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A PERFECT DAY IN GRIFFINTOWN

A perfect day in Montreal’s Griffintown neighbourhood starts with a walk from the Old Port along the Lachine canal, continues with an antique and vintage shopping spree on Notre-Dame street and ends with a comfort food dinner at Griffintown Café (reservation strongly recommended), listening to the live music of Dan Livingstone and The Griffintown Jug Addicts.

BEN MULRONEY MISSES MONTREAL “ALL THE TIME”

Ben Mulroney is renowned, of course, for his handsome presence as presenter on eTalk Daily. He also makes a cameo appearance in Jay Barushel’s The Trotsky (playing the role of a famous eTalk Daily presenter)! Last week, he took time off from his busy schedule to profess his love for Montréal through the much lauded Quickie With Montreal/Toronto initiative that is currently hitting the streets of both cities ( our video). 

MONTRÉAL IN A BOTTLE: MTL PREMIUM LAGER

Can you infuse a drink with Montreal’s DNA? Pol Brisset is a 35 years old passionnate – and experienced – brewer who believes so. He created the MTL Premium Lager to export his vision of the city’s creativity, refinement and Joie de vivre. I met him to hear the story behind the design of this tasty brew, to admire its see-through-font-loving bottle… and to enjoy a little liquid lunch!

MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: BIG TICKETS

The organizers of the 31st Montreal International Jazz Festival, which takes place from June 25 to July 6, have just announced the bulk of the shows happening this summer. Herbie Hancock, Smokey Robinson, George Clinton, The Moody Blues, Cyndi Lauper are just the tip of the iceberg… Trying to come up with a comprehensive list of everyone you need to see this summer is near impossible. As is making a list that appeals to an audience as varied as the one that attend the Jazz fest. Plus, the Fest’s website lets you make up your own schedule. So all I’ll do here is attempt pull some shows out of the list that I think are worth checking out…

MONTREAL GETS CLASSICAL IN MAY

The month of May in Montreal is all about classical music. Before the sounds of the Jazz Fest fill the city’s streets, parks and concert halls, it seems only fitting that we begin with the music that came first…

BARENAKED LADIES ON MONTREAL, ITS WOMEN, BAGELS…

Over the course of a 20 year career, the Barenaked Ladies have become one of Canada’s most beloved bands. When they touched down in Montreal before their April 30th, Metropolis show, I sat down with Jim Creegan and Tyler Stewart to talk about bagels, shopping, women and Mount Royal’s medieval fighters. We also got briefly serious and emotional, but it didn’t last long…

CONCERTS IN MONTREAL : MARCH, APRIL, MAY 2010

Like the city itself, Montreal’s concert scene begins to heat up in the spring before exploding into an almost-overwhelming array of music when the summer festival season rolls around…

Montreal Desserts: Rice pudding!

I admit I entered Riz en folie reluctantly. All my life, I’ve found the texture of rice pudding a bit of a turn-off. And to make matters worse, I often find it too sweet.

My 48-hour Montreal food tour

In November I met up with fellow food blogger, Erin Zimmer, from Serious Eats, who came to Montreal for the weekend to explore the food scene. I took her on my personal foodie tour of Montreal