It’s Pronounced Poké: This healthy Hawaiian rice bowl is the next sushi (with gluten free options!)


That's what owner Allen Mouradian thinks, and so do a lot of restauranteurs in other cities – that poké is the next big thing in Montreal. We're the latest city to get on the poké bandwagon, and Le Poké Bar on Crescent St. north of de Maisonneuve is the first restaurant in the … [Read more...]

Le Bon Vivant: Little Burgundy’s Newest Neighbourhood Darling


The upside of gentrification is good restaurants. Case in point: Le Bon Vivant, which I believe started as a lunch spot with a small wine list and some local beers and has now grown into one of the nicest street-side dining destinations in the area. It's a notch down in price … [Read more...]

Junior: Filipino Pork belly waffles, DJs, fried rice and Calamansi lime mimosas draw brunchers to Griffintown


Griffintown's latest morning-after merrymaker is Junior, a Filipino restaurant with a strong nod to its country's streetfood. Taking centre stage at the small restaurant are a pair of turntables and behind the deckss every weekend morning are co-owners/brothers/DJs Toddy and Jojo … [Read more...]

Nouveau Malay: Breakfast for Dinner at Nouveau Palais’ Weekly Malaysian Night


He used to have his own restaurant with a cult following. Go there for pad thai and coconut curries, my friend told me. He would come out, ask what you felt like eating, and make you something appropriate. There'd be toasted and ground coriander and cumin, fried shrimp paste and … [Read more...]

Montreal Pho-down: Pho Bac #1 vs. Pho Lien

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Cloves, star anise, cinnamon and other secrets of the best Vietnamese noodle soups in Montreal. The Criteria: Broth and meat - two deceptively simple categories The Winner? Pho Lien...for now. Vietnamese noodle soup (pho - pronounced somewhere between "phuh" and … [Read more...]