Bus: STM 24, 63, 90, 104, 138
Visit: February 12, 2014
Westmount is one of the nicest and most affluent neighborhoods on the entire island of Montréal. Part of the reason for that reputation is the storied past that is such a vibrant part of today’s culture. Included in the city of Westmount is a restaurant that lays claim to being the oldest on the entire island. Since 1920, Chez Nick has been a vital part of all that is Montréal.
Bus: STM 10, 15, 34, 45, 150, 769, RTL 170
Visit: January 13, 2014
In Montréal and other places, there are a whole bunch of restaurants that make their money on delivery and takeout orders. Their menus offer a very large variety of items and they range from nearly every category of food. The majority of these places have the option to eat inside the actual restaurant. While the quality of these places is obvious, visiting them is a whole other deal. Lafayette Hot Dog fits the bill when it comes to neighborhood restaurant that offers something that might just hit the spot.
450 Promenades de Centropolis
Bus: STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70
Visit: December 20, 2013
The first burger post of 2014 takes a look at the very last burger experience of 2013. You might think I’m crazy for covering the kind of place that I do my best to avoid, but there are times where you can’t avoid things. For the third time in my life, I got the chance to try something rather unique at Boston Pizza.
680 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 61, 107, 150, 168, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: November 21, 2013
Sainte-Catherine street is probably one of the busiest pedestrian avenues in the entire city. On any given day, you’ll find thousands of people making their way to one place or another. It’s the kind of street where things happen at all times of the day. That’s the case in the middle of the afternoon at Guido and Angelina.
Bus: STM 17, 64, 70, 72, 117, 121, 128, 170, 171, 174, 177, 196, 213, 215, 216, 225, 470, 475, STL 144, 151, 902
Visit: November 1, 2013
After over 4 years of searching for burgers, I’ve just now been going back to addresses that I’ve been to in the past. It hasn’t happened too much, but I take every opportunity I can to revisit the buildings that once house past burgers. This was the case when I had the chance to have lunch at Via Marcello.
35 Mont-Royal E.
Bus: STM 11, 30, 55, 97, 427
Visit: October 17, 2013
Eat me. There are those foods that just shout out those two iconic words when you see them. In Montreal, there are a whole bunch of dishes that just scream the two magical words. A few months back, a hamburger and poutine bar opened up on Mont-Royal, just wanting everyone to Mange-Moi.
6715 Métropolitain E.
Bus: STM 33, 192, 460
Visit: October 15, 2013
October is National Pizza Month and there’s only one way to celebrate such an occasion. Pizza is probably one of the items that can give the almighty burger a run for its money and I happen to love eating it just as much. So, in the ever-loving quest to find good pizza on this island, a trip to À la Vieille Cheminée was in order.
Bus: STM 57, 61, 71, 107
Visit: October 7, 2013
Pointe Saint-Charles is one of those neighbourhoods in Montreal where you can find some of the most recognized places to eat. Over the last few years, the area has been going through a slow resurgence and that is no different when it comes to the world of restaurants. Despite that, some tried and true places still remain like À la Fine Pointe.
Bus: STM 191, 209
Visit: August 15, 2013
When it comes to finding something decent to eat on the island of Montreal, it is pretty safe to assume that you won’t be short of ideas in the central part. When you start going towards the extremities, those choices become scarce. When you add your standards and requirements to the mix, you’ll be hard pressed to come up with solutions. Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow and try your luck. That’s where Chateau Dorval comes into play.
3035 du Carrefour
Bus: STL 39, 42, 50, 56, 60, 61, 63, 66, 70, 902, 903, CIT Laurentides 8
Visit: August 6, 2013
Finding food on the island of Laval is not an easy thing if you’re being particular. The overabundance of chain restaurants is something that seems to be the key identity of Laval. Some of those chains are good, while with others, they need not be mentioned. One has to wonder how Portovino stacks up when it comes to scrutiny.
Metro: Peel, Guy-Concordia
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 107, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: July 28, 2013
Crescent has a double reputation in the city of Montreal. For tourists, it is the place to come to be seen. For the rest of us, it is the place to avoid when you’re looking for something decent to eat. So, that begs the question, is there anything worth visiting on the street? Well, the only way to find out is to check all those places out. One of the staples of Crescent is Dundee’s.
Bus: RTL 14, 35, 39, 135
Visit: August 4, 2013
Imagine you’re stuck in traffic on a nice day and you can’t wait to get that one frozen item. Well, if you’re ever lost navigating the immense sector that is Quarter Dix30, you know that you need a reward for that. By getting through the gridlock in the area, you can settle down for something sweet at La Fontana Gelati Bar and Lounge.
Bus: STL 24, 151
Visit: June 14, 2013
One of the struggles I’ve always had in my search for anything remotely edible is finding something in the territory of the island of Laval. Whether it be a burger or anything else, I’ve always found myself with the feeling that there’s better out there on the island. A lackluster night and a random suggestion brought us over to a place that relocated from the island of Montreal to Laval called b sweet.
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.