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Manitoba’s New Chef Simon Mathys Earns High Praise

Also: Chesterman for Tastet, Napoli pizza in the Plateau, and a trip to Gatineau Reviewing for the Gazette, Lesley Chesterman pays a visit to Manitoba since its induction of Simon Mathys as head chef of the operation. This follows what...Show More Summary

The Essential Guide to Eating in Saint-Henri

Indelible eats of the south-west During the past two decades, the tiny southwestern neighbourhood of Saint-Henri has seen a culinary explosion. While Montreal is famed for having the most restaurants per capita, try restaurants per square meter; so much so that local residents have appealed for there to be a limit on how many there are. Show More Summary

Meet Barley - Bar À Céréales, Little Burgundy’s Incoming Cereal Bar

#EatItUp: A new bar for breakfast eats LITTLE BURGUNDY — Come August, the Notre-Dame Ouest strip will see the arrival of Barley - Bar À Céréales, offering the breakfast food as parfaits, smoothie bowls, or doused in milk. Owner Soufian...Show More Summary

Have a Look Inside Verdun’s New Cambodian Restaurant Les Street Monkeys

Grand opening this Thursday At last, Montreal can boast a new Cambodian restaurant to its diverse catalog of restaurants. Les Street Monkeys, a street food-inspired endeavour spun from the minds of co-owner Tota Oung, William Kit, and...Show More Summary

30 Epic Montreal Terrasses

Sunny ways and boozy days The sun is out and the temperatures are climbing. That can only mean one thing: Terrasse season is here. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner, Montreal provides a bevy of outdoor options. Show More Summary

Falafel Avenue’s New Plateau Location Opens Next Week

The vegan and vegetarian eatery opens its doors on June 29th Mark your calendars; as of June 29th, Falafel Avenue will be opening the doors of its new Plateau location on the Mont-Royal strip, designed by Jean-Pierre Viau with a mural...Show More Summary

X-Men Actors Spotted Noshing in Montreal

James McAvoy treating himself to the Atwater Market, and Kodi Smit-McPhee in the Old Port Last week, a report by Journal de Montréal announced the anticipated arrival of several actors in Montreal for the filming of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Show More Summary

10 Essential Restaurants for Seafood in Montreal

Head here for shellfish and more No shade to meat and potatoes, but summer calls for the briny, fresh offerings of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for sashimi, lobster, grilled octopus, cod croquetas, fish and chips, clams, oysters, or an impressively-seared piece of fish with crispy skin, Montreal has got you covered. Show More Summary

8 Restaurants Worth The Drive From Montreal

Fill up the tank Face it: sometimes, you just need to get the hell away from our island hellscape of potholes and roadworks. There’s no singular stand-out food town within immediate proximity of Montreal, but from the Laurentians toShow More Summary

Critic: Le Blumenthal Keeps Things Simple But Does It Right

While Leméac fumbles a critic’s visit on a busy night Marie-Claude Lortie is the second critic to take on big newcomer to Place des Arts, Le Blumenthal (Lesley Chesterman approved last week), and its quest to win over locals who might have frowned on its predecessor Balmoral appears to be working. Show More Summary

Il Miglio Brings Fresh Pasta to Mile End Starting This Week

From the Club Chasse et Pêche folk Two months back, the storefront next to Mile End’s Boucherie Lawrence was papered over with various logos from the Club Chasse et Pêche restaurant group — now, one of the most exciting openings of the year is here. CCeP’s fresh pasta restaurant, Il Miglio, opens at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

St-Henri Portuguese Restaurant Gets Paint-Bombed

Hit for the second time Notre-Dame West Portuguese restaurant 3734 was struck by a paint-bombing overnight. A vandal (or vandals) smashed one of the restaurant’s windows, and flung white paint throughout the premises. While beyond the...Show More Summary

Fine Bistro Hopkins Opens in NDG Today — And Other Openings

Including a new restaurant from Hakim Chajar NDG — Chef Liam Hopkins (ex-Park) and creative director Nicolina Servello open their new restaurant Hopkins on Monkland today. It’s one of two places they’re opening in close proximity, along with porky Italian spot Porco. Show More Summary

Chez La Mère Michel Owner Micheline Delbuguet Passes Away

At age 87 Chef and owner of Bishop Street restaurant Chez La Mère Michel, and pioneering woman on Quebec’s dining scene Micheline Delbuguet passed away this week according to an obituary in the Montreal Gazette. Delbuguet arrived inShow More Summary

Idole Will Bring Cult Vibes and Cocktails to Plaza St-Hubert — And Other Summer Openings

Including news on Monarque, from the Bastiens PETITE-PATRIE — The St-Hubert Plaza is getting a new cocktail bar this summer. Idole comes from Anthoni Jodoin (hot off of opening Snowbird Tiki Bar nearby on St-Laurent), and will be in the space formerly occupied by cellphone-free bar Le Félix. Show More Summary

EVOO Shuts Its Doors in St-Henri — and Other Closures [Updated]

And a beloved community co-op might be getting evicted UPDATE (June 14) — There’s one more closure to report this week, added below. ST-HENRI — Just short of five years in business, Notre-Dame West dinner and brunch spot EVOO has closed permanently. Show More Summary

10 Great Casual Eats in Old Montreal

Avoid the tourist traps Tourists: they may be good for the economy, but for many Montrealers they make Old Montreal a no-go zone, particularly in the peak summer season. The selfie-stick wielding hordes typically cite the “European feel”...Show More Summary

Maïs is Bringing Back Pop-Up Wine Bar Parasol This Summer — And Other News

Including a change of chefs at Wilfrid sur Laurier MILE END — St-Laurent taqueria Maïs tried out a summery pop-up wine bar and restaurant named Parasol last year in their airy, alleyway-facing private dining room, and did well enough to bring it back for summer 2017. Show More Summary

Two Promising All-Purpose Restaurants Have Landed in Cité-du-Multimédia

Welcome Monopole and Mélisse In the last week or so, not one but two new venues have touched down in Cité-du-Multimédia (the zone between Old Montreal and Griffintown) — and they’re two well-rounded additions to the neighbourhood. First...Show More Summary

The 18 Essential Quebec City Restaurants

Capital plates in the capital city Montreal might have more of a reputation as Quebec’s culinary hub (it’s helped along by a much larger population), but the province’s capital is not to be overlooked. The chefs, brewers, and patissiers...Show More Summary

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