Damas: Gorgeous Syrian in Outremont

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Upscale Middle Eastern is still riding high in Montreal – especially with Damas Restaurant at the reins. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and a slew of popular cookbooks from across the pond, Su is dragging well-dressed Westmounters to Verdun, LOV is doing it vegetarian in the Old … [Read more...]

Falling in LOV

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When omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians alike are talking about a new restaurant in Montreal, it's a big deal. Because depending on your love of marinated tempeh, nutritional yeast-seasoned rice bowls and turmeric-tinged scrambled tofu, your opinion of vegan cuisine may … [Read more...]

Tasty Tacos at Taqueria Arturo

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Montreal is in a Mexican food heydey. St-Henri is swimming in carnitas. Downtown loves after-work agave. And while hot sauce is still catering to wimps/Quebeckers (in my opinion), at least Tacos Victor has whole conches of the stuff on its counter to add as desired. Then … [Read more...]

Living for Charcuterie, Chicken and Chenin at La Buvette Chez Simone

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How do you define Montreal as a food city? We have a little of everything, but we specialize in a very open interpretation of French-inspired cuisine. We're grazers – a little of this and a little of that, all accompanied by a glass of wine or a beer. And we enjoy a … [Read more...]

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

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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...]