I thought one addiction to a Wanda’s Pie in the Sky confection was quite enough. I speak here of the Dulce de Leche Macaroons jokingly dubbed “crack cookies” by the baker-in-chief herself Wanda Beaver. These yummy little creations (dusted with a white powder that is, in fact, icing sugar) consist of a rich brown, delectably chewy exterior that encases an oozy filling of luscious caramel.
I’ve long wanted to visit Brasserie Magnan (Magnan’s Tavern), 2602 Rue St. Patrick: a huge vintage restaurant that opened in 1932. About a 10-minute drive from downtown Montreal and located in a semi-industrial part of the city, this is a wondrous, mainly blue-collar eatery popular with working fellows and recommended to me by several chefs who go there to chow down on the famous roast beef on their day off.