Adam Lawrence is a Montreal-based freelance writer, researcher, and editor, with degrees in English literature. He has written about books, TV, film, food, and culture for a variety of online magazines and websites, including JSTOR Daily, Salon, Gogobot, and Rover: Culture & Conversation. Adam currently blogs about TV and film on The Retrospective Review.
Known for its seafood, Halifax has quickly become a bastion of Indian restaurants, cafes and vendors scattered throughout the city's downtown streets, malls and markets. From grand buffets for family gathering to scrumptious weekend brunches to quick appetizer fixes, if you're hungry for it, you'll find it here.
In Montreal, the sandwich is an art form, though perhaps it's more accurate to call it a mad science. There's the wild grilled-cheese fusions offered by artisanal food truck vendors as well as quiet cafés tucked away in Old Montreal. Seafood-themed sandwiches are also popular among traditional restaurants and cafés that are eclectic in both their menus and decor. [Image credit:]
Montreal has a diverse number of stationery stores to suit your mood, occasion or business profile. Writers, artists and office managers alike have their pick of stationery manufacturers who supply beautiful hand-made products, in a range of paper formats, with printers or quality pens to supply that colourful ink. [Image credit:]
Explore Montreal's skateboard shops, get a few tips on the best local parks and find the gear that you'll need for your next adventure. Whether you're a beginner looking for basic equipment, an amateur interested in modifying your deck, or a pro scouting the city for untapped talent, these shops and their affiliated skate parks have you covered. [Image credit:]
Montreal is famous for its chefs. And, these culinary masters also happen to be generous; they offer their expertise at a number of academies, restaurants and cafés. Take classes on gourmet cooking in the heart of Old Montreal, or delve into Indian, Italian or Moroccan cuisine at cooking schools equipped with kitchens and culinary artists to teach you the basics. [Image credit: Habur]
After ComicCon is over, there are plenty of ways to continue your love affair with comics by visiting the many comic book stores scattered across Montréal and its environs. Whether you're looking for manga, vintage superhero issues, comics-themed statues or French-language series, the Montréal comics scene has everything to help you get your geek on.
Montreal offers an assortment of economically friendly and high-end boutique bedding stores to get you outfitted for any season or style preference. Whether you're looking for a taste of Old Paris, or simply a comfy duvet to snuggle with when temperatures plummet, these Montreal bedding stores have everything you're looking for. [Image credit:]
Famous for its poutine and smoked meat, Montreal also boasts a number of standout bánh mì joints. Bánh mì literally translates to "all kinds of bread," though it has come to mean simply a Vietnamese sandwich. This alternative to fast food offers a sensory experience that accesses all the areas of the palate – salty, sweet, tangy and spicy. [Image credit:]
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