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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...

about 16 hours ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

best ethiopian?

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

1 day ago
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Whisky's Soirée Canadienne

A nice presentation on some old Canadian Whiskies

2 days ago
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...

2 days ago
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)

Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

Howdy!

Thank you.

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

Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

Which "ethnic/caribbean/middle-eastern boutiques"?

Jul 09, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Is Au Pied De Cochon Still Good?

Yes.

Jul 09, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

The Spring thread has a couple of summer openings and closings in it (Il Panino Cafe, Balconville, Accords Bistro, La Famille and Léa among others). Probably better to split them over to here for ease of reading.

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

Casual Eats in Montreal

Amelio’s, 201 Milton - Montreal style pizza
Binerie Mont Royal, 367 Mont Royal O - The origins of APDC
Briskets, 1093 Beaver Hall - Extremely Good Alternative Smoked Meat
Dinette Triple Crown, 6704 Clark - North Carolina style BBQ
FCO di Fiumicino, 451 Viger - Roman Style Pizza
Minhota, 3959 St Laurent - Portuguese family restaurant
Chez Nouri, 10 des Pins O - Iranian Lunch counter
Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard O - Not quite casse croute
Petit Alep, 191 Jean Talon E - Serious Syrian
Pataterie Chez Philippe, 1877 Amherst - real casse croute
La Soupiere, 5th Floor The Bay - Straight out of the 60s
Titanic, 445 St Pierre - A superior cafeteria in Old Montreal
Tous les jours, 1689 Mont Royal E - Quebecois family restaurant
Wilensky's Light Lunch, 34 Fairmount O - Almost as iconic as the Oratory or the Olympic Tower

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

Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

As I wrote here
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9794...

Because they carry three or four types of feet. Combined with the various other offal, the whole rabbits and the chorizo made by them.

Added to the fact that they are all regular stock in the meat counter, and not something that needs to be special ordered.

It makes me think that it is very much an anomaly (in a good way) from other meat counters in supermarkets.

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

Awesome Supermarkets (and why)

I know of Sakaris (4393 Saint Laurent) and their awesome meat counter, very competitive prices and great produce.

I know there are fans of PA here. But why PA? I know there are fans of Segal's, but beyond price, why Segal's? And more importantly, are there any awesome grocery stores/supermarkets that are not on the Plateau?

Jun 20, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO: stomach

It is an awesome supermarket.

Jun 20, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO: stomach

Chicken, Pig, Cow and something else that I can't remember for the life of me, now. Maybe sheep or lamb but I'm not sure.

Jun 20, 2014
EaterBob in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quesada Just Opened

If you've eaten at Chipotle (even in the Philadelphia Airport), I'd nominate you for heading out to the 'burbs to try them and then report back with the comparison.

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

Quesada Just Opened

And something like 27 in the rest of Canada.

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

ISO: stomach

Sakaris, 4393 Boul Saint-Laurent. They also carry four different types of feet, brain and many other tasty bits.

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

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

My bad, it is one word, not two. Hotdogeria. 2101 Rachel E, corner de Lorimier.

Google Streetview
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.53276...

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

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

Poutine en Folie and the Hot Dogeria both seem to have closed. While I'm surprised that Poutine en Folie lasted as long as it did, I'm quite surprised and sad at the demise of the Hot Dogeria.

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

The Price of Beer

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