124 St. Paul E.
Metro: Place D’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: October 30, 2013
When it comes to the most unique part of the island of Montréal, one could only go as far as the Old Port. There, you have some of the most interesting architectural buildings the city has to offer. They’ve been around for ages and it is interesting to see what occupies those places in 2013. This is where Pub St. Paul comes in.
Bus: STM 14, 15, 24, 30, 125, 150, 410, 427, 430, 715, 747
Visit: October 14, 2012
Over the last few weeks, the hot topic of conversation over the realm of social media has been about BBQ. While I’m no real expert on the subject, I always keep my eyes and ears open about where I could find worthy BBQ to try. Now, I didn’t go to the place where everyone is talking about, but I did find a place that had some of its own buzz over the last few months on its own. For the last 6 months, Diablos BBQ has been taking on its fair share on St-Denis, a great street for food.
89 De La Commune E.
Metro: Place d’Armes, Champ-de-Mars
Bus: STM 14, 55, 129, 715
Visit: January 20, 2012
I’ve been waiting months to come to this location. I first found out about Taverne Gaspar around the same time I was doing Burger 105 at Méchant Boeuf. It turns out that those two restaurants are part of a family of similar establishments that are all located in the Old-Port area of Montreal. As a matter of fact, you can easily walk from each of their locations within minutes.
Bus: STL 39, 42, 50, 56, 60, 61, 63, 66, 70, 902, 903
Visit: June 16, 2011
This was a previous burger search location. As a matter of fact, this was the 20th burger in the first season of the GBS. This time, since I’m on a burger hiatus, I was eager to try something else. Once again, this was a colleague’s suggestion. So, in all, we were 7 to venture out to Laval to get fatter. I was pleased when 2 of the 7 ordered a burger and enjoyed it. The service was very slow at first, but rapidly improved with the personality of the server who was assigned to us. Even a billing issue was handled with grace and real politeness.
10 Ounce Ribs
Tried: June 16, 2011
My experience with ribs are limited to Boston Pizza and the Bar B Barn. So, it is reasonable to say that I needed to branch out. From the first bite, I was sold. The meat just comes off the bone. The taste just melts in your mouth. Usually, I’m one of the last people to finish, but this time, I just put it all down. It’s a messy affair, but it’s worth each and every bite. The mashed potatoes were fine, though a little lumpy. I liked the fact that they were not garlic potatoes. The coleslaw was nothing to write home about.
Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Visit: October 25, 2009
Bus: STM 208, 209, 215, 225, 409
I have a vague memory of me going to Bar B Barn on Guy when I was younger. Then again, I have a lot of vague memories of things I did when I was younger. Luckily for me, my camera was handy when I once again visited this restaurant in 2009. First off, the restaurant is dimly lit, which makes it the right atmosphere to have this type of food. The server was extremely cordial which was also a plus.
This is a lunch special with includes ribs, rice, mashed potatoes, and onion rings.
You will notice that I got started before I took the picture. That was the only time where temptation got the better of my picture taking prowess. For a person who doesn’t get to have ribs so often, I was happy. The whole meal worked for me. The side dishes complemented the ribs so well. This being a lunch combo, I could’ve used more. However, with the prices and what’s included, you can’t go wrong.
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