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Bar Brutus (Beaubien) - Bacon Bar

apparently, they are going to open for lunch in a near future. could be better?

about 4 hours ago
twinkie83 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bar Brutus (Beaubien) - Bacon Bar

its ok. i've went a couple of times since opening (including opening night). service is fast enough (was sitting at the bar) food is decent, poutine being the better choice. the hot pig is underwhelming. its a pork sausage but their picture made it look like it was wrapped in bacon, it wasn't. the corn dog wasn't that much better. the bacon donut, way too sweet. i've had better with léché and trou de beigne.

drinks are not bad. there's a bit more ice than you would like but it is what it is.

ambiance is loud and they are now showing hockey (habs) so i'm definitely not going back now.

all in all, lots of hype, underwhelming

about 14 hours ago
twinkie83 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best pressed hot dog/poutine?

i find la banquise to be too hit and miss lately. the other choices are good though especially paul patates despite it being pricey than most

Food Events 2014

there's an oyster party at café international on october 30th, a 6 services meal for $85 + tax. looks not bad at all
https://www.facebook.com/CafeInternat...

Sri Lanka food pop up - Aug 22-23

nice! its the 2nd pop-up in the last couple of weeks

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

yep, was a caffè place until last week? its a burger joint in the southwest part of town. price wise, doesn't look expensive at all

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

not much noteworthy but there's a dilallo on the east side of town at 1840 jean-talon east (a corner away from metro fabre). its replacing the old coffee shop

Food Events 2014

just came back from nicola travaglini workshop and.. for a first timer, you'd probably like it. i went to the one last year and this one is so underwhelming. probably because we got spoiled last year as we ate like kings with the 7 different pizzas. only margherita was served this year and we only ended up with 1 slice, maybe 2 if you were lucky. we spent 20-25 minutes just standing there waiting while it was cooking. it reminded me of pomodoro of last year

maybe last year was a fluke

Food Events 2014

you got wine? man, i'm jealous! we didn't get any last year. if we wanted to drink, we had to pay.. anyway, good to know it was interesting. little italy needs more of those kind of events

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

place should open real soon. passed by today and there was a poster saying "private party tonight" so i'm guessing its some soft opening night thing going on

Openings & Closings October, November & December 2014

brasserie harricana is opening soon (apparently sometime in october) at the corner of st-urbain and jean-talon

Isle de Garde, Restaurant and Brewpub in Petite-Patrie

on tap: 12oz $5.25, 16oz $6.25, 20.13oz $7.25

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

they had to close rufus because of legal issue (using the name without consent)

Food Events 2014

yeah.. a bunch of us talked about trying to get bottega during one of the workshop last year and they got them this year but i have another event at the same time somewhere else.

at least, i got the confirmation for the faita family workshop and travaglini workshop

Food Events 2014

pizza week program is out, http://petiteitalie.com/blog.45.html
and there's 4 free tasting workshops (limited capacity) and Bottega is one of them and i won't be able to attend :(

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

not really surprised as monkland isn't all that great of a place. i think they would have had more success on wellington

Crawfish in Montreal???

my father used to fish them to use as fish bait, can't remember exactly where though. he'd come back with a bucket full

Food Events 2014

l'avenue gourmande is back next weekend, sept 13th and 14th in le plateau (ave mont-royal). its free sampling, a couple of workshops (at a fee). its from 11am to 4pm, http://www.mont-royal.net/fr/evenemen...

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

la grange du marché is closed. there's a notice on their door

Street Fair Stalls

heating terrace. it should be mandatory

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

weren't they the meatball food truck of last year? or was that someone else?

Street Fair Stalls

i went to the first one in june so it should be the same for this one. kahwa café does sloppy joe, dirty dog had a free hot dog hour (doubt they will do it again), there's some cacti tacos at jardin du plateau (not bad at all), saka-ba should have a stand offering some ramen and stuff, leo le glacier and some good gelato

and bouffe sur l'avenue will be back (starting friday) at the crémy location with more food trucks (of the known besides crémy, landry et filles, ta pies, pied de cochon). this is the one i'm more interested in

Street Fair Stalls

nothing of worth at la plaza. maybe queue de cochon and their $5 sausage sandwich?

st-laurent street fair has never been a food haven. besides the paella, there isn't much except maybe $2 beer

as for monkland, nothing of worth either. the main attraction are the food trucks.

wellington street fair: this is where you'll find the good food like sweet lee's, blackstrap, tripes and caviar, su and so on

APDC's Sugar Shack - Benefit dinner

they just have to call it a fundraiser and have a set amount that will be a donation like say $35. that portion can be claimed

APDC's Sugar Shack - Benefit dinner

usually, those kind of events attract the jetsetting community and not the regular mister and misses of this town/province but since its apdc, i don't know. as for "foodies", if they get in free, they'd come but shelling twice the normal price to attend something, even though it'll be a worthy cause?

Berri/UQAM area - 2014

yep. they were pretty consistent when they opened but since then, i don't know what happened

Are there any good Doughnuts left in Montreal?

i like pizza week on the other hand. last year, they had 2 very limited places free workshop where we ended up tasting multiple pizzas. well, nicola travaglini had like 6 different pizzas to try. it was so good

i wonder if GEMA's going to join in this year

Are there any good Doughnuts left in Montreal?

yeah, italian week is pretty bad in terms of food and there's only one food competition. i hope cornetteria will do something this weekend like last year and their cronetto burger

Are there any good Doughnuts left in Montreal?

went back to Nicola Travaglini for some bombolone. first thing that struck me, they are bigger, looks more like a ball, a bit pricier ($3) and filled to order. had a choice between pastry cream and nutella. they still have the jam one.

they are not bad at all but i wished they had some ricotta filling. they'd be better

Montreal breakfast

J&C is ok in terms of coffee. if OP is going to the prince-arthur location, there's Kitsuné next door that does really great coffee. i don't know if it comes in a bowl but coffee is what they do good