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Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis de Table?

According to the Dieu Du Ciel website (http://micro.dieuduciel.com/fr/bieres...), it's only bottled once a year and sold in bottles starting in january until it's sold out... so you either have to find a store that still has it (not too likely) or wait until next january.

Jun 25, 2013
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BBQ joint to open very soon! Dinette triple crown 6704 Clark.

Tried the Dinette triple crown the other day for some fried chicken and a biscuit. Really loved the biscuit, and the fried chicken was very tasty, although I thought the amount of chicken was kinda small. Would definitely go back .

Jul 03, 2012
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jos et Basile / closed?

I pass in front of it everyday, and it seemed to be open and running up to yesterday, so I'm not too sure. There is absolutely no sign or nothing saying anything.

I do remember that they had a 'for sale' sign for a while last year, don't know if it's related or not.

Mar 17, 2012
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings in 2012

No clue as to whether it's a franchise or not, only saw the sign in the windows, but it is advertised on the brit and chips website.

Mar 15, 2012
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings in 2012

There is a sign for an 'opening soon' Brit and Chips on Côte Des Neiges where there used to be a Nouilles Depot. It's between Édouard-Montpetit and St-Kevin.

It is a second location of the Brit and Chips located in the Old Montreal area.

Mar 13, 2012
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ALATI CASERTA PATISSERIE BEST CANNOLIS IN TOWN

Just went to Alati Caserta, and cannolis are half price for the entire month of november, so they are 1.25$, which is a fantastic price for them.

Nov 12, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Speculoos and pistachio paste?

I've bougth Speculoos paste at Chocobel on De Castelnau earlier this summer. They had both the 'chunky' and 'smooth' version.

Sep 06, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ice Cream Highs 2011

Went to Les Givrés earlier this evening and was tempted by the soft-serve mix of vanilla and blueberry. It is absolutely awesome, and I would strongly recommend trying it before it's gone. I had the honey-blueberry soft-serve mix at Kem Coba a week or two ago, and I feel the mix at Les Givrés was better (don't get me wrong, the one at Kem Coba was superb in its own right).

That being said, I still don't care much for Les Givrés home made cones. I actually thought the one I had today was tasting strange, worse than a normal commercial one.

Aug 25, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Doing the tennis thing on Saturday night

Just a small note to say Caf & Bouffe closed a couple of years ago, and it is now a Frites Alors in this location.

EDIT : didn't notice the post was from 2009, sorry!

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Caf
3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal, QC H2W1T7, CA

Frites Alors
3497 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2T6, CA

Aug 12, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Saul (Briskets) Ettinger's stepson to open Ettinger's Deli

There is a Montreal Briskets on Beaver Hall, not sure if it is the same as Briskets. Went to an event catered by them (Montreal Briskets) and didn't find their smoked meat to be very good. Better then Nickel's/Belle Province, but very far from Schwartz.

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Beaver Hall
1073, Cote du Beaver Hall, Montreal, QC H2Z 1S5, CA

Aug 07, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ice Cream Highs 2011

Had the chance to try more flavors from Les Givrés recently, and most of them were pretty good. Double chocolate was extremely good, Macap (vanilla with chunks of macarons) is ok and amandes caramélisées is awesome. They seem to change flavors of soft-serve pretty often, but never got to try it as it was either out of it or their flavor mix wasn't appealing to me. They seem to make some pretty interesting frozen cakes too, I'll try some soon.

Unrelated, I had the chance to try the Dulce de Leche from Havre des Glaces last week, and it is one of the best ice cream I ever ate.

Aug 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO gluten free cake

I've never tried them, but I saw this through some friend's facebook recently. Decoration looks pretty awesome :

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creati...

Jul 31, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lallouz - Kebaberie

The one in Little Italy is certainly still open, passed in front a couple of days ago.

