Izakaya

Picture a dimly lit alley steps away from the hustle and bustle of a typical Tokyo street. Along a row of wooden doors sits a hidden oasis of food and drink where locals congregate and strangers make new friends. A mix of J-pop and Japanese oldies fill the air and ride a smoke scented draft […]

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Finally, an izakaya in the Plateau that does it right – a spot focused on drinks and awesome next level pub grub. I hit up Ichigo Ichie in the Plateau for some authentic Japanese tapas. I was aware that the team behind Ichigo Ichie is the same group that’s responsible for the wildly popular Imadake, […]

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Have you been to that new Korean and Japanese “izakaya” in Little Italy? You know the one right past Fruiterie Milano, north of Dante? You can’t miss it, its the only izakaya in Little Italy. I’ve walk past, and driven past this place numerous times. My once favourite Thai restaurant in all of Montreal rebranded […]

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I was talking to a friend last night and he mentioned how he missed snowboarding. He accidentally walked out of my house with a black eye and I was less one friend. This kind of weather makes me not want to do anything other than sit in front of a fan and bitch about the […]

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Remember in elementary school everyone had one of those awesome snap bracelets? You know the ones that were made of cheap sheet metal that would eventually cut throughout the rad neon coloured material covering this sharp hazard that ultimately inspired some sort of child safety department in government? I remember kids would walk around with […]

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I make an effort to try new restaurants, and by “new restaurant”, I mean a place that has been opened at least a few months. Not to question it’s success, but to give it chance to get a little “dirty”; in the figurative sense, to give the place time to get their gears oiled up […]

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***UPDATED POST HERE*** I hit up Kazu Izakaya this week. Its place in queue on my long list of places to eat was bumped up due to a recommendation of a reader… and due to my hunger… and the fact that I was standing in front of the place when I got hungry.

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