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Critic Crowns New Chicken Royalty on the Plateau

And Réservoir definitely isn’t Hôtel Herman, but it’s still good Iris Gagnon-Paradis is on critic duty at La Presse this week, and visits her namesake rotisserie restaurant, Paradis BBQ, open about half a year on the Plateau. And it’s...Show More Summary

The Burgundy Lion’s Rooftop Solarium is Officially Open

The pub also adds a Scotch tasting room as of today Prominent Little Burgundy pub the Burgundy Lion gets a bit bigger today, opening up an all-season upstairs terrasse, as well as an elegant Scotch tasting room. The terrasse (in theShow More Summary

NDG’s Sexy Sergakis Bar Gets a Rebrand and New Name — and Other News

Including chef shuffles at Rockwood and Ê.A.T. NDG — Sherbrooke Street’s Coyote Ugly-style bar Jersey’s Saloon is no longer: the controversial bar has been rebranded as the much more family-friendly Rustik Pub & Grill. Jersey’s Saloon...Show More Summary

10 Great Restaurants for Vegetarians and Meat Eaters Alike

For lovers of steak and of tofu Headed on a dinner date with a vegetarian but not in the mood to ditch meat for the night? No worries. These days, the options range far beyond the strictly vegetarian-only spots in the city. In fact,Show More Summary

Some People Don’t Seem to Understand How Montreal’s ‘No Tipping’ Restaurants Work

No, the owners aren’t stealing from their staff In yet another case of people reading headlines but not articles, two Montreal restaurants have been on the receiving end of insults and accusations for adopting no-tipping policies. In...Show More Summary

East End Coffee Roaster Zab to Merge With Hit Rosemont Café

They’re also taking over a beloved Mile End café Rosemont coffee favourite Paquebot is making two big moves on the city’s caffeine scene: they’re merging with east-end roastery Zab, and as of Monday, they’re the proud new owners of Mile...Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink Around the Bell Centre

Hot tips for before and after matches and shows Headed to see a game or a show and considering picking something up from a concession stand inside the Bell Centre? Here’s a hot tip: don’t. Unlike many American stadiums, which feature a range of eating options on site, the Bell Centre’s options are standardized. Show More Summary

New Petite-Patrie Taco Shop Makes Its Name Off a Donald Trump Joke

At least they didn’t say “Make Tacos Great Again” St-Zotique East has a new taco option, and it’s very 2017 — Taco Trunp is open, promising authentic Mexican street food, and yes, that’s “Trunp” with an “N”. In case it wasn’t clear from...Show More Summary

St-Henri Thai Restaurant Appears to Have Locks Changed Unexpectedly — And Other Closures

Including the death of a Mile End “street food goes fancy” spot ST-HENRI — Thai restaurant Makmak has shut its doors, leaving the Sud-Ouest neighbourhood without any go-to Thai restaurant (yes, there may be places serving a Thai dish or two, but no dedicated Thai spot). Show More Summary

Cacao 70’s Award-Winning Head Chocolatier Talks Chocolate-Based Inspiration

Gaiia Kim is building up Montreal’s bean-to-bar scene The bean-to-bar chocolate movement is flourishing, and one of Montreal’s key players isn’t necessarily who you’d expect. Cacao 70 started life as a dessert chain specializing in everything chocolate, and recently underwent a major rebranding, opening the Cacao 70 factory last May. Show More Summary

OK Poké Opens in Little Italy Today

Options in the northern borough are about to get a whole lot healthier Montreal has seen a growing selection of raw and healthy options lately, most notably among which is the raw salad joint Foodchain. Today marks the arrival of a new...Show More Summary

Perles et Paddock Proclaimed a Jewel of Griffintown

With new restaurants Bistro Rosie and Miel receiving equally high praise Since opening this summer, Perles et Paddock has received its first review from Lesley Chesterman of the Montreal Gazette, and it’s one that leans towards the positive. Show More Summary

Montreal’s Preeminent Jamaican Patty Magnates Open Up Mile End Restaurant

Lloydie’s is here Jamaican patty-maker Lloydie’s has been in the food business for over 20 years, and as of Wednesday, the company has broken into the restaurant world, opening up on St-Viateur Street. Many Montrealers have likely already...Show More Summary

St-Henri Bakery Catches Window Vandals, Says Police Won’t Follow Up

Libertine Bakehouse was spray-painted with graffiti earlier this year St-Henri patisserie Libertine Bakehouse was hit with graffiti all over its windows back in June, and while the owners could clearly identify one of the three people...Show More Summary

Montreal's Top Options for Gluten-Free Eaters

18 options from gluten-free bakeries to tasting menus Is taking gluten intolerance or Celiac disease out to dinner a burden? This map may be a saviour. Gluten-free offerings have become better and more widespread in Montreal in recent years, as many restaurants move beyond dumping a packet of gluten-free pasta into boiling water. Show More Summary

Café St-Henri Plots a Grand New Roastery and Café in Villeray

A shiny new headquarters Roaster and coffee shop Café Saint-Henri is embarking on a big expansion, with the company opening an 8,000 square foot roastery and café in Villeray this winter. According to Café Saint-Henri’s owner Jean-François...Show More Summary

The Montreal Canadiens Open Canada’s New Largest Restaurant Today

Featuring comfort food and a lot of TV screens Just in time for the Habs’ home opener against the Chicago at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, the hockey team has opened the biggest restaurant in the country, almost right next to the...Show More Summary

Little Burgundy’s Cereal Bar is Open, Right Now

With fresh takes on granola Back in June, it was revealed that Montreal would be getting its first cereal bar (as the name suggests, it’s a venue focused on selling breakfast cereal) — now as of this weekend, Barley is open on the corner...Show More Summary

El 77 Won’t Close; Will Mix Up Peruvian And Bolivian Cuisines Instead [Updated]

A rebrand Update (October 6): Mile End Peruvian restaurant El 77 will not close its doors after all. Instead, co-owner Alexandra Pilon explains that they are rebranding, and are bringing in a Bolivian cook. They’ll expand their selection...Show More Summary

Verdun’s New Cambodian Restaurant Gets a Warm First Review

While other critic has a hot tip in Saint-Eustache Le Journal de Montréal critic is the first to get to Verdun’s new Cambodian spot Les Street Monkeys, open since early summer. It’s not a rave, but Daraize suggests it’s a great bet for...Show More Summary

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