Juneau set all hungry eyes upon this new creation. The chicken burger has always been in the backdrop for chicken restaurants unless chicken burgers are your main meal. Benny&Co. with the help of Chef Martin Juneau has created a far superior chicken burger that comes to the forefront as a standalone meal.

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Tony Medeiros and his wife have a quiet dinner at Restaurant Bellissimo

My wife and I were looking for a quaint and cozy private restaurant for our first outing together since the lifting of Covid restrictions. We took a leap of faith and broke away from take-out mode.  We were generously invited to do a review of Restaurant Bellissimo in Dorval.  The restaurant is in a bustling section of Lakeshore Drive with a few shops encompassed by residential homes.  If you live in the area, Restaurant Bellissimo is within walking distance of the Dorval City Hall. Well, centralized, Restaurant Bellissimo has a steady flow of local customers.  There is a parking lot in the vicinity that offers plenty of free parking in the area. Hassle-free, no need to circle around to find a spot.

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Tony Medeiros and his daughter have a magical time at Juliette & Chocolat

Juliette & Chocolat is more than chocolate, it’s a festival for the senses.  My daughter and I were invited to the grand opening of their new location on the west island.  We were greeted with an overflowing chocolate fountain of delight.  I felt like I was on a Willy Wonka factory tour with my inner child.  This was not going to be a regular review of the norm.  There were kids with plastic bib aprons ready to get messy with their chocolate treats.  Yes, get ready to get messy with your chocolate food. This was a perfect opportunity to spend some quality father-daughter time at Juliette & Chocolat.  This is the place where your sweet tooth gets re-activated. Everything in the restaurant looks so chocolicious! That should be a word.

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Tony Medeiros and his family try out the new BeaverTails in Vaudreuil-Dorion

BeaverTails evokes wonder for many people. I always get excited when I see a food truck at our local grocery store on the West Island. When you have a guest over, there is nothing great but to offer them a BeaverTail.  The company has come a long way from its original concept in 1978.  They now offer 12 different varieties of Beavertails.  Besides Tim Hortons, there is nothing more Canadian than BeaverTails. Dignitaries from around the globe have tasted Canada’s most famous indulgence. The brand is so popular that it reaches out to six other countries.

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Tony Medeiros’ family celebrates Earth Day by getting take-out at Quesada

My wife and I had some take-out from Quesada Burritos & Tacos. For the past two years, I have strictly ordered through take-out. I can honestly say some of the apps out there are frustrating. Some are hard to navigate. Some just take away from the experience of ordering. Quesada makes it so easy to order. It was such a pleasure using their interface. It was so easy to use. Just enter your location and presto you are ready to order. Pick a time when you want to pick it up. You can easily customize your burritos. Select your burrito combo and pay. That simple. No hassles. The user-friendly app makes it a pleasure to order from Quesada. If you are not into apps, you can call or pick-up yourself.

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Tony Medeiros and his family order fresh meals from Beurre et Baguette

Joseph Mantagaris is a globe-trotting chef who has garnished many years of experience in many countries.  At the age of sixteen, he started as a cook’s helper and has not looked back. He has cooked for celebrities. His wealth of cooking knowledge from every continent brought him back home to create a few restaurants in Montreal.  His passion now is with Beurre and Baguette. Your mouth will discover the plates he created from his travels. The ever-changing online menu has something for everybody.  You will find standards such as pizzas, kid corner meals for picky eaters, pasta meals, a variety of sushi, poke bowls and a wealth of salads. The menu keeps changing each day.

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Montreal-owned chain The Works serves up some of the best burgers in Ontario

As a foodie, I love the Ottawa restaurant scene. High on my list is The Works Craft Burgers & Beer (www.worksburger.com). Open since 2001, this wildly popular and award winning full-service neighbourhood bistro is known for its more than 30 different, hand-prepared gourmet burgers, bottomless fresh hand-cut fries, cool classic shakes and ice-cold beer, which are all 100 percent Canadian. The Works offers guests eight different patty options as well as gluten-free and vegetarian combinations to choose from.

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Tony Medeiros gets a tasting as Arahova opens its brand-new Pointe Claire location

The 10th Arahova location in the Greater Montreal officially opened in Pointe Claire on January 8, 2022, at the Sources Mega Centre near Brunswick Avenue and next to Les 3 Brasseurs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Quebec government regulations closing dining rooms, the Kalogrias family decided not to delay the debut and welcome customers for take-out and delivery.

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