Classic Potato Latkes: Don’t Mess with Tradition

December 9, 2012 Recipes

Hanukkah is here! It’s time to cook and eat potato latkes, one of my favorite things at this time of the year. This is the type of recipe where the classic, bubbie-style latke holds true, meaning, don’t mess with tradition. The best potatoes to use here are russet, since they fry really well. Most recipes […]

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Wings ‘N Things: Welcome Back!

December 6, 2012 Restaurants

It’s not uncommon for restaurants to close eventually, although it’s usually sad when they do. With the evolution of a typical customer’s tastes, a change in the surrounding neighborhood, and general interest, some places unfortunately don’t last. They close and people move on. What’s very rare is when a restaurant re-opens. What’s far MORE rare […]

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Blackstrap BBQ: Montreal’s First Authentic Southern Barbecue

October 10, 2012 Restaurants

Lately, barbecue places are popping up around Montreal more an more. This does not strike me as a surprising trend, so allow me to explain briefly. Food media has been glorifying food for years. The Food Network, magazines, online cooking videos, and food blogs (including foodguymontreal.com…guilty!) bring the exciting part of food to the forefront […]

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My thoughts on Macleans’ 50 Best Restaurants in Canada

October 3, 2012 Food Media

On Sunday, I was lucky enough to get a reservation at the Au Pied de Cochon Cabane a Sucre to experience (yes, experience because that’s what it is) their fall menu. After our first course, I needed some air, so I went for a brisk walk on the long porch. As I was taking in […]

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The Best Apple Sauce…Ever!

October 1, 2012 Recipes

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you apples, make pie, cake, crumbles, tartes, or how about some sweet delicious sauce. At this amazing time of the year, apple season is in full bloom. So, when I went to pick my own apples at Quinn Farm, and came back to my kitchen […]

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The Only Burger I Ate During Burger Week: Restaurant Biarritz

September 18, 2012 Restaurants

Between September 1st and 7th, some of you had a couple, a few, or every burger offered during Montreal’s first ever Burger Week. From what I’ve seen in the press from my buddy Na’eem Adam, the Mechant Mangeur, the creator of Montreal Burger Week, this 7-day event was a huge success. But throughout all the […]

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My Trip Across Canada Through VIA Rail’s “The Canadian”

July 23, 2012 Food Media

Normally, you wouldn’t hear music in the background while reading a blog post, but I think this one calls for some good background tunes. Click this link, open it in a new tab or window, and enjoy.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luUBD6pEqwQ I’m currently writing this post from the observation deck on the train back home. As I pass […]

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All Aboard “The Canadian”: A Trip Across The Country

July 5, 2012 Food Media

They say timing is everything. Cliché, I know. But sometimes, opportunities arise where all signs tell you to jump on it like a fat kid on a box of Smarties. A short while ago, a former co-worker and fellow blogger, Katerine Rollet, sent out a message to many members of the Montreal food blog community about […]

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Bevo Bar + Pizzeria: Is This The Best Pizza in Montreal?

June 26, 2012 Restaurants

Finding the best of in Montreal is not easy. Who has the best, burgers, poutine, hot dogs, late night eats, or sushi? Where does such a place exist where the king of a domain dominates over the others? I certainly have my favorites, and I’m sure those choices can be debated, but we won’t get […]

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Grumman ’78: The Most Influential Taco Truck You’ve Ever Seen (Part 2)

May 31, 2012 Restaurants

Tacos are the one of the most popular food to be offered in food trucks, mostly in the U.S. and some parts of Canada. Even though many other types of foods are offered from a truck these days such as waffles, dim sum, southern barbecue, and sweet desserts, the taco remains as an important vessel […]

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