Bus: STM 191, 495, 496
Visit: January 8, 2014
2014 is well underway and everyone is back in the middle of their normal routines. The same can be said when it comes to burger business. Even if the year changes, one can be assured that nothing will be different when it comes to burgers. With that in mind, the first burger of 2014 for the search comes to us from Dorval at Barbie’s.
Bus: STM 14, 27, 30, 46, 47, 51, 427
Visit: December 12, 2013
2013 has been such a great year when it comes to trying new places and seeking out the types of food that I haven’t tried before. But, there is one type of cuisine that I keep coming back to. Greek food has always been one of my favorites and I take any opportunity to try that. This time around, I found myself at Ouzeri.
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.
39 Saint-Paul E.
Metro: Place d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 10, 2013
Sometimes, when you least expect it, you’ll find something that you’re looking for without even realizing it. In life, that’s sometimes the best way to run into something worthwhile. Just under a year ago, I was introduced to the Vieux-Port Steakhouse. As promised in the post from last year, I did indeed make a return visit. However, best laid plans were completely blown to bits when a random menu discovery was made.
When you’re trying to convey food or anything relating to it, pictures really do speak a 1000 words. No matter how eloquently structured a paragraph may be, the picture is what puts it over the top. In the last 12 months, I’ve taken almost 3,000 pictures and only 5 can be worthy enough to mention as the ones that defined 2012 for me.
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.
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.
Bus: STM 92, 160, 161, 165, 435
Visit: April 20, 2012
Part of my heritage demands that I find the places in Montreal that serve my kind of food. In the past, I’ve made mention of trying to find the very best in Won Ton soup in Montreal. While trying to find Chinese food in general doesn’t really appeal to me, finding that specific dish does. While I’ve been given many suggestions to sub-par pork and shrimp won tons in Montreal, only a select few were able to tell me where to find the only type of these dumplings worth having. A shrimp-only won ton dumpling is far superior to the one I just mentioned and I think I’ve come across another place that does it.
Metro: Beaubien, Rosemont
Bus: STM 13, 18, 25, 30, 31, 160, 161, 197
Visit: March 22, 2012
Lately, in my eating endeavors, there has been one thing that’s been pushing its way in, desserts. It really hasn’t been something that I always was planning on doing, but it forced me to really start broadening my horizons. The island of Montreal has so many restaurants that offer desserts on their menus. Outside of that, there are places that specialize mainly in desserts. If you look even deeper, you’ll come across places that aren’t really restaurants, but bakeries that happen to have seats and tables. This happens to be one of those places.
377 Laurier O.
Bus: STM 46, 51, 80, 129, 435, 935
Visit: March 13, 2012
My search for another place to get decent in Montreal has led me to Juliette & Chocolat. Montreal has quite the competition when it comes to dessert. Whether it be ice cream or chocolate, you have a wide selection of places that can satisfy your sweet tooth. Myself, having just done another chocolate, was still in the frame of mind where I needed that sugary fix. Where better than this place to try something that I’m really starting to enjoy.