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Please tell me about Montreal. I have just booked a trip there for Memorial Day weekend and would love suggestions on what to do/see/eat etc. The last time I was there I was 8 so I don't really remember much!

ENBB, Friday, 23 March 2007 13:52 (fourteen years ago) link

hey, i live here :)
there is also this thread something something montreal

it will be different this time b/c you are not 8. and end of May (that's mem day wkend right?) is a pretty lovely time to come

rrrobyn, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:03 (fourteen years ago) link

(i am busy googling 'why we procrastinate' but will come back to thred later)

rrrobyn, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:05 (fourteen years ago) link

what do you like to do

s1ocki, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Oooh, thank you for the links! I tried searching but am obviously inept. ;-) I'll have a look at those and see if I have any questions.

R - You're right, Mem w/e is the last one in May. I'm really excited as I've been wanting to go for a while now.

ENBB, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:18 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

any advice on places to eat, things to do, ppl to see &c??? will be there for a ~5 days for work starting friday so i wont have a lot of time. on my list which is basically a cop from nyt btw:

toqué
au pied du cochon
liverpool house

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

do u like beer?

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:24 (twelve years ago) link

toqué is really expensive, esp compared to APDC - latter is dfeinitely a better bet.

liverpool house yes, or joe beef. either one.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:30 (twelve years ago) link

ummm, so much though that im not really sure where to start in terms of recs. tell me what you like!

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

i like beer but i do not LOVE beer toqué is paid for by work so $$$$ not an issue + it seems like a place to at least try - or is it really not worth it?

also any word on garde manager? mostly looking for places that serve something i cant eat in nyc which is why im into places that focus on locally-sourced stuff which is why my big must is apcd so... maybe more stuff like that? also breakfast places would be good

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:36 (twelve years ago) link

DIEU DU CIEL for beer. The name is no exaggeration.

Sundar, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

i like beer but i do not LOVE beer toqué is paid for by work so $$$$ not an issue + it seems like a place to at least try - or is it really not worth it?

also any word on garde manager? mostly looking for places that serve something i cant eat in nyc which is why im into places that focus on locally-sourced stuff which is why my big must is apcd so... maybe more stuff like that? also breakfast places would be good

― Lamp, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:36 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ok def check toqué if you can afford it! def.

garde-manger i wouldn't recommend, more of a scene place than a food place imo. but APDC = def. joe beef/liverpool = def. hmm what else... maybe salle à manger?

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:43 (twelve years ago) link

club de chasse et peche def worth checking out.

for brunch try my friends' new place, sparrow, or have the brunch at lemeac which is fantastic. dinner there is great too.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:44 (twelve years ago) link

Oh man I cannot wait to go to The Sparrow. I know I'm going to love it because it fills a big Sparrow-shaped gap in Montreal's food scene. A big, depressing gap. Next step: maybe some enterprising or foolish soul will make the connection between batter, fish, and hot oil and then, you know, try selling it to people. Sigh.

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:41 (twelve years ago) link

Do they have a liquor license? I'm actually so excited that I'm thinking of printing out their menus from the Facebook group so I can carry them around with me and glance at them longingly.

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:42 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Hello good peoples. Will be in your city June 19th to 21st, eating your bagels.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:32 (eleven years ago) link

heh.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:39 (eleven years ago) link

And I'll be in Toronto a couple of days before that but that's another thread to revive.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:42 (eleven years ago) link

cool!!

and in also cool news:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Plateau+close+streets/2982434/story.html#ixzz0n3oNVWbp

sir gaga (s1ocki), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:17 (eleven years ago) link

(that first one is a few blocks from my house)

sir gaga (s1ocki), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

I live on that first one, albeit several blocks south, where people basically barrel down it at 100km/h because they're just looking for parking on St-Laurent or whatever. Pedestrianize our street too!

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:41 (eleven years ago) link

That's damn cool news indeed!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:02 (eleven years ago) link

I miss you deeply, my beloved Sin City.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:22 (eleven years ago) link

my girlfriend lives on st dominique woohoo!

ayo for dyao (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:56 (eleven years ago) link

So anyway, FAP etc.? Maybe some relaxed Sunday afternoon thing?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 May 2010 00:10 (eleven years ago) link

Show some love. I've got new shoes.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 15 May 2010 02:57 (eleven years ago) link

At Footlocker.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 15 May 2010 03:00 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Thirty minutes and counting down.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 19 June 2010 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

welcome to my city ned raggett.

hey whatsup (marc iv), Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:20 (eleven years ago) link

just went to TO and I am so fucking glad to be back in MTL.

Simon H., Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:30 (eleven years ago) link

biked 35 miles around the East Island today. The Quebecoise are indeed a 'distinct society'. Love my city.

sofatruck, Monday, 21 June 2010 01:49 (eleven years ago) link

Xpost: rather than give you a snark filled piece of mind, I'll just link to this

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Monday, 21 June 2010 01:57 (eleven years ago) link

I dunno, me and TO just do not jibe, mostly seems to be a people issue. but then again I might feel the same way as you had I spent the last six+ years in TO instead.

Simon H., Monday, 21 June 2010 02:30 (eleven years ago) link

> biked 35 miles around the East Island today. The Quebecoise are indeed a 'distinct society'. Love my city.

would you mind telling me where this East Island is, cause I've never heard of it in my 30-someodd years here. "The Quebecoise?"

Charlesburg, Monday, 21 June 2010 03:05 (eleven years ago) link

East Montreal... semantics. Sorry for the typo.

sofatruck, Monday, 21 June 2010 04:28 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/magnificent-montreal/1

good article that sort of sums up nicely what i <3 about this town

my friend is the guy leading the writer around

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:36 (eleven years ago) link

haha. yeah it's a great piece. but i want to know more about adam sachs, not adam gollner! :)

sean gramophone, Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

what do you want to know

(i dont know anything)

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

Can I move there? Do they like foreign people?

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:51 (eleven years ago) link

yes and yes

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

Spent a week in Montreal (and three days in Quebec City) for our honeymoon. Such a great place.

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:01 (eleven years ago) link

nice, what did u do?

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:05 (eleven years ago) link

I dunno, Canadian immigration people have always been the biggest hardasses to me. Sometimes I fly home with Air Canada and have a layover in Toronto and always get GRILLED. Why am I here? Well, I have a flight to catch and will be leaving in 45 minutes, so I don't really think I'm a danger to your country.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

It is a VERY great place, and I only really spent something like a day and a half there. Everyone should visit.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

well maybe I think you're a danger to my country adam

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

Well I am a bit messy sometimes.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

Still, I like the idea of living in Canada. You never know.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:10 (eleven years ago) link

You have to watch out for him, he likes to film things. (Wait, who am I warning against who?)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:11 (eleven years ago) link

Stayed at one of those boutique hotels by the water (one with awesome fucking room service), went to a ton of restaurants, bought a ton of records, hit that Miles Davis exhibit at the art museum, saw some sights and witnessed some of the glory that was Canada Day and the boiling heat wave that followed (if it had been any other type of vacation I would have dropped you a line, Slock). Don't recognize most of the places in that article but oddly enough I ordered all three things (foie gras poutine, duck-in-a-can, and seafood platters) mentioned being at Restaurant au Pied de Cochon. Even splitting the poutine and the seafood, this was in hindsight a bit too ambitious.

My only complaint was that I couldn't seem to get the right kind of iced latte and wound up hitting starbucks more than I wanted to.

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:12 (eleven years ago) link

what the fuck

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Friday, 13 November 2020 21:23 (eleven months ago) link

Hope you guys are OK

My ex lives right around the corner and he said he's had to stay inside all afternoon and the helicopters are insane

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 13 November 2020 22:15 (eleven months ago) link

Whoever made this hoax as a lot to answer for.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 13 November 2020 23:00 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

whoever made assassins creed has a lot to answer for so fuck u

fields of salmon, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:14 (nine months ago) link

can we just ban this sort of behavior?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:21 (nine months ago) link

what's this now?

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:25 (nine months ago) link

I don’t want really think it’s okay to be told ‘fuck you’ for having feared so much for some of my closest friends.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:27 (nine months ago) link

I'm confused, what the hell just happened here?

pomenitul, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:33 (nine months ago) link

Salmon wrote that in response to us being scared of that terrorism scam at Ubisoft back in Novembre.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:43 (nine months ago) link

What a weird thing to post a month after the fact.

pomenitul, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:44 (nine months ago) link

The curfew affects us all differently.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:47 (nine months ago) link

Fields,have a sour beer and relax.

Fenners' Pen (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:13 (nine months ago) link

Oh hey, I was gonna say: I actually tried a sour beer and I'm totally hooked. There are some fantastic ones available.

fields of salmon, Monday, 11 January 2021 19:55 (nine months ago) link

Nice. Which one did you have?

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 19:57 (nine months ago) link

I think I've tried most of the sours available. Brasserie Shelton alone has four or five different ones.

It all started with a can of « La Poudre jaune » (by Lagabière) on a very hot day last summer. Couldn't believe how much flavour it had for only 3.5% alcohol. I'm pretty much obsessed with trying them all now.

fields of salmon, Monday, 11 January 2021 20:02 (nine months ago) link

I haven't had any since I moved back. As soon as Dry January ends, I'll give La Poudre jaune a shot – I'm generally a fan of Lagabière.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 20:05 (nine months ago) link

Everything Lagabière does is excellent.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:40 (nine months ago) link

On a considerably less jovial note, this confirms what you were saying the other day:

https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/593105/un-itinerant-montrealais-mis-a-l-amende-pour-non-respect-du-couvre-feu

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:42 (nine months ago) link

The sour I got the most mileage out of once I discovered them was the Hully Gully by Grand Bois. That's ultimately what a sûre houblonnée should taste like to me. Really well-balanced and with more kick than the 3.8% alcohol would suggest..

There's a watermelon and sea salt göse you can get at Peluso... I think it's Trèfle Noir? Holy hell on a hot day that's great too.

