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Tapeo Team Pivots to Sketch Comedy to Parody Quebec Coronavirus Press Briefings

> Tapeo/Facebook Plus, a break-in at a new Saint-Henri restaurant, pinball machine rentals, and Tastet’s new cookbook in support of the industry VILLERAY — In the latest act of condemnation of the Legault administration from a Montreal restaurant, the folks behind Villeray’s Tapeo and Mesón have released a video on Facebook parodying the Quebec government’s daily press briefings. Clocking…

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Montreal Restaurant Owners Are Not Thrilled About That OQLF Takeout Tweet

> Getty Images Some are criticizing the agency for quibbling over wording during a global pandemic As restaurants across Quebec contend with prolonged red zone closure, many continue to rely on takeout to scrape by. But the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), the government agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the French language in the province, is…

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19 Standout Dining Options for a Christmas Like No Other

> Le Butterblume/Facebook Where to get a turkey feast with all the fixings, duck confit tourtiére, and several options for that mandatory bûche de noël Christmas 2020 is shaping up to be a Christmas like no other, which, for most people, means scaled-down celebrations and, in many cases, a reprieve from Christmas dinner cooking duties. Whether you want a…

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The Crew Behind Mile End Summer Hangout Parasol Is Opening a New Restaurant

> Mickaël A. Bandassak Beau Temps wine bar will operate as a sandwich counter until coronavirus regulations ease The minds behind now-defunct Mile End taqueria Maïs and summer alleyway restaurant Parasol are moving ahead with the belated opening of their new project, tomorrow, December 1: Beau Temps was intended to be a neighbourhood wine bar, but for the time…

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Where to Eat at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

> Shutterstock These are the limited dining options, if you really must travel At this time of year, Montrealers are usually headed to the airport in large numbers to visit friends and family abroad, or, for snowbirds, to escape the winter chill. This year is markedly different, with Premier François Legault just yesterday urging the province’s residents to refrain…

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After Online Success, The Family Behind Teochew Foodie Opens a Saint-Henri Storefront

> Teochew Foodie/Facebook Co-owners Zhezhen Dai and Alexandre Rougerie-Durocher started the business from home six months ago, with Dai’s parents doing the cooking “Everyone in the neighbourhood is curious,” says Zhezhen (Chanel) Dai, the co-owner of Saint-Henri’s recently opened Teochew Foodie. The compact storefront at the corner of Saint-Philippe and Saint-Antoine West has been newly incarnated as a comptoir…

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Alma’s Back-Alley Rotisserie Chicken Operation Tinc Set Is Becoming a Full-Time Restaurant

> Tinc Set/Supplied Expect flavours emanating from Barcelona and the French Catalan coast After seven months of serving Barcelona-style rotisserie chicken and wines out of the back door of their cozy Outremont restaurant Alma, owners Lindsay Brennan and Juan Lopez Luna have decided to give the project some added permanency: Tinc Set is getting its own street address, right…

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La Récolte Is Closing After Seven Years in La-Petite-Patrie

> La Récolte/Facebook The charming Bélanger Street restaurant was known for its masterful brunches and local ingredients Less than 24 hours after Premier François told Quebec that restaurant dining rooms in red zones would remain closed until January 11, La-Petite-Patrie’s La Récolte Espace Local shared that, for its part, the closure would be permanent. Owners Étienne Huot, Lyssa Barrera,…

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