A breakfast poutine

A breakfast poutine

Ms. Waffle has an early hospital appointment, for which she had to fast for 32 hours prior. In solidarity, I didn’t eat in the morning either. I’m basically a White Knight. So we got on my horse and headed to the hospital. Once she went through the appointment, I had to feed her. How did I know? She had started gnawing on her arm. I had thought of a great spot to break her fast. Not too far from the Gatineau hospital, there is a spot claiming to be opened 25 hours a day and offering all-day breakfast: Deli Chenoy’s. Chenoy’s is a small delicatessen chain, the first store opened in Montreal in 1936, in the old Jewish neighborhood near the Main on Saint Laurent, near Marie-Anne. You won’t be surprised to learn that its original claim to fame was the smoked meat sandwich. Chenoy’s would succeed and later franchise,…

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The Breakfast Club

I used to belong to a breakfast club. No, not anything like that breakfast club. We were twentysomething professionals meeting up on a weekly basis to discuss current events, political, professional, personal. Most of the time, we met at Dunn’s on Queen street, now closed, and enjoyed their breakfast special : two eggs your way, with home fries, toast, and your choice of bacon, ham, salami, sausage or tomato – all that for $1.99. Quite the deal, and it lasted at least until 2008 before the prices started going up – which had nothing to do with the closure, I’m sure. As we all got busy with our lives, kids and all, we stopped getting together . It just wasn’t possible any longer. But a few weeks ago, on the news that Dunn’s is coming back to Sparks Street (as reported here by The Waffle), I suggested that this was…

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The last breakfast of 2012

The year is ending. 2012 breakfasts would soon be a thing of the past. Since our hotel was serving the same brunch as yesterday, we decided to leave on an adventure to find a suitable location. It didn’t take long – once on Henri-Bourassa, the familiar n logo soon appeared, and so Normandin would be our last breakfast destination of 2012. Normandin is a chain of family restaurants originating from Quebec City. Their delivery service is quite popular – and noticeable, with a fleet of blinking n logos on top of red cars. It is also open late, making it a destination for the bar crowd looking for a late snack. Normandin is also sells a lot of their products at a counter, where you can get buckets of their spaghetti sauce, family size dishes such as Lasagna, Macaroni, Pâté Chinois, and savoury or sweet pies. The first one opened…

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