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Eastern Township Recommendation

I recently read this article about eating in Sutton: http://www.7dvt.com/2012supping-sutton

Nov 11, 2012
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Whisky Cafe?

Or, you could go to the Outremont station on Van Horne and walk down to Bernard, then over to the Whisky Cafe...Bernard's a decently interesting street.

Jun 05, 2012
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best in Stowe, VT

Here is a good, fairly recent, post to check out:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810140

Mar 18, 2012
vermontreal in Northern New England

Looking for Best Restaurants Near Middlebury, VT?

Check out this post for some other options:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/797858

Mar 18, 2012
vermontreal in Northern New England

Best Indian restaurant in Old Montreal

Thanks for the update, sounds like we'll pass on this and maybe make the trek to Park Ex.

Feb 16, 2012
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Indian restaurant in Old Montreal

I'm considering eating at one of these places Saturday night with a group of 4. How was your meal at Mirchi?

Feb 16, 2012
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best homemade chips in Montreal?

The brewpub Reservoir on Duluth makes great chips. I'm not sure if you can bring them home, but they do serve them to you in a paper bag.

Nov 25, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Burlington VT Pauline's?

I think I've only been there 3 times in 10 years, but I really enjoyed it each time. Good place for a splurge.

Nov 14, 2011
vermontreal in Northern New England

Map of Great Smoked Meat Sandwiches joints in Montreal

It's a great Polish deli and grocery store in Cote-St.-Paul. Their Polish sausages, pickles, and smoked meat are excellent.

Sep 02, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Map of Great Smoked Meat Sandwiches joints in Montreal

Felix Mish

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Les Aliments Felix Mish
1903 Rue Jolicoeur, Montreal, QC H4E1X4, CA

Sep 01, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Map of Great PIZZA joints in Montreal

Napoletana

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Pizzeria Napoletana
189 Rue Dante, Montreal, QC H2S1K1, CA

Sep 01, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Summer Dining in Middlebury, VT

I don't eat there often, but since no one else has posted, I'll give it a shot. Fire & Ice and Mr. Ups have been there forever and are pretty good (steak/chicken/seafod). F&I is more upscale. Heard good things about Storm Cafe but haven't been. Two Brothers is good & has some outdoor seating - comfort food/pub. American Flatbread for great pizza. You may also wish to check out the menu at the Swift House Inn - never been, but have heard it's a good special occasion place.

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Fire & Ice Restaurant
26 Seymour St, Middlebury, VT 05753

Jul 27, 2011
vermontreal in Northern New England

FERRERO Pocket Coffee?

They are awesome. I have tried Vielle Europe and all around Little Italy. Can't find them in Vermont either. A friend of mine ordered a box online and I've been rationing them out for the last couple months. The ones he found were labeled for sale in Germany but they were still the same great candies I had in Italy. When I checked online last summer, they were on hiatus - the company stops production in the summer because of quality concerns (melting) so you may need to wait until fall to get them for a good price on the 'net.

Jul 22, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Greasy Spoon in Montreal

Agree on the above. A few more...

L'Anecdote and the much talked about La Banquise, both on Rue Rachel (the B.O.M. poutine at La Banquise is greasy goodness to the max).
Patati Patata on St.-Laurent.
Dic Ann's in Montreal-Nord or other locations for flat burgers. Try the one w/ pepperoni.

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Patati Patata
4177 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC , CA

Jul 06, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Is there great pizza in Montreal?

As a Vermonter who loves Montreal, I'd say maximize your time in Montreal and save the Green Mountain State for its own visit. Both are wonderful experiences that deserve several days. American Flatbread will be just one of your fine food experiences when you get here.

Jun 24, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Top Cheap Eats of Montreal?

There's no place to sit, but they did make a couple smoked meat sandwiches for me and some friends in February. We were on the street to get sausages at Charcuterie Wayne, and spied this place afterwards. The sandwiches and pickles were great!

Apr 26, 2011
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner in or near Stowe, VT

Frida's for Mexican
The Shed for pub grub and beer brewed on site
Also, check out this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755329

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Shed Restaurant & Brewery
1859 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Mar 15, 2011
vermontreal in Northern New England

Montrea Locals - What do you consider the best small hole in the wall resto?

The seafood soup at Chez José, which I believe is served only on Fridays and Saturdays, is fabulous.

Dec 08, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Big stove-top espresso maker

Fruiterie Milano in Little Italy has a whole wall of stove-top espresso pots in different sizes. Not sure about 18 cups, but you could give them a call.

Nov 03, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO Neapolitan coffee Maker

I was introduced to caffe Napoletana after Sunday dinner while visiting friends in Italy last spring. Intrigued, I set out to find a pot in Montreal this summer as a gift for my parents. I ended up finding one at Milano in Little Italy. In the same section where they had dozens of Moka pots, there was one lonely Napoletana pot which I purchased for maybe $30. Later, I saw one in the window of the shop that sells coffee-making equipment further up St. Laurent toward Jean-Talon. That one was a bit fancier, like the one in your picture.