Jul 28, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cheap kebaberies and grillades shops on CDN

I lived right next to the original Farhat for a year, and I went there very often! I thought it was very tasty, pretty cheap and quite fast. They have a nice selection, and while I never tried all of the choices, all the ones I had were pretty good. It can get quite crowdy at lunch time though, so I would suggest not going between noon and 12:30. I also had a couple of bad experiences at the new Farhat on Swail, although that was right when it opened. Don't ever take the fries they offer, they're not good at all.

As for Sindibab, never tried kebabs there, but the shish taouk (chicken shawarma) is pretty good.

Jul 27, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Five Guys Burgers - Coming to Montreal !

Finally had the chance to try Five Guys Burgers, I went to the one in Old Montreal on McGill.

I really liked the burger itself, I had the double patty bacon cheeseburger, and while the bun was falling apart pretty fast, I really enjoyed the burger itself. I thought the meat was very good, and the condiments were fresh and tasty (although I really didn't add too much in the burger, can't imagine how the bun look if you had a lot).

OTOH, I didn't like the fries at all. While they give you a lot (!!!), they were oversalted to my taste, and I agree with the poster who found them limp. I ate right away in the restaurant, and they were not crispy at all, very limp and salty. Maybe I got them on a bad day in term of fries, but I don't think I'd take any when I go back.

As for the price, I thought it came up pretty expensive (15$ for the burger, regular fries and regular soft drink). While I did enjoy the burger, and wouldn't mind paying the 8$ it cost by itself, they really put the screw on the fries (although you get a lot!) and the soft drink (although it is free refill).

All in all, I wouldn't mind going back, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so. I think for this price range, you can get better burgers at non-fastfood restaurants. (I would suggest McCarold's in CDN, Burger de Ville or Le Barbare before 5GB).

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Le Barbare
4670 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2J2L3, CA

Burger de Ville
5282 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC , CA

Jul 27, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Baking with Stevia [split from the Quebec board]

Just don't give too much of anything with Xylitol to a dog, it's highly toxic to them.

As for humans, it's best to start taking xylitol slowly. If you replace sugar by xylitol too fast, it will cause 'digestion problems'.

Jul 03, 2011
NickinMtl in Home Cooking

High end butcher

And while I'm here, I'll agree on Boucherie de Paris. I remember buying some pretty good steak there when I lived in CDN. I've also had some pretty good ones from La Boucherie du Marché at JTM, and I've seen the last time I was there they also offer dry aged rib steak now (around 40$/kg if I remember correctly).

Jun 29, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

High end butcher

Was gonna post Le Marchand du Bourg too, haven't been able to try yet, only time I wanted to go it was closed (didn't look at the open hours correctly, duh!).

You can find an article on it here : http://www.cyberpresse.ca/vivre/cuisi...

Jun 29, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ice Cream Highs 2011

That seems to be the case so far for both, but they are both quite new, so we can hope they'll go further at some point and introduce new ice cream flavours in soft served too!

Jun 22, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ice Cream Highs 2011

I was on a ice cream rush in the last couple of days, so I tried a couple of new places + Bilboquet.

First, I tried the new place Les Givres, on St-Denis at the corner of Roy. They had a pretty big selection, and they were serving 'homemade' soft served ice cream (vanilla and strawberry sorbet were the flavours). They were out of 'pralinés' which was pretty dissapointing, but I ended up taking a caramel-ganache-vanilla flavour that was pretty good. They make a special point of making their own cones, although I honestly didn't think they tasted very different from a store bought one.

Next, I went to Kem CoBa right next to Fairmount bagel. They had a very small selection (I'd say 10 flavours), but very eclectic. Some I noticed but didn't try were chinese green tea and 72% chocolate. I took the soft served mix of madagascar vanilla and passion fruit, which was very good. The cone was pretty good too, not sure if they are home made there? The amount of ice cream in the soft served was pretty small, but very tasty. The owner explained that he was working in collaboration with Havre des Glaces in making flavours, and that he was exploring the soft served side of things.

