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Montreal restaurants may not have any Michelin stars but that doesn't detract from the local foodie scene. In fact, it can often attract chefs who've been recognized with the award.

On December 11 and 12, you'll be able to get a meal at Le Tendresse in the Village that's prepped by the executive chef of Vancouver's Nightshade — the first vegan restaurant in Canada to be awarded a Michelin star. The award is the hallmark of fine dining, high-quality ingredients and top-tier presentation.

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Each year, 50 Best publishes lists of the top bars in the world — this year, Montreal got a pitiful zero entries on that list, despite boasting myriad mixologists and plenty of well-loved watering holes. But in North America, the city has a better shot. Two Montreal bars made it to the 2022 50 Best bars in North America, and it won't be surprising who made the cut.

Highest-up for Montreal is El Pequeño, coming in 29th place. El Pequeño is a classic Cuban bar which opened in 2018 in Montreal's Old Port. Its name translates to "The Small One," which is apt considering the bar's 150 square foot interior. It was co-designed by a cabinet maker, which makes sense — it's not much bigger than a swanky walk-in closet!

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Your morning cup of coffee wakes you up, but does it also make you smarter? The answer is complicated, but the science bears out what we all suspect: you think better after that first cup.

Which is, actually, a little scary. Far too many of us reach for that cup while sleep-deprived — coffee is great and all, but maybe we should all try to also just get a little more sleep? This plea for normalizing nap times aside, the science of coffee and cognition is fascinating.

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Much like Amazon used to be a bookselling website before becoming an online shopping overlord that provides all, Uber Eats had its beginnings in restaurant-to-doorstep cuisine. Now, though, you can find nearly anything you might want on the app. Dépanneurs, snack retailers and grocery stores have thoroughly infiltrated the platform.

The following are real items that are on offer when ordering Uber Eats from MTL Blog's office in downtown Montreal. If you really wanted to, you could ask another human being to deliver each of these items to your home — for a price.

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For the second year in a row, Laval's Centropolis is erecting magical dining domes for you to enjoy a memorable dinner on its winter terrasse. The luminous bubbles will remain in place from December 5 to March 5 with six participating restaurants taking turns offering their regular and specialty menus.

A total of three bubbles have been installed and are located directly on the Centropolis Place Centrale. They are heated and can accommodate four to six people — so it's potentially the perfect double date night or dinner with the crew idea.

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With the addition of Montreal's first T&T, fans of specialty grocery stores have plenty to look forward to. It's not like the city has had any shortage of limited-edition, imported and downright fascinating food products, whether at local groceries or dedicated dépanneurs. Here are six of Montreal's most specially-stocked stores, not in any particular order.

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While Quebec waits for the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee to open up locations in the province, one local Montreal Filipino restaurant is serving up its menu.

Having launched the menu in one form or another at places like Junior and Le Petit Vibe when he cooked there, chef Ryan Joshua opened his own spot, Tadhana, earlier this year in Westmount with co-owner Eric Lazaro — a modern Filipino concept offering tapas-style lunches and dinners. Now he’s exploring the whole Jollibee menu, saying it’s there to stay.

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Montreal ranks highly on plenty of top-tier lists, but perhaps none more culinarