If there’s one question I’m frequently asked, it would be, “Jay, why you so fly?” But a close second would be, “Jay, why you so fly, and where can I get pork buns?” Made famous by David Chang of Momofuku fame and Eddie Huang of Bao Haus, there hasn’t been many noteworthy places in the city to have “bao”. “Bao” means bread in Chinese, but we’ve come to know these (Gua Bao – the actual sandwich) as fluffy, steamed taco-like bread made into sandwiches using a mix of savoury meat fillings with complimenting toppings. Chinese taco? A CHACO?? You damn right. I recently checked out this new spot on St-Denis called “Bao Boys” and wouldn’t you know it, they serve baos. [click to continue…]

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I’m always down to try new things and more often than not, do so with an open mind, that’s why I was a excited when I was told about this new Moroccan restaurant that opened up in the Mile-End. I’ve only had Moroccan food a handful of times and each time I experienced something new and delicious that helped open and expand my culinary mind. The dishes feature an abundance of deep, rich spices and herbs with influences of mediterranean, middle-eastern and African cuisines. As colourful as the food is, it’s also the hospitality that stands out during a Moroccan meal. Gracious hosts, smiling faces and being made to feel at home is common (if not during any other dining experience), so I made my to Cuisine d’Izza on Bernard for a taste of Moroccan cuisine. [click to continue…]

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I noticed last night at 8:30pm that the sky was almost completely dark… you know what that means… It’s one of my favourite times of the year: ask all the teenagers and pre-teens in you life if they’ve started school yet, or ask when they start or if they’re ready to start school and watch them flip their shit. The best. But more importantly, we’ve still got some summer left to squeeze out a few more trips to La Ronde, fire up the grill and piss off your neighbours, sit on the balcony and watch your old Italian Neighbour hose down the sidewalk for 3 hours and pound down a few more litres of the quintessential summer frozen treat, ICE CREAM. If you follow me on social media, (Twitter or Instagram) you’d know I’m a complete fiend for ice cream and have traveled across the city to find the best. Here is my second instalment (part 1 here) of my favourite ice cream shops in Montreal. [click to continue…]

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Montreal Oysterfest 2015 Contest Giveaway!

Let’s be honest here, you know your heart skips a beat, you experience shortness of breath, your eyes rollback and your legs quiver when I mention your favourite bivalve mollusk. And by “bivalve mollusk” I really mean me. Juuust kidding. For the seventh year in a row, Montrealers will be celebrating the Oyster with the […]




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Spicy Issan Flavours in Villeray – Restaurant Thaï Sep

You know how you drink hot chocolate in winter to warm up after an hour of digging your car out? What do we do in summer to stay cool? Swim, eat copious amounts of ice cream, stand naked and pose like Captain Morgan in front of a fan after a shower? Try eating spicy southeast […]




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A Food Truck’s Snack-Bar Restaurant – Landry & Filles

If you follow the Montreal food truck scene then you’d know that the gang at Landry & Filles roll in one of the sexiest food trucks around. You can’t miss it, a hot electric blue truck with a picture of a jackalope on one side and their name in bitchin’ typography on the other side. […]




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Brunch With Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Restaurant EVOO

Ever been promised a meal that will charm your pants off? This was what I was expecting when I stopped by EVOO – Cuisine Soignée the other day for lunch. Soigné, what does it mean? Elegant, sexy, well-groomed, sleek, all adjectives that describe me when I clean up nice nice for a date with my […]




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