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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

Why are there no depanneurs in Chinatown?

isn't because of zoning or something like that? anyway, chinatown is a very special case where not every law applies there

Ice Cream Chat 2013

speaking of new ice cream shop, there's la diperie who does dips on avenue des pins near st-laurent. the soft serve is ok, nothing to stand out but the dips are good enough to merit a stop. you get a choice of dip and topping to go with your soft serve. some interesting dips like cheesecake, bailey's and for toppings, they have pistachio nuts which is always a winner for me.

with ripples nearby, its hard to recommend this place but if you have kids or looking for interesting dips, you should stop there. and its cheap enough

Ice Cream Chat 2013

my bad but at the same time, you can't get it anymore. we're going to get a new combo tomorrow since they are closed today

yes, i have marked my calendar at every 2 weeks interval..

Ice Cream Chat 2013

the soft serve is la quebecoise, their latest soft serve combo. the new one is out this week since la quebecoise has been out for 2 weeks (they change every 2 weeks)

Portuguese Festival

matsuri is the same event every year. nothing special when it comes to food besides saka-ba being there doing cold ramen or should i say just noodles? price is still cheap but its the exact same. found the dog to be quite salty but they were quite salty in the past. they did toast the buns though

Portuguese Festival

i passed by earlier today and nothing stood out. there's pierogi, sauerkraut, sausage on a stick and some smoked meat. price wise, i prefer the church sale on st-viateur as its cheaper and homemade

Portuguese Festival

dead as in not a lot of people so no lineups. well, that was at 1pm today. i know that tomorrow will be crowded pretty much all day because of mass

Portuguese Festival

that must be why because it was weird seeing them be out when they only started around 4pm

today around 1pm, it was pretty much dead. tomorrow is going to be crazy though

Portuguese Festival

the wine comes either in a glass or you can get a 1L bottle. is it homemade? its like $20 if i remember correctly.

and there was a lot of people this evening. bread station took 30 minutes and the lineup wasn't big at all. imagine tomorrow and sunday. lots of people were getting the skewers on the other hand. they actually ran out by 730pm

Food Truck Reports - 2014

yeah, really bad layout. should have put most trucks on maisonneuve street as it was pretty empty there