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Quebec to Allow More Restaurants to Serve Booze Without Food This Summer

An overhaul of the restaurant permit rules Quebec’s provincial government is overhauling the rules governing restaurant permits, meaning it’s going to be easier for restaurants to serve booze to guests. CBC (among others) reports that...Show More Summary

11 Great ‘Parent-Friendly’ Restaurants in Montreal

Free of loud music and bar stools with no backs Choosing a restaurant that parents will love — or perhaps in laws — can be tough. And we’re talking parents of adult children (in their middle age and beyond), not parents with young children. It’s...Show More Summary

The Essential Guide to Eating in NDG

More like Notre-Dame-de-Bouffe Food-wise, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) may not be thought of as one of Montreal's great food zones, relative to 'hoods like the Plateau and Old Montreal, loaded with some of the city's culinary icons. Yet...Show More Summary

Au Pied de Cochon’s ‘Shack Next Door’ Is Up and Running

And there’s still space The latest from star Montreal chef Martin Picard is here — La Cabane d’à Côté opened its doors in recent days adjacent to the longer-running Au Pied de Cochon sugar shack in St-Benoît-de-Mirabel, 45 minutes outside...Show More Summary

Extending the Yonge line will only make crowding worse

Line 1 is over capacity—adding more stops isn't the solution. We need to talk about this idea to extend the Yonge line up to Richmond Hill. The Yonge line is already congested. Anyone who rides the subway regularly is aware of this. The immediate plans to address it are, shall we say, unimpressive. Show More Summary

Holt Renfrew is Getting a Slick French-Mediterranean Bistro This Spring

All the details on Colette Grand Café Smooth French brasserie-bistro Colette Grand Café is on its way to Montreal’s downtown Holt Renfrew store this spring — and now there’s a whole lot more details on how the department store is planning...Show More Summary

Giant Habs Restaurant Opens a Laval Location — and Other New Arrivals

Including a lovely new bistro for Rosemont LAVAL — The giant downtown restaurant part-owned by the Montreal Canadiens, 1909 Taverne Moderne, has opened up in Laval. Unsurprisingly, it’s very similar to the first one — with a slight industrial...Show More Summary

Ottawa’s Favourite Bagel-Maker Sets Its Sights on Montreal

Kettleman’s wants to take on Fairmount and St-Viateur Montreal could soon have a new player on the wood-fired bagel scene, as Ottawa favourite Kettleman’s Bagel Co. (or just “Kettleman’s” to many) is eyeing an expansion to the city. Last...Show More Summary

This Kid-Friendly Café Is Open on the Plateau Right Now

Here’s Café Ze Yéti The Plateau is home to a brand new kid-friendly café as of Monday (February 19) — the playfully named Café Ze Yéti has arrived on Marie-Anne, to the east of St-Denis Street. According to community publication Pamplemousse,...Show More Summary

Lukewarm Supermarket Mushrooms at Old Montreal Hotel Resto Upset Critic

And the burger? “McDonald’s does a better job” You can often detect when Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman is going to put a restaurant on blast based on her review headline — positive write-ups get a glowing headline, but the bad ones...Show More Summary

Where To Dine With a Group in Montreal

Restaurants with private rooms and beyond Whatever the occasion, there are more than enough options in Montreal to dine in a large group, be it family, friends, or coworkers. And every place on this guide can accommodate large groups...Show More Summary

Downtown Café Uses Dubious Contract To Make Staff Pay For Certain Losses

The café was struck by a scam — and then things got tense A downtown cafe has drawn ire from members of its staff after introducing a new rule that could require employees to pay back their employers for damages at work if they feltShow More Summary

The Essential Cheap Eats of Burlington, Vermont

Pizza, crepes, bagel dogs, and beyond Burlington, the charming northern Vermont city perched on Lake Champlain, is home to the University of Vermont. And like any college town, it has a population of hungry young people on a budget (somewhere around 12,000 students, to be precise). Show More Summary

Plateau Café Says It Wants to Introduce Black Mirror-Style VR Service By 2049

Santropol’s dreamy terrasse and cream cheese-laden sandwiches will come with a nightmarish twist If you’re going to make a promotional video for your business, you should probably make something attention-grabbing — and that’s certainly...Show More Summary

Griffintown’s Ping Pong Bar Forced to Move After City Permit Snafu

Turns out the bar should never have been issued a permit Griffintown’s ping pong bar Playground is going to close and move locations after it was given a bar permit that the city should never have issued. Metro newspaper’s communityShow More Summary

Latin Quarter Gets a New Hyper-Canadian Bar Complete With Moose Head

Welcome Le Saint-Moose The Latin Quarter’s bar strip welcomes a rather patriotic newcomer in the form of bar Le Saint-Moose, now open near St-Denis. It takes over the former Loup Garou space, bringing a large space decked out with aShow More Summary

Businesses Keep Tumbling on the Main As 19-Year-Old Laïka Closes

And Le Divan Orange chooses its funeral date Here’s more news of long-running establishments closing their doors: Plateau coffee-brunch-and-more spot Laïka has shuttered after nearly 19 years in business on St-Laurent. Reporting theShow More Summary

A Last Minute Ten, Nine, Eight … Point Transit Plan

The mayor's list of ideas to alleviate crowding offers little relief in the short term. Mayor John Tory announced a ten-point plan to fight congestion and delays on the TTC at a press conference just before Toronto Council began its final debates on the 2018 budget. Show More Summary

Bars, barriers and ghost amenities: Defensive urban design in Toronto

A new website documents defensive urban design around the city. Hidden (and not-so-hidden) design features shape how we experience the city. Some of these features are meant to improve accessibility, like the textured yellow line that warns of the edge of subway platforms on the TTC. Show More Summary

11 Great Fried Chicken Slingers in Montreal

Finger lickin' good options, without the PFK The fried chicken trends that appeared elsewhere around the continent didn't get a great foothold in Montreal, but that doesn't mean there's no good spots to tuck into crispy yet juicy pieces...Show More Summary

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