The next America-Russia summit

General Aug 29, 2008 The Waffle 1 Comment So, while I was doing a panel on CFRA, Senator John McCain announced that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be his vice presidential candidate. Now, this could be a very smart choice for McCain and help him in his bid to resist the Obama-mania. If McCain does indeed succeed and becomes the next President of the United States of America, what will happen when he goes to Russia? Well, we would have the McCain-Poutine summit. Hmmmmm…  Not sure how tasty that would be. (Yes, I know, in english he is Putin. And he is no longer the President.  Stop being a bunch of nit pickers.) .

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By-election Blitz, part II

Election Aug 24, 2008 The Waffle No Comments I continue my review of my by-election food aventure. Here is what my second week looked like – Sunday, August 17 2008: Lunch: Nothing fancy, I went to St-Hubert for a chicken breast.  I love St-Hubert.  I could drink the sauce.  Eeer.  I do, most times.  The fries were quite tasty, fairly crispy, and the chicken was succulent.  Their coleslaw wasn’t as vinegary as it should have been, though.  I love St-Hubert. Dinner: I enjoyed some Jazz at Les Jardins Nelson in Montreal with my friend Marika.  We shared their breaded calamari strips, which they bake.  They were golden and crispy, nicely done. Not a greasy ball of breading, as we often see.  We followed with Pizza, Si Si Si – I picked the Gambari, she went for La Charcutière.  They were fine, but nothing exceptionnal.  Nancy Martinez was the guest star for the night, and she clearly loves singing. …

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By-Election Blitz

General Aug 16, 2008 The Waffle No Comments Its hard to eat well when you work on a by-election, away from home. It’s also hard to keep a blog updated. At any rate, here is what my first week looked like – Monday, August 11 2008: Lunch: I reviewed my visit at the Terrazza Trattorria & Case da Carlo here. Dinner: I wanted to get an an update on Westmount-Ville Marie, so I went with Jerry to the Bâton Rouge near the Bell Centre, in the old Moe’s Deli building.  We shared a Louisiana Spinach Dip before I digged in a grilled sirloin salad.    The dip was warm and creamy and came with sides of salsa and sour cream.  There was tons of chips, tons of dip, its a good think we shared.  As for the salad, it was made of mixed greens, grilled zucchini and roasted red pepper. The 7 oz sirloin…

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Italian lunch in St-Lambert

Restaurant Aug 11, 2008 The Waffle No Comments I have been dispatched on the South Shore of Montreal to give a hand to NDP candidate Richard Marois in St-Lambert, and also NDP candidate Anne Lagacé Dowson in Westmount-Ville Marie. There is nothing like figthing the Forces of Evil in a by-election. So I’m told anyway. And of course, you are then forced to eat out, or order in.  At any rate, not much time (or available equipment) for cooking. Might as well make the most of it. So I forced a few key members of the campaign team to get out of the office for my first day in the area, so I could get a feel for the riding and check out the competitiona little. The four of us ended up in a lovely Italian establishment in the heart of Old St-Lambert, Trattoria La Terrazza & Casa da Carlo. It was a…

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I Dair-y you

Restaurant Aug 10, 2008 The Waffle 3 Comments Is there anything like a nice cold treat during a hot summer day? After a long road trip back from Marmora, Melissa forced me to stop at the Dairy Queen in Carleton Place.  I hadn’t been to Dairy Queen in a few years.  It seems that as I grow older, my sweet tooth is abandonning me.  At any rate, I obliged and decided to plunge for an interesting treat if I was to indulge.  Melissa decided to go for a classic DQ Sundae. Topped with hot fudge. But I figured that The Waffle couldn’t do otherwise but order a Fudge Brownie Temptation Waffle Bowl Sundae. That’s right.  A delicious combination of vanilla soft ice cream serve nestled in a freshly baked chocolate-enrobed waffle bowl covered with brownie bits and topped with hot fudge. Well, so they say.   The vanilla soft serve is not…

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