5124-A Sherbrooke O.
Bus: STM 17, 24, 37, 63, 90, 102, 104, 105, 124
Visit: May 10, 2013
One of the aspects of doing the Great Burger Search that I’ve enjoy the most is the fact that, from time to time, I get to go beyond what’s between the buns. One of the new experiences for me in 2013 was the fact that I’ve visited a number of Japanese places and got to sample what I’ve been missing for many years. One of the more popular types of Japanese cuisine comes from the realm of sushi. At Sushi Yu Mi, I got the chance to see just that.
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.
1489 Sainte-Catherine E.
Metro: Beaudry, Papineau
Bus: STM 10, 14, 15, 34, 45, 150, 410, 430, 769, RTL 170
Visit: April 25, 2013
If I weren’t searching for burgers in the Greater Montreal Area, I would definitely be looking high and low for pizza. In the past few years, pizza has been on the mind of many Montrealers and we wouldn’t have it any other way. While it is quite the debate, pizza will unite us and at the same time, divide us. My visit to F+F Pizza will hopefully unite me with some of the suggestions given to me by my faithful supporters.
5660 Sherbrooke E.
Metro: Cadillac, Assomption
Bus: STM 22, 32, 131, 136, 185, 432
Visit: February 24, 2013
You know what they say about the best laid plans, they often go astray. No matter how much you’re sure about where you’re going or what’s going to happen, there are curves in the road of life. One of the curves led me recently to setting foot in Vinnie Gambinis in the east end of Montreal.
This is the second visit to Méchant Boeuf, click HERE for the first post.
124 Saint-Paul O.
Metro: Place d’Armes
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 29, 2013
In July of 2011, this Great Burger Search went through its turning point, one that changed the way this whole enterprise was approached. The restaurant that was part of that slow transformation was Méchant Boeuf. With Happening Gourmand wrapping up, my third visit compelled me to have a much different kind of burger in a restaurant that had a strong first outing.
Metro: Place d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 25, 2013
Happening Gourmand 2013 gives a chance for every Montrealer set foot in restaurants that they would not normally be able to afford. One of the newcomers in this year’s line-up is a place that people are talking about, Bevo Pizza. Their take on Italian cuisine and pizza is surely something that could no longer be ignored.
445 Laurier E.
Bus: STM 14, 27, 30, 46, 47, 51, 427
Visit: January 21, 2013
Sometimes the things you find come from out of nowhere, or even from right under your nose. Located right next to the northern entrance of the Laurier metro station, La Boîte Gourmande is one of those places that you might not think twice about entering, unless you knew what was inside.
93 Mont-Royal O.
Bus: STM 11, 55, 97
Visit: January 8, 2013
In 1942, just over 70 years ago, the world was still deeply involved in the second World War. It was that year where a newlywed couple would purchase a snack bar and turn it into what is known as Beauty’s Luncheonette. Home to an extremely well known Beautys Special, it’s no wonder that this iconic Montreal establishment is still going strong in 2013.
1291 Mont-Royal E.
Bus: STM 11, 14, 97
Visit: January 5, 2013
2013 is already upon us and we’re all probably ready to really get this year going. This is also the case when it comes to burgers. There’s not going to be any more time wasted as I’m looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store when it comes to having burgers. To begin the year, I look to a very crowded burger street in Avenue Mont-Royal and relative newcomer, Cornichon.
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.
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.