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Mushy Roast Chicken

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I was thinking exactly the same thing zackly.

about 6 hours ago
JerkPork in Home Cooking

Dawa Korean Fried Chicken

"Burger etc(which has completely gone downhill ever since the original cook was replaced)."

Oh oh, I haven't been since the fall but I still praise it and have been meaning to go back. Passed by a few Sundays ago and it was closed. What happened? Sorry for going off topic.

Apr 19, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Tiny Taco Place in Montreal West

Tried it a month or so ago, real good tacos and they claim they are adding appetizers in the future. Tacos were 3 for $7 last month.

Apr 17, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

restaurants in cote des neiges area and queen mary

+1 for Pho Lien and Moonshine (although prices always seem to be changing for Moonshine)

Silva the Portuguese chicken place on Queen Mary between Decarie and Coolbrook is quite good. Farhat on Cote de Neiges (near the Jewish) for Shish Taouk, although they use sub buns for their sandwiches which I'm not crazy about, does anyone know if they offer pita bread?

Anyone ever try the African resto on Queen Mary a couple of hundred meters east of Snowdon Metro?

Tuk Tuk is OK, nothing out of the ordinary but worthy for the area.

Apr 17, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

Glaff, was the maple syrup over powering the other tastes?
I like the idea of no white sugar but I find a lot of products that use maple syrup as a substitute end up tasting... well like maple syrup.

Apr 17, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bakeries, pastry shops and inexpensive good food

Hwertheim, here's his instagram account to get you drooling;

http://instagram.com/marcandreroyal

Lagatta, bike it, 20 min ride maximum. According to Google Maps Bete a Pain is only 4.9 km away.

Apr 17, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bakeries, pastry shops and inexpensive good food

You'll enjoy La Bête a Pain bakery, amazing breads, great pastries, square pizza, breakfast sandwiches etc.... I really recommend it. It's a less than 10 min drive north from Jean Talon Mrkt, drive straight a couple of miles north on St Laurent and turn left on Fleury.

http://www.labeteapain.com/index2.html

Find @lesturbain on Twitter and click his Instagram account for some shots of the place and products. M Royal is one of the owners of the bakery and a resto on the same street and he's always busy on twitter.

Apr 16, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bombay Choupati Menu

Oh yah, the butter chicken is amazing how could I forget it. I guess cause I'm not a hugh butter chicken fan in general but the one at Bombay Choupati is bang on.

Apr 11, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bombay Choupati Menu

Dosas (although the pancake doesn't do well with take-out)
Shrimp Curry
Vindaloo (it doesn't come very spicy though)
Some really good appetizers too with chick peas, the names escape me.

Apr 11, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jean-Talon Market & area 2014

I believe Frites Alors has not been there for a couple of summers as they opened a location nearby, even before the fire.

Apr 08, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

George on Queen. Allow me to vent.

Lol

Apr 01, 2014
JerkPork in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cabane a sucre Au Pied de Cochon

Sorry for the scare, the link is still up.

http://cabaneasucreaupieddecochon.com/htmlsite/reservations_e.html

I was trying to click the image at the top on this page earlier:

http://cabaneasucreaupieddecochon.com...

Apr 01, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cabane a sucre Au Pied de Cochon

I'm assuming Waziboy is referring to the start of reservations for the Fall Apple season seating. They were taking reservations as of April 1st, that section is not clickable right now. Does that mean they filled up already?

Apr 01, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Zeppole Time

I'm no zeppole expert but I really enjoyed them last year. I had gone quite early in the morning and iirc I was given a choice of filling, I can't remember what they stuffed them with but I remember enjoying them. I don't know if there's a traditional filling but If you read through this thread you'll see a lot of mentions of cannoli fillings.

Mar 21, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Who still drinks soda?

I could count on one hand how many sodas I drink per year. To me it's just a waste of calorie intake and I feel full after having one. Whenever we go out for lunch at the office it's always water for me. When I do have a soda craving I fill the glass up with ice. Usually a Jarritos (way too much sugar in it), San Pellegrino and an occasional Coke.

Mar 15, 2014
JerkPork in General Topics
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Food Trucks 2014

Dic Anns? How did they get a permit?
Their beef patties aren't any better than McDonalds.

Mar 14, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Upscale burgers?

Not upscale, but the burger at Nouveau Palais is really really tasty. I'm not a big drinker but they seem to have a decent selection in mixed drinks. Nice laid back atmosphere too.

Mar 13, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Zeppole Time

Excellent Zeppoles at Deli la Trattoria in Kirkland.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deli-l...

Mar 13, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Stores that sell organic fish?

There's no requirement for farmed vs wild labeling. The best you could do is ask if you are not sure.

Not every type of fish has a farmed variety, i.e Atlantic Salmon is all farmed, wild Atlantic salmon is not allowed to be commercially fished so it's an automatic that it is farmed.

