Au Pied de Cochon, Montreal
This lively restaurant, manned by chef Martin Picard, has earned a cultlike following both within the city and abroad for its obsessive (and inventive) preparations of all things meat. Inside, the atmosphere is pitch-perfect habitant: rollicking, fiddle-heavy Québécois music plays on the stereo, and the menu features no less than nine permutations of foie gras: in a tart, in a terrine, on poutine, and with boudin (Mon Dieu!), to name a few. Be warned: dishes are absurdly copious and rich, if you hadn’t figured that out already.