Finally, went to Bilboquet on Bernard, as I had heard that it was starting to go downhill in the last couple of years. I had both the 'pralinés' and cookie dough ice cream that I had both never tried, and have to say they were both fantastic. Definitely didn't notice a drop in quality (at least versus my expectations) from the time I was going more often.

I think it's exciting to see more ice cream shops opening that are not the run of the mill, popular brands prices, and it's also exciting to see some trying the home made soft served ice cream. From what I understood from both Les Givrés and Kem CoBa, they'll be changing their soft serve flavours pretty often, so this gives me a good reason to go there often!

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Bilboquet
1311 Av Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V1W1, CA

Jun 18, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Diverse Questions from Boston hound coming in July

I'm a huge fan of Mavi. When I lived in CDN, I was going every week. Their chicken sandwichs are incredible, and their grilled chicken is fantastic. In my book, it's even better then Romados, and they have incredibly tasty fries too. Service is pretty bad though, and wait can get long. I haven't been since they moved location further down the street, but I've been told it's still top notch.

As for La Caverne, never went there, been told it's pretty good and service/ambiance is good.

Jun 07, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Diverse Questions from Boston hound coming in July

I have been to Le Lab around 6-7 times, and no ambiance seems to fit the bill. There was one saturday evening when there was a nice vibe and more of a ambiance, but it's generally very low-key. Drinks are amazing though, bartenders give a hell of a show.

Jun 06, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO ricciarelli (italian almond cookies)

Wouldn't want to mislead you, that was a while ago and it might have been hazelnut, just don't remember for sure. I'd guess if you go to Roma, Alati-Caserta and Motta and don't find them, they're gonna be hard to find.

Jun 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cupcakes or Birthday Sweets

I tried some Jane Donuts this week-end from the POP Puces, and while they are tasty and a step above the Tim Hortons/Dunkin Donuts ones, I'm not sure they were worth the price (either 2$ or 2,50$ depending on the flavour). Pretty hipster stuff, the added bacon pieces on the maple glazed bourbon donut didn't add anything except hype, and the others flavours were ok (best one IMO was the crumbled cookie and cinnamon/brown sugar). For the same price, I'd rather have a great cannoli or baklava or brownie.

Jun 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO ricciarelli (italian almond cookies)

I vaguely remember buying something that fit this description from Alati-Caserta in Little Italy a while ago. Maybe give them a call to see?

Jun 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for 60's "feel" place for drinks (not necessary with food)

Sad that Jell-O bar went that way. I had fun there a while ago.

Jun 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for 60's "feel" place for drinks (not necessary with food)

I do remember getting this type of vibe from Jell-O bar on Ontario, but I haven't been there in years, and this might have been a 'special' night at that time.

I've also heard that House of Jazz is a classy place that has a vibe and I think you can go there for cocktails only, but never managed to actually go. http://www.houseofjazz.ca

Jun 05, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings in 2011

Couple of new restaurants in Little Italy. First, there is a new restaurant called Inferno that just opened at the corner of Dante/St-Dominique. Looks like a supper club type of place (very darkish, red lights) although it seems to close pretty early.
There is also a opening soon sign at the former location of Il Mulino (corner Alma/St-Zotique) which says the new restaurant will be name Hostaria. No clue if this is a 'franchise' of the one downtown or something completely different.
Finally, Mange-Boire on St-Laurent between Mozart and Bélanger has re-opened after being closed for 3-4 months for renovation. They now advertise being open for lunch. Not sure about the menu or if anything changed.

Jun 02, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best brownies in Montreal!!!

Just had a fleur de sel triple chocolate brownie from Chocobel (De Castelnau between St-Denis and Drolet) and it's absolutely incredible! They also had a caramelized pecan one I didn't try yet, but I will definitely do next time I pass by. About 3.50$ for a small piece, but it's very good!

May 21, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Five Guys Burgers - Coming to Montreal !

Probably put the sign on during the day, passed in front yesterday at 1AM and they had nothing on... Great news, can't wait to go!

May 20, 2011
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)