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Montreal’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2021

> Tiramisu/Supplied Look out for an old-school steakhouse, new fermented food destination, and an intriguing Italian-Japanese tie-up It’s been a lively summer for the Montreal food scene, with the arrival of a sleek French brasserie, Laotian eatery, iconic rotisserie chicken revival, and a handful of new pizza spots, to name a few. And now that it’s fall, the promise…

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25 of Montreal’s Most Iconic Dishes

> St-Viateur/Facebook Smoked, roasted, baked, or fried, this city has got it Montreal’s culinary scene has a number of well-known icons: smoked meat sandwiches, bagels, and poutine — dishes tourists won’t leave the city without trying. Alongside them are the imports, foods from different cultures (Haitian and Portuguese, for example), which have all carved out space in the city’s…

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A Cozy Cafe That Becomes a Natural Wine Bar by Night Lands on Plaza St-Hubert

> Brouillon/Supplied Plaza newcomer Brouillon comes from the founders of the marketing agency with which it shares the building Plaza St-Hubert is seeing yet more action, this time in the form of a crisp new wine bar called Brouillon that swung open its doors over the weekend — courtesy of a pair of unexpected backers. Brouillon owners Dominic Tremblay…

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Rose Plans to Bring Gelato, Italian Sandwiches, and a Feminist Work Environment to Villeray

> Rose’s “signature mortadella extreme” is stuffed stuffed with the deli meat, Quebec-made mozzarella di bufala, and crumbled pistachios on focaccia bread. | Joel Balsam Sarah Maude Huard wants to bring the equality she saw lacking in other Montreal kitchens to her own For Sarah Maude Huard, of new Villeray sandwich and ice cream spot Rose, the pandemic nearly…

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A New Pho Joint, Portuguese Rotisserie, And Other September Openings in Montreal

> Pho Jean-Talon/Facebook September spells new spots for La Petite-Patrie, Old Montreal, and beyond LA PETITE-PATRIE — The strip of Jean-Talon East just west of Saint-Denis has welcomed a new Vietnamese restaurant in the basement locale that once belonged to Pho Dakao, which also specialized in brothy bowls. Though having “soft” opened late last month, Pho Jean-Talon is now…

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Where to Eat, Drink, and Caffeinate in Little Burgundy

> Lion’s mane mushroom cavatelli at Stem Bar | Stem Bar/Supplied Including spots for impossibly buttery kouign amann, Maritime donair, and some lion’s mane mushroom cavatelli As a largely residential neighbourhood, Little Burgundy’s restaurant scene is fairly constricted to the few blocks of Notre Dame between Atwater and Guy. That doesn’t mean it should be underestimated. There’s Joe Beef…

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Summer Tastes Like Italian Fish Crudo at These Montreal Restaurants

> Cafe Gentile’s yellowfin tuna crudo is served with chili, toasted hazelnuts, and kale. | Cafe Gentile/Supplied “It’s all about the texture, the fat of the tuna, and the freshness all mixed together” Crudo di pesce, anage-old dish common along the Southern Italian seaside but less so in Montreal,is gaining popularity at restaurants across the city. In its most…

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Restaurants and Diners Who Violate Quebec’s Vaccine Passport Mandate Face Hefty Fines

> Getty Images/Mint Images RF Those refusing to comply could be hit with fines between $1,000 and $6,000 Anyone violating Quebec’s vaccine passport requirement faces hefty fines starting today, as the province’s two-week grace period for adopting the measure comes to an end. While proof of vaccination against COVID-19 became mandatory for accessing certain non-essential services — including restaurant…

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New ‘Cyberpunk’ Japanese Noodle Bar Inspired by Blade Runner Headed for Downtown Montreal

> Yann Levy/Supplied Whether or not the noodles will attract Harrison Ford remains to be seen Though initially a box-office flop, Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic Blade Runner went on to inspire legions of future filmmakers, video game developers, fashion designers, and, somewhat unexpectedly, now also a Montreal restaurateur. Yann Levy, who’s hatched such spots as Japanese cocktail bar…

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15 Must-Eat Korean Restaurants in Montreal

> For every diner’s bulgogi and bibimbap needs Montreal may not be bursting at the seams with Korean options — but the city has seen a reasonable uptick in the last couple of years. Provided a diner is willing to seek out delicious dishes beyond the boundaries of their borough, there are some excellent options to be found all…

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