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So What’s It Like Working the Late Shift in Montreal’s Restaurants?

Talking to the people churning out poutine and more into the wee hours Montreal is a city that sleeps. Unlike certain metropolises, the streets of this quaint urban centre fall quiet beyond a certain hour on most nights. Yet for theShow More Summary

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Is Just an Unexciting Chain, Says NY Critic

Two stars for the NYC outpost of a famed chef’s expensive restaurant

Look At Martin Picard’s Oh-So-Rustic Latest, La Cabane d’à Côté

Take a trip to the woods Martin Picard, the chef and owner of famed Québécois food temple Au Pied de Cochon has a new restaurant, La Cabane d’à Côté — and while it’s been open a couple of weeks, it has remained fairly mysterious. Until...Show More Summary

Say Hola to Córdova, St-Henri’s New Spanish Snack and Coffee Spot

Co-owned by Café Myriade’s founder All-purpose café-bar Córdova has finally arrived on Notre-Dame West in St-Henri, with coffee, tapas, conservas, and in the near future, cocktails. As reported last summer, Córdova comes from a trioShow More Summary

Le Mousso is Opening a Wine-Oriented Nook on Ontario Next Month

And Le Mousso will get new digs Big news from chef Antonin Mousseau-Rivard’s Village/Centre-Sud headquarters: he has a new, more casual venue in the works for March. There’s a number of changes going on here — the big one is that the...Show More Summary

Nora Gray’s New Sister Restaurant Scoops Up Stars in its First Review

While a Mile End newcomer flounders with experimentation That didn’t take long: Elena, the new casual pizza (and more) restaurant from two Nora Gray owners, earned its review this week. And the Notre-Dame West destination of the moment scores big from Le Devoir critic Jean-Philippe Tastet. Show More Summary

Has Le Journal de Montréal Axed Its Restaurant Reviews?

Critic Thierry Daraize has left the building Montreal’s most-read newspaper, Le Journal de Montréal, may have ditched restaurant reviews from its food and dining line-up. It’s not entirely clear what’s going on with the tabloid newspaper’s food section, but one thing is for sure: critic Thierry Daraize is no longer a critic with the newspaper. Show More Summary

Quebec to Allow More Restaurants to Serve Booze Without Food This Summer

An overhaul of the restaurant permit rules Quebec’s provincial government is overhauling the rules governing restaurant permits, meaning it’s going to be easier for restaurants to serve booze to guests. CBC (among others) reports that...Show More Summary

11 Great ‘Parent-Friendly’ Restaurants in Montreal

Free of loud music and bar stools with no backs Choosing a restaurant that parents will love — or perhaps in laws — can be tough. And we’re talking parents of adult children (in their middle age and beyond), not parents with young children. It’s...Show More Summary

The Essential Guide to Eating in NDG

More like Notre-Dame-de-Bouffe Food-wise, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) may not be thought of as one of Montreal's great food zones, relative to 'hoods like the Plateau and Old Montreal, loaded with some of the city's culinary icons. Yet...Show More Summary

Au Pied de Cochon’s ‘Shack Next Door’ Is Up and Running

And there’s still space The latest from star Montreal chef Martin Picard is here — La Cabane d’à Côté opened its doors in recent days adjacent to the longer-running Au Pied de Cochon sugar shack in St-Benoît-de-Mirabel, 45 minutes outside...Show More Summary

Extending the Yonge line will only make crowding worse

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Line 1 is over capacity—adding more stops isn't the solution. We need to talk about this idea to extend the Yonge line up to Richmond Hill. The Yonge line is already congested. Anyone who rides the subway regularly is aware of this. The immediate plans to address it are, shall we say, unimpressive. Show More Summary

Holt Renfrew is Getting a Slick French-Mediterranean Bistro This Spring

All the details on Colette Grand Café Smooth French brasserie-bistro Colette Grand Café is on its way to Montreal’s downtown Holt Renfrew store this spring — and now there’s a whole lot more details on how the department store is planning...Show More Summary

Giant Habs Restaurant Opens a Laval Location — and Other New Arrivals

Including a lovely new bistro for Rosemont LAVAL — The giant downtown restaurant part-owned by the Montreal Canadiens, 1909 Taverne Moderne, has opened up in Laval. Unsurprisingly, it’s very similar to the first one — with a slight industrial...Show More Summary

Ottawa’s Favourite Bagel-Maker Sets Its Sights on Montreal

Kettleman’s wants to take on Fairmount and St-Viateur Montreal could soon have a new player on the wood-fired bagel scene, as Ottawa favourite Kettleman’s Bagel Co. (or just “Kettleman’s” to many) is eyeing an expansion to the city. Last...Show More Summary

This Kid-Friendly Café Is Open on the Plateau Right Now

Here’s Café Ze Yéti The Plateau is home to a brand new kid-friendly café as of Monday (February 19) — the playfully named Café Ze Yéti has arrived on Marie-Anne, to the east of St-Denis Street. According to community publication Pamplemousse,...Show More Summary

Lukewarm Supermarket Mushrooms at Old Montreal Hotel Resto Upset Critic

And the burger? “McDonald’s does a better job” You can often detect when Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman is going to put a restaurant on blast based on her review headline — positive write-ups get a glowing headline, but the bad ones...Show More Summary

Where To Dine With a Group in Montreal

Restaurants with private rooms and beyond Whatever the occasion, there are more than enough options in Montreal to dine in a large group, be it family, friends, or coworkers. And every place on this guide can accommodate large groups...Show More Summary

Downtown Café Uses Dubious Contract To Make Staff Pay For Certain Losses

The café was struck by a scam — and then things got tense A downtown cafe has drawn ire from members of its staff after introducing a new rule that could require employees to pay back their employers for damages at work if they feltShow More Summary

The Essential Cheap Eats of Burlington, Vermont

Pizza, crepes, bagel dogs, and beyond Burlington, the charming northern Vermont city perched on Lake Champlain, is home to the University of Vermont. And like any college town, it has a population of hungry young people on a budget (somewhere around 12,000 students, to be precise). Show More Summary

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