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Montréal’s healthy appetite for the Alouettes

Pro football in Montréal, both on and off the field, is typically far from boring. This year is no exception for the city’s Canadian Football League (CFL) franchise, the Montréal Alouettes, as the team hits the halfway point of the regular season and readies for a drive sure to satisfy football-hungry (and hungry football) fans. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster season so far for the Alouettes: Late-2014 season saviour Jonathan Crompton (replacing retired star quarterback Anthony Calvillo) was injured in the season opener and is still out. First openly gay pro football player Michael Sam joined the team with much fanfare, and then left. And then joined the team again, and then left for good citing personal issues. Now much-missed former QB Calvillo has returned to help his old team in the role of co-offensive coordinator. And none of this even includes the fast-action drama that the Als deliver on the gridiron game in and game out. While the Als may be down in the overall CFL standings at the moment, the beauty of the Canadian game is that rebounding teams can remain in contention, so look for the Als to deliver on the promise of an exciting… / Read More →

Best traditional Quebecois Cuisine in Montreal

Montreal has always been considered the crossroads of the old and new world, a place where tradition meets avant-garde in all aspects of culture, joie de vivre and, most importantly, food. Scattered around the city are a handful of restaurants that not only focus on local terroir cuisine, but offer a nod to the province’s culinary heritage…