There are only a handful of places around the city that serves hot dogs, and serve hot dogs correctly – mustard, relish, onions, coleslaw/sauerkraut and as much as people are going to bitch about it, KETCHUP on the side (I know, hate me for that one.) Montreal hot dog landmarks like Decarie Hot Dog, Montreal Pool Room, La Belle Province etc. serve up hundreds if not thousands of hot dogs a week. The pace in which the steamies are churned out is thanks to a certain rhythm and cadence established over time that sees a mastered cabbage pinch that portions out how much to dress a hot dog with and the perfect mustard pull along the bun from the handle-side of a wooden spoon. Recently a new kid on the block has outright thrown the Montreal hot dog game on its head trying to usher in their doggy style. [click to continue…]

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If you happened to catch my post a couple of weeks ago, Pizzeria GEMA was handing out free pizzas at their shop on the corner of St-Dominique and Dante where hundreds of people showed up to cop a free pie. This event wasn’t to coincide with an opening per se, but it was a chance for the owners to give back to their friends and family and community in a show of gratitude for all the support they’ve been given. Recently, the modest pizzeria of the dynamic duo from Impasto (Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione) quietly opened their doors and realized Forgione’s childhood dream of owning a pizzeria. [click to continue…]

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Is it just me, or do you become a belligerent five year old when you’re hungry too? When failed attempts of being comforted by others often leave them with scratch marks and an earful of the mean things that people think but don’t actually say? Ok, maybe that’s just me. I’m glad that the restaurants in Montreal adopt the plain and simple philosophy when naming their restaurants and not force potential diners to meditate into a state of higher consciousness to delve deep into a pretentious psyche to decode a restaurant name like “Three…” or a straight up fucking smiley face, “:)” Remember that shit? That’s why last week when I was hangry and carried a “Beware of Hungry” sign around with me for the later part of the afternoon, I hit up a new spot in the plateau called Tacos & Tortas and knew exactly what I was getting. [click to continue…]

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Oh My Pho – Restaurant Pho MyMy

On one of the hottest days of the summer so far, guess what I chose to have for lunch. A nice refreshing salad or a chilled spicy gaspacho…? That’s what you’d think. No, I made my way up to l’Acadie to this new spot right across Marché Central for pho… a nice hot bowl of […]

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Just for Laughs Festival Food Trucks 2014

What paved the way to a long road of legalized street food, one of the premiere food truck events is back this summer! Operating practically independently and piggy-backing on the Just for Laughs Festival, the gathering of food trucks was first known as the “Souk” in 2012, “Bouffons Montreal” in 2013, to more of an […]

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Free Pizza Day in Little Italy – Pizzeria GEMA

Image: http://instagram.com/micheleforgione What’s better than pizza? Freshly made, right out of the oven pizza? How about Freshly made, right out go the oven FREE pizza? That’s right boys and girls, the masterminds behind Impasto and upcoming GEMA, Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione will be giving away FREE PIZZA TONIGHT starting at 5pm, until they literally […]

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A taste of Lisbon in Old Montreal – Cantinho de Lisboa

Day or night, summer in the Old Port and Old Montreal is filled with tourists, wedding photo sessions, sun burnt people on duck boats, and first dates. With so many different kinds of people roaming the streets, there are equally as many eateries and restaurants that meet all their gastronomic needs. From snack bars and […]

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