Chain Eats: Jimmy The Greek

Food is kept warm in a tray like most cafeterias (which also includes the meat, don’t expect they will slice the meat in front of you despite seeing a huge slab of meat on a vertical spit). It’s cheap and everything is quite fresh (although feels very processed and lack of flavour).  Staffs are always friendly and efficient.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $

0711 Gyros Pita and Greek Salad (Jimmy the Greek)Gyros Pita and Greek salad
Pitas come with tomatoes, onions & tzatziki
Portion is quite generous, but too much sauce in everything.

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Jimmy The Greek
http://www.jimmythegreek.com/

Québec City Eats: Chez Ashton

It’s a quebec-city chain but if you want to try a good quebec poutine this is not a bad place to visit.  The cheese curds are always plentiful and squeaky (if you don’t know how fresh cheese curds should be like, you should come here and try their poutine).  The fries are pretty ordinary but they are always hot and that serves the purpose for a good poutine.  I personally thought the gravy was too salty, but it was very flavourful indeed.  And yes, this is the poutine store that’s famous for giving discounts when the temperature reaches -10, -20, -30, -40 etc 🙂

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $

1212 La Poutine avec saucisses 1 (Chez Ashton) 1212 La Poutine avec saucisses 2 (Chez Ashton)La Poutine avec saucisses
Frites fraîches, fromage en grains frais du jour et sauce maison, le tout agrémenté de délicieux morceaux de saucisses grillés à point.
I guess I should have just stayed with a plain regular poutine (which are very well-made).  The toppings could be a hit or a miss, the second photo shows burnt sausages (and they also dropped a few sausages right in front of me, there goes the extra buck 😦 )

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http://www.chezashton.ca/

Chain Eats: St-Hubert

Average family restaurant.  The place is always packed.  Their famous chicken sauce and chicken is quite good, the rest of the menu items are alright.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

0912 Cheese sticks (St. Hubert)Cheese sticks
An appetizer of 4 fried cheese sticks served with marinara sauce.

0912 Mini vegetable spring rolls (St. Hubert)Mini vegetable spring rolls
An appetizer of 4 mini vegetable spring rolls served with Thai sauce.
0912 Chicken brochette (St. Hubert)Chicken brochette
0912 Rib plate (St. Hubert)Rib plate
Our ribs are tender and meaty, and every bit as famous as our roasted chicken
They do fall off the bones, but they are very dry

0912 Quarter chicken leg (St. Hubert)Quarter chicken leg
Plump, juicy and delicious, our roasted chicken makes out master rotisseurs proud, and has been keeping our customers happy!

1012 Mediterranean grilled chicken breast (St. Hubert)Mediterranean grilled chicken breast
Marinara sauce, mozarella cheese au gratin, pastas with garlic, roasted red peppers and spinach.

0912 Vanilla cake, date square, brownies (St. Hubert)Vanilla cake, date square, brownies

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St-Hubert
Various locations.
http://www.st-hubert.com/

Montréal Eats: Frite Alors!

This is a popular poutine chain in Montréal.  The small size is big enough for two people to share already.  The curds were fresh and not overly salty and the fries were perfectly done and crispy.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

Poutine de Porc Éffiloché

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Frite Alors!
Various locations.
www.fritealors.com/

Chain Eats: Café Dépôt

A Québec coffee franchise with most locations in Montréal.  Didn’t like their beverage that much.  I found them to be very weak and oversweet.

My ratings:
Price range: $

Rooibos aux framboises thés & Framboises et lime

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Café Dépôt
Various locations.
http://cafedepot.com/

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