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T&T Tacos and Tortas

I was going to post about this place too. I went on Thursday night and we tried the al pastor and pescado tacos. Both were very good, with a slight edge to the fish (battered in panko and served with a spicy cabbage slaw). The staff was great, but the place was nearly empty. It is really worth a try. They also have a liquor license!

Jul 05, 2014
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ISO Pistachio Ice Cream

There's a new delicious gelateria in the Plateau that has great pistachio gelato. There other flavors are also amazing. Everything is made in house.

Pomarosa
3870 St. Denis (between Roy and Duluth)

Jul 03, 2014
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Potato buns for hamburgers! Where can you get 'em?

If we're talking more expensive buns (and not potato), can I recommend the buns from Boulangerie Guillaume for burgers? The plain ($4 for 4, I think) and the onion are both delicious.

Jun 27, 2014
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Dinner tonight (Thursday)-- where would you go?

Thanks, everyone! We ended up at Pamika Brasserie Thai (Sherbrooke and St. Andre) and it was great! They have a small patio on the 2nd floor and the food is super fresh not too "sauced up" and very clean-tasting. Small menu but I'll definitely be back.

@Plateaumaman- I did walk by Saint Sushi and you are right! It was packed! I live two blocks from Ceviches and have yet to try it, but really want to. Something about the decor, etc. makes me think they're not serious. But I love ceviche.

Jun 27, 2014
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Dinner tonight (Thursday)-- where would you go?

Open Table shows plenty of room for tonight! I never order mains there, only pintxos.

Jun 26, 2014
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Dinner tonight (Thursday)-- where would you go?

Last minute dinner out with two friends tonight either at a place that doesn't take reservations, doesn't need reservations, or we can make reservations at last minute. Friends want quiet(ish), food that's not too heavy or expensive. Any neighborhood in Montreal okay (plateau better). All the places I want to try are either too noisy or too expensive! Any ideas?

Things I've come up with
Saint Sushi
Sa-Fran (JUST opened place on St. Denis-- http://restaurantsafran.ca/
)Pintxo (can eat light)
Omma
Kurobuta-Izakaya

Jun 26, 2014
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Opinions on best Thai food?

Anyone else tried Pamika? I have been hearing good things about it lately. Thinking of trying it tomorrow night.

Jun 25, 2014
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CSA Farms

I don't know if they have any more baskets available or what area of town you're in, but I have been getting the Santropol baskets for two years now and am really happy with them. The quantity is really ample and the quality good. They are expanding their crops each year, so it should be pretty good this year. Pick-up is at their office headquarters in the Plateau.

http://santropolroulant.org/what-we-d...

Jun 17, 2014
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Montreal - solid three course French dinner with a good bottle of wine?

Is BYO okay? I think Le P'tit Plateau is a good bet for this-- traditional French. Not high end, but small and charming.

May 31, 2014
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Eater Montreal and the Premiere of Chef in Montreal

Thanks for posting this! I won tix!

May 20, 2014
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The new hipsters in the Plateau-- L'Gros Luxe and Majestique

Has anyone been to either yet? I've heard great things about the food at L'Gros Luxe. Was thinking of hitting it up after work tonight. Think it's low-key enough for me to bring a (well-behaved) 4-year-old?

May 09, 2014
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Le Vin Papillon

We got there at 6:30 pm on a Thurs. (before a show at the Corona) and were seated within 10 minutes. We lingered until close to 8.

(Now, I'm thinking the wine was from Slovakia, actually :))

May 09, 2014
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Le Vin Papillon

Finally made it here for the first time last night and had a really great time. Smoked mackerel was great as was the fois de pintade (served with adorable homemade rooster crackers). We each had one glass of wine (an orange from Slovenia). Four plates + 2 glasses and we were full. Bill came to $80. I want to go back to try other offerings.

May 09, 2014
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Greek tavernas of Montreal

I have been told (by a Greek living in Montreal) that Namos is great, but I have yet to try it. It's definitely more upscale than Faros (and more expensive).

http://namosrestaurant.com/en/

May 06, 2014
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Non-touristy near Prince Arthur

BIg in Japan (St. Laurent @ Pine) is decent and they could seat you in two booths in the back.

May 06, 2014
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Portuguese Chicken - which is currently the best?

