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MTL Blog Writer Pretends Years-Old Restaurant is Actually New

It’s not the first time “Alternative facts” have found a home in Montreal: earlier this week, local content mill MTL Blog discovered Outremont Syrian restaurant Damas, prompting writer content fabricator Emily Draicchio to offer up glowing...Show More Summary

Café-Bar Córdova Is Coming to St-Henri to Serve St-Henri

Doing coffee, cocktails, and conservas A new all-purpose café-bar is on its way to Saint-Henri with the aim of serving day ‘n’ night caffeine and alcohol. Córdova is the name, and it comes from the trio of Café Myriade owner AnthonyShow More Summary

Ryú Returns to Inner Montreal With A Downtown Sushi Bar

In a more casual format Former Laurier Avenue sushi spot Ryú is open again in Montreal-proper, this time with a shiny Peel Street location. The sushi restaurant started branching out into a more casual approach in recent years, adding a location at the Carrefour Laval mall, and two at Montreal-Trudeau airport. Show More Summary

14 of Montreal’s Most Versatile Bars

Head to these spots for first dates, boozy nights out, and everything in between All-rounder bars are severely underrated — the sorts of places that can cater to customers who want a decent beer, a fine wine, and a solid cocktail, all at one table. Show More Summary

Take Care of Lunch and Laundry Together at Blanc de Blanc

Leaving a meal with a bundle of clean clothes is an added bonus There’s something quintessentially Montreal about the buanderie-café that sits on the corner of Villeneuve and Jeanne-Mance in the Mile End. Behind it all is owner and chef...Show More Summary

9 Places To Eat and Drink Well At Jean-Talon Market

Beyond the free produce samples Once summer hits Montreal, the local markets surge with an abundance of local fruits and vegetables, Jean-Talon being the biggest of them all. And it’s more than just a grocery stop for grab ingredients to cook with later on at home. Show More Summary

Grilled Cheese Store MLT DWN Could Be Melting Down — And Other Closures

And tragedy closes a St-Henri breakfast spot MONTREAL AND BEYOND — “Grilled cheese, but fancy” mini-chain MLT DWN may not be long for this world, as the company appears to have filed for bankruptcy. Sort of. One of two MLT DWN-affiliated...Show More Summary

The Plateau Now Has A Hybrid Café-Bike Store

Le Club Espresso Bar opened over the weekend Montrealers who need an espresso-based beverage, but also want a new helmet, bike lock, or need a flat tire repaired are in luck — the Plateau now has an all-in-one café and bike shop on St-Denis...Show More Summary

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

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