I was sitting at the hotel bar, waiting for my french onion soup, minding my own business (since I have a hard time socializing with strangers), when a guy comes and sits near me. We start chatting because the odds of us both being staff was 98% and it is always 'safe' to talk to colleagues. So he drank his beer, I ate my soup and then we both finished around the same time, he and his other friends invited me to go for poutine with them.
I had no idea what poutine was, and I just had soup for dinner, but I thought - it would be good to go out and get to know some colleagues. I was proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone.
We get to the restaurant, Frite Alors! on St. Catherine and the atmosphere was super laid back. The place was only had 4 other people in there at 9pm on a Saturday night, but it was recommended by the hotel concierge.