One Day in Sherbrooke: country artist Tommy Charles

The country singer-songwriter's favourite food and drink spots in Sherbrooke, Quebec

Following a fantastic run on the French-Canadian counterpart of the hit show The Voice (La Voix) that culminated in a finals appearance and a shiny new record contract, Sherbrooke-born country artist Tommy Charles recently released his debut single, “Lookin’ Like That”. 

The new track combines a classic country sound with catchy vocals and what some have aptly referred to as Charles’ signature “old fashioned dash of charm”, which is never more present than in his equally well-received debut music video

Since Charles’ inaugural single just surpassed 10,000 streams on Spotify, we decided it would be a perfect time to chat with the rising country star about his favourite food and drink spots in his hometown of Sherbrooke, Quebec.


I love brunches. It just fits the artist lifestyle so well. We can stay up late to play some music, wake up around noon and eat like kings.

Across Canada, there is a French-Canadian restaurant called Cora’s (Chez Cora). I thought it was a local thing until I found one in Vancouver last year. Great service, great food. Easy decision.


If I was trapped on an island and could only eat one selection of food it would be seafood. Not because it would most likely be the only option there, but because it’s what I crave the most in life. For this reason, I love some great fish stores in Quebec and in New Brunswick that are spread out on the coast through all the Maritimes.

If you’re from the Prairies or from Ontario, head East and treat yourself. Also, when I want to eat a lot of shrimp, crawfish and crab, the Captain’s Boil is my go-to. Love ‘em!  There used to be one in Montreal, but last time I went there was in Vancouver (my new home!).



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Did I say I liked seafood? Well twice a day is the bare minimum seafood consumption. For dinner, I'd grab something at Les Délices de la Mer at the Jean-Talon Market and enjoy the evening in some park.

Probably some smoked tuna, salmon, and some swordfish even, and a couple oysters and some shrimp. It’ll do the trick, plus it’s a local French Canadian business based in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie.



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I love whisky. It’s best on ice. I’ve tried a whisky and ginger drink once and I loved it. Anything shipped out of Lynchburg goes down easy for me.

I like beer in the summer, and if you’re looking for some options, I’ll head to the Vice et Versa in Montreal because they have like 100. If you ever walk on St-Laurent Street and need a break, check them out, they’re amazing.

Watch: Lookin' Like That - Tommy Charles (Official Music Video)