Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

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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Jul 30

Annex 149: Broadway Cheesecake Co.

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9380 Leduc
Brossard, Québec

Bus:  RTL 14, 35, 39, 135

Visit:  July 9, 2014

http://www.broadwaycheesecakeco.com/

We all have a sweet tooth and there are specialty restaurants that are present to take care of that craving.  Moreover, there are even places that put all their eggs in one basket.  Some do well, while others might not.  Well, on a very busy birthday of eating, I found myself at Broadway Cheesecake.

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Jul 27

Burger 252: Chez Lucien

137 Murray
Ottawa, Ontario

Bus:  OC Transpo 1, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18

Visit:  July 10, 2014

Every city has their top burger contender.  That is true in a city that has been a big part of this search, Ottawa.  The nation’s capital might not strike you as the type of city where you can find food, but if you’re willing to look, you’ll find something.  Anyone who is looking for Ottawa’s best burger should try Chez Lucien before making any kind of judgement.

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Jul 23

Pizza 1: Pizzeria Napoletana

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189 Dante
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 18, 46, 55, 92, 160

Visit:  July 4, 2014

http://www.napoletana.com/

If there’s one dish that’s even more popular than the burger, it’s pizza.  I have to admit that I might like the pizza a little more than the burger, but who doesn’t?  Starting this month, I’ll be doing my best to post a monthly pizza post.  While it won’t be as often as the Great Burger Search, the quest to find this city’s best pizza is one that we should all be on.  So, with all the past locations fair game again, we begin with a newcomer to this blog, Pizzeria Napoletana.

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Jul 20

Burger 251: Jack Saloon

9395 Leduc
Brossard, Québec

Bus:  RTL 14, 35, 39, 135

Visit:  July 9, 2014

http://www.jacksaloon.com/

The sixth season of Mr. Lew’s Great Burger Search is now underway.  With that being said, I always like to start with something unique and special.  For me, I’ve never started in my hometown of Brossard and this was the perfect opportunity.  On top of that, there is a burger in my own backyard that should pique the interest of anyone who hears about it and that can be found at Jack Saloon.

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Jul 16

Burger 22 Revisited: Elixor

This is a revisited post for Elixor.  Click HERE for the original post.

1795 Avenue Pierre Péladeau
Laval, Québec

Bus:  STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70

Visit:  June 26, 2014

http://www.elixor.com/

Over time, there’s always that one restaurant that you wonder about.  It’s that one place that you visited a long time ago and you weren’t so sure what to think of it.  Well, a whole bunch of people like that place and you just quite understand.  I have that feeling when it comes to Elixor and I had the opportunity to give it a second chance.

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Jul 13

Burger 250: m:brgr and the $100 Burger

2025 Drummond
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Peel
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 107, 165, 166, 427, 435, 715

Visit:  May 27, 2014

http://www.mbrgr.com/

Over the last 5 years, I made it through 249 burgers all in the guise of trying to find one that was great.  That search has taken me to cities like Boston and Philadelphia.  Along the way, I’ve met a lot of really wonderful people and made connections all over the place.  As May 27, 2014 approached, only one thing was certain.  Something had to be done to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the day this all truly began.  So, along with 5 of the most loyal fans of the search, we headed down to m:brgr to mark this unique occasion.

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Jul 09

Annex 148: Le Milsa

5021 des Sources
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec

Train:  Roxboro-Pierrefonds
Bus:  STM 68, 205, 208, 209, 213, 407, 468

Visit:  June 22, 2014

http://www.lemilsa.com/

In this day and age, to compete with the countless restaurant concepts, you have to do things that will stand out.  When you’re thinking about the ‘All You Can Eat’ world, there is a lot of competition and there, you still have to stand out.  Under the category of Brazilian Churrasco, Le Milsa provides you with as much meat as you can eat.

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Jul 06

Burger 249: Bar & Boeuf

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LOCATION CLOSED AS OF JUNE 21, 2014

500 McGill
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Square-Victoria
Bus:  RTL 55, STM 61, 75, 168, 715

Visit:  May 13, 2014

http://www.baretboeuf.com/

After 10 months and 48 burgers, it is finally time to get to the final regular selection of the fifth season of this search.  With a lot of things happening on the personal side of my life, I had to rush to finish this season of the search.  This has given me the opportunity to try some of the places that I’ve been looking forward to.  One of those places is Bar & Boeuf.

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Jul 04

GBS Review of June 2014

The month of June is now behind us and that means that half the year is in the books.  With that, I’m getting even closer to unveiling the 250th burger in a search that has officially lasted 5 years.

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Jul 02

Annex 147: Namos

228 Bernard O.
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 46, 55, 80, 160, 435, 935

Visit:  June 16, 2014

http://namosrestaurant.com/

Family is a very important part of everyone’s life, whether you want to admit it or not.  In restaurants, there are types of cuisine that lend themselves better to the family style dish delivery system.  You order in tandem and you share.  We all know that most families have to share.  That’s where the concept of Namos comes in.

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Jun 29

Burger 248: Pub Sir Joseph

4902 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 51, 55

Visit:  April 28, 2014

http://www.pubsirjoseph.com/

Boulevard Saint-Laurent is probably one of the most iconic streets on the island of Montréal.  While there is a lot going on, there are some stretches of The Main that has very little when it comes to eating.  In the last little while, you have a place that is starting to change that assumption and it’s called Pub Sir Joseph.

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Jun 22

Burger 247: Brasserie Central

4858 Sherbrooke O.
Westmount, Québec

Métro:  Vendome
Train:  Vendome
Bus:  STM 24, 37, 63, 90, 102, 104, 105, 124, 138

Visit:  April 24, 2014

http://www.brasserie-central.com/

Almost 5 years in, it’s getting tougher to find places that make it hard to ignore.  This island that we all call home has a lot to offer and there are surely some places that fit that bill.  When you make your way to the west end of Westmount, you’ll find a place that is known as Brasserie Central.

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Jun 15

Burger 246: Rebel Brasserie Urbaine

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1470 Sainte-Catherine E.
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Papineau
Bus:  STM 10, 14, 15, 34, 45, 150, 410, 430, 769, RTL 170

Visit:  April 22, 2014

http://rebelbrasserie.com/

A rebel is a person who doesn’t follow the rules, mostly because they think that they know better.  In the realm of food, a rebel is one that does things in a way that no one ever thinks of.  In this city, there’s a place that uses that word of its name and they are known as Rebel Brasserie Urbaine.

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Jun 11

Annex 146: La Caverne Grecque

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105 Prince Arthur E.
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 24, 29, 55, 144

Visit:  June 9, 2014

When it comes to expanding to different types of cuisine, I’m not that good.  You can tell all that just by looking at the title of this post.  Also, I’m awful when I’m put on the spot to choose a place to eat, especially when there’s a burger involved.  On this day, I made my way to Prince Arthur, where I stumbled into La Caverne Grecque.

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