A friend of mine once asked me for a fried rice recipe and I gave them my trusty chicken fried rice with gai lan recipe. I followed up with them the next day to see how it went and they said it was good, but something was different. They asked me what “gai lan” was […]


A couple of weeks ago, the great people at Lincoln Motors contacted me concerning their reimagine/reinventing campaign around the Lincoln Motor brand to share with Montreal the kind of stuff they’ve been up to. They got in contact to inform me that they were pairing up with three local acclaimed restaurants to host dinner events […]

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There are a few things that Montreal’s take seriously and are passionate about; how much the Toronto Maple Leafs suck, how much Toronto sucks, pot-holes, poutine and smoked meat. When you ask any local about their view on smoked meat, alliances are fierce and lines are drawn thick enough that could tear families apart. There […]


Hunger… it’s a funny thing, take cannibalism for example. How bad do things have to be before you decide to eat Steve? I guess desperate times, call for desperate measures… and my desperation led me to the land of the people who don’t stop at stop signs, drive 10 minutes to the nearest grocery store […]

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September 1st through 7th marks the inaugural Montreal’s Burger week – where over twenty restaurants peppered around the city are bound by competition to grill it out to claim Montreal’s “Best Burger”. Fuck your diet because there are vegetarian options on the official roster. There are only two types of people in this world who […]


One of the things that most of us “downtown” people – you know, people located PAST the Ikea to you West island people – have been saying is that one of the things that your area of town is missing is solid Chinese food. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but whatever […]


In preparation to the second edition of the Shut Up and Eat Food Face-off, a while ago, I informally polled both my Facebook page and Twitter and asked you guys which is the “definitive” and your favourite “Montreal smoked meat”. The front runner was obviously the famous mainstay on St. Laurent, Schwartz’s delicatessen, followed by […]