351 de Bellechase
Métro: Beaubien, Rosemont
Bus: STM 13, 18, 25, 30, 31, 160, 161, 197
Visit: September 18, 2014
Imagine spending years dedicating yourself to one thing. Imagine that thing brings people together and brings smiles to faces. When you make others happy, it brings a sense of satisfaction and it makes it easier to dedicate your life to that one thing. For 50 years, there has been one place doing that with pizza and it’s called Elio.
590 Jarry E.
Bus: STM 30, 31, 193
Visit: September 5, 2014
Pizza is something that brings a lot of people together. I can’t count the number of weeks where my family bonded over pizza back in the day. These days, pizza is something that brings a lot of people together. This time around, our family gathered at Québec Déli.
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.
The summer is half done and there’s only one month until the regular routine is back. July is always a month of decompression and mandatory sleeping for me. This year was no different. With all that time dedicated to doing nothing, there’s one thing that doesn’t really take a vacation and that’s making sure this blog pushes forward.
Bus: STM 18, 46, 55, 92, 160
Visit: July 4, 2014
If there’s one dish that’s even more popular than the burger, it’s pizza. I have to admit that I might like the pizza a little more than the burger, but who doesn’t? Starting this month, I’ll be doing my best to post a monthly pizza post. While it won’t be as often as the Great Burger Search, the quest to find this city’s best pizza is one that we should all be on. So, with all the past locations fair game again, we begin with a newcomer to this blog, Pizzeria Napoletana.
The month of April saw two big things in the realm of the Great Burger Search. For one, the results from Philadelphia saw the light of day. As that was going on, I had the chance to make a return to Boston for another slew of burgers and a second chance at a place that was closed the first time around.
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.
Bus: STM 24, 55, 80, 125, 129, 144, 435, 935
Visit: March 7, 2014
Lately, I’ve been on pizza tour that has included a few places that I’ve been meaning to try. The quality of some of these places may vary, but there’s one thing that’s completely consistent, they all serve pizza. If you’ve spent any time near the McGill ghetto, you would have, no doubt, heard the name Amelios.
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.
2504 Notre-Dame O.
Bus: STM 36, 57, 71, 78, 108, 191, 211, 405, 411, 425, 485, 491, 496, 747
Visit: March 3, 2014
In the city of Montréal, there’s one battle that’s just as fierce as the rivalry between the Habs and the Boo-ins or the Maple Laughs. Like hockey, there’s one dish that unites us just as easily as it divides us. If you haven’t guessed it by now, that dish is called pizza. My latest stop for pizza comes from Geppetto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
505 Promenade du Centropolis
Bus: STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70
Visit: October 29, 2013
Growing up, we all had those grandparents who cooked for us and had their secret recipes. To this day, my own grandparents still cook weekly and gather their family around the dinner table. There are some places that turn that family tradition into a advertising concept. One of those places is Enoteca Mozza in Laval.