705 Sainte-Catherine O.
Bus: STM 15, 24, 61, 107, 125, 168, 420, 715
Visit: February 9, 2013
In this day and age, not everyone can afford to spend ridiculous amounts of money on food. A lot of people are forced to settle for the offerings of the common food court. Located in Montreal’s Eaton Center, Trattoria Mangione is one of the many vendors that serves the jam-packed food court every day.
Visit: May 4, 2011
Bus: STM 67, 197, 467
I found myself at this local fast food restaurant because a colleague and I were waiting for the opening of a nearby book sale. I’ve passed by this area so many times in the past that I’ve always noticed this restaurant. I never entered or considered it because it’s fast food. However, when someone suggests something to me, I take it seriously. You order much like any fast food place. This place is different because there is only one cashier hooked up with a microphone, relaying orders to the cooking line. Once your order, you more down a line and wait for your order. The place is packed as it is located near a major intersection and a major private school (that didn’t hire me, by the way). I was questioning whether or not we’d get a seat, but sure enough, one opened up.
Tried: May 4, 2011
This submarine contains steak, lettuce, sauce, tomatoes, and smoked meat.
I’ve had many submarines in my time, but never one with smoked meat before. When I heard about his, I was truly intrigued. The sandwich was very good. The one challenge was eating it. I went with the in-hand approach, which was really messy. While I was eating, I was watching my colleague eating it with a fork and knife. I should’ve done that. The taste was really good and I may come back to try it again.
Tried: May 4, 2011
The poutine was a mistake on my part. I thought I could put down a whole submarine and a poutine. I did, but I paid dearly for it. There was nothing wrong with the poutine since it tasted great, but it should’ve been ingested when I had less in my stomach.