For a proper sûre houblonnée I recommend the Hully Gully by Grand Bois. It's probably the best gateway drug if I was trying to introduce someone to sours who is a fan of that Vermont kind of taste. It's got a bit of diesel fuel and freshly-mown lawn, but it's a sour all the way.

fields of salmon, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:51 (nine months ago) link

I've only tried Grand Bois's Avant dimanche double IPA, which I absolutely love, so I'll be sure to give the Hully Gully a shot.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:55 (nine months ago) link

What winds me up the most about the curfew is that it's been issued by a suburban/exurban provincial government who, if I'm not wrong, elected no seats in Montreal.

Literally no understanding of the difference between Legault World and contemporary Montreal, which is a city of nighttimes and for which this will disproportionately have a net negative impact on all sorts of completely normal behaviour.

Dog whistle, maybe?

fields of salmon, Monday, 11 January 2021 21:59 (nine months ago) link

Maybe I'm paranoid, but it seems fairly obvious to me that this government was elected in no small part to punish the 514 aka Fauxbec.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:02 (nine months ago) link

On top of everything there is bad batch of opioid circulating right now.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:15 (nine months ago) link

I’m not a fan of sour beers but if I ever get back to the MTL I am totally trying some of those suggestions

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 11 January 2021 22:17 (nine months ago) link

My favorites for sours:

- Dunham (Dunham)
- Harricanna (Montreal)
- Grand Bois (St-Casimir)
- Lagabière (St-Jean)
- À La Fut (St-Tite).

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:19 (nine months ago) link

Noted, merci.

Mods, can we redub this thread 'rolling bière sûre 2021'?

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:22 (nine months ago) link

Remember when there was just like DDC, Unibroue and Le Lièvre?

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:23 (nine months ago) link

I've got a nostalgic soft spot for that era, but we've come a long way, no doubt about it. Average dep selection is on a whole other level these days.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:26 (nine months ago) link

im gonna keep an eye out for some of these next time i am picking up! i am lucky enough to live near an above average beer dep (not peluso level, but pretty good) and its maybe time for me to break out of my quar defaults which have mostly been like... cheap domestics and sometimes those archibald mix packs

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:10 (nine months ago) link

i went to the dep to get supplies, wandered to the beer and... realized i didn't bring my phone. oops! but for some reason they had rodenbach grand cru in stock???? so uhh it's not from quebec but thats what im currently enjoying! not sure ive ever seen it in mtl

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:35 (nine months ago) link

Heh, there was even an article about it last year:

https://journalmetro.com/art-de-vivre/2384574/les-bieres-belges-de-rodenbach-debarquent-montreal/

Man, this thread is not helping with Dry January at all.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:39 (nine months ago) link

hah sorry! you're doing great you're halfway there. i'll try to save the other beer posts for all groundhog's eve

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:37 (nine months ago) link

Shaar Hashomayim vandalized with swastikas.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 23:26 (nine months ago) link

Suspect has mental health problems, reportedly.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 23:32 (nine months ago) link

Has to be, if it was done in broad daylight.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 23:33 (nine months ago) link

Reminds me of a guy in La Fontaine Park, always muttering antisemitic garbage to himself, utterly oblivious to the world around him.

No idea if this is relevant here but it also brought to mind this piece from 2014:

https://news.stanford.edu/2014/07/16/voices-culture-luhrmann-071614/

pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 23:39 (nine months ago) link

It's all part of the globalists' geographically challenged plan to co-opt Quebec into the EU!

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:03 (nine months ago) link

I did not expect to see an article about Aunt Dai in… The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/15/montreal-chinese-restaurant-canada-customers-aunt-dai

pomenitul, Friday, 15 January 2021 18:29 (nine months ago) link

their website is amazing but tbrrwu i narrowly prefer cuisine szechuan on guy & sherbrooke

flopson, Saturday, 16 January 2021 08:22 (nine months ago) link

in re Aunt Dai & truth in advertising, used to crack me up that on one street in Addis there was a place called Excellent Restaurant, a block further you'd reach Decent Restaurant

H in Addis, Saturday, 16 January 2021 09:58 (nine months ago) link

I was talking to Raphael as recently as Thursday. I'm still mourning and he dares say such a thing, I'm just so fuckin angry at him.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 21:46 (nine months ago) link

Absolutely heartbreaking. Note that this is the exact same argument deployed by these folks against allowing people of religious communities to wear whatever the fuck they want because "someone might some day pose as a bank robber and rob a bank dressed as a muslim."

Nowhere else is doing especially good right now, but there is a special type of infantile performance art exclusive to paleo-québécois groups like the QAC that really fucking wind me up.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:12 (nine months ago) link

or sorry the CAQ

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:14 (nine months ago) link

CACK, let's just say it.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:14 (nine months ago) link

too many sour beers

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:17 (nine months ago) link

I had a nice lemon sour beer from Matera tonight. Legault is a fucking ghoul

rob, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:45 (nine months ago) link

Homeless community now exempted of the curfew. Thank fuckin god.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:37 (eight months ago) link

Based Cour supérieure du Québec. You certainly can't count on the CAQ to do the right thing in this regard.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 14:46 (eight months ago) link


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