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500 McGill
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Square-Victoria
Bus:  RTL 55, STM 61, 75, 168, 715

Visit:  May 13, 2014


After 10 months and 48 burgers, it is finally time to get to the final regular selection of the fifth season of this search.  With a lot of things happening on the personal side of my life, I had to rush to finish this season of the search.  This has given me the opportunity to try some of the places that I’ve been looking forward to.  One of those places is Bar & Boeuf.

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5357 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, Québec

Bus:  STM 46, 80, 435, 935

Visit:  January 23, 2014


One of the best things about searching for burgers is the fact that you never quite know where you’re going to find them.  Sometimes, it’s not quite the end result that matters, but the journey it takes to get there.  What makes this even better is that this latest location marries two things I like a whole lot, burgers and Greek restaurants.  The one place you can find this special burgers is at Milos.

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1824 Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, Québec

Métro:  Guy-Concordia
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 165, 166, 427, 435

Visit:  November 28, 2013


Imagine a concept where you’d go into a business and cook the food for yourself.  Well, there’s a type of Asian cuisine that’s popular for that reason and that’s Korean BBQ.  In Montréal, there are more and more of these types of places popping up.  One of those places is Seoul Chako.

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205 Promenade du Centropolis
Laval, Québec

Bus:  STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70

Visit:  October 29, 2013


I don’t dance.  I tried a few times and I realized that I wasn’t really that good at it.  So, my career as a dancer never really took off, especially when it comes to the fact that I’ve consumed so many burgers that I’ve gained so much weight which makes moving nearly impossible.  What this has to do with a place called Tango is anyone’s guess, but this my latest dessert visit in Laval.

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2151 Lapiniere
Brossard, Québec

Bus:  RTL 5, 6, 13, 15, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 54, 59, 60, 77, 100, 106, 115, 132, 135, 144, 177, AMT Terminus Panama

Visit:  August 12, 2013

Brossard’s Champlain Mall has been around for nearly 40 years.  For a lot of us living on the South Shore, it is the one place that we remember from our childhood.  With major competition from a nearby commercial goliath, it makes things difficult for the mall and any of its over 150 tenants.  One of those tenants is Via Vivoli, a gelato and dessert store.

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6000 Rome
Brossard, Québec

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.

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In 2013, I had the chance to venture outside of Montreal more than once.  In April, I had the wonderful chance to visit the states of New Jersey and New York for the very first time.  Now, at the end of the month of May, the city of Boston and its surrounding area were next on the radar.

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Check out how we got here, Prelude to Burger 187.


558 Aviation Road
Queensbury, New York

Bus:  GGFT 11, 12

Visit:  April 5, 2013


The first stop in my 4 day trip to the was along the lines of a rest stop.  The city of Queensbury popped up at the right time and we were in need of something to eat.  It was out of the corner of our eyes where we saw Friendly’s.  Friendly’s is an American diner chain that also touts their wide variety of ice cream.

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60 Fairmount O.
Montreal, Quebec

Bus:  STM 46, 51, 55, 80, 435, 935

Visit:  August 21, 2012


The Mile-End district of Montreal is literally bursting at the seams with places to visit.  In the last post on this blog, the latest brunch and burger offering was looked at.  With that place in the books, I just couldn’t resist crossing the street and sampling some of the most talked about ice cream on the island of Montreal.  That place is called Kem CoBa and they’re one of the top ice cream vendors in this city.

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2313 Sainte-Catherine O.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Atwater
Bus:  STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 150

Visit:  June 28, 2012


My recent visit to Sparta didn’t quite end over there.  As some things go these days, this was another impromptu decision made by curious eaters.  While we can all list the major players in the ice cream game of Montreal, there is one that may or may not be a contender.  Just last year, the Tim Horton’s franchise put forth its first foray in the Montreal area by opening Cold Stone Creamery across this fair island.

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3880 Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent
Bus:  STM 29, 55, 144

Visit:  June 27, 2012


I like screaming and I’m sure you like to scream too.  But the thing that I know everyone loves is ice cream.  Just like screaming can come at any moment, so does ice cream.  Much like my impromptu visit to Prato, there was nothing going to stop us from crossing the street to a Montreal Main-stay, Ripples.

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1200 McGill College
Montreal, Quebec

Bus: AMT Terminus Centre-ville, STM 15, 24, 61, 125, 150, 168, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Metro: Peel, McGill, Bonaventure
Train: Gare Centrale

Visit:  April 3, 2012


Ben & Jerry’s has played an important part in the last year for me.  On this day, I just want to highlight something that they do once every year.  On a day in April, Ben & Jerry’s offer a free cone to their customers.  Regardless of what kind of weather it is, you’ll find droves of people lining up just for that one scoop of ice cream.  For me, it’s been 9 months since I’ve had any chocolate therapy and I wasn’t about to pass this up.

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1311 Bernard O.
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Outremont
Bus:  STM 160, 161

Visit:  September 20, 2011


My search for decent ice cream has taken me to a place that everyone keeps on mentioning when it comes to top contenders.  I had plenty of opportunities over the last 6 months to get pretty decent ice cream and I did not hesitate at the chance to come here.  As was the case with the Greek restaurant visited on the same day, I was accompanied by my very knowledgeable educational cohort.

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3807 Saint-Denis
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Sherbrooke
Bus:  STM 24, 30, 144, 427

Visit:  August 16, 2011


As some of you know, ice cream has become a recent fixture in my excursions.  I have been quite lucky to have been surrounded by a few ice cream experts in recent months.  Those individuals have paved the way for dessert goodness.

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5401 Boul. Des Galeries
Galeries de la Capitale
Quebec City, Quebec

Bus: RTC 60, 64, 65, 75, 85, 185, 332

Visit: July 8, 2011


Laura Secord is a chocolate candy store that serves ice cream. I can’t count the number of times last year when they saved me during a heat wave. Since I wasn’t about to turn Quebec City upside down to look for a Dairy Queen or something equivalent to Ben & Jerry’s, I went to the province’s largest mall for my fix.

Orange Cream Flavored Ice Cream

Tried: July 8, 2011

When I saw this flavor in the counter, I couldn’t resist. Short of being bacon flavored, orange is something that I absolutely love. Even though I found the chocolate to be out of place, the orange ice cream was pretty good. It didn’t take very long for me to make it disappear. The only down side is that I felt this flavor doesn’t go well with cones.