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.
A brand new year has now arrived and some of us are still stuck looking back at what was. Well, that’s what I’m going to do for a few more moments while 2014 is waiting full of adventures and whatnot. December was a month of fewer outings, mostly because people are staying home and using that time to relax. I got most of my visits out of the way early so that I could take the latter half of the month to recover from that unavoidable cold.
When I look back at 2013, I can say that I tried at least 51 burgers and had a blast doing it. The Great Burger Search expanded beyond Montreal with visits to New York, Boston, and Ottawa. I got a chance to try a total of 9 burgers outside Montreal and some of them will be hard to forget. Also, I also had the chance to visit some of the biggest names in restaurants when it comes to this wonderful city. With places like Kazu, La Queue de Cheval, and Au Pied de Cochon taking their place on my burger list, 2013 will always be a year that will rank high in the history of this search.
Here we are at the end of 2013 already. It’s probably been said literally thousands of times by now, but where does the time go? It’s about that time where we reflect on the year that’s been and what’s to come when the calendar changes. 2013 has been a great year for the search. When I take a look at it, I’ve expanded the boundaries with visits to 2 major cities and a return visit to Canada’s capital. There’s listing everything I have planned for 2014, since plans may change. But, if it was anything like 2013, it will be another one to remember.
540 Duluth E.
Bus: STM 11, 14, 29, 30, 427
Visit: December 19, 2013
Have you ever thought about the places that sit next door to the big ones? In life, no one ever thinks about second place or even third. But, there is a time where you have to give those things a thought. Located on a very crowded street for the best of Montreal is a restaurant called Vertige.
Atomic was visited in February of 2012, see the original post HERE.
4627 Du Souvenir
Bus: STL 26, 40, 46, 66
Visit: December 13, 2013
Over the course of visiting the number of restaurants I do, I don’t really get the chance to revisit places. Regardless of the circumstances, I always take advantage of the opportunity to go back to a place where I had something worth remembering. So, for the second time in almost two years, I found myself back at Atomic in Laval.
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.
101 Rachel E.
Bus: STM 29, 55
Visit: November 30, 2013
One of the culinary domains that hasn’t been touched yet is that of Portuguese cooking. In this city, when you think of places that fit the mold, you start with chicken. A lot of people stop right there. Like every facet of food, there is always another component that is overlooked. I was hoping to see some of that at L’Étoile de l’Océan.
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.
The year is almost at its end and the finish line is in plain sight. At this particular point, as I’m writing this, I only have 1 more burger to do in 2013. I can’t believe that we’re almost looking at 2014. November was a big month and there were a lot of interesting things that took place. One of the most notable things was the fact that I managed to reach my unique visitor total from 2012 in 11 months instead of 12. That’s one step forward.
Bus: STM 124, 161
Visit: November 13, 2013
In the burger world, 2013 will be known as a year where a few crazes took us out of the box. There were places that featured a cronut burger and some that featured other types of interesting ideas. One of those interesting ideas was the ramen burger. In New York City, a Japanese chef innovated that concept and soon thereafter, the idea spread to other places around the world. In Montréal, you can find the ramen burger at Tkrestobar.
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 15, 24, 107, 420, 715
Visit: November 2, 2013
Ever walk by a place for years and wonder what the inside looked like? There are so many places that can yield that sense of wonderment and the sad thing is that we don’t get to see all those places. So, when you have a chance to set foot inside such a place, you leap at it. This was the case with Chez Alexandre et Fils.
205 Promenade du Centropolis
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.
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.