We just tried Rotisserie Churrasco last night and were very pleasantly surprised. It doesn't look like much from the outside and even when you walk in-- it was pretty much just one woman there getting everything together. But, the chicken was very moist with a smoky quality that was great. I wish the skin had been a bit crispier, but the meat was so delicious that it's a small price to pay. And great piri piri sauce.The fries were very tasty too.

Please support this place; I'm worried it's not going to make it. It's a couple blocks from us, so we'll be there often.

Apr 12, 2014
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smen, beurre rance, aged butter-- where to buy?

Any thoughts on where to buy aged butter (for a Moroccan recipe)?

Jan 28, 2014
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Last minute help needed for NYE in Puerto Vallarta!

We just arrived yesterday and are trying to make a reservation for tonight, NYE, for 12 people (7 adults and 5 kids) for EARLY evening (6:30-7 pm). We won't make it to midnight and don't really care about traditional new year's eve festivities, just trying to find somewhere to eat that won't be a fortune or sold out. I imagine the casual restaurants might have something available, but any leads for me? What would you try? We are staying at the Westin in the Marina, but have cars and are willing to travel around a bit. The hotel here wasn't a huge help (as they are pushing their NYE party).

Dec 31, 2013
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Montreal Restaurant Openings and Closings October to December 2013

We have been twice. It's the real deal-- everything was fresh and spicy! A bit greasy, but great for take-out in the Plateau.

Nov 18, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help me out again: we are treating a Canadian friend to dinner tomorrow night

If it's for the adventurous, I would recommend Au Cinquieme Peche on St. Denis. You would need a car from downtown, or make time for a 30 minute walk. Might be more expensive than you were thinking though.

http://www.aucinquiemepeche.com/stdenis/

Oct 22, 2013
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Eater's 38 essential list for Montreal

Unfortunately, based on recent experiences, I think that Lemeac has fallen off and can no longer be recommended as a "don't miss" in Montreal, especially with so many other bistros/brasseries.

Oct 03, 2013
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Cabane a sucre Au Pied de Cochon

We have reservations for the 14th! I think that the menu is the same for lunch or dinner.

Aug 23, 2013
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Montreal with a 3 year old

We eat out regularly with our 3-year-old and I wouldn't go to many of the places above with her just because there's not a lot for her to eat (and she's a pretty good/adventurous eater) and because the courses are served at a leisurely pace which never works for us.

For instance, I had a great meal (sans daughter) at Au Cinquieme Peche a couple of weeks ago, but we had to wait a little while between first and second courses. The good news is that it is on St. Denis, so you can wander out and stroll around.

Of the list above, the only ones I would try with a 3-year-old are Lawrence, Au Pied de Cochon, Hotel Herman (maybe), and Le Filet (maybe).

Most BYO bistros are a two or three course deal and not super kid friendly, but not terrible either. Check out Le P'tit Plateau. They have an early seating that might work well for you. It's my go-to place for guests visiting Montreal. Definitely unique Montreal experience.

Also look into Kitchen Galerie (not BYO)-- up by the Jean Talon market and uses local market ingredients (which are GREAT in September). Same owners as Le Filet.

Also, great for kids is Le Petit Alep (Syrian) especially if you're up at the market, etc.). My daughter loves it.

And don't forget the patisseries and boulangeries-- kid's paradise.

Aug 06, 2013
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Romados fire

Taken at 7:15 pm today.

Jul 12, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Anyone know where I can buy raw cashews in Montreal?

With one day's notice, you can pick up a kilo from Prana in Mile End-- organic, raw, $25 for 1 kg.

http://boutiqueprana.com/en/product/o...

Jul 11, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner with the boss & 6 others

if Da Emma was too much, Ferreira is out of the question.

Jun 07, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Farmer's Cheese

Back to answer my own question. Just found pressed cottage cheese at Segal's. This brand: http://www.westerncreamery.com/en/pro...

May 14, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Farmer's Cheese

Today is Shavuot! Time to make blintzes. Where can I find farmer's cheese in Montreal (Plateau ideally)? I've used ricotta or cottage cheese in the past, but hoping to find something locally produced.

May 14, 2013
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Most AUTHENTIC Thai food in Montreal

I'm just above Prince-Arthur. Please tell!!

Mar 15, 2013
picklebird in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Aperitifs - Downtown Montreal tonight

Nope, not French! I wish we could sit outdoors there- just like 3 more degrees!

Mar 13, 2013
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