Annex 80: Le Cristal Chinois
998 Boulevard St. Laurent Montreal, Quebec Metro: Place d’Armes Bus: STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747 Visit: July 30, 2012 http://www.lecristalchinois.com/ I have a real soft spot for Dim Sum and I take any opportunity to go out to sample what Montreal has to offer. Recently, Le Cristal Chinois opened its doors in the Swatow building in Chinatown. While the jury is still...
Burger 153: Vices & Versa
6631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montreal, Quebec Bus: STM 18, 55, 160 Visit: July 23, 2012 http://www.vicesetversa.com/ The search for great burgers in the city of Montreal has taken me to The Main once again. The stretch of this iconic street above Beaubien is not one that we hear so much about. Well, Vices & Versa provides another burger opportunity in that area. On top of that, their...
Burger 152: Universel
3630 St-Denis Montreal, Quebec Metro: Sherbrooke Bus: STM 24, 30, 144, 427 Visit: July 21, 2012 Saint-Denis is not an easy street to have a restaurant. Go along any stretch of the north-south thoroughfare and you’ll see just how many eating establishments there are long the road. When you think broader and start branching out a bit, the competition is stiff. For my first burger in 8...
Annex 79: Léo Pizza & Brochettes
5455 Grande Allée Brossard, Quebec Bus: RTL 5, 21, 50, 150 Visit: July 19, 2012 My visit to Léo Pizza in Brossard marks another chapter from my childhood that I want to share with everyone. Léo’s, as we called them at home, and their pizza played a large role in my upbringing. In a relationship that spans almost 20 years, it is the establishment that introduced me to my all-time...
Burger 151: Winneburger
Truck spotted at: Parc Émilie-Gamelin Montreal, Quebec Metro: Berri-UQAM Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747 Visit: July 13, 2012 http://www.nouveaupalais.com/ (schedule/location of truck on website) It’s officially time to start the fourth season of Mr. Lew’s Great Burger Search. Each year, choosing a burger to kick off another season is quite a difficult...
Annex 78: Mon Nan
43 de la Gauchetiere E. Montreal, Quebec Metro: Place d’Armes Bus: STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747 Visit: July 12, 2012 http://www.restaurantmonnan.com/ My half-Chinese heritage demands that I scour the island for each and every restaurant that does my native cuisine justice. My purpose for my visit to Mon Nan is not to show what everybody already knows, but to shed light...
Burger 150: Holy Chuck Burgers
1450 Yonge Toronto, Ontario Subway: St. Clair Streetcar: 512 Bus: 74, 88, 97, 312, 320 Visit: July 9, 2012 http://www.holychuckburgers.com/ After 12 months, 49 burgers, and what seemed like an eternity, it’s finally time to make my first burger foray into Toronto. In the past, Burger 50 came from Ottawa and Burger 100 came from Quebec City. The logical conclusion was to choose...
Bonus Burger 9: BBQ 2012
I often get asked if I make my own burgers. Well, the answer to that is still a resounding no. One of these days, it will happen, but for now, I took a teeny, tiny, little step towards doing that. At a BBQ in Mirabel, all the ingredients were collected and we were ready to have burgers and a good time. [[MORE]] So, without further adieu, here’s what the burger part of that day looked...
Annex 77: Café Pavé
243 Notre-Dame O. Montreal, Quebec Metro: Square-Victoria, Place d’Armes Bus: STM 36, 55, 61, 75, 129, 168, 715 Visit: July 5, 2012 http://www.cafepave.com/ This summer, I have a list of 4 non-burger places I have to try. Café Pavé is one of those places. Located in a very crowded culinary part of Montreal, it’s a relatively new presence in the city. Boasting a wide variety of...
GBS Review of June 2012
I’ll be the first person to admit that June wasn’t such a busy month when it came to the Great Burger Search. Compared to the past few months, nothing got started until more than halfway into June. So, what you saw at the end of the month was me trying to make up for lost time. The reason for that is that the preparation for Burger 150 was in full swing. As of this moment, the...
Annex 76: Cold Stone Creamery
2313 Sainte-Catherine O. Montreal, Quebec Metro: Atwater Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150 Visit: June 28, 2012 http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/ My recent visit to Sparta didn’t quite end over there. As some things go these days, this was another impromptu decision made by curious eaters. While we can all list the major players in the ice cream game of Montreal,...