Bus: STM 103, 162
Visit: January 29, 2014
I’ve been visiting restaurants and sharing my experiences for the better part of 5 years now. Over that time, I have received a lot of suggestions for potential future visits. For the first time, a close friend to our family proposed a place that makes the six degrees of separation shrink and that place is Le Maistre.
Bus: STM 64, 126, 128, 215, 468
Visit: December 22, 2013
All you can eat. Those four words are very powerful when you start to think about it. There was a time in society where a credo like that would fuel the motivation for someone to eat all that the slowly failing heart could desire. These days, when the world’s economy hurting and the waistlines of society expanding, one can only reflect on what those words truly mean. Either way you want to look at it, I had a chance to find out for myself at Sushi Palace.
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.
1862 Sainte-Catherine O.
Metro: Guy-Concordia, Atwater
Bus: STM 15, 24, 57, 63, 66, 90, 104, 108, 138, 144, 165, 166, 427, 435
Visit: February 21, 2013
In Montreal, there is a list of the essential go-to spots that you have to check off of your list to officially call yourself a resident of this city. They vary from different kinds of cuisine, budget criteria, and just sheer levels of awesomeness. One of the places that I’ve been itching to go to in the last few years is called Kazu. You can ask just about anyone in Montreal and they’ll tell you that this is the place to go.
275 Fairmount O.
Bus: STM 46, 51, 80, 435, 935
Visit: February 7, 2013
Sometimes, when you walk around and see places from the outside, you don’t quite know what’s going on inside. You wouldn’t know it from looking in from the outside, but there’s a place called Voro that has a few good tricks up their sleeves, most involving bacon.
677 Sainte-Catherine O.
Complexe Les Ailes
Bus: STM 15, 24, 61, 107, 125, 168, 420, 715
Visit: February 1, 2013
One of the recurring threads of 2013 so far is the fact that I’m ending up in places or situations that I don’t plan on. One of those places happens to be a shopping center sushi shop known as Sushiman. With 11 locations in the province of Quebec, they are now part of lunches every day. My visit was not expected, but one that I’m glad I made.
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: STM 29, 55, 144
Visit: October 27, 2011
2011 has been quite the year for eating here in Montreal. In this stand-out year for myself, I’ve been to quite a list of places and done quite a bunch of things that I never thought I’d do. Out of all the things or places in Montreal, there is one thing that I never thought I’d ever be any part of, Moishes. This place is a Montreal institution, much like the famed Schwartz’s just a few steps away. If you want to be seen, this is one of the very few select places you come to, no matter which day of the week. So, I was very intrigued when my favorite food eating colleague threw this out as a suggestion for an outing.