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NEIGHBOURHOOD 101: CHINATOWN 2

Though Chinatown 2 might be sound like the title of bad movie sequel, it is actually an area in downtown Montreal that is home to some of the city’s best asian food…

STREET PROFILE: AMHERST

Our Montreal Street Profile series has already visited Bleury, Parc, Maisonneuve, Saint-Paul and Saint-Zotique. Other bloggers have investigated Crescent, Greene Avenue, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal. For my kick at the street can, I decided to take a stroll along Rue Amherst…

NOTHING BEATS MONTREAL BEETS

Everybody knows that Montreal is the place with the most beautiful women and the best foie gras this side of the Atlantic, but we excel in the vegetable department as well. Let it be known, from this point on, that Montreal has the best beets on the planet…

MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTS IN MONTREAL

We’ve recently posted some very hip ways to get a fresh take on maple syrup products, from a clubby cocktail hour to an elegant sit-down tasting menu, But sometimes it’s just as fun to take your maple to go. Sometimes a quick shop-stop for a maple-flavoured chocolate or sausage are all you need to get sugared off…

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (MARCH 24-27)

The final weekend of March’s madness! Temperatures may have fluctuated wildly this month, but spring is definitely in the air now, even if our fingers still can’t quite feel it… Bring a pair of gloves out just in case, but arty happenings indoors and out will keep the blood flowing, whether ballet’s your bag, film’s your forum, rock n’ roll’s your rock or events of strange and sublime proportions are your, er, thing…

GAYDREAMING AT HOLT’S CAFÉ

Holt’s Café, located in the upscale shopping mecca Holt Renfrew, is a chic urban bistro that caters to fashionistas, foodies and the fabulous. Simple and stylish, is this place a gay man’s dream?

ACCORDS, A WINE BAR IN OLD MONTREAL

Accords is a French noun that means, literally, agreements. And true to its name, that’s what Accords Wine Bar in Old Montréal sets out to do: to find the perfect pairing for each dish on its concise menu…

MONTREAL’S QUEEREST FOODS

Montreal may have some of the best cuisine on the planet, but it’s also pretty clear that Montreal chefs aren’t afraid of getting weird or, dare I say, a little queer in the kitchen. Chuck Hughes’ lobster poutine and a bacon-stuffed brownie are just the tip of the Queerberg…

MONTREAL’S BEST LATE NIGHT EATS

While Montreal is certainly a party city, anyone who ever sweats on a dance floor or pounds back a degustation of our finest microbrews knows that the night isn’t over until bread is broken. Luckily, this city is full of places to fill the void, and there’s no reason the sun should come up on your empty belly…

MEET A MONTREALER: BILL BROWNSTEIN

Bill Brownstein is the author of Schwartz’s Hebrew Delicatessen: The Story, the definitive account of the iconic Montreal smoked meat institution. How big is smoked meat in this town? They’re making a musical out of his book…