1489 Sainte-Catherine E.
Metro: Beaudry, Papineau
Bus: STM 10, 14, 15, 34, 45, 150, 410, 430, 769, RTL 170
Visit: April 25, 2013
If I weren’t searching for burgers in the Greater Montreal Area, I would definitely be looking high and low for pizza. In the past few years, pizza has been on the mind of many Montrealers and we wouldn’t have it any other way. While it is quite the debate, pizza will unite us and at the same time, divide us. My visit to F+F Pizza will hopefully unite me with some of the suggestions given to me by my faithful supporters.
8746 Notre-Dame E.
Bus: STM 22, 185, 410, 430
Visit: March 7, 2013
One of the biggest issues that I always mention in doing this search on the island of Montreal is the fact that it’s not very easy to find burgers in the east end. At this point, the furthest east I’ve been has been near Les Galeries d’Anjou and I just know that there are places further east. So, for this visit, I ended up at Coronel on Notre Dame East.
5660 Sherbrooke E.
Metro: Cadillac, Assomption
Bus: STM 22, 32, 131, 136, 185, 432
Visit: February 24, 2013
You know what they say about the best laid plans, they often go astray. No matter how much you’re sure about where you’re going or what’s going to happen, there are curves in the road of life. One of the curves led me recently to setting foot in Vinnie Gambinis in the east end of Montreal.
Metro: Place d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 25, 2013
Happening Gourmand 2013 gives a chance for every Montrealer set foot in restaurants that they would not normally be able to afford. One of the newcomers in this year’s line-up is a place that people are talking about, Bevo Pizza. Their take on Italian cuisine and pizza is surely something that could no longer be ignored.
Burgers aren’t the only thing that gets featured here on the GBS. From time to time, I get the chance to try other things that don’t necessarily fit my domain of specialty. These dishes are some that I’ll remember for a time to come.
65 Saint-Zotique E.
Bus: STM 18, 55, 160
Visit: October 10, 2012
After doing a burger at a pizza place, it was about time that an actual pizza was consumed. The debate for the “best” pizza in Montreal is just as fierce, or even more intense than that of the strongest burger in town. On the cusp of Little Italy, Bottega does what it can to deliver their unique interpretation of everyone’s favorite dish, the pizza.
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.
5455 Grande Allée
Bus: RTL 5, 21, 50, 150
Visit: July 19, 2012
My visit to Léo Pizza in Brossard marks another chapter from my childhood that I want to share with everyone. Léo’s, as we called them at home, and their pizza played a large role in my upbringing. In a relationship that spans almost 20 years, it is the establishment that introduced me to my all-time favorite ingredient in this whole, entire world.
Metro: Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 29, 55, 144
Visit: June 27, 2012
It’s been a while since I had some pizza, save the slice or two I weaseled my way into getting from a elementary school classroom last week. So, with that being said, I was hoping to get another shot at big time pizza in a sit-down restaurant. The thing about it was I wasn’t expecting to be eating pizza on another rainy afternoon. With that being said, a spirited conversation about restaurants turned into an impromptu visit to Prato.
901 Jean-Talon O.
Metro: Parc, Acadie
Bus: STM 16, 80, 92, 93, 179, 435, 935
Visit: March 22, 2012
Say what you want about Parc-Extension, but there’s one thing you can’t really deny, there are a lot of restaurants. They may range in quality, but you have quite the choice. It isn’t all just centered in one main style of cuisine, but in many various different types. For my purposes, I like to find burgers in as many different areas as I can. This particular stretch of Jean-Talon gave me another meaningful addition to my culinary resume.
3237 Des Sources
Bus: STM 208, 209, 215, 225, 409, 475
Visit: March 15, 2012
In the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking how I haven’t had much pizza in 2012 or even in the latter half of 2011. Growing up, pizza has been just an important part of my childhood, just as the ever popular burger. The fact that I’ve been doing things lately that have tapped into my past has propelled me in the thinking that pizza must be something that I had to eat soon. When the opportunity came up and the stars aligned on this nice March evening, I couldn’t pass up the chance to go out west to D.D.O. and have Del Friscos’ pizza.
Metro: Mont-Royal, Sherbrooke
Bus: STM 11, 14, 24, 29, 30, 97, 144, 427
Visit: February 2, 2012
I know what you’re thinking, why on Earth would I do a burger so soon after nearly drowning myself in poutine just 2 days ago? Well, I’m crazy. More seriously, after a slow month of January, I felt it was time to make sure I was back on track. If that meant pulling overtime on bacon cheeseburgers, so be it. So, on this beautiful day, I was off to find another burger that no one ever really thinks about.
1223 Phillips Square
Bus: STM 15, 61, 168, 420
Visit: December 12, 2011
It’s been a while since I’ve been in a non-burger restaurant. So, I decided that this opportunity would be as good as any to try something that I’ve been waiting nearly 15 years to try, a calzone.
1446 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 66, 150, 165, 166, 420, 427, 435
Visit: August 18, 2011
If you were at Osheaga recently, you probably saw a stand with a huge crowd around it. Well, that crowd were all patiently waiting for something called Kono Pizza. Now, I’m not an Osheaga person myself, so I only got word of the buzz days later through Twitter and the community of food writers I follow.
Metro: Peel, Bonaventure
Train: Gare Centrale, Lucien-L’Allier
Bus: STM 15, 24, 61, 74, 75, 107, 150, 168, 178, 410, 420, 427, 430, 435, 715, 747, 935
Visit: July 21, 2011
This particular visit was a long time coming. My colleague/friend, who I consider a pizza and ice cream expert, made this recommendation about a month ago. Due to unforeseen occurrences, we weren’t able to make our way here until this extremely hot day (47 degrees after humidex). But, like I always say, if it’s worth it (food-wise), I’ll take on any obstacles to devour it.