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my girlfriend lives on st dominique woohoo!

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

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

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

Show some love. I've got new shoes.

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

At Footlocker.

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

one month passes...

Thirty minutes and counting down.

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

welcome to my city ned raggett.

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

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

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

what do you want to know

(i dont know anything)

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

Can I move there? Do they like foreign people?

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

yes and yes

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

nice, what did u do?

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

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

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

Well I am a bit messy sometimes.

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

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

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

oh i coulda helped you with that

glad u had a good time and of course i understand you wouldnt exactly want to be like hey new bride, can we take some time on our honeymoon to meet some random bon vivant from the internet

but if u ever come back, lemme know!!

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:13 (nine years ago) link

hey new bride, can we take some time on our honeymoon to meet some random bon vivant from the internet

Le Proposal Indecent

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:14 (nine years ago) link

How big is Montreal? DO many people live in quaint Olde Worlde apartments with high ceilings above patisseries and such? And ride bicycles in elegantly faded clothes?

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

They definitely ride bicycles.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:16 (nine years ago) link

but if u ever come back, lemme know!!

definitely!

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:16 (nine years ago) link

actually yes

sean gramophone, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

Is Montreal on a river? What is the countryside like outside of Montreal?

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

it's IN a river

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

(it's an island)

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

Wow!

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

I just don't know much about Montreal. All I know is through s1ocki and rrrobyn and I think there were once some olympics there or something. It sounds nice.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

there's some really nice countryside not too far away. the laurentian mountains. the eastern townships (really old settlements). vermont is like 45 minute drive.

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:20 (nine years ago) link

The mix of stations in French and English was pretty awesome. Loved little details like Two And A Half Men being called "Mon Oncle Charlie." Also appreciated the French pronunciation of "Jack Donaghy"

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:20 (nine years ago) link

hahaha

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:21 (nine years ago) link

i love the movie titles too

for some reason the one that always stood out was BOOTY CALL which was called ALLO BABA! (exclamation mark included)

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

Montreal film title translations vs. Helsinki film title translations.

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

I love the alt. Twilight titles. So much more appropriate.

Simon H., Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

i used to enter the movie listings for my paper (worst job ever btw) and so i read all of them

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

o ya simon i was just chuckling about that today.... eclipse is called TWILIGHT: HESITATION

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:23 (nine years ago) link

hahahaha

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:24 (nine years ago) link

also came across some kind of candid camera show called something like "droll and sexy" that seemed to mostly be people being squirted with water and topless women walking out of closets in department stores.

xpost was just about to mention the posters for Twilight: Hesitation

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:24 (nine years ago) link

that's actually what life is like most of the time

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:25 (nine years ago) link

btw mazel tov on the whole getting hitched thing

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:25 (nine years ago) link

thanks!

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:26 (nine years ago) link

i once pressed a friend who is particularly egregious w this stuff and they told me that canada should cede all power to indigenous leaders so that they can implement eco-socialism. which, i mean that sounds fine to me if it were to happen, but just goes to show how little that ideology thinks through the political tensions involved (incl within indigenous communities)

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:02 (one month ago) link

oh sure, make the indigenous people do all the governing for you, as if their lives haven't been negatively affected enough already

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:06 (one month ago) link

Not the biggest fan of pulling on the first come first serve land sovereignty thread; but really yes, dealing with those white progressive communities is often navigating signal virtuousness waters.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:13 (one month ago) link

Also I have a problem with calling yourself a genocidal colonizers when you never participated in institutions that programmed and executed the colonial genocide.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:18 (one month ago) link

ya i have a bit of weird feelings about like, calling my grandmother, who moved here fleeing the holocaust and lived as a poor immigrant for decades, a genocidal colonizer

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:43 (one month ago) link

bizarre pervasive local ideology that's a mix of dumb mystical bullshit like astrology and these confusing rhetorical references to indigenous politics (everyone here loves to preempt everything they say with 'i recognize that i am a white-supremacist genocidal colonizer') that have no actual political substance and are more like a new-age self-help thing(?)

ha, this is so true.

lot of people playing "I'm a bougie white person with vaguely "left" neoliberal identity politics how do i express my political beliefs in a the most woo woo way in a manner that conforms to what i imagine POC and indigenous people's interests are?" (oh btw my friend group is 100% white - barring the odd rich canadian of east asian descent)

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:53 (one month ago) link

i used to be vegan and i would get criticized for this being racist and classist by rich white people

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:56 (one month ago) link

oh yeah sorry for derailing the montreal thread obv.

back to montreal: that gnocchi place next to fairmount bagels is so fucking good

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:04 (one month ago) link

I wish I could afford restaurants seriously.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:10 (one month ago) link

sending jim out to scout locations a few weeks before I visit somewhere next time instead of a couple months after

I mean, I don't regret the multiple portuguese chicken and poutine meals I ate on the cheap, but..

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:47 (one month ago) link

the gnocchi place is called drogheria fine and it sells one thing - gnocchi in calabrian tomato sauce - it costs $5 and is filling enough to have for lunch. it is $1 extra if you want extra pecorino romano on it

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

worth the drive from Toronto? (i love gnocchi)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:59 (one month ago) link

that's one hell of a drive but if you generally like montreal and spending time there then why not

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:07 (one month ago) link

the train is an option but spoiler: you can't really see the lake, it's mostly trees the whole way

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:10 (one month ago) link

yeah it's not a very picturesque journey

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:20 (one month ago) link

i think it is! taken it there and back a few times.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:39 (one month ago) link

isn’t the gnocchi place on beaubien better? or is that the same business that moved?

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:41 (one month ago) link

imo it's not a real montreal recommendation if someone doesn't immediately tell you about the better place that's a few blocks away

I've sometimes, after having a meal I really liked, mumbled "oh I had a sandwich nbd" if someone has asked me where I ate lunch, so as to not get sidetracked into where I should have eaten

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:22 (one month ago) link

xp. iirc this place has been there for years (like i think it was there last time i visited like 5 years or so ago)

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:23 (one month ago) link

Van Horn Street
Posted: October 3, 2019 at 15:10:57
I wish I could afford restaurants seriously.

Lock thread

rob, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:41 (one month ago) link

when i was flush w cash living that yuppie DINC mtl lyfe my ex and i would eat out at a fancy french place one a month; ate at all the toqués, l'expresses, joe beefs. good times

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:50 (one month ago) link

i ate at larry's, was dece

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (one month ago) link

now i live in vancouver and am broke but eat the best szechuan, vietnamese, korean ive ever had in my life once a week. so, also good times

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (one month ago) link

xp- love Larry's

flopson, Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:51 (one month ago) link

I should admit I have been to some great restaurants here. Bouillon Bilk, Tuck Shop, and Vin Papillon were all rad

rob, Thursday, 3 October 2019 23:53 (one month ago) link

love vin pap

flopson, Friday, 4 October 2019 00:44 (one month ago) link


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