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 pho. I noticed this place not too long ago on one of my pro-capitalism excursions to Costco. Always wanting to stop by for a pho, I could never get past leaving Costco without an obligatory hot dog and five cups of ‘Murrrica in self-serve soda. It’s not uncommon of me to go out of my way for a bowl of noodles – the first city-wide search for the best pho took me to over 30 vietnamese restaurants in the city! [click to continue…]

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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 integrated event concession this year spread out within the boundaries the Quartier des Spectacles. Here’s everything you need to know about the food trucks at this year’s Just for Laughs Festival! [click to continue…]

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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 run out of dough! [click to continue…]

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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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Special Dumplings in Montreal – Restaurant Yi Pin Xiang

What’s the one thing that we’ve been seeing popping up all over the city faster than you can say foraged bitters? Hipster bars? No, not that. Random unfounded Montreal “Best of” lists researched via Yelp? No, but yes, that too. What I’m talking about is one of the marquee dishes that put Montreal’s gastronomy scene […]

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Just for Laughs – Ethnical Difficulties – GIVEAWAY!

The best part of summer in Montreal are our festivals. With nine months of winter a year, we take advantage of our short and very intense summers to celebrate everything under the sun. From the Beer Fest, Folk Festival, even a Spatula and Flat Cooking Utencil fest, we have it all, but the one event […]

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Chicken Satay and Peanut Dipping Sauce – Recipe

I’ve always said that the best part about south-east Asia, is not the beaches, the cheap beer, or ladyboys… but the FOOD. This week’s recipe is one that I’ve been working on for a while that even upon the smell of the marinade, throws me back to sweltering nights sitting on the side of the […]

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