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Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

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Nova Scotia
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reviews: 41
Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

Wondering because they have pictures of two Quebec institutions: the St. Hubert BBQ chicken and the smiling sun from Cora's Breakfast and Lunch. Also the graphics on the menu are very much like Cora's.

new york
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1. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

Victor, who is Mexican, was married to Diane, who was French-Canadian. She died recently (a year or so ago, can't remember the exact time).

Edited: 11:20 am, March 09, 2013
Quebec City, Canada
posts: 1,321
reviews: 175
2. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

Brian the owner of Bobo's is Canadian with his good Poutine

Quebec City, Canada
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reviews: 175
3. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

cora is a very good place for a breakfast

st hubert for good chicken bbq

Ottawa, Canada
posts: 982
reviews: 77
4. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

As someone from quebec, I thought that sign with the cora and st-hubert logos was so strange I took a photo of it. Strange because no one who'd recognize these logos would associate them with a French 'bistro'.

I also noticed they use Cora's very distinct typography around the restaurant. My feeling is that they just liked the style.

Isla Mujeres
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reviews: 81
5. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

While Diane had some health issues, her death was sudden & very sad for Victor & the Island. He is still running the business as they had together. He is a very nice man.

Chicago, Illinois
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6. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

I think that establishment is for sale.

new york
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7. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

It was at one time but in January he told me it no longer is.

Chicago, Illinois
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8. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

It is still on Pearl Reality's website as being up for sale. That's weird?

new york
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9. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

I guess if he can get 1 million for it, he'll sell and retire in style :)

Chicago, Illinois
posts: 843
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10. Re: Does Bistro Francais have a French Canadian connection?

I 1 million seems to much but you might as well try!