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Kem CoBa – Delectable ice cream in Mile-End

While it is further away, I've always found les Givrés to be a great alternative to Kem Coba. Never had to wait longer then 5 minutes there while passing in front of Kem Coba 15 minutes before, there was 25 persons in line.

And les Givrés also do soft serve sorbet, and the one I tasted there were as good, if not even better than the one at Kem Coba (if you catch their blueberry one, it's out of this world).

Jul 13, 2014
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Belle et Boeuf

I thought the upscale burger joint fad went out last year. Guess I was wrong.

Jul 13, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Ice Cream Chat 2013

I agree about Havre des Glaces, and would probably even recommend Pile ou Glace as another 'close' option. Chez Vincenzo is fantastic and worth the detour, but not exactly just around (I'd say it's a good 20 minute walk from there).

Jul 13, 2014
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Ice Cream Chat 2013

Can't say I really noticed anything for the service, but I wasn't paying attention (was with a group of friends, and we were mostly chatting among ourselves). You're right about the names though, how hard would it be to translate them.

As for negatives, I thought the amount given was a little low for the price, but I've seen other place given similar amount/price, so I didn't make a deal out of it.

Jul 13, 2014
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Ice Cream Chat 2013

Didn't find any 2014 thread for ice cream so I'm posting in this one. Tried the newish gelato place in Little Italy called Piacieri (St-Laurent just north of St-Zotique) with not much expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. I tried the salted caramel and cannoli flavours. Salted caramel was good, but pretty standard (not anything close to the dulce de leche of Havre des Glaces), but I was impressed by the cannoli flavour, thought it tasted very good.

Might drop by again for some other flavours when I'm around there.

Jul 12, 2014
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Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

There were a lot (I mean, A LOT) of people, would estimate at least 200 to 300 waiting to try it. By the time I got to the take-out window, they were only giving half a pizza by person. Got a pepperoni and it was very good, will definitely try it again when they open (they were telling people next thursday).

Jul 12, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

According to another picture, they prepared 180 pizza boxes, so we'll see how long that will last.

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

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Just saw on instagram that they will be giving free samples of pizza at 5PM at pizzeria GEMA tomorrow.

http://instagram.com/p/qRvrzeFPVM/

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

Aunt Dai in Côte-des-Neiges?

I've been a couple of time, it's nothing to write home about, but there aren't a lot of BYOB around there in CDN, so it's a good cheap option in that neighborhood. Definitely wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

Jul 05, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Interesting things to do around Jean Talon Market?

In a different direction from most of the other recommandations, who did a good job at covering the proximity of the market, you could get in your car and go to Parc de l'Ile de la Visitation, which is close to Papineau and Gouin. It's a pretty big and nice riverside park which has a lot of older buildings, settled in the 1800s. It's probably a 20-30 minutes drive from the market, and if you want to grab a quick bite, there is bistro du moulin there who have one of the nicest terrasse in Montreal (and often overlooked, as it is out of the way).

As for parking around the market, if you go before noon, parking in the market won't be a problem. If not, a hidden spot is around park Dante (just 2 minutes of walk south of the market), where parking on the street is mostly free and there is normally a fair amount available, unless there is a wedding at the church.

Jul 03, 2014
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Please help with my upcoming trip to Montreal!

I've been to Les Pyrénées years ago (at least 5, maybe more) for a work christmas dinner and just remember not being very impressed by it. It wasn't awful, but just nothing to write home about. Nobody in our group ever suggested going back, while we have plenty of other 'favorites' restaurants.It's been very long, so I really can't be specific about the good/bad parts.

Jul 03, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Old Montreal - Sunday lunch

That has to be the most ridiculous suggestion ever, considering what was asked.

Jul 02, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

The former iSensi in Little Italie has closed down a while ago and there is now signs for a resto-bar named Quindici (at 15 bélanger, eh). Not sure of the menu and they don't seem to be open as of now.

Jun 25, 2014
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I love Tim Hortons because...

For what it's worth, their bacon breakfast sandwich (on a biscuit) are my favorites big chain breakfast sandwich. I don't hate their donuts, but there is just much better options, so unless you're stuck wanting a donut at 3AM, I don't have much use for them.

Jun 25, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Station des Sports underserving patrons by 25%

He's probably the worst spokeperson the bar owners association could get, yet, he's always there to scream about every little thing that could potentially have a small impact on his shitty bars. Alas, as long as he targets the right clients with cheap prices, I don't see him going away.

Jun 13, 2014
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BBQ joint to open very soon! Dinette triple crown 6704 Clark.

Went last friday to pick up some fried chicken for take-out, and saw that the dining room in the adjoining room is now finished. While there wasn't anyone actually eating at that time in it, the waitress told some people that went for the picnic in the park that they could come back there if it started raining, so it seems like it is open.

Jun 09, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

This location has been such a serie of fails in the last 3-4 yeras (and maybe before that, wasn't around), hopefully this is successful.

Jun 09, 2014
NickinMtl in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lallouz - Kebaberie

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

Jul 28, 2011
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