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corso32 (Edmonton)

I'll be dining alone tonight (sunday) around 8pm or so, any chance of scoring a seat at the bar? Do they even have a bar?

Jun 26, 2011
Campofiorin in Prairie Provinces

Lunch Hastings Park

Thanks, this sounds about right. Nothing too different than what I'm used to but good chow and that's all it matters.

May 02, 2011
Campofiorin in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Lunch Hastings Park

Hi, I'm a sports writer from Montreal and would like to sandwich a chowich and reasonably priced lunch (say around $20-25 just for food, expense account you know) in between the Whitecaps and the Impact practice tomorrow. I'll have around 2h to eat and have a car. They hold practice at Empire Field in Hastings Park. Anything interesting not too very far from there? Interested in mostly anything but sushi and, I know it's blasphemy here, fish and seafood. Just not into that. I'd also skip indian as I'm planning to hit Rangoli tomorrow night. Other than that, anything goes. Thanks for your help and Go Canucks!

May 02, 2011
Campofiorin in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Boulud at the Ritz

Glad to know I'm not the only Babbo fan around here. But when it comes to bang for the buck, I think Lupa is amazing and I don't think we have anything that compares to it in town in terms of looks, atmosphere and food. I'd love to stand corrected though.

Apr 15, 2011
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Boulud at the Ritz

I'm all reved up over this. Hoping some others follow the lead. I know lots of people are not crazy about him, but I'd love to see Batali opening a joint here.

Apr 14, 2011
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Popular food joints in qc and montreal that are cheap but great food

The OP's request is for cheap food and most of the places on your list are not anywhere near cheap.

Schwartz's is an obvious destination. Petit Alep would be on my list especially for lunch, Chez Paryse, La Banquise or Ma'am Bolduc for poutine. Sur Bleury is a fine sandwich shop for lunch.

If you want to spend a little bit more on a good dinner, Brasserie T or Bar F are good options.

Binerie Mont-Royal is definitely traditionnal et cheap. I second bagel. And on an editorial note, the fun of travelling is to face different cultures and languages. That being said, nothing will keep you to eat anywhere in the city.

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Sur Bleury
1067 Rue De Bleury, Montreal, QC H2Z1N1, CA

Mar 30, 2011
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help choosing between Joe Beef, Kitchen Galerie, and Quatier General

I haven't been to both Kitchen Gallery and Joe Beef but went to Quartier Général earlier this month and was really pleased. Yo do have to know it's a BYOW so bring a nice bottle or two. The food was really good and portions rather generous.

The mains come with a choice of salad or soup. For $12 extra you can add an app and dessert. The mains are priced in the $20. So it's quite a bargain for the quality of food. The octopus was amazingly tender and flavorful. The veal chop with butter and parsnip puree was excellent. Anything I tried, except the crab cake was really good but I'm not a big crab fan so I'm not the better judge. They have two seatings, one at 6 and the other at 9, I'd recommend the latter as they won't push out the door.

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Jan 26, 2011
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eataly NYC

I went out of curiosity a couple of weeks ago while I was in town. I loved the place but not the crowd. the selection is amazing, the porchetta sandwich was absolutely delicious, but I have to agree that some prices are steep. $20 bucks for a few pieces of nougat? Come on. And the daily olive oil I use at home is almost twice the price I pay for it back home in Montreal. I know everything is more expensive in NYC but still.

But you know what? I'm coming back in town on friday and guess what will be the first thing I do once I've checked in at the hotel? Walk seven blocks to Eataly to have lunch and buy treats for the girlfriend.

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Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Jan 18, 2011
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Popchips in Montreal?

I buy them allt he time at Pharmarix on the corner of Ste-Cath and St-Alexandre. They have BBQ, Sour Cream and Onion, Original, Sea Salt. I Like them a lot. Plus 360 calories in one full bag. Better than Crispy Minis and much tastier.

Jan 17, 2011
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Alone at the bar at Babbo

Thanks but that's a bit too early. I was coming to town with someone else but plans fell through so going alone without any reservation. I'll try and chance in some places I guess.

Jan 14, 2011
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Alone at the bar at Babbo

Thanks. I'll have many back up plans. Lupa will probably be crowded too I guess. Maybe I'll resort to something totally different and head for Momofuku.

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Jan 13, 2011
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Alone at the bar at Babbo

Will be alone in town next week, what are my chances of hitting a spot at the bar at Babbo around 8:30-9:30 on a friday or saturday night?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Jan 13, 2011
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Palmeres 2010, journal de montreal

Thierry Daraize tends to celebrate his friends. Enough said.

Dec 20, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Reservation at Pullman

Just wondering, would one need a reso at Pullman on a thursday night? I suppose not but still enquiring.

Dec 07, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for short ribs

Yeah I should have thought of Vito. Vito it si then. Thanks all for the help.

Nov 22, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for short ribs

Hey all, I'm looking for a butchet east of the Mont Royal that could provide me with good quality short ribs cut leghtwise rather than crosswise like Korean short ribs. I usually buy them at Boucherie du Marché at JTM, but recently they were cut lenghtwise and bundle up with twine. I'd like a nice piece of meat that holds up with a bone. I know they end tasting the same, but for that one dinner, presentation has to be perfect and that would really make a difference for me since I need to glaze the ribs in the sauce in a pan after they've been cooked in the oven.

