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New Bar Riverside Lands In St-Henri By The Canal (Not The River)

From the people who brought you Ping Pong Club Saint-Henri has a new watering hole, and for once, it’s not on Notre-Dame — the name is Riverside and it’s on Saint-Ambroise, steps away from beer company McAuslan’s two St-Ambroise venues,...Show More Summary

NDG’s Hopkins Racks Up Stars in Its First Review

While Taverne F gets a hit-and-miss review — Chef Liam Hopkins’ eponymous Monkland Avenue restaurant Hopkins (open just six weeks now) gets its first critical inspection this week from Le Journal de Montréal’s Thierry Daraize (well, critical-ish; Daraize has barely strayed from giving four stars out this year). Show More Summary

Pâtisserie Rhubarbe Gets Savoury With A New Comptoir, Now Open

Also, brunch and cocktails Pâtisserie Rhubarbe has showed the Plateau what makes for good pastry for a while now, so it’s time for Stéphanie Labelle and team to try something new. — and it’s called Comptoir Rhubarbe. After the patisserie...Show More Summary

11 Fabulous Falafels in Montreal

Have a pita party Falafels — the deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas (or occasionally fava beans) — shouldn’t be so versatile. They’re good for lunch or a late night meal in sandwich form, dinner on a platter with salads, or just solo...Show More Summary

Kwizinn Brings Griot and Other Creole Fare to Plaza St-Hubert — and Other Openings

Including gluten-free eats in St-Henri, and a rooftop terrasse PETITE-PATRIE — There’s a shiny new Caribbean dining option on the St-Hubert Plaza. Its name is Kwizinn (the Creole word for cuisine), and Haitian offerings are predominant...Show More Summary

Upgrade Your Lunch at These Montreal Restaurants

Noon-hour winners Lunch can be a dreary enterprise in this city, especially for those who want to cobble together a memorable midday meal at the last minute. It pays to plan, and, as always, to do some research. Want a change from the...Show More Summary

Mile End Gets a 24 Hour Dining Option That Isn’t Bagels

The name is Léo and it’s a snack bar The Mile End’s all-night dining scene is getting quite the defibrillation this month, as a 24-hour casse-croûte named Chez Léo Snack-Bar (Leo’s Snack Bar, if anglicized names are preferred) opensShow More Summary

Energy Drink Company Prime Mate Shutters After Accusations Levelled at Co-Owner

The other owner calls it quits Montreal-based producer of yerba mate energy drink Prime Mate is set to be liquidated, following an accusation of sexual assault directed at one of the company’s owners in recent weeks. A couple of weeks...Show More Summary

Porco is Now Open and Putting Pork on Forks on Monkland

One of the year’s meatiest openings It started as a porchetta sandwich stand at the Monkland Street Fest in 2015, and now Porco has opened up its brick and mortar location in NDG. The very porcine-oriented casual restaurant opened up on Sunday with a menu that features the sandwiches that first caught the public’s eye. Show More Summary

Where To Eat and Drink Around Place des Arts

Get yourself a pre- (or post-) festival meal Come summertime, Place des Arts is one of the busiest spots in all of Montreal. Festival season runs solidly throughout the summer, jamming thousands into the Place des Arts and Quartier des Spectacles area daily. Show More Summary

Critic: Westmount Greek BYOB Petros Does “Ideal” Mediterranean

And a hot tip for a Peruvian BYOB, too — At the Gazette, Lesley Chesterman discovers a Greek BYOB that’s a clear cut above some of the usual brochette-heavy Plateau spots. This one, Petros, is in Westmount and opened last fall. With a well-done set of classics, is an “ideal Mediterranean supper”. Show More Summary

Kamehameha is Open in the Village For All Your Hawaiian Snack Needs

Including spam musubi and poke bowls The summeriest opening of the season is upon Montreal, as Hawaiian snack bar Kamehameha is now open on the pedestrian part of Sainte-Catherine, in the Village. The news first surfaced back in January, with Dan Pham and Phong Thach (the pair behind Vietnamese pub Red Tiger) getting the keys to a former dépanneur. Show More Summary

Plateau Vietnamese Spot Hà Now Has An Old Montreal Location

A new casual option on McGill and William Mont-Royal Avenue Vietnamese restaurant Hà now has an officially-open second location, in the Old Montreal space formerly occupied by L’Appartement. As principal Nicolas Urli told Eater a few months back, Hà 2.0 is similar to its Plateau mother ship, but not a carbon copy. Show More Summary

10 Hot Tips For Cheap Breakfasts in Montreal

Much more beyond regular diner food There’s nothing quite as liberating as deciding that you’re just too exhausted (or hungover) to cook breakfast. Let go of the guilt associated with deciding to pass on the food that’s already in your fridge: every place on this list offers a solid amount of food for under $10. Show More Summary

15 Bartenders Devised A Cocktail For Montreal’s Anniversary

Featuring both whisky and gin How many bartenders does it take to come up with a cocktail that’s representative of a city? In Montreal’s case, the answer appears to be 15, now that a group of local bartenders and owners have put their...Show More Summary

Agrikol Owner Encourages Energy Drink Boycott Over Sexual Assault Claims

Jen Agg will not serve Prime Mate anymore Co-owner of Village Haitian restaurant Agrikol Jen Agg denounced a co-owner of Montreal-based energy drink Prime Mate over the weekend, saying her restaurant would no longer sell the drink after...Show More Summary

Les Femmes Chefs de Montréal’s Events to Highlight Women in the Industry

A monthly series of collaborative cooking starting late July After working across Canada for the past 10 years, including restaurants in Toronto and Vancouver with organic agriculture in the Yukon, Dominique Dufour developed a lot of strong relationships and communities with female chefs. Show More Summary

Porco Trots Into NDG Next Weekend, and More

July promises a bevy of openings to ring in the summer NDG — On July 15th, the highly anticipated pork-centric casual restaurant from chef Angelo Ruscitti (FreshMint, Adamo) will be opening with a celebratory, family-style terrasse event. Show More Summary

Critic: Tapeo Stands Out for Spectacular Spanish Fare

Plus Oregon receives top marks, a road trip to Île d'Orléans, and Ichifuku could be a bit warmer to visitors Sticking solely to the Gazette this week, Lesley Chesterman seeks out the midday menus of not one but two restaurants, the Spanish...Show More Summary

The New Dumpling Speakeasy Suzanne is Officially Open for Business

A soft opening last week, with its grand opening last night PLATEAU — Fans of the punk bar Perfecto may have been sad to see it go, with its wall-to-wall black paint and dive bar vibes. However, with its prime location on the corner of Duluth, it wasn’t long before it was snatched up by new restauranteurs. Show More Summary

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