1001 Jean-Talon O.
Bus: STM 16, 80, 92, 179, 435
Visit: March 27, 2013
One of the types of cuisine that I got to try thanks to this blog was Indian. Last year, I got to try my very first Indian restaurant in the month of March. Just about a year later, it was time to expand that repertoire with a second place. When you ask around about the top places to try for Indian, there is always that one name that comes up a lot, Bombay Mahal.
Bus: STM 19, 54, 121, 179
Visit: March 1, 2013
After 4 years and 99 Annex posts, we’ve finally reached the 100th post in that series. One of the most frequented types of cuisine for the Annex is that of Greek. For this occasion, the place that was put to the test was Nostos. I might have thought of something a little more special for the 100th post, but Greek cuisine has played a large part of the Annex and I was more than happy to set foot in Nostos.
701 Cote de la Place D’Armes
Metro: Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: February 1, 2013
With the sixth edition of Happening Gourmand now a thing of the past, it’s time to take a look at the fourth and final place on my itinerary for this year. Located right next to the Palais des Congres, Suite 701 has the distinction of being the place I was looking the most forward to. As I think of my other 3 restaurant visits during the event, I could only wonder if Suite 701 would live up.
3171 St-Jacques O.
Bus: STM 36, 71, 78, 108, 191, 211, 405, 411, 425, 485, 491, 496, 747
Visit: December 4, 2012
In keeping with a decision I made last year, I decided to expand beyond the traditional beef burgers in the hope the make sure that even more burgers can be tried. The next step in that process takes us to the realm of chicken burgers, one that isn’t so easy to find. Once that research has been completed, the literal search brought me to a place that’s been right under my nose for the last few years, Rosty Poulet.
72A De La Gauchetiere O.
Metro: Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747
Visit: October 26, 2012
A lot of people would agree, Montreal is one of the place’s with the greatest wealth of Chinese restaurants in North America. However, one of the other things that we would also agree with is the fact that despite an abundance of those places, there aren’t very many that truly satisfy their customers. It’s no wonder that when a new place opens up in the midst of Chinatown, it gets the attention of many. Today’s place in question is Ethan, right in the middle of the pedestrian walkway known as De La Gauchetiere.
75 Avenue Des Pins
Bus: STM 29, 55, 144
Visit: October 25, 2012
Pine Avenue is one of those streets on the island of Montreal that isn’t that long, but still lives long in the hearts of the citizens of this island. The street is home to many hospitals, school, and iconic businesses. One of those businesses is a pizza place affectionately known as Mamma’s.
Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: October 14, 2012
Over the last few weeks, the hot topic of conversation over the realm of social media has been about BBQ. While I’m no real expert on the subject, I always keep my eyes and ears open about where I could find worthy BBQ to try. Now, I didn’t go to the place where everyone is talking about, but I did find a place that had some of its own buzz over the last few months on its own. For the last 6 months, Diablos BBQ has been taking on its fair share on St-Denis, a great street for food.
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Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: August 24, 2012
Summer 2012 has been a very busy time for the GBS. On top of getting a lot of burgering done, I’ve been checking off a shortlist of 5 places that I had to get through before the vacation ended. That list started off at 4 places, but as time went, detailed accounts of an epic sandwich forced me to put one more item on my radar. So, for the third time this summer, I found myself at Parc Émilie-Gamelin, where the La Mangeoire would be located for the day.
1616 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: August 16, 2012
Over the course of Summer 2012, I’ve been visiting a series of places that have been on a shortlist. While they haven’t been the kind of places you would necessarily hear great buzz from, they were close to what I was personally interested in. That all changes with the second to last name on that list, Grumman’78. It’s been well over a year that I’ve been dying to try what they have to offer. While I didn’t visit the truck, I took myself to the counter, which ensures that you get your taco fix all year long.
5500 Grande Allée
Delivery Phone #: (450) 462-1060
Bus: RTL 5, 21, 50, 150
Pick-Up: August 9, 2012
When I think of another part of my upbringing, chicken plays a big part of that. In the past, I had a soft spot for Kentucky Fried Chicken. But, also in the picture was a take-out/delivery place known as Rotisseries Benny, or Benny’s for short. If you live or spent any significant time on the South Shore of Montreal, you’ve seen the bright red cars with the logos up top. If you really know your South Shore, you’ll know that there is only 1 real place to get poutine and that’s at Benny’s
243 Notre-Dame O.
Metro: Square-Victoria, Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 36, 55, 61, 75, 129, 168, 715
Visit: July 5, 2012
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 sandwiches on its menu, it creates a new option for those busy workers on the go in the midst of the financial district.
4024B Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150
Visit: June 28, 2012
During the 2011-2012 season of the GBS, Greek food has found a way into my plans when it comes to eating. While there are so many big time names in that realm of cuisine on the island of Montreal, we rarely get to add newcomers to that list. On a late June afternoon, I was about to be taken to a place called Sparta to see how a relative unknown in Greek cuisine would fare.
880 Jarry O.
Bus: STM 80, 179, 193, 435
Visit: March 8, 2012
Three years ago, before I started doing what it is that I do, if you’d ask me to go try Indian food, I would probably give you the most dumbfounded look you’ve ever seen. When I think of something to eat, Indian food isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind. It’s not that I have anything against this type of cuisine, it’s just that I grew up with a largely Chinese eating background. So, now that we’re in 2012, I am more than willing to give something different a try.
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Bus: STL 24, 26, 46, 60, 66, 151
Visit: January 31, 2012
Wait! I know what you’re probably thinking, Mr. Lew changed the whole purpose of his blog and is now searching for something a whole lot less PG. Well, have no fear, this isn’t what you want to think it is. Lately, I’ve been so wrapped up in other eating endeavors that I somehow only had tried 2 different burgers in 2012 up to this point. So, this week, I made it my mission to remedy that situation. I also asked the people who follow what they preferred to see next. The overwhelming response is what you’re seeing right now and what you’ll see for the next burger, something out of the blue. For this one, I wasn’t about to choose something along the lines of same-old, same-old.
521 Duluth E.
Metro: Sherbrooke, Mont-Royal
Bus: STM 11, 14, 24, 29, 30, 97, 144, 427
Visit: December 15, 2011
My visit to Le Jardin de Panos is the third in the series of outings as part of the Fat Squirrel Society (inside joke). The first visit was in October for Korean BBQ and the second was in the midst of Chinatown. So, we took a little bit of a curve by going to see what other Greek restaurants there were to explore in Montreal. I honestly thought that I reached the plateau of Greek cuisine with my other visits, so I was hoping to expand to that list.