All the bass, porgies and snapper that come from the Mediterranean is farmed. Wild bass from the Mediterranean would cost an arm and a leg if it was sold here.

Most bass and red snapper coming from NC, Florida, etc...is typically wild.

I don't believe smaller fish like mackerel are farmed much. The link below is useful to determine what is farmed/wild.

http://www.oceanwise.ca

Mar 10, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Stores that sell organic fish?

Humbert took the words out of my mouth, I was going to reply late last night but sleep was more important.

You should be asking who sells wild salmon from BC or Alaska. "Organic" salmon as humbert states automatically means it was farmed. I did once have decent Organic salmon from a small fishmonger in the West Island called Cavos, I believe it was from Norway. But nothing beats wild King Salmon from the Columbia River in Alaska, I bought some last summer in Burlington, VT it doesn't compare to anything. That's what you should be looking for.

Mar 10, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Are any of you in favor of having a whole foods in Montreal?

This article about the landscape of Quebec supermarkets appeared last week in the Gazette, it's quite fitting for this discussion.

It seems Groupe Épicia is trying to break into the Montreal market, there's no discussion of Whole Foods in this piece but there's definitely a shift going on in the market based on what they are reporting.

I personally think one or two strategically placed Whole Food shops would work in certain parts of the island but I'm with lagatta, I would glance at a WF flyer every now and then but I would still stick with JTM and our small butcher shops any day.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/busine...

"The Magog-based chain (Groupe Épicia) has stores under four banners Quebec with an emphasis on organic produce and imported fine foods. It is hungrily eyeing an entry in Montreal, probably in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, said its president, Marcel Paré."

Feb 24, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Opening/Closings January to March 2014

Anyone know the extent of damage to Bombay Mahal? Seems a Molotov cocktail got lobbed over the weekend, see Gazette or other local news site for story.

Feb 23, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Portuguese culinary tour

How's Casa Minhota on St Laurent these days? I haven't been in over 15 years but that may be an option.

Feb 21, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

49th parallel or phil and sebastian

Frog, which store sells 49 th at Jean Talon Market in bulk? I'm there every week and never noticed, ailments bracing maybe? I usually get mine at one of the many coffee shops that carries 49th across the city but it would be more convenient for me to just pick it up at JTM. I'm really surprised its not sold in Toronto. How's 23 degree coffee? I've noticed bags here in mtl and it's roasted in Toronto.

Feb 02, 2014
JerkPork in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Indian (Preferably Around Downtown)

You included IMO the two best Indian restaurants on the island; Bombay Mahal and Bombay Choupati. If you didn't like those I don't know what to recommend.

Stay away from Devi on Crescent though. There are a couple of good ones around Victoria in Cote des Neiges; Dev, although I haven't been in ages and the most recent edition, Thanjai which has received good feedback but I have yet to try.

Bombay Choupati is closed for vacation this month so even if you wanted to revisit it you are out of luck. Either way they don't have Biryanis and I don't believe they have Korma or Daal Makhni plates although their butter chicken is really good.

Jan 23, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Qing Hua (Xiao Long Bao) New Location-St Catherine

Pork coriander,pork leek, beef onion there's also a shrimp choice. I can't recall some of the others but as I mentioned previously in this thread the choices are not as abundant as their regular menu. I believe there are only 6-8 choices.

Jan 21, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Blackstrap BBQ – Verdun

Not yet, I recently asked and was told it will be used for bigger parties for the time being. They made it seem that it will eventually be a regular dining room in a years time. Kitchen renos are in the plan before they expand the dining room for regular service.

Jan 19, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Opening/Closings January to March 2014

Not really fair to say that based on two reviews, one being from a first time reviewer. Not exactly a huge sample size.

Jan 14, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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West Island Italian Restaurants for a Rehearsal Dinner?

I'd skip all my West Island suggestions and just head to Da Emma in Old Montreal.

Jan 14, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

West Island Italian Restaurants for a Rehearsal Dinner?

I could be wrong but I think the Nina's location is now called something else. Even if I'm wrong, Nina's was not very good and is more of a hole in the wall then Riccardo's. I don't think either are rehearsal dinner worthy. Riccardo's is better than Nina's IMO but still very average.

There's Trattoria Mundo that always gets very mixed reviews, but is definitely a nicer setting (interior at least, the place is in a strip mall) for a rehearsal dinner. I have tried it once a few years ago and it was OK, service was kind of weird.

There's Il Centro on Lakeshore, which I've heard positive reviews about but have never got around to trying. That's definitely a nicer setting.

There's also Vivaldi which has gotten some positive reviews in here, to me again it's average but it could do the job. BYOW too.

Scalo is another basic Italian place in Ile Bizard, again never been but have heard a few good things.

Start trying these places out with your future husband and decide for yourself, you have plenty of time.

How many people in your party?

Jan 14, 2014
JerkPork in Quebec (inc. Montreal)