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TASTE MTL TAKES OVER MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 1-11

From November 1 to 11, TASTE MTL presented by SAQ takes over some of Montreal’s best tables (and wine glasses). From Europea to Chez L’Épicier, from Le Grain de Sel to over 100 Montreal restaurants of every price range and type of menu, this will be an event the likes of which this city’s stomachs have never seen! Make your reservation now!

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: CHEZ L’ÉPICIER

Laurent Godbout, chef owner of Chez L’Épicier, talked to us about about his restaurant’s casual elegance while preparing a Surf and Turf his way: a potato salad with grilled octopus and crispy pork belly. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: EUROPEA

Jérôme Ferrer, chef and co-owner of Europea, tells us about the culinary experience offered at his restaurant and makes a Quebec foie gras poached on river stones with maple wood chips. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

QUEER OF THE YEAR: HOTEL LE GERMAIN

Watch Mikala get everything wrong about the official Queer of the Year hotel. Luckily, she’s got Montreal Buzz insider Alexander Dunphy to school her on the real story behind Hôtel Le Germain. Here’s the story for you…

OSHEAGA 2012: A PHOTO ESSAY BY SUSAN MOSS

We’ve already published a recap of Osheaga 2012 that featured the marquee musicians that helped draw over 120,000 people to Montreal for the 3 day music fest. Now we’d like to share photographer Susan Moss’s photo gallery, which focuses its attention on some of the faces that filled out that record-breaking crowd…

JOEL MCHALE, WAYNE BRADY AND CHRIS D’ELIA BRING THE LOLS TO MONTREAL

Earlier this week we posted our wonderful Muppets Gala video and, though we’ve only got one more Just for Laughs 2012 festival post to share with you, we’re happy to report that it’s got a fairly high LOL count. Click play to see jokes, songs and joke-songs from Joel McHale, Wayne Brady, Chris D’Elia and more. Lots of thanks to our good friends at Just for Laughs and already looking forward to 2013!

THE MUPPETS DELIGHT MONTREAL AT JUST FOR LAUGHS 2012

Another wildly successful Just for Laughs (and its weirdo cousin Zoofest) is in the books and, being the laugh fest‘s 30th Anniversary, the LOLs were obviously epic. None more so than the night that Danny Bhoy, Steve Patterson, Jim Brueur and other comedians shared the stage with none other than THE MUPPETS!!!

BIKE RIDE ALONG THE LACHINE CANAL

Montreal is one of North America’s most bike-friendly cities and one of its best rides is along the Lachine Canal bike path, which passes by the Atwater market and ends up in Old Montreal at the Clock Tower Beach. If you time your trip just right, you can even cap the whole thing off with an evening of fireworks. Not too shabby.

24 HOURS IN PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL

While Old Montreal may be the city’s historic heart, for many people it’s the neighbourhood of Plateau Mont-Royal that truly represents the very best of Montreal. Home to some of the city’s most beloved streets (Saint-Laurent, Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal, to name just a few), the Plateau is routinely recognized as one of North America’s most dynamic places to live and visit. And we think this video does a pretty good job of explaining why.

SUMMER IN MONTREAL’S URBAN PARKS

While people are often surprised to find out about Montreal’s beaches, it’s no secret that this is a city filled with amazing parks. Whether it’s Parc Jeanne-Mance or Parc Laurier, Parc La Fontaine or Parc Maisonneuve, the video above proves that Montrealers make the most of their summers by spending as much of the season as they can outside, surrounded by wonderful urban green space.