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.
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.
Bus: STM 24, 30, 144, 427
Visit: July 21, 2012
Saint-Denis is not an easy street to have a restaurant. Go along any stretch of the north-south thoroughfare and you’ll see just how many eating establishments there are long the road. When you think broader and start branching out a bit, the competition is stiff. For my first burger in 8 months on the street, I chose Universel, a place more commonly known for their breakfasts. However, they also have a wide menu of other common food.
I often get asked if I make my own burgers. Well, the answer to that is still a resounding no. One of these days, it will happen, but for now, I took a teeny, tiny, little step towards doing that. At a BBQ in Mirabel, all the ingredients were collected and we were ready to have burgers and a good time.
Bus: RTL 1, 6, 55, 106
Visit: May 17, 2012
For the second burger in a row, I find myself in the South Shore of Montreal. Like many of the places I’ve been doing on my native shore, they all hold some semblance of nostalgia for me. This particular stretch of Victoria, in the downtown core of St-Lambert, is where all the town’s activity takes place. For me, it’s a street that’s been part of my morning commute during my 2 years in cegep. Over that time, little did I know that there was a restaurant, one called Kapetan.
9395 Leduc, suite 5
Bus: RTL 14, 35, 135
Visit: May 10, 2012
One of the most important things for me in this Burger Search is trying to find places close to home. The South Shore of Montreal doesn’t quite have the quality, signature places that the island does. It might be the case when it comes to restaurants, but when it comes to shopping, that’s a whole other story. Quartier Dix30 opened back in 2006. Since then, it has grown exponentially and has become the face of Brossard. What’s the most important commercial sector of Brossard without the possibility of a burger? That’s what I wanted to find out.