Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, or rather, “Ho-Ma”, is making its mark on the Montreal culinary map. Surprising right? We know.There was a time that this district was solely known, as home of the (monstrous) Olympic Stadium. But like the common side-effect of any gentrification, yes, even in the beginning stages, great restaurants are popping up everywhere...finally giving Montrealers a reason to head to the North East.
Pleasing for the eyes and the appetite, Le Valois has an art deco feel, with equally creative dishes. Since it is a French inspired bistro, expect to taste some of the best wines and of course, foie gras...controversy and all.
For some reason, any place that has a chalk board as its menu always seems to satisfy; now add to it a couch for an ultra cozy feeling, and you have yourself a winner. As in the case of Chez Bouffe. (Chez who?)
Allow us to suggest going there for your ritualistic 5 a 7 and enjoy (more like, over indulge in) $1 oysters and $5 wine. Then once you’re a little more on the horngry side, move onto a 3-course meal for $15. Yes, you can thank us later.
With both traditional decor and Italian food, La Dora is not exactly the setting for a hot date - unless it’s with your grandma. But that aside, your taste buds will be more than gratified with classics like calamari and parmigiana...can’t you just hear the marinara and meatballs calling?
Grain de Sel is one of those rare gems, that receives no bad reviews. It serves impeccable French cuisine with mouth-watering (and artery clogging) mains such as deer in a red wine sauce, beef cheek and artisan black pudding.
The setting is small and intimate, and suitable for a super sexy date.
Totally rustic and totally awesome, Sata Sushi is hands down one of the best places to get your sushi roll on. It'll be love at first bite with their salmon tartare and the sushi is crisp with freshness; on that note, so is the overall vibe.
Expect to be very, very satisfied and eagerly coming back for more.
Les Affamés was a concept devised by 4 great friends, that soon became a reality. The goal? To bring it to fruition before the age of 30 - and the mission was certainly accomplished.
If you’re wondering what you can expect to find on the menu, how about bison short ribs for brunch, with a side of deer sirloin steak? But if seafood is more your thing, then you’ll probably enjoy the grilled octopus, served with popcorn and kale. Either way, you'll want to come with a major appetite.
"Originally from Cambodia, the two owners have operated the family business almost single-handedly for the past two decades [...] This kind of accessible, local business is essential in a neighbourhood like Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, especially on Sainte-Catherine Street," said Leduc.
Leduc said the couple decided to retire after the building's owner did not renew the lease due to "real estate speculation." In other words, an opportunity to buy low and sell high.
Oun told MTL Blog she plans to "put the keys in the door" in one month, around mid-September.
Closing Sale At Dollar Ronald
Discount: 25% off food and 50% of everything else
When: August 9 until close (approximately mid-September)
Address: 4787, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Wish the family-run Dollar Ronald farewell while saving on discounted goods, such as items for your home, parties, crafts, DIY, canvas, stationery, and more.
Canada in general is ace when it comes to displaying these beautiful flowers (which, random tibit of info nobody asked for, are my personal fave) - and if you're a Montrealer in love with tulips, I've got some great news for you!
The tulips at Montreal's Botanical Gardens (4101 Rue Sherbrooke E) are in full bloom at the moment, and they're seriously beautiful.
If you know me at all, then you probably know that I'm not a vegan. While I do respect the lifestyle, and try to make vegan decisions as much as possible, I'd be lying if I said I'm totally, 110% vegan.