Thanks for any and all reccos. I've got a rather big budget so money is no object.

Nov 22, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

That's a good one, but I was mostly referring to mid to high end restaurants where the main language is either french or english or say an italian restaurant that can't even spell prosciutto or bocconcini right. That tells me that details aren't that important to them.

Oct 25, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings - 2010

The one at Promenades de la Cathédrale is also closed. Has been for a few weeks now.

Oct 25, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2010

Prosciutto is spelled wrong too, it reads proscuitto. A menu with bad spelling usually raises a red flag for me. You have to know how to spell what you're cooking. If you're sloppy in the menu, I always fear it will carry over in the kitchen.

Oct 25, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Alto restaurant

I'm sorry but mozzarella instead of curds and not being sure whether the fries are fresh or frozen and you call thaty an above average poutine? I run in the other direction with such a description.

Oct 15, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Frustration with grocery chains in Montreal

How many cyclists die yearly in Montreal? Than how many motorists do? Do the math. Really, I agree that supermarker selection needs to imporve but it has in the past few years. My mom in Rimouski buys great exotic fruit which was impossible when I was a kid, 25 years ago.

Oct 13, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Traditional Quebec Sausages - Does this exist?

I think what you're talking about arw wieners that are cut in pieces about 1 to 1 1/2 inch long and then wrapped with a strip of bacon (not the whole strip mind you). In the oven until the bacon is nice and crispy turning halfway. That is really traditionnal Québécois.

Oct 13, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Boston CH looking for Quebec Recs!

L really love Toast which amphasize on local products. Food is delicious, service professionnal yet friendly and the price tag is within your budget if you don't splurge too much on wine.

Oct 08, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lunch with a toddler

Thanks. Actually, we've been to Artisanal a couple of times and it's one of our favorite places for the ambiance and the food is good too. We've meant to try DBGB the last few times we were in town as we always hang in LES so this time could be it. I'll give The Bar Room a look, it seems interesting.

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DBGB
299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Oct 01, 2010
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Lunch with a toddler

Thanks a bunch. We've been to Otto a couple times. I'll try to steer clear of Batali this time around. As for Momofuku, I was thinking either Ssam or Noodle Bar. I suppose we're better to go on the early side.

Sep 30, 2010
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Lunch with a toddler

Hi, I know there are many posts regarding dining with a child but I'm still trying my luck. We're coming between Christmas and NYE with our 1 year old. He's a really fun kid who doesn't mind sitting in a high chair for more than an hour if entertained.

Rather than having nice dinners in fancy places, we're thinking of going for nice lunches instead. First question would Momofuku be too small to accomodate a couple with a child?

We like italian, new american, french isn't necessary (we're from Montreal) or anything that has really good food for a decent price (think mains in the $20 neighborhood), good wine list is a plus.

Places we like: Lupa, Babbo, Nougatine, Alta and such. No fish and seafood (GF is allergic).

Taking all that in consideration, what would be interesting options for us with a child bearing in mind that we don't want to be like ET's in a restaurant that wouldn't usually cater to people with kids. Methinks the restaurants have less of a business clientele during the Hollidays, am I right?

We were thinking of trying M. Wells Diner in Queens as it's owned by a friend of a friend. Aside of that, anything goes. We're staying in Midtown near Grand Central (if that helps) but we're willing to sub our way to good food in a blink.

Also, if anyone has an idea for a good dinner, not too fancy but still good and affordable, that would be nice. It could be mac 'n' cheese, BBQ, pizza or anything that out of the ordinary.

Thanks in advance for your kind help.

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Nougatine
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Sep 30, 2010
Campofiorin in Manhattan

Sugarcane in Montreal

The one in St-Michel has them too. We bought some this summer.

Sep 29, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best eats in Villeray neighborhood?

It depends where you're located. You can be close to Jean-Talon market or as far as being almost in St-Leonard. On Jean-Talon east, there's La table fleurie d'Algérie which sells really good nut based desserts. A few blocks down there's Sabrah, a butcher shop that serves charcoal grilled shish taouk to die for.

CLoser to JMT, you'll find Petit Alep and Alep, both are really good, Le Petit being more casual and having a shorter menu but you can order from the main menu.

Sep 23, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Places to visit starting in Quebec City and going up the coast

You'd have to be a little bit more specific. Which side of the St. Lawrence will you be driving on. And by driving up I assume you mean going east. (As silly as it sounds, that'd actually be driving down taking into account the way the river flows but I'm being fussy).

On the south shore, Snack bar D'Amours un Rivière-du-Loup is a fun stop for good poutine. You can get your dessert 15 mins later at Alibaba in Cacouna just where the 20 meets the 132. Fromagerie des Basques is your basic cheese producer. Not great but not bad either, that's in Trois Pistoles.

Sep 17, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (Canadian Version)

Could also add Cantine de la gare in Rimouski. Great poutine.

Sep 08, 2010
Campofiorin in Quebec (inc. Montreal)