Kampai Garden: Pitchers of Cocktails, Asian-Inspired Bar Food, Pool and Basketball Near Guy-Concordia


You might have heard of Kampai Garden. And depending on who told you about it, it was either referred to as a beer hall with free pool tables (and a couple of supershot basketball arcade games), or a cocktail lounge with refreshing goji berry-sprinkled pitchers of crushed ice … [Read more...]

Seedy Saturday in Verdun: Urban Fruit Trees and Garden Planning Advice


It's freezing, so setting up your garden is maybe the last thing on your mind...unless you're a die-hard lover of sweet peas and tomatoes, like me. Which is why I want to brave the cold to get to Verdun’s first Seedy Saturday, taking place in the municipal greenhouses on the … [Read more...]

Modernist Tacos: Pressure-Cooker Carnitas with Black Bean Foam, Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Handmade Tortillas


I'll be the first to admit that I wussed out a little. A friend asked me to make something fancy from Modernist Cuisine. He owns the five-book $500 set. I own the significantly cheaper Modernist Cuisine at Home. Think of it as Modernist Cuisine for dummies, which is all … [Read more...]

Launching the Glutton Guide Montreal


How long has this guide to the best restaurants, cafés, bars, farmer's markets, butcher shops, fromageries and boulangeries in Montreal been a work in progress? Too long! Myself and Melissa Simard of 'Round Table Food Tours have been working on it for what feels like ages, and … [Read more...]

Award-Winning Free Cheese at Complexe Desjardins this Thursday to Saturday for Montreal en Lumière

montreal en lumiere fete des fromages d'ici

Free cheese? Yes, ma'am. And it happens every year as part of the Montreal en Lumière Highlights Festival. It's called the Fête des Fromages d'Ici (or the Festival of Our Cheeses, for anglos), and I'll be talking about it on GlobalTV's morning show at 7:20am this Tuesday. So … [Read more...]