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Best Souvlaki in Montreal???

They only have chicken souvlaki though, no pork.
Their grilled chicken is really really good though, too bad it's not in the greatest location. If this place was in the Plateau it would have line ups like Romados.

ISO: krinos/athens or any brand fillo/phyllo shells/cups

I would think Mourelatos, PA, Adonis would have them along with other regular well stocked supermarkets. You should check out the 7 Day brand of spinach/cheese pies imported from Greece, PA currently has them on sale for $5 this week, I think their promo ends today. Get the twisty ones, I haven't had the ones they show in their flyer (more tubular) but I'm assuming the are prepared the same way.

Mechanically Tenderized Beef in Mtl

Here's a link to the Marketplace episode for those intersted.

http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/m/episo...

Mechanically Tenderized Beef in Mtl

I was at another Costco location this week and noticed the same thing on the Wagyu packaging, unreal. I know the whole tenderizing practice came into question a couple of years ago with the XL issues and CBC's Marketplace did a whole episode on it. There was talk about mandatory labeling, I'm not sure if it ever became the law or if it's labelled at the discretion of the shop. I avoid buying any meat at Costco or any other supermarket for that matter, too many shady practices from farm to store. I'll continue to stick to the small butchers from the city that actually know where their products come from and how they are raised/fed when you ask them.

anyone eaten at Schwartz's in Montreal recently? [moved from Ontario board]

Interfoodie, that's completely uncalled for and $25 is beyond ridiculous. I have been disappointed with their product the last few times. I understand the price of beef has increased but that price point is not justified IMO. I guess the Baton Rouge people that took over want to serve sub par food at Schwartz too.

Moonshine BBQ

I enjoyed their ribs there recently, pricey at $29 for a full rack but that seems to be the going rate at all these BBQ places (though $24 at Blackstrap for a full rack, no clue if their definition of full rack is equal).

I still don't understand their price point on their pulled pork/brisket sandwiches, $14 Pulled Pork and $16 for the Brisket with no sides and just a small cup of coleslaw. This goes for their lunch pricing too. Just for comparison their sandwiches when they opened in the summer of 2013 were $8 and $10 respectively. That price point can not be justified.

Quesada Just Opened

I was not impressed when I tried it out (see my review in this thread) but to those interested there's a location opening soon on Cote St Catharine corner Cote des Neiges just across the Jewish.

Decarie and Jean Talon area

I wanted to like Tropical Paradise as I'm close by but I was unimpressed with both their jerk chicken and roti.

They use boneless chicken breast for their jerk and the curry mix for the roti was just not good, the flavors were not what one would expect. I'll try out their doubles but I'm assuming they will use the same curry preparation as there roti.

Also, both the roti and jerk got microwaved in front of my eyes. I should have walked out right there.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

Le Coin Grec on Parc is closed after almost four decades.

Who Smokes their Smoked Meat

I always read and hear conflicting reports on this, whether on Chowhound, Montreal food blogs or speaking to actual owners of deli's that will just tell you, "yah yah we smoke it ourselves".

So who do we know with certainty that smokes their own product in house.

I think we all know with certainty that Schwartz smokes their own meat in house. Now how about the others?

Delibee's has told me that they smoke in house but then I've read conflicting reports online.

Stringy avocadoes--what can we do?

I have actually noticed the complete opposite as of the last few weeks, the Hass avacados I've had have been some of the best ever. I've been inhaling one per day lately and keep noting how good they are and I'm in Montreal.

Dec 11, 2014
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Montreal smoked meat--The Main v. Schwartz's

That explains my August visit to The Main (see review http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9769...).

Amen for Delibees.

Best wine under 20$

Whatever happened to Carswell, does he not post on CH anymore?

Best wine under 20$

I'll do better than under $20. I'm not a wine connoisseur but this is probably the best price you will find for a decent red wine ($11.85).

Meia Encosta Dâo
Red wine, 750 ml
SAQ code : 00250548

Food Truck Reports - 2014

Chalkboard said "tourtiere".

Ground turkey?

Go to Jean Talon Market, I typically pick it up at Prince Noir or St Vincent butchers, pre packaged. I'm sure a few others carry some too in the market.

Food Truck Reports - 2014

I should have had that instead. :(
I really enjoyed their corn dog (sausage) in the summer.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

I read that story earlier today and it states that the Dollar store is still taking over the Dad's location and the burger place be separate.

"Dresner confirms that Dollarama's expansion, which the D.A.D.'s shutter was initially blamed on, is still a go. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce will occupy a distinct space from the retail outlet."

It's not incorrect or exaggerated, the question is what's "distinct space"? Are they going to split up the old Dad's location?

Food Truck Reports - 2014

The APDC food truck was at the JTM this past weekend to my surprise so I tried out a piece of tourtiere ($5). Not good at all, the filling was average but the crust was no good, too burnt tasting and way too much crust.

Indian?

Thanjai is decent but the Dosas are so much better at Bombay Choupati in Pierrefonds along with the rest of the menu. It's worth the 20 minute drive and IMO better (and cleaner) than all the Jean Talon places.

Best place to buy Organic Chickens in Montreal?

Thanks lagatta, PA had it for the same price last week (I'm assuming it was on sale as it was 8.80 as well, I didn't look in the PA flyer at the time).

It's a bit far fetched that Ferme St Vincent sells the same Voltigeur chicken for 13.95/kg.

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

I am guilty of commenting in the Opening/Closing thread too, that said I agree with EaterBob's suggestion.

GMO

Up here in Canada we unfortunately have the same GMO dung like in the US. The same corporate entities (Cargill, Monsanto, etc...) are running the show here too.

Europe is so far a different story but I'm sure the big boys will get to them too eventually.

Nov 13, 2014
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restaurants in cote des neiges area and queen mary

Anyone know about this place on Cote des Neiges just north of Queen Mary?

Tais-Toi Et Mange,
5153 Cote Des Neiges
Montreal, QC H3T 1X9

I just read about it, I believe it's the old Pizzedelic location. Seems like it's more pulled pork and ribs.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

$9.50 - 9.75 for just the sandwich, I'm going to say it was 10-12 inches, probably 12.

Uniburger

CDN location is opened as of today.

Best Montreal style pizza?

Yes, Miss JT is very good too although it's been years since I've had it.

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

No, only the cheese whiz option uses processed cheese. The provolone is not processed, well Saputo type processed but not cheese whiz type processed.

I tried it out too, the bread was bang on, nice and soft but a bit more meat would have made it better and the meat slices were too crispy. I'd give it another shot but they need to load it up a bit more, at least with more fried onions. I'd make the bun smaller too. My other complaint was that the provolone wasn't melted and there wasn't enough greasiness to the sandwich.

I believe processed cheese whiz is how the original is in Philly.

Best Montreal style pizza?

Hey porker, thanks for sharing. I was thinking on the weekend "I need to link this on CH so we can discuss", but was just too busy.

Anyone ever try Centrale? I'm assuming it's gooey Montreal/Greek diner style which I'm very OK with once in awhile.

OTOH, I always take these local media polls with a grain of salt.

have you noticed ben & jerry's quality going downhill? espcially the classic flavors?

You could taste the oil in their ice cream, kind of a sesame oil taste. I still have it once in a blue moon but to many other great choices around town. At least they still use cream unlike a lot of the fake grocery store "ice cream" with their modified milk ingredients.

Nov 06, 2014
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