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Le Smoking Vallée: Strawberrific Desserts

Saturday, July 5, 2014

in  restaurantfrenchbistrosaint-henrimoderate<$40

The term BYOW (bring your own wine) does not evoke the greatest dining memories to us.  Traditionally associated with mediocre, generic eateries à la Prince Arthur and Duluth, several more ambitious restaurants have popped up in the last decade, such as À l'Os, Grenadine and Le Pégase, to name a few. ... continue

The Verdict    plan b.

Burger Bar Crescent: A Game-Time Decision

Sunday, June 15, 2014

in  restaurantburgersdowntown coremoderate<$40

While most Montrealers are reveling in the start of the FIFA World Cup, the rest of us basketball fans have to struggle to find a decent place to eat and watch the NBA finals.  After being refused by several places all over town, we struck gold with Burger Bar minutes before tip-off, where the manager ... continue

The Verdict    plan b.

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Table of Hope: New Look, Bigger Venue

Monday, May 26, 2014

in  eventdowntown core

For the second year in a row, we were asked to cover Table of Hope, the city's premiere gastronomic event, benefiting Share the Warmth.  Obviously we couldn't say no, given it's for a great cause, not to mention the culinary smorgasbord we would miss out on.  For a little more background information, ... continue

Ryu: New Summer Menu

Monday, May 19, 2014

in  restaurantjapanesemile-endtrendy

Does anyone recall a time when Kaizen and Soto reigned supreme over the city's sushi scene?  Now relegated to history, the two have been succeeded by Jun I and PARK (funnily enough, run by the same chefs as the former two).  As such, we haven't felt compelled to try anything else in the sushi realm ... continue

At a Glance

Moonshine BBQ: Brisket Heaven

Friday, May 16, 2014

in  restaurantcomfort foodb.b.q.c.d.n.casual<$20

Some time last year, Moonshine BBQ opened on a dreary stretch of Decarie at the edge of Cote-des-Neiges.  The concept and offering is reminiscent of Blackstrap BBQ, minus the fanfare that the latter generated upon launching.  Given the heavy traffic along highway 15 (what else is new?), we were lucky ... continue

The Verdict    solid

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