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In search of HONEY CRISP APPLES in downtown Montreal (including Atwater Market)

Your being sold the Brooklyn Bridge at JTM. There is no such thing as summer honey crisps they are the last apples out of the orchard and responsible vendors should then keep them in
a cold storage for two weeks then they are ready for selling.If you are interested in knowing more look on the University of Minnesota website. They are the creators of this apple.

In search of HONEY CRISP APPLES in downtown Montreal (including Atwater Market)

The Honeycrisps will be out at Stevensons Orchard in Franklin Center this weekend. While you are there try some Sweetango's and Zestars ( already out) the two other apples created by University of Minnisota under licence to this producer. Sweetango's are sweeter than Honeycrisps and Zestars are a nice mix of the both. They also squeeze the best fresh cider using Sweetangos mixed with PaulaRed and Macs. The mix changes every week depending on availability. A lovely Sunday car ride.

Lunch at Jean Talon market

Pretty sure Petit Alep has shut down or moved,

Where can I find a large roasting capon in Montreal?

Good choice !

Where can I find a large roasting capon in Montreal?

Frenando on Roy St East or Zinman's on Ste Dominique come to mind.

Dinner with Boss in Montreal?

Max's resto's are all great choices and I will add DaEmma and Primo & Secondo on the italian side.

Saint Agathe and Val David

If you go to Val David go on a Saturday have b'fast or Lunch at Le Petit Poucet then go to the Farmer's Market down the street. One of the best Farmer's markets in Quebec then rent some bikes and take a spin down Le Petit Train du Nord route then finish up at Les Zebres for a "terrior" dinner. Where all food served is supplied directly from local Farmer's. If that's too much for one day break it up over several day's but make a point to go to the market on Saturday from 9-2pm. Notable at the market is the Gaspor Farm pork, supplier to a lot of Americas finest restaurants( e.g. French Laundry,Bolud ext) and the St Sophie cheese vendor as well as the Chaga and Pleurottes mushroom vendor. A potential great day !

Best (bottled) BBQ sauce - Montreal Area

My favourite NorthCarolina style sauce is Bone Suckin' sauce that is available at Atwater Market at plaisir du marche. http://img4-2.realsimple.timeinc.net/...

Ice Cream Chat 2013

Had a Hibiscus flower sorbet at Kem Coba on Saturday which was delicate and delicious.There was a soft ice cream twirled with blueberry and honey vanilla that was exceptional. Not a big crowd I was there at 7pm after the Portuguese Festival. A good night out.

Recent Mont-Tremblant Recs?

On your way up to Tremblant you could stop in Val David and visit Le Petit Poucet Restaurant. Poucet is a original Quebecois restaurant with items like French Canadian pea soup loaded with there in house smoked ham, great breakfasts, super ham dishes and nice maple sugar pies. With a takeout that sells you all of their products ready to go.If you go on a Saturday about a quarter mile away is the Val David farmers market one of the best in Quebec. If you want a little fancier tand very innovative Les Zebres across from the Farmers Market is a top laurentian restaurant specializing in fresh daily local products. He names his suppliers on the menu e.g. Tony's shitake mushrooms.
Closer to Tremblant is nowhere land.

Recommendations for a great steak in St. Jerome Qc

The nearest great steak is at Gibby's in St Sauveur.

Thai Tao Charcoal Burner- where to buy?

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

Here's a nice article on Charlevoix for the record http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel...

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

I would try a drive up to Charlevoix ( town La Malbaie ). Its about a 4.5 hour drive from Montreal via Quebec City. At Quebec City take a small detour to Isle d'Orleans a magical Island off QC. At the entrance to the Island at Montmorency Falls stop for lunch at Les Ancetres then while on the Island buy some strawberries the best in the province. Then off to La Malbaie stop along the way on the cheese route and sample some of the cheese producers wares,
In Malbaie stop for the evening at the Manoir Richelieu a majestic Chateau type building built by the railroad at the turn of the century. Once established in La Malbaie you can take a boat out and see the Whales up close. There are two options a tour boat or a Zodiac. The Zodiac is the best. Then the next day rent a Kayak and travel up the escarpment a trip you will never forget. As far as food goes the hotel has great food in a regal dining room or La Pinsoniere a 4 star Relais et Chateau or maybe Bistro La Patriarche.
This is superior to both the Laurentians or the Eastern Townships as it has everything a foodie could want and scenery that rivals the Rockies. Bon Voyage !

Sour cherry season?

Started picking this week.

Dinner in Montreal tomorrow night

I would recommend a fantastic Syrian restaurant Damas on Park Ave. Go for a slew of small plates and enjoy. A reservation on the weekend is important. The fattouch salad,babaganouch and the hummus with lamb are only a few of the great dishes served. Try the Syrian Bekka Valley wines.

ISO Pistachio Ice Cream

I agree with Ripples for a tasty old school Pistachio cone and while your there ask for a taste of their Green Tea Ice Cream

Potato buns for hamburgers! Where can you get 'em?

Not at all like the Shake Shack buns not bad but not great. For nuts like me I will buy the homemade hamburger and hot dog buns at the baker in St Antoine d'abbe Qc. A long distance to go but if you are heading towards the Huntington area a good stop.

Beer and porter

We have left out some important IPA's .
Two of the best are
1- Le Castor -Yakima IPA
2- Dieu de ciel- American Pale Ale that had the brewmaster of Vermont's Alchemist Brewery sitting in to create this Pale Ale. The Alchemist (not to be confused with the Qc company) Heddy Topper IPA won rate beer.com top world rating.
St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout has won many awards and is my first choice in the Stout category.

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

I can now confirm that all ice- cream sold in stores outside the Hudson HQ are made by another ice- cream manufacturer. Maybe thats why all the buzz was on their own home made ice-cream?

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

Isn't the store bought version made by a third party ?

Raw milk

For years I have been buying raw milk from a vendor at the Saturday Craftsbury Fair in Craftsbury VT about a 1h45m drive from Montreal. At the same time fill up on some fantastic craft beer at the Hill Farmstead Brewery who have several 100 ratings at rate beer.com.

Quesada Just Opened

You don't have to go to Philly Airport they just opened a Chipolte in Plattsburgh in the Wal Mart Mall east of the I 87.

So many Choices!!, Where do I 'just have to try' in Montreal??

How about Damas on Park Ave.for first class Syrian food superb Fattouch Salads and Hummus Lhme , Kibbe, Tatar Burek dumplings and way more. I buy a half dozen starters and have a regal feast. Also try the Syrian Wine from the Bekka Valley with a micro climate similar to Bordeaux. The wine could fool many in a blind taste test.

On the same style try SU on Bannantyne in Verdun a superb Turkish Restaurant that is big on Tapas style dishes and 4 or 5 Lamb dishes.
Both great summer choices

Metro Taking Over Premiere Moisson

Metro could be thinking of using PM as the differentiator in their outside QC stores, in Ontario PM bread will rock.All I can say is remember Pain Cousin, cooking bread outside your main bakery is risky and in their case it closed a 40 y/o institution.
People even for convenience won't put up ( for long ) with undercooked, colourless baguettes and croissants.

Hershie's Espresso Bar on Parc (@ Waxman's Tux)-Unique Montreal Caffe-

Looks like Mr F is trying to sell Tux's doesn't sound like a place for coffee lovers. I'll stick with my favourite place Caffee Gambia just four blocks further north.

Nice terrasse with excellent food in Montreal

I went to Il Cortile last fall and will not return. First the service was poor and the waiters hover over the over 60 regulars that eat there,Second the menu was "old school" and boring and tasteless. We have so many good Italian restaurants that to go for the courtyard is a waste.

Station des Sports underserving patrons by 25%

Maybe a boycott would get him to loosen up on the tap. I remember the Peel Pub doing that years ago .

Jimmy Guaco's

Not bad nothing more. We had a Jimmy Burrito, a Quesadilla and a Burrito Salad and three soft drinks that ended up costing $45.00. Too much for what was served, at that price Grumman kills these boys.
The fillings didn't look fresh but when you have no customers these things can happen,

Breakfast near Fairmont?

Don't discount the Fairmount for good b'fast during the week.Sunday I agree with Kapzoo Lawrence is the place for Sunday Brunch.