Top 10 End-of-2016 Restaurants in Montreal


This is a 100% subjective list of the restaurants in Montreal that earned top marks for me this year, or held strong from previous years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for something new...well, go to: 1. Le Fantôme This fine dining place in Griffintown is tasting … [Read more...]

Yana Gilbuena is Popping Up at Junior Restaurant This Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015


How do you spread the Filipino food gospel? Embark on a cross-continent tour that drops pulutan-format Filipino fare (eat with your hands) in restaurants along the way. That's what Filipino chef Yana Gilbuena is doing.  After a 50-week, 50-state tour, she's going … [Read more...]

From Pig Trotter to Scrapple: Fine dining meets sustainability at Lawrence restaurant’s popular brunch


"The place has been packed the whole time we've been here," notes my aunt's astounded cousin as we're finishing our brunch at Lawrence. From our corner table, we've seen the steady stream of diners coming, waiting and grazing at the Mile End's longest standing gastronomic … [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...]

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday-best pancakes in Montreal

Last Friday morning on CKUT 90.3FM I talked a whole lot about Shrove Tuesday and pancakes. From maple syrup to fresh fruit or compotes, to pancakes vs. crepes, and where to get the best pancakes in Montreal. Here's a link to download the entire panel discussion with my more than … [Read more...]