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BBQ, DJS AND MOVIES IN THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

For the second year in a row, the SAT (Société des arts technologiques) and the Quartier des Spectacles will be hosting a series of evenings under the stars to combine three of our favourite things: movies, music, and delicious BBQ…

FOOD TRUCKS HIT MONTREAL STREETS

It’s official: This summer, Montreal is finally joining the food truck party. The great news is that a handful of zany, tasty food vehicles will be appearing at select spots in town over the summer – from First Fridays at the Parc Olympique to festival foods in the Quartier des Spectacles, bellies will be fuller than ever thanks to some seriously awesome street snacks…

CHUCK HUGHES TALKS ABOUT NEW BOOK AND COOKING FOR SNOOP DOGG

He’s been Montreal’s best-known young chef for a while now, since his restaurant, Garde Manger, became a hit television show, and since he became Canada’s latest Iron Chef after beating the (almost) unbeatable Bobby Flay. Yes, indubitably, there’s something special about Chuck Hughes…

5 GREAT MAPLE TREATS IN MONTREAL

The end of maple season approaches as spring swings into full bloom, so if you’ve got a yen for this particularly local flavour, now’s the time to indulge…

SMOKE’S POUTINERIE COMES TO MONTREAL

By now pretty much everyone the world over has heard of Montreal’s most recognizable snack food, the Poutine, so the fries and cheese and gravy of it all require little introduction. But there’s a new kid in town – Smoke’s Poutinerie  – which is a string of franchises founded by a guy who isn’t even from here. But here’s the thing: it rocks.

A SUGAR SHACK CHEZ HOTEL NELLIGAN

Hotel Nelligan is one of Montreal’s most elegant addresses – so it’s an unexpected  and welcome surprise to find out that their rooftop patio sugar-shack is utterly salt-of-the-earth…

BUGS AND BEETLES AND BUTTERFLIES, OH MY!

Spring in Montreal is a great time to enjoy the little things in life- and by little, we mean tiny, as in the tiny bugs and butterflies that flutter around the Insectarium and Botanical Gardens around now…

THE MILE END’S BEST BRUNCHES

Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood is a place where weekend nights are long and full of drinks, which means that mornings are, by nature, brunchy. Especially now that the weather is nice and you feel like getting out of bed and taking a walk down the sunny side of the street, only to end up happily ensconced at a corner table with a view in any of our fine restaurants…

CHEF MARTIN JUNEAU TAKES OVER MONTREAL’S URBAN SUGAR SHACK

The early spring tradition of the sugar shack (or “cabane à sucre”) is a given in Quebec, which, for city folk like us, used to mean piling into a car for a chilly ride up to some rustic cabin. Last year saw an ingenious innovation to the tradition: The urban-chic sugar shack of La Cabane, in the Old Port…

AMERASIA FILM FEST CELEBRATES ASIAN CINEMA

Around here, we like to call the Amérasia Film Festival the little festival that can, even if it’s not Cannes. From blockbusters to animation, there’s a lot of wonderful Asian cinema on offer over the next couple of weekends…