Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

Sep 17

Burger 34 Revisited: Mr. Steer

This is a revisited post for Mr. Steer.  Click HERE for the original post.


1198 Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Peel
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 107, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935

Visit:  August 13, 2014

Whenever you consult a list of this city’s best burgers, there is always a place that makes an appearance.  Known for their oddly shaped burger patties and their over 50 years of serving this wonderful city, Mr. Steer has been an icon of Sainte-Catherine street.  For the first time in almost 5 years, I made my return to truly assess its impact on the iconic burger.

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Sep 14

Burger 259: La Roulotte

10 Paiement
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  68, 201, 207, 401, 407, 468, 470

Visit:  August 29, 2014

At this moment, the school year is well underway and everyone is back doing what they do best or so I would hope.  If you put yourself in the shoes of the young people who have just started cegep, you wonder where they are getting their food.  Near most cegeps, there are places that everyone knows about and they’re always nearby.  A place like that is La Roulotte in Sainte-Geneviève.

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Sep 10

Annex 153: Le Painnamou


2019 Bishop
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Guy-Concordia
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435

Visit:  August 4, 2014

Over the last few years, I’ve been always keen on finding anything related to dessert.  Sometimes, these places just fall on your lap when you least expect it.  These are the places that no one ever hears about, but just pops up out of nowhere and then, you hear about them all over the place.  That is the case with the relative upstart, Le Painnamou.

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Sep 07

Burger 258: Chez La Mère

4028 Masson
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 27, 47, 139, 427, 439

Visit:  August 22, 2014

Let’s face it, 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough.  As we get older and much busier, we find it hard to cram all our responsibilities into that finite amount of time.  As we get older, our routines adjust to our biological clocks and for that, we need places to eat that respect that little quirk.  Luckily, there are 24 hour restaurants that offer so much at all times of the day and one of those places is called Chez La Mère.

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Sep 03

Annex 152: El Sabor de Mexico

5013 Wellington
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  De L’Église
Bus:  STM 37, 58, 61

Visit:  August 4, 2014

The last 5 years of going out to try restaurants has been an eye opening experience.  I’ve had a chance to try so many things I wouldn’t normally eat.  Over that time, there was one type of cuisine I haven’t had the chance to do and that was Mexican.  Well, with a visit to El Sabor de Mexico, we can check another type of cuisine off that long list.

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Aug 31

Burger 257: Orange Gibeau Julep

7700 Décarie
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Namur
Bus:  STM 17, 92, 115

Visit:  August 14, 2014

If you live or intend on visiting Montréal, there is a list of things that you have to experience.  Some people know this place as that big orange sphere, while others know it as one of the most iconic places to eat on the entire island.  The complete Montréal experience isn’t complete without a visit to Orange Gibeau Julep.

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Aug 27

Pizza 2: Woodland Pizza

5443 Wellington
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 37, 58, 61, 107

Visit:  August 18, 2014

Over the last few years, when it came to burgers, I visited a lot of places that didn’t quite specialize in that.  Some people might think that you only go to burger places for burgers and the same for pizza.  With that being said, I decided to go back to a place that housed one of my previous burgers to take on what’s in their name.  That place is a Verdun staple known as Woodland Pizza.

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Aug 24

Burger 256: Balconville

4816 Wellington
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  De L’Église
Bus:  STM 37, 58, 61

Visit:  August 3, 2014

Verdun has become one of the places to be when it comes to eating.  The stretch in question is Wellington and there are restaurants there up the wazoo.  If you want to make an impact and get noticed in this city, you go to where the action is.  For this still young pub known as Balconville, Verdun is the place to be.

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Aug 20

Annex 151: Kojax Souflaki

6815 Trans-Canadienne
Fairview Pointe-Claire
Pointe-Claire, Québec

Bus:  STM 72, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 225, 419, 470, 485

Visit:  July 22, 2014

Fast food courts aren’t really popular when it comes to writing about them.  There’s no better way to turn off your audience, but there are some things that you can’t ignore.  If you’re willing to look, there are certain dishes that might seem cheaper, but are of a better quality than other places.  One of those instances can be found at Kojax Souflaki.

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Aug 17

Burger 255: Bier Markt

1221 Réné-Lévesque
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Lucien-L’Allier
Bus:  STM 15, 150, 178, 410, 420, 427, 435, 747

Visit:  July 29, 2014

If you spent any amount of time in the city of Montréal, you’ll notice that everyone is crazy about one thing and that’s beer.  Well, it’s probably not just this city, as popular culture has beer coursing through its veins.  Taking advantage of the popularity of this very attractive liquid and a prominent real estate vacancy, Toronto’s Bier Markt has settled into our city.

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Aug 13

Burger 11 Revisited: L’Anecdote

This is a revisited post for L’Anecdote.  Click HERE for the original post.


801 Rachel E.
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Mont-Royal
Bus:  11, 14, 29, 30, 97, 427

Visit:  July 9, 2014

In 2009, I went on a search for great burgers in the city I love.  Early on along the way, I obviously started with the places with the best reputations.  Some of those places came up short, while others surpassed what my expectations were at the time.  I’ve been meaning to get to some of those places again and I finally had the chance.  After almost 5 years, I have returned to L’Anecdote.

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Aug 10

Burger 254: Monkland Taverne

5555 Monkland
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Villa-Maria
Bus:  STM 17, 63, 103, 162

Visit:  July 24, 2014

It would be hard to describe the city of Montréal without mentioning N.D.G.  We all know people who live there, work there, and ultimately, have fun there.  In the middle of all that, there’s Monkland, a street where you can find all you need, especially restaurants.  One of the premier places on the street is Monkland Taverne.

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Aug 06

Annex 150: Piquillo

3900 Ethel
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  De L’Église
Bus:  STM 37, 58, 61, 107

Visit:  July 17, 2014

Most of us have fond memories of our neighborhoods.  These are the places where we grew up and became the people we are today.  Our neighborhoods had everything we needed and that satisfied us.  But, there are some neighborhood places that are a little bit better than what we had and one of those is Piquillo.

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Aug 03

Burger 253: Absinthe Cafe

1208 Wellington
Ottawa, Ontario

Bus:  OC Transpo 2, 14

Visit:  July 10, 2014

Every city has their fine dining options and the restaurants that pattern themselves after that formula.  These days, you don’t have to put on a tie to eat at these places and that opens up a world of possibilities for people like me.  The place that you definitely need to keep an eye on in the city of Ottawa is Absinthe Cafe.

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Aug 01

GBS Review of July 2014

The summer is half done and there’s only one month until the regular routine is back.  July is always a month of decompression and mandatory sleeping for me.  This year was no different.  With all that time dedicated to doing nothing, there’s one thing that doesn’t really take a vacation and that’s making sure this blog pushes forward.

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