Montreal may be far away from Paris. But sometimes it’s pretty close. Here are four addresses to indulge into the original French lifestyle of Montreal
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Remember drive-in movies? Today, many are abandoned. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Drive-End, a collection of Martin Beauregard’s photographs, many of which show these mammoth screens sitting silently. No one is watching anymore.
Martha Wainwright and I took a candid stroll on Montreal’s Plateau district yesterday. She spoke freely about her new album, her family and some of her favourite Montreal haunts.
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (or HoMa) is a Montréal neighborhood that has some major Montréal attractions. The food scene in this district is starting to blossom, and Sata Sushi is a restaurant most definitely leading the movement.
Eating locally raised and harvested food is an important part of any authentic travel experience. Blogger, journalist and author of “Locavore,” Sarah Elton, shares some tips on how to eat locally in Montréal or wherever your travels might take you.
In a world of Paris-Hilton-twitter-literacy, Paul Muldoon is a true poetic gem. I sat down with this Pulitzer Prize winning poet to chat about how he writes a poem, the link between poetry & travel and his favorite hotel in Montréal.
The Montréal foodie scene is buzzing with the new arrival of an Apportez Votre Vin (Bring Your Own Wine) Restaurant called Le Quartier Général. Nestled on Gilford Street in the heart of the trendy Plateau, Le Quartier Général is a welcoming French bistro where the locals are rushing for great food, ambiance and conversation.
Montréal group Plants and Animals have strong feelings about poutine and they’re not afraid to go on the record with them. “I’ve tried some of the crazy ones they have at Banquise,” says guitarist and lead vocalist Warren Spicer. “But honestly, it’s too much.” “They should institute something like the Bavarian Purity Law they have for beer,” chimes in drummer Matthew Woodley. “Fries, curds, gravy, that’s it. Tightly regulated. Free-range, sustainable curds only!”
Each month “The Montréal Buzz” features five gay or gay-friendly things to do or see around the city. Recommendations range from parties to bistros to festivals to boutiques to cultural events. Here are some suggestions for the month of April…
Say hello to Dominion Square Tavern, a unique gastro-pub that comes as a most-appreciated addition to the downtown Montreal restaurant and bar scene. Opened in late December 2009 by Alex Baldwin (of the fashionable Baldwin Barmacie) and Alexander Wolosianski (of the legendary Whiskey Café), Dominion Square Tavern is rapidly turning into the darling destination of the Montreal in-crowd.