I like espresso from the Napoletana pot but I'd say it's not as strong as from a Moka pot, which was invented later. Both are nice to have around.

Oct 21, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BEST DIM SUM AT KAM FUNG?

I've enjoyed 3 trips to Maison Kam Fung in Chinatown for dim sum this year. Along with the aforementioned dumplings, I've really liked the squid, bbq pork in pastry, and a dish that interestingly involved shrimp inside banana. Have fun!

Sep 13, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Need suggestions for birthday dinner in NH (Wolfboro/Meredith area)

It's been a few years, but I once had a very nice upscale dinner at the Coe House in Center Harbor. Since then it has closed and reopened, not sure how it is now. I visit the area once a year but tend not to have fancy dinners.

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Coe House Restaurant
Route 25B, Center Harbor, NH 03226

Sep 03, 2010
vermontreal in Northern New England

La Maison Kam Fung - horrible service

I was at Kam Fung in Chinatown on Sunday with a friend who is used to eating dim sum in NYC and London. Got there at 10:30, before the rush, and were seated right away. Service was normal for dim sum in my experience...and one server even encouraged us to try a certain item like a sage grandmother...glad she did. Most dishes were tasty, and we left satisfied and full. Similar experience in February; we got there later and had to wait a long time but once we were in, it was fine. It's not a fine-dining experience for sure, but no different service that the dim sum I've had a few times in NYC myself.

Jul 28, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

FERRERO Pocket Coffee?

I was in Italy last month and got hooked on these. I tried Milano yesterday and also Capitol at JTM. No luck. Anyone seen these recently?

Jun 20, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Good Steak House in Vermont

I enjoyed a steak at the Blue Cat on St. Paul in Burlington (upstairs from Magnolia), a small, upscale steakhouse. Also, the Scuffer on Church Street, since it was sold and remodeled, has been a reliable middle of the road steakhouse. While neither are considered steak houses, the steak frites at Sonoma Station in Richmond is marvelous, and while pricey, you can't beat The Kitchen Table, also in Richmond, which usually has a steak on the menu.

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Kitchen Table Bistro
1840 W Main St, Richmond, VT 05477

Blue Cat Cafe and Wine Bar
, Burlington, VT 05401

The Scuffer Steak & Ale House
148 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

Sonoma Station Restaurant
99 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477

Apr 13, 2010
vermontreal in Northern New England

Vermont Cheese Trail - where to stop?

I set out a cheese tour with some friends this summer and we were surprised to find several were closed on a Saturday. We did make it to one that was open, by appointment, and was lovely - Fat Toad Farm in Brookfield. They make goat cheese and delicious goat's milk caramel. Wherever you wish to go, be sure to call ahead and confirm that they are open.

Feb 07, 2010
vermontreal in Northern New England

Awesomeness alert - Sana (Indian and Pakistani cuisine)

I went here recently with a friend of Indian descent visiting from Boston. He had read this post and was intrigued. It's the real deal. We ordered garlic naan, okra, a kebab, a lamb dish, and butter chicken. Everything was great, but the butter chicken was sublime, a dish I will not soon forget and will need to go back for again soon. Too much food for the 2 of us but the leftovers were just as good a few days later so over-ordering turned out to be a good strategy. Sure, the atmosphere is not fine dining, but the food, oh my.

Jan 29, 2010
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Vermont Restaurant Dishes

Egg and Cheese on an Everything Bagel - On the Rise, Richmond
Poutine - Bluebird Tavern, Burlington
Buddha's Sesame Beef - A Single Pebble, Burlington
Blue Seal Steak Frites - Sonoma Station, Richmond
Burger - Bobcat Cafe, Bristol
Smoked Mozzarella appetizer - Trattoria Delia, Burlington
Caesar salad - Sarduccis, Montpelier
Dinner rolls - Wayside, Berlin
Maple cream filled maple frosted doughnut, Price Chopper, Williston Rd, S. Burlington

Jan 29, 2010
vermontreal in Northern New England

ISO the best soup in Montreal

The seafood soup at Chez Jose on Duluth, I believe only served Friday and Saturday, is fabulous.

Dec 03, 2009
vermontreal in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Lunch in Burlington VT

1. For pastries and coffee, try Mirabelle's on Main Street, a few doors East of where Smokejacks was. http://www.mirabellescafe.com/

2. For casual, funky, and fun, there's On the Rise bakery in Richmond - they make great sourdough roll ups for Saturday lunch, plus pastries, coffee, and great bread to take home. http://www.ontherisebakery.net

3. too big a topic for me to address late on a Tuesday...hopefully some other 'hounds will chime in.

Oct 27, 2009
vermontreal in Northern New England