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Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Up there I also quite like La Ligne Rouge and Petit Alep.

1 day ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

1 day ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

No worries, no problems. Ten to 20 years ago there was awesome Banh Mi at the corner of Saint Laurent & de la Gauchetiere, but it burned down. Five to ten years ago, Cao Thang was the bomb.

But sadly those days are long gone. Now I go to Marche Hung Phat, 7099 St Denis. Unfortunately it is not as convenient for me, so I don't eat as many Banh Mi as I would like.

2 days ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Jardin Tiki, the review you've all been waiting for!!!

Will he have enough money to crush Tiki fan's worldwide after losing this battle?
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/13989...

Aug 19, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Read the thread...

Aug 18, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Aug 18, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

I have to respectfully disagree, Vua is a chain making banh mi that won't make you sick, but are nothing to go out of your way for.

Aug 15, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

Les Temps Nouveaux is very nice, not too expensive, if a tad conservative.

The other places I like in that area are downscale, Uniburger or bars. The Cinematheque Quebecoise and Le Pèlerin-Magellan have awesome terasses. Brasserie Cherrier, Cheval Blanc, Ile Noire, Saint Bock and Pub de la Place are all fine drinking establishments that I frequent depending on my mood, bankroll, and companions.

Aug 15, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

Glad to meet you here, and it looks like you should try Paul's Patates and Chez Ma Tante. They are as good as those at Pataterie Chez Philippe and Pierrette Patates.

Aug 15, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

I do not want to find depanneurs near Chinatown. I do not want to find depanneurs in the vicinity of Chinatown. I do not want want to find depanneurs close to Chinatown.

I am asking WHY there are no depanneurs IN Chinatown?

Aug 13, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

That dep is not in Chinatown. It's facing Peace park and its primary clientele are the inhabitants of Peace park.

Aug 13, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

Is it because of historical precedent? If so, do you know where I can find proof? Were all the depanneurs located in what is now Complexe Guy Favreau? And they didn't move when it was built? Or is it some other reason?

Aug 13, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

The best Épiceries in Montreal?

Atlantic, 5060 Cote des Neiges
Ella's Deli, 4968B Queen Mary
Le Latina, 185 Saint Viateur O
Boucherie Lawrence, 5237 St Laurent
La Maison du Roti, 1969 Mont Royal E
Trip de Bouffe, 277 Mont Royal E
La Vieille Europe, 3855 Saint Laurent

Aug 10, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Their website and Facebook page both state "VACANCES ESTIVALES / SUMMER VACATION
De retour en Septembre - Returning in September"

https://www.facebook.com/Racinesmtl
http://www.racines.ca/

Aug 04, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

She (or he) was here in October 2013.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922036 Schwartz's didn't make it on to the trip report.

Aug 01, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

1. Good brasserie
L'Express, Laloux, M sur Masson, Au Petit Extra, Le Valois

2. Eat great montreal smoked meat
The Main, Delibee's, Smoke Meat Pete's

3. Great poutine
Paul's Patates, Chez Ma Tante, Pataterie Chez Philippe, Pierrette Patates

4. Bring home bagels or other Montreal goodies for foodie friends.
Délires du terroir 6406 Saint Hubert
Fous de la Gaspésie 1253 Beaubien E.
Les Iles en Ville 5335 Wellington
Marché des Saveurs du Québec 280 Place du Marche N

6. Looking for great Italian/Spanish imported grocers.
Berchicci 6205 Couture
Mayrand 5650 Metropolitan

95% alcohol
http://www.saq.com/page/en/saqcom/alc...

Jul 31, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best ethiopian?

There's also East Africa Restaurant on Sherbrooke W and Abiata on Saint Denis.

Jul 30, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Whisky's Soirée Canadienne

A nice presentation on some old Canadian Whiskies

Jul 30, 2014
EaterBob in Spirits

Best chicken available in Montreal?

You can order directly from Le Crépuscule. $11/kg 2 - 3 kg for the large, 1.5 - 1.9 kg for the small.
http://www.fermelecrepuscule.com/fr/p...

Jul 30, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Recommendations for one mind-blowing meal.

You don't need to do all 10. (I probably would tap out at 6 or 7 including desert). But you wanted memorable...

You can also make it work, by sharing dishes, and ordering entrees, kind of like a make your own tasting menu. I don't know how many people you plan on sharing this with. But if you were six, it could be done by ordering one bottle of wine to share amongst you, and two identical dishes at each restaurant. Which would give everyone a glass and a forkful. If you were two, I would share one plate, and order glasses of wine (a glass and two or three forkfuls).

As for specific dishes, all of the restaurants are market driven and emphasize local ingredients (Le Renard even more so than the others). So the menus change often (in most cases weekly). I would stick for the most part to specials.

Jul 29, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Recommendations for one mind-blowing meal.

I would suggest getting someone else to drive and then do one dish / wine pairing at the following restaurants (in alphabetical order):
Bouillon Bilk, Club Chasse et Pêche, Evoo, Le Filet, Hotel Herman, Impasto, Lawrence, Manitoba, Au Pied de Cochon, and Le Renard.

Then for desert I would suggest one last stop at Patrice Patissier for another pairing, before rolling home where if you really want over the top, buy something from Maison Christian Faure in advance along with the digestif of your choice.

Make reservations at the bars, about 30 - 45 minutes apart. And let them know what you're doing. Everyone will get a big kick out of a rolling food tour. And it most definitely will be memorable.

Jul 29, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Not quite "Rosemère or the Dix30." There was no parking.

Jul 29, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Road food between Quebec City and Burlington, VT?

Then according to Fast Food Fred
http://fastfoodfred.blogspot.ca/

Depending on the route you take
The Rhum Antic in Bonsecours
Cantine Chez Ben and L’érablière Bernard in Granby
Charles Luncheonette in Magog
Repas Minute in Richmond
Pataterie D.C. in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay
Cantine Maude in Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton
Chez Francyn in Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey
C'est Jos in St-Hyacinthe
Casse-Croûte Bernard, Cantinette Carousel and Chez Louis in Sherbrooke

are all good.

You also might want to peruse the Centre du Quebec
http://www.mapoutine.ca/index2.php?p=...
and Estrie sections of MaPoutine.ca
http://www.mapoutine.ca/index2.php?p=...

If you prefer more of a fine dining experience the Manoir Hovey in North Hatley and Auguste in Sherbrooke would be places to try.

Then, while it might be a little bit off your route, Ferme Guyon in Chambly is also worth a visit.
http://www.fermeguyon.com/

Jul 22, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Road food between Quebec City and Burlington, VT?

They're driving. Not a particularly good idea to do while on the road.

Jul 22, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Road food between Quebec City and Burlington, VT?

You will be driving through the heart of the cheese making section of Quebec (aka Mauricie and the Centre of Quebec). I would suggest looking at the map by the Quebec Cheese Org
http://www.routedesfromages.com/
http://www.ourcheeses.com/directory/ and doing some tastings at the places that particularly interest you.

Jul 21, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Specifics

Pamika Brasserie Thai, on Sherbrooke E also is serving Tiki drinks.

Jul 18, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Yup same discussion 15 months later
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8643...

Jul 17, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Specifics

I wrote this in a different thread, but realized it might be useful here as well. Apologies for the duplication.

For Quebecois Food
Restaurants:
Binerie Mont Royal, 367 Mont Royal O (what you would call traditional)
Chez Ma Tante, 3180 Fleury E (possibly the oldest casse croute in town)
Les Jardins Sauvages, 17 Martin, St. Roch de l'Achigan (only uses Quebecois ingredients)
Le Renard, 330 Mont Royal E (only uses Quebecois ingredients, but slightly easier to get to)

Stores:
Délires du terroir, 6406 Saint Hubert
Fous de la Gaspésie 1253 Beaubien E.
Les Iles en Ville 5335 Wellington
Boucherie Lawrence 5237 St Laurent
La Maison du Roti 1969 Mont Royal E

Jul 16, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quebecois Cuisine in Montreal, Quebec City

Restaurants:
Binerie Mont Royal, 367 Mont Royal O
Chez Ma Tante, 3180 Fleury E
Les Jardins Sauvages, 17 Martin, St. Roch de l'Achigan
Le Renard, 330 Mont Royal E

Stores:
Délires du terroir, 6406 Saint Hubert
Fous de la Gaspésie 1253 Beaubien E.
Les Iles en Ville 5335 Wellington
Boucherie Lawrence 5237 St Laurent
La Maison du Roti 1969 Mont Royal E

Jul 16, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Orange yolks

Probably best to find someone with chickens and offer to pay for the feed in exchange for eggs...
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013...

Jul 14, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)