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Montreal’s ‘Culinary Coworking’ Start-Up Company Goes Under

The kitchen rental company was featured on Dragons’ Den Montreal company The Foodroom, which offered kitchen and business space to fledgling cooks, caterers, and other food companies, has gone under, unable to make enough cash to keep...Show More Summary

Quebec Fast Food Chains Face Staff Shortages

KFC and McDonald’s outlets have even shut down Unemployment rates are way down in Quebec, and that could be a problem for the restaurant industry, with some parts of the province facing a labour shortage for all sorts of burger-flipping,...Show More Summary

13 Top Spots in Montreal for Chocolate Lovers

From classic chocolatiers to modern patissiers Chocolate: a stand-alone treat that almost warrants its own food group, given the diversity of sweets that can be made with it. From bars and babka, to truffles and tarts. These Montreal...Show More Summary

Nuns Island is Getting A New Thai Resto With Serious Family Experience

Plus cocktails with Thai flavours The sparse dining options on Nuns’ Island will expand in the coming weeks, as a Thai restaurant with some serious family experience is set to open. It’ll be called Bananier, and it comes from Vy Nguyen,...Show More Summary

Four-Time Restaurateur Thomas Vernis on Why He Does Business in Old Montreal

He sees the neighbourhood becoming less of a tourist trap, and more of a place for locals Owning four venues without a single partner to help out is a hefty challenge — and it’s one that restaurant and bar owner Thomas Vernis has taken...Show More Summary

New Rosemont BYOB Totally Tanks During A Critic’s Visit

While a new curry house gets props The headline for Lesley Chesterman’s review at the Gazette this week is plain — “Restaurateurs add Gaston to Montreal's BYOW scene” — but behind that lies an absolutely brutal review of the new restaurant in the BYOB empire of Georges Blais and Marc-André Paradis. Show More Summary

The Best Diner Breakfasts in Montreal

No-nonsense classic casse-croûtes Breakfast may not be alive and well at some of the city's most notable restaurants, but at old school diners, casse-croûtes, neighbourhood cafés, and greasy spoons, the first service of the day is the bedrock. Show More Summary

Another Restaurant Shifts to a No-Tipping Business Model

They’re giving staff a minimum of $15 per hour Hot off the heels of new neighbourhood spot Bistro Rosie declaring that it would embrace a tip-free model for paying its staff, a second restaurant has decided to do the same — Zéro8, also in Petite-Patrie. Show More Summary

8 Essential Ceviches to Eat in Montreal

Something’s fishy here Ceviche is the perfect dish for this final flare of summer. It’s light and refreshing, consisting of fish or seafood in a lime-based marinade that you’ll find yourself sipping when the fish is all gone. NearlyShow More Summary

Cult MTL Stokes Debate Over Olimpico’s Coffee

A hot take on a Mile End favourite English alt-monthly Cult MTL came out with a bold statement about enduring Mile End Italian café Olimpico this week — in short, writer Benedict O’Neill decared that Olimpico’s coffee is pretty average...Show More Summary

Fabergé Gets An Evening Farm-to-Table Pop-Up This Week

From the people behind the St-Henri sugar shack this year Mile End brunch restaurant Fabergé will be open evenings through the end of October, but it won’t really be Fabergé — an agricultural co-op from the Laurentians is moving in to...Show More Summary

26 Go-To Cheap Eats Restaurants in Montreal

Bouffe on a budget "Cheap Eats" is a nebulous term: obviously, a croissant is cheap — but it's not necessarily substantial. So this map focuses more on places that can do full meals for a low price: somewhere in the ballpark of ten dollars for something substantial (although ten dollars isn't an absolute cut-off here). Show More Summary

Maïs’ Summer Alleyway Pop-Up Closes This Week — And Other Shutters

Including a St-Henri Chinese mainstay MILE END — The clock is ticking on Parasol, the summery wine bar, cocktail, and grill pop-up from the team behind Mile End taco spot Maïs. The restaurant (located in the alleyway behind Maïs) wraps up its second season this Friday, September 15. Show More Summary

Ma’tine Owners Are Back With A No-Tips Neighbourhood Bistro

French techniques with Asian influences Petite-Patrie has a brand new neighbourhood resto, as Bistro Rosie is now open on Bélanger Street, at Fabre. It comes from two owners of much loved, now-closed Village brunch restaurant Ma’tine,...Show More Summary

A Montrealer Developed This ‘Tinder For Restaurants’ App

Get swiping Swiping right is now an option to find a date spot, not just a date: a new app, Feed Me, from Montreal-based journalist turned entrepreneur Amie Watson uses the same swiping approach as dating app Tinder to help users pick...Show More Summary

Critic Finds A Great Reason To Go To Laval

And newcomer Mélisse gets a shining first write-up — Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman visits Pacific Northwest-inspired wine bar Oregon this week, open since late 2016 — and despite what its strip mall location in Laval’s Ste-Rose district might imply (“the least sexy [location] for restaurants”) she finds the farm-to-table spot a “keeper”. Show More Summary

All The Details on Monarque, Montreal’s Most Important Upcoming Opening

From the Bastiens, of Leméac fame Monarque, the forthcoming restaurant from Richard Bastien, owner of much-adored Outremont French classic Leméac, and his son, Jérémie, is finally set to open in Old Montreal later this year. The next...Show More Summary

The Best Food and Coffee Around Concordia University (Downtown)

Places with student-friendly prices Students have descended on downtown Montreal as university classes resume, and many will need sustenance beyond a can of Red Bull to keep up their study habits. Out of Montreal’s four main universities,...Show More Summary

MTL Blog Suggests Restaurant Pay For Replacement Article Correcting Its Writer’s Errors

"A sponsored article...starts at $2500, and varies depending on your objectives" Local content aggregator MTL Blog is under fire from the owners of forthcoming Little Italy Thai counter Epicerie Pumpui, after the site published misinformation...Show More Summary

A Prominent Old Montreal Restaurant Appears to Be for Sale

Regulatory fillings also indicate the possibility of bankruptcy Old Montreal restaurant Les 400 Coups is on the market. According to a listing on real estate agency Sutton’s website, Les 400 Coups is up for sale for $159,000 — and aShow More Summary

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