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Pro Charcutier Opens Up Storefront on the Plateau

From an ex-Maison Publique chef who supplies some of Montreal’s best restaurants The Main has a new destination for cured meat (and more) starting today, as Aliments Viens opens, from pro Montreal charcutier Phillip Viens. Viens hasShow More Summary

City opens first sanctioned safe-injection sites

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“We’ve turned a corner, but we’re still not doing enough,” say front-line workers. Toronto’s first permanent, legal supervised injection site opened earlier this month at The Works Needle Exchange Program, near Yonge and Dundas, and more are scheduled to open in the weeks ahead. Show More Summary

Filipino Bun Builders Hao Are Plotting an Expansion

The buns are rising Plateau bun counter Épicerie Hào is preparing for a big expansion next spring. The small spot on Rachel Street opened about a year and a half ago, specializing in Filipino siopao — steamed buns that appear similar to their Cantonese counterpart, but are served more like an open-faced sandwich. Show More Summary

This Socially Conscious Plateau Restaurant Was Burned Out — Now It’s Back

Kiffin returns with a pyjama brunch Earlier this year, a fire made Plateau newcomer Kiffin “that restaurant that was only open for a week” — now after months of work on the restaurant’s St-Denis brownstone, it makes a comeback this weekend. Under...Show More Summary

Critic: Chic New Wine Spot Good For Snacks Over Meals

While Boxermans isn’t a knockout Cult Montreal dispatches JP Karwacki to newish wine-and-snack spot Monopole — located in the base of a condo building, Karwacki deems the “industrial boutique” space far better than the average uninspired commercial tenant in an apartment block. Show More Summary

Chef Giovanni Apollo Accused of Fabricating an 'Italian Identity'

His real name is Jean-Claude Apollo, and that’s just the beginning A major exposé on prominent Quebec chef Giovanni Apollo dropped this morning from La Presse journalist Isabelle Hachey. In the piece, Hachey alleges that the owner of...Show More Summary

Where To Eat At Montréal-Trudeau International Airport This Fall/Winter

Many lowlights, and a few highlights Holiday season is looming, meaning plenty of Montrealers will be heading to the airport. That means a crowded, possibly stressful time out in Dorval — add pricy cups of drain water coffee and insipid...Show More Summary

15 Primo Places for Pasta in Montreal

Where to carb load for winter Good pasta in Montreal isn’t restricted to Little Italy. While that neighbourhood offers some of the best carb-loading staples in the city (Impasto, Luciano Trattoria, Pizzeria Napoletana) to name a few,...Show More Summary

Japanese Cheesecake is Here to Improve Montreal’s Food Court Options — And Other Openings to Know

Including a hit taqueria, now open in Mile End DOWNTOWN — Montreal might not have a famed producer of Japanese cheesecakes like Uncle Tetsu (which started in Fukuoka, and since opened an obscenely popular location in Toronto). But someone...Show More Summary

Downtown Montreal’s Swanky New Food Hall is Here

8,000 square feet of food The gourmet food hall trend has arrived in Montreal, with a major downtown hotel, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, opening its Marché Artisans. The sizable 8,000 square food market opened up this month in the Fairmont’s...Show More Summary

Meet Bleu Nuit, Montreal’s Amorous New Rum Bar

The newest arrival on the Plaza St-Hubert The St-Hubert Plaza welcomes a new rum bar this week, as Bleu Nuit moves into the commercial strip. It comes from Anthoni Jodoin (who has had a busy year of bar openings, with tiki bar Snowbird,...Show More Summary

Toronto is playing catch-up to prepare for electric vehicles

Council approves six new electric vehicle charging stations in pilot project, but still lags behind other cities. Toronto’s infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is lagging behind other major cities, as more residents acquire the environmentally friendly cars only to find there are few public charging stations. Show More Summary

Transit now rules the road as King Street pilot project launches

Drivers will need some time to adjust to the new rules, but the project is off to a promising start. Toronto’s experiment to convert King Street to a thoroughfare where transit reigns began with a quiet launch on Sunday and this carried over into the morning rush hour on a partial bank holiday following observance of Remembrance Day on the weekend. Show More Summary

Critic: Soupesoup Founder’s New Bistro is Simply Great

And a creative Mile End newcomer also shapes up New Outremont bistro Bloomfield earns its first write-up this week, as La Presse critic Marie-Claude Lortie pays a visit. The neighbourhood spot from Soupesoup founder Caroline Dumas (who has since left the company) gets a hard recommend — Lortie says she’d be a regular if she lived nearby. Show More Summary

The Essential Ottawa Brunches

And one in Gatineau Ottawa may have a reputation as a stuffy and boring capital, but its food scene is on the up, and that applies as much to brunch as to any other meal. Here are 12 that do it with particular flair. One warning: asShow More Summary

Montreal’s Top TripAdvisor Restaurant is Back With a Classy, Glassy New Space

Meet Île Flottante Popular Mile End restaurant Les Deux Singes de Montarvie has a new lease on life, with its reincarnation Île Flottante now open. As reported last month, Île Flottante takes over the small space on St-Viateur Street...Show More Summary

St-Henri’s Libertine Bakehouse Will Not Return After All

Farewell, sweet pastries Forward-thinking Atwater Avenue patisserie Libertine Bakehouse is gone forever, according to a post from the business to Facebook. Just last Friday, the St-Henri bakery announced that it would be closed for an...Show More Summary

Christmas Pop-Up Bar ‘Miracle’ Returning to Montreal This Year — and Other News

Including ten restaurants who will give you bubbly in exchange for socks LATIN QUARTER — Halloween has passed, so it’s time to trot out the seasonal cheer: pop-up Christmas-themed bar Miracle is returning to Montreal this holiday season. Show More Summary

11 Tantalizing Tasting Menus in Montreal

For when two courses and dessert aren’t enough A hedonist's dream, the tasting menu is an excellent way to make the most of a night dining out — oftentimes, the tasting menu is the best way to fully immerse yourself in a chef’s intended...Show More Summary

REVEALED: The white supremacists behind alt-right posters around the city

Two groups were photographed on U of T campus last night, and Torontoist has identified several participants. Last night, two groups of white supremacists were caught on camera putting up “It’s Okay To Be White” posters up around the University of Toronto campus. Show More Summary

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