292 Sainte-Catherine O.
Métro: Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 15, 55, 80, 125, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747
Visit: March 5, 2014
If there are two things on this planet that I like a whole lot, it’s bacon and dessert. When you combine two things that you love so much, you have pure bliss or maybe, a massive coronary. Well, on a fateful March evening, I had the chance to visit Al & Jo to find something that I could only dream of.
Bus: STM 103, 162
Visit: January 29, 2014
I’ve been visiting restaurants and sharing my experiences for the better part of 5 years now. Over that time, I have received a lot of suggestions for potential future visits. For the first time, a close friend to our family proposed a place that makes the six degrees of separation shrink and that place is Le Maistre.
205 Promenade du Centropolis
Bus: STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70
Visit: October 29, 2013
I don’t dance. I tried a few times and I realized that I wasn’t really that good at it. So, my career as a dancer never really took off, especially when it comes to the fact that I’ve consumed so many burgers that I’ve gained so much weight which makes moving nearly impossible. What this has to do with a place called Tango is anyone’s guess, but this my latest dessert visit in Laval.
Bus: RTL 5, 6, 13, 15, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 54, 59, 60, 77, 100, 106, 115, 132, 135, 144, 177, AMT Terminus Panama
Visit: August 12, 2013
Brossard’s Champlain Mall has been around for nearly 40 years. For a lot of us living on the South Shore, it is the one place that we remember from our childhood. With major competition from a nearby commercial goliath, it makes things difficult for the mall and any of its over 150 tenants. One of those tenants is Via Vivoli, a gelato and dessert store.
In 2013, I had the chance to venture outside of Montreal more than once. In April, I had the wonderful chance to visit the states of New Jersey and New York for the very first time. Now, at the end of the month of May, the city of Boston and its surrounding area were next on the radar.
Metro: Mont-Royal, Sherbrooke
Bus: STM 29, 30, 144, 427
Visit: May 15, 2013
A reputation is something that is very important. I can only imagine what kind of reputation I have. Through life, we strive to create and foster the best kind of reputation. Based on that, decisions in all aspects of life are made. From time to time, there are those who don’t follow the natural course and go towards a different direction. Then there are those that boldly call themselves La Mauvaise Reputation.
This is a revisited post for Deli Planet. Click HERE for the original post.
895 De La Gauchetiere
Les Halles de la Gare
Train: Gare Centrale
Bus: STM 36, 61, 74, 75, 107, 168, 178, 420, AMT Terminus Centre-ville
Visit: May 2, 2013
Have you ever had a meal that you know other people would never agree with you about? About 2 years ago, I visited Deli Planet and had a burger that really surprised me. I didn’t go out of my way to tell everyone how good it was because I just knew that others would probably not see it my way. So, out of nowhere and out of a bit of curiosity, I decided to return to Deli Planet to see if there was consistency.
518 Aviation Road
Queensbury, New York
Bus: GGFT 11, 12
Visit: April 8, 2013
The trip to New Jersey/New York has now come full circle. For 4 days in the beginning of April, the experience in those two iconic states has been one that shall never be forgotten. At this point, it was time to make our way back home. It was only fitting that since our trip came full circle, that we made one last stop in the Queensbury area to have one last meal as a group.
This year, I’m introducing a brand new category in the end of year posts. Anyone who reads this blog regularly or follows me on social media will know that I fancy bacon way too much. The point of this post is not just to highlight bacon in its regular use, but in a way that goes above and beyond. Here, you will see the 3 items that best exemplify and most creatively use that element that we all love so much.
Picture this, you’re having the meal of your entire life. The service is at its utmost best, you wouldn’t trade the company for anyone in the world, and the food is firing on all cylinders. What’s the one thing that puts the proverbial cherry on top of the cake? That part of the meal is the dessert. The dessert is meant to put that exclamation point on the evening.
5879 Sherbrooke O.
Bus: STM 105, 162, 420
Visit: November 28, 2012
Ask any carnivore and they’ll tell you that one thing makes the world go round, bacon. There are some people who will go to great lengths to seek out any source of bacon around, regardless of what obstacles are in the way. Luckily, those Montrealers who have a thing for bacon won’t have to look far for a unusual source of bacon. The place in question is unique in its own way and that place is called Briimstone Chocolates & Fudge.
68 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Metro: Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 55, 80, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 435, 747
Visit: November 25, 2012
If you’re Asian and even if you’re not, there’s a feeling of pride when it comes to a Chinese pastry shop. The amount of people who go gaga over these places is absolutely mind-numbing. The feeling to total support isn’t for nothing, a lot of Chinatown’s pastry shops are definitely worth the hype. The question now is if a relative newcomer to the already loaded scene can pick up on that momentum. For a weird answer to that question, I turned to La Légende.
3600 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 24, 29, 55, 144
Visit: October 25, 2012
As a lot of you know, my search for desserts in the Greater Montreal Area has brought me a lot of chocolate cake. More specifically, chocolate mousse cake has been a great fixation of mine. Well, with that in mind, an impromptu change in plans brought me back to the small franchise named Juliette & Chocolat.
Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: October 14, 2012
Living in the city of Montreal, we are lucky with the amount of restaurants and dessert places that we have access to. No matter what part of town you happen to call home, there is that one place that makes those delicacies that make us want to sit around for quite a while. In the downtown core, there is such a place, one called La Brioche Lyonnaise.
1662 De Maisonneuve O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: October 4, 2012
When doing a Great Burger Search, you try to find burgers wherever you can. While finding burgers can be quite the easy task, getting that unique Montreal dining experience can be a whole other story. Angela Pizza in the heart of Downtown Montreal has a burger, but it does have a whole lot more.