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  • Kate 10:58 on 2017/08/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Travel+Leisure names the one Montreal street for food lovers.

    • mare 14:44 on 2017/08/19 Permalink

      Hah! Well sourced article.

      ““Notre Dame Street is Montreal’s most interesting food and drink strip,” says chef David McMillan, owner of the celebrated Joe Beef, Liverpool House, and Vin Papillon.”

    • carswell 15:45 on 2017/08/19 Permalink

      The video notes that Anthony Bourdain is a fan of Au Pied de Cochon, “which specializes in traditional Québécois fare,” but the background image is of the Paris restaurant (no relation to Martin Picard’s). The depicted resto’s awning even says à Paris. Sloppy.

      And, the pouding chômeur and sugar pie aside, I wouldn’t consider the APDC’s fare to be traditional either.

    • ant6n 17:02 on 2017/08/19 Permalink


    • Michael Black 17:57 on 2017/08/19 Permalink

      There’s a sign up at Prince Albert at Sherbrooke Street in Westmount saying an Aux Vivres is coming, “Fall 2017”. Almost adjacent to the Dairy Queen. (There had been Dunkin’ Donuts in that block years go, but it didn’t last long.). Maybe this will last longer than the grilled cheese sandwich place a few blocks west, that didn’t last long. “Noble Bean” is the only brand of tempeh I’ve ever had, but then I vaguely new the founders Allan and Susan decades ago.

      Did the Deli Sokolow employees get paid yet? They were owed money after it closed months back, the Wobblies were out picketing. That’s a story I’d like to hear more about. I can’t imagine putting all that money into, getting the place started, only for it to fail.


    • jeather 23:23 on 2017/08/21 Permalink

      Apparently they were not paid and CNESST is pursuing the owner in court.

  • Kate 10:47 on 2017/08/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Expecting the usual rentrée rush, the city is repairing an access to Victoria Bridge in a hurry.

  • Kate 10:18 on 2017/08/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Metro visits the indigenously run café on Cabot Square. With photos of the food.

  • Kate 10:08 on 2017/08/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Ingrid Peritz considers the new Quebec burqa ban bill and the standoff between Denis Coderre and Philippe Couillard. Some good critique from UdeM’s dean of law.

  • Kate 08:58 on 2017/08/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Media are marking the 75th anniversary of the disastrous Dieppe raid on Saturday; CBC tells how the Fusiliers du Mont-Royal lost many men among the nearly a thousand Canadian troops who died trying to take the port back from the Nazis.

    La Presse, rather feebly, tells about commemorations being held elsewhere but handwaves the local situation with “Des cérémonies commémoratives sont aussi prévues au cours de la journée à Montréal.” The Gazette has those details and CBC explains how the park at the tip of Cité-du-Havre is being renamed parc de Dieppe.

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