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Hawkins Cheezies

Uniprix and Giant Tiger always seem to have it stock. Brings back fond memories for my Dad.

Jul 26, 2014
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where to get 40%whipping cream/manufacturing cream in montreal?

The whipping cream stabilizer that I use is Dr. Oetker's Whip It, and is available in most grocery stores, usually somewhere within the baking section.

It comes in little two packs, similar to the three packs of Fleischmann (except in two's), or in a box with multiple single packs.

As far as cream goes, sorry, I can't help.

Jan 25, 2014
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Buffet that has frog legs

I was at Fu Lam yesterday (west Island), and indeed, frog legs were one of the buffet choices.

Jan 23, 2014
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I buy Coca-Cola Cherry in Montreal?

My local IGA carries it as well.

Jan 12, 2014
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pretty Christmas Cookies

Although I haven't tried them, Les Délices Lafrenaie has 4 locations in and around Montreal, and I noticed the one in Pointe-Claire (Sources & the 40) had two sizes of mixed Christmas cookies, which looked pretty to me. I can't give you a review as I haven't tried them, sorry.

I find their prices to be quite good in general. If memory serves, the larger tray was $24. I think I might even pick some up nearer the holidays just to have some in house.

http://www.lesdeliceslafrenaie.com/

Dec 03, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

May West, Swiss Rolls, and Jos Louis?

The inventory they carry changes all the time, just depends on what they were recently manufacturing. Sometimes I've found products I've never seen before, and some that are clearly not meant for the Quebec market - no French on the packaging, just a plain sticker to make it legal (more or less). There are some staples that seem to be there most of the time, like Oreos (in varying flavours), Premium Plus crackers, Crispers...

FYI, although there used to be a big Kraft sign out front, along with the Christie sign, it now reads Mondelēz, as Kraft split out their snack division.

If anyone's looking for it, it's on Viau, across the street from the Arena Maurice Richard and the Olympic Stadium.

Dec 03, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for a caterer serving the West Island

The funeral home had recently changed their in-house caterer, so we gambled and went with them. It turned out just fine. Sandwich, cheese and bite size tortilla roll platters, along with coleslaw and potato salads, and smoked salmon rosettes, and melon and prosciutto appetizers.

Turns out the caterer is Chuck's restaurant, from the Golf Dome in Kirkland. There was a lot of food, and it was all well received. I'll probably try out the restaurant because of it.

Nov 20, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Closest IHOP to Montreal?

Burlington, VT, in the University Mall.

Nov 20, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for a caterer serving the West Island

So, I have some leftover food (sandwich platters, coleslaw, a variety of "swirl" tortilla appetizers). Anyone know of a charity that could use them, again, in the West Island would be preferable.

And thanks to all who replied above, it was appreciated.

Nov 19, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for a caterer serving the West Island

Setting up a funeral and looking to get a selection from sandwiches, potato/pasta salads, fruit/veggie plates and deli meat (think antipasto) and the likes.

I know it's just your basic stuff, but I would like good quality and good tasting food. I know the funeral home will provide some suggestions, but I figure I'll get better insight here. If anyone has any recommendations, I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Nov 10, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

where to find mustard seed?

Sep 22, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings in 2013

Le Petit Munich has reopened in the West Island. Heard an ad on CJAD. People here always seemed to like the place. It's new location is still in the West Island, now no longer on St. John's, but in Pointe-Claire Village, 48 Ste. Anne Street.

http://lepetitmunich.ca/

Aug 27, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Suburbs eating ? (Outside of Montreal or on route from Toronto)

I would recommend Delibee's in Pointe-Claire over Pete's, but of course, that's just my opinion.

Aug 27, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings in 2013

I'm told that's exactly what's happening. I assume the build will start when the construction holiday ends, as they tore it down very quickly.

Although the building didn't seem too bad, the front terrarium was always cold and frosted up in the winters, and all in all, I guess it did look dated.

Jul 28, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chicken sausages

I knew Costco carries Lilydale out west, but I didn't think they did out east. I can't say as I have ever looked for them, so I could easily be wrong.

They carry a large selection of all kinds of sausages, so I hope Chriama finds something they really like.

Jul 20, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings in 2013

Not exactly big news, but the Wendy's on Sources Blvd. in D.D.O. has been leveled to the ground. If I remember right, I drove by Monday morning and everything looked normal, and then again this morning, and it is nothing but rubble, with tractors cleaning up. It's fenced in, and a sign says they're renovating.

Was this planned? Was there a fire? Inquiring minds want to know.

Jul 17, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings in 2013

Very sad to hear this; I loved this little place.

Jul 07, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I find Blair's Death Rain Habanero chips in Montreal?

Bulk Barn it is, with "Aliments en vrac de qualité" underneath their signage.

Jun 10, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I find Blair's Death Rain Habanero chips in Montreal?

The Bulk Barn carry these, sold buy the bag, not in bulk. They carry a few Blair varieties.

http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/product/...

Jun 09, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where can I buy Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce in Montreal?

As far as I've seen, all grocery stores carry Lea & Perrins., Wal*Marts, even a few convenience stores. Maybe even dollar stores, Dollarama in particular?

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

Best pizza in MTL

Thanks for the replies - if I had better snow tires (Costco here I come), I would have tried PDS tonight.

Feb 27, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best pizza in MTL

There seems to be people above that like it - to each their own, I guess. Now I have to go find out for myself!

Feb 26, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best pizza in MTL

Thanks for this! Like Ruthie, I hadn't heard of this place. I have yet to try McBay's as well, in the Centennial Plaza.

A little off track, but does anyone know why Bourbon Street West renovated (and ended up failing)?

Feb 26, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dorval or Pointe Claire non chain breakfast

Came here to post the same recommendation.

A little story: One time in particular, was there with family, and my mother commented how much she liked their coffee. Near the end the meal, an older, diminutive, well dressed man (who I assume is the owner) came by to check on us, and after telling him how we always enjoy our meals here, I asked what brand coffee they served, as my 80s Mom really liked it. He mentioned it was a foodservice product, and not available in local grocery stores. Without missing a beat, he spun on his heels, went to the kitchen, and came back with a sealed foil pack of coffee, maybe 2 pounds (ish - if memory serves), and gave it to my Mother. At first she declined, but he would not hear of it. Nice man.

The menu is extensive, and I always enjoy the fruit sides. And now you've given me another reason to go: to try the golden cinnamon bun!

If anyone's looking for it, it's on St. John's, one block North of Fairview, where Chi-Chi's used to be! Just North of the Trans-Canada.

Feb 05, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Skor bar

If broken pieces would suffice, I think Bulk Barn sells them.

Jan 10, 2013
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

west island fine dining? please help!

Vivaldi always get my vote as well.

Le Gourmand in Pointe-Claire village might be an option for you. I've only been for New Year's and have thoroughly enjoyed it, service, food, atmosphere and all.

http://www.restaurantlegourmand.ca/

Nov 04, 2012
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Are there any good Doughnuts left in Montreal?

I'll have to try these. Are they anything like the Eaton's one's? I'd make my own if I knew what I was doing or had a recipe I thought would work.

Thanks for the tip!

Oct 11, 2012
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Closings in 2012

Dunn's has closed its West Island location on Sources Blvd.

I noticed the signs had been removed from the building as I drove by today, Oct. 5.

From their website:

We regret to inform our loyal customers that we are closing the Des Sources restaurant. Our clients deserve the best in terms of quality and consistency, and at this location, this was a guarantee we were unable to keep despite our best efforts. We want all of our restaurants to provide the very best food, atmosphere and service that our customers have come to expect from Dunn's Famous.

We would like to thank all of you who have helped make Dunn's Famous the success story it is today. We invite you to check with us periodically for all our future openings including one in this area!

Thanks again

Oct 05, 2012
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

(real) gravy?

If you're talking about the Butterball stuffing I mentioned, it's in the freezer section (and is cooked from frozen) and can be found at most major grocery stores, including Provigo and IGA for sure (I've seen it recently at both locations).

The Chalet sauce is more like chicken barbecue sauce that you get at St Hubert or Swiss Chalet than turkey gravy IMO.

Oct 02, 2012
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

(real) gravy?

Although I generally make my own (a not-quite-as-good homage to my Grandmother's), I have in the past used Butterball's stuffing.

It's found in the freezer section and looks just like this:

Oct 02, 2012
MikeyMadness in Quebec (inc. Montreal)