Bus: STM 37, 58, 61, 107
Visit: August 18, 2014
Over the last few years, when it came to burgers, I visited a lot of places that didn’t quite specialize in that. Some people might think that you only go to burger places for burgers and the same for pizza. With that being said, I decided to go back to a place that housed one of my previous burgers to take on what’s in their name. That place is a Verdun staple known as Woodland Pizza.
Bus: STM 72, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 225, 419, 470, 485
Visit: July 22, 2014
Fast food courts aren’t really popular when it comes to writing about them. There’s no better way to turn off your audience, but there are some things that you can’t ignore. If you’re willing to look, there are certain dishes that might seem cheaper, but are of a better quality than other places. One of those instances can be found at Kojax Souflaki.
The month of June is now behind us and that means that half the year is in the books. With that, I’m getting even closer to unveiling the 250th burger in a search that has officially lasted 5 years.
228 Bernard O.
Bus: STM 46, 55, 80, 160, 435, 935
Visit: June 16, 2014
Family is a very important part of everyone’s life, whether you want to admit it or not. In restaurants, there are types of cuisine that lend themselves better to the family style dish delivery system. You order in tandem and you share. We all know that most families have to share. That’s where the concept of Namos comes in.
105 Prince Arthur E.
Bus: STM 24, 29, 55, 144
Visit: June 9, 2014
When it comes to expanding to different types of cuisine, I’m not that good. You can tell all that just by looking at the title of this post. Also, I’m awful when I’m put on the spot to choose a place to eat, especially when there’s a burger involved. On this day, I made my way to Prince Arthur, where I stumbled into La Caverne Grecque.
10421 Gouin O.
Bus: STM 68, 205, 206, 208, 209, 213, 407, 468
Visit: March 13, 2014
Success is often made out of second chances. I’m so grateful that I got a second chance in my career, where I’m doing a whole lot better than the first time around. Like in life, restaurants or locations often face the prospect of getting a second chance. Located in the West Island, Athena is a place that is rebuilding a reputation.
The month of March is usually a very significant month for me. Each year, I make some of my best visits. This year, there’s no exception. For the first time ever, I got the chance to visit the city of Philadelphia, thus getting 3 of their top burgers done. In the weeks that will come, I hope to share with you the fruits of that labor, alongside the highlights of a trip that I won’t soon forget.
200 Sainte-Catherine E.
Métro: Berri-UQAM, Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 15, 30, 55, 125, 129, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: February 20, 2014
Have you ever had a game plan that just didn’t go your way? That’s to be expected in the type of world we live in. With that in mind, you have a Plan B. But, sometimes, even those kind of things fail and then, you have to go on the fly. That’s how I ended up at MVP.
Now that we’re deep into 2014, we can think about what the year has in store for us. As I’m writing this, there isn’t much time left until I get a chance to expand my boundaries once again. Despite a few restraints on my upcoming trip, there is a lot of room to move around and get some really good burgers done. So, in a few weeks, you’ll get to see the fruits of my labor and I can’t wait to share them all, no matter how big or small they might be.
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: STL 2, 12, 17, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 33, 37, 41, 43, 48, 58, 60, 63, 70, 73, 74, 901, CITL 24, 28
Visit: February 6, 2014
Laval is growing by leaps and bounds, but there’s one thing that isn’t growing that much. The island is populated by large restaurant chains that serve food that doesn’t really do much to churn one’s imagination. If you’re really looking for something different, you have to dig deep. Luckily, there’s a restaurant, that’s been open for over 40 years, that’s right under your nose and that’s Chez Gérard.
755 Crémazie E.
Bus: STM 30, 31, 52, 53, 54, 56, 100, 135, 146, 192, 460
Visit: February 4, 2014
In Montréal, there are those restaurants that we all know. They are easy on the wallet and they serve all those items that fall under the category of the guilty pleasure. They are the home of the steamies, poutines, and the extremely greasy French fry. You may not put much stock into their influence, but they do have some. One of those places is called Patate Rouge.
The beginning of a new year is well behind us. In any line of work, January is a month where things slow down a bit as we all catch our collective breaths from a hectic holiday season. Here, at the search, it’s business as usual. 2013 was such a landmark year, so much so that the 12 months will have a whole lot of trouble living up. But, with that being said, I’m going to try with everything I have to make it quite the year.
Bus: STM 208, 209, 409
Visit: January 15, 2014
The West Island of Montréal is one special part of this great region we all share. One of the things that dominates that area is the abundance of big box stores and chain restaurants. If you’re looking for places that don’t fit those categories, you might be in a for a long search. But, there are times where places like Dutchys might just pop up.
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.