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Lego Wants Nothing To Do With The Upcoming Lego Pop-Up Bar

Kids’ toys + alcohol = sad face Last week the news surfaced that a pop-up bar made of over a million Lego bricks would be coming to Montreal and other cities (including New York, LA, and London) — but now it turns out that the Lego company...Show More Summary

25 Magnificently Meaty Montreal Steakhouses

Top of the chops Long looked to for luxuriant nights out on the town, steakhouses have been a popular breed of restaurant, encapsulating the smell of charcoal, bones piling up, knives scraping on plates, fully-stocked wine cellars, and...Show More Summary

2018’s Spiciest Restaurant and Bar Dramas From Montreal

From the ridiculous to the sublime Montreal has somewhat of a reputation for having the most dramatic restaurant and bar scene out of the 24 cities Eater covers. In honour of that “achievement”, we’ll aggregate every nugget of restaurant...Show More Summary

Eye on Hate: False reports of hate crime fuel anti-Muslim sentiment

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Even before today's police announcement, right-wing extremists were quick to accuse the 11-year-old of lying. Last week, an 11-year-old girl reported that a man tried to cut off her hijab with scissors while she was on her way to school in Scarborough. Show More Summary

Where Stephen King’s IT was filmed in and around Toronto

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Stephen King's scary magnum opus becomes a mega blockbuster, with more than a little help from Toronto. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

New Muslim fellowship connects civic-minded students with city councillors

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The program, starting today, attracted criticism from right-wing pundits like Pamela Geller and Ezra Levant. A pioneering diversity initiative at City Hall will pair 13 interns with city councillors and the mayor’s office to work as aides, starting today. Show More Summary

Griffintown Bar Could Be Shut Down Because of Wrongly-Issued City Permit

Apparently the location should never have received a bar license Griffintown ping pong bar Playground could be in trouble after discovering that the city mistakenly issued the venue a permit to sell liquor at its Notre-Dame West location. The...Show More Summary

Mile End Spanish Favourite Sala Rosa is Cutting Back Its Food — and Other Closures

And a Québécois favourite closes after almost a decade MILE END — Sad news from a staple restaurant on the Main: Spanish restaurant Sala Rosa is switching management and cutting back to being a bar with a much more limited focus on food. Show More Summary

Lesley Chesterman Ponders When to Boycott Abusive Chefs’ Restaurants

Plus, a great review for a new curry house This is “Week in Reviews”, and while Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman hasn’t penned a review for 2018 yet, she does have a thoughtful piece about whether chefs and restaurateurs accused of abuse...Show More Summary

This Exciting Home-Style East Asian Spot is Coming to Mile Ex Soon

Meet Jiep Jiep A promising new pan-East-Asian restaurant is on its way to Jean-Talon West from a caterer and cook with skills spanning Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisines. It’s called Jiep Jiep, and Shammy Chan is the woman behind...Show More Summary

Oh-So-Comforting Plateau Resto Landry & Filles is Closed Permanently

No more stuffing fritters One of the early victims of 2018 is food truck turned restaurant Landry & Filles, which announced its closure on social media this week. Unfortunately, there’s no warning on this one — the Facebook and Instagram...Show More Summary

Pop-Up Bar Made of Over a Million Lego Pieces Is Coming to Montreal This Year

Just what we needed? Got Peter Pan syndrome, or just childhood nostalgia so intense that a few hours of binge-watched cartoons won’t fix it? Then here’s something for you: a pop-up bar made of over one million Lego bricks, which is slated...Show More Summary

10 Places That Do Justice to Montreal Bagels

Restaurants and cafés serving up bagels and lox, breakfast sandwiches, and more Up there with smoked meat as an iconic Montreal food is the bagel. Thinner and crustier than its New York counterpart, it’s a satisfying, doughy treat when served fresh from the wood-burning ovens of the local bagelries, the two stalwarts being Fairmount and St. Show More Summary

Civic Tech: The City of Toronto must remain a public platform

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sidewalk Labs' ideas for Quayside are not intended to stay in Quayside. Heading into a year of public consultations on Sidewalk Labs in Toronto, Civic Tech brings you this first piece in a series that will explore a range of issues raised by residents concerned about the project. Show More Summary

Dave McMillan Talks Inspiration for Upcoming Wine Bar Mon Lapin

Cooking is about revisiting history, he says The details about the upcoming wine bar from the owners of Little Burgundy icon Joe Beef are still scarce, but a new video gives a little insight into what customers might be able to expect...Show More Summary

An Eater's Guide to Montreal

Unofficial, highly opinionated information about the Belle Province’s largest city Easily the largest French-speaking metropolis in North America, Montreal is a cultural junction — and its dizzying array of food, from poutine to fine French cuisine, reflects that. Show More Summary

Here’s Every 2018 Restaurant and Bar Opening in One Place

Never miss a new place to eat or drink This stream will be updated with every restaurant, bar and café opening that Eater Montreal reports on throughout 2018 — bookmark it to keep up with every new bistro, brewpub, roastery, and beyond. Looking for new arrivals from 2017? That list is over here.

CDN Chinese Favourite Rises From the Ashes With New Location

Aunt Dai goes downtown Good news for anyone hungry for Sichuan cuisine: Côte-des-Neiges Chinese restaurant Aunt Dai has opened up a downtown location, just a few months after its original location was destroyed in a suspicious fire. The...Show More Summary

The 38 Essential Montreal Restaurants, Winter 2018

The city’s indispensable tables It’s time to deliver a new Eater 38 for Montreal. This indispensable group of restaurants (listed in geographical order, not ranked) covers many neighbourhoods and styles, and is intended to represent the tapestry of Montreal’s dining options, including an array of price points and cuisines. Show More Summary

Police Nab Alleged Serial Café Scammer in Montreal

Numerous restaurants and cafés were targeted by a fake delivery driver Montreal police arrested a 36-year-old man who they suspect was involved in some 70 fraud cases involving local restaurants and cafés. Sean Magna was recently arrested...Show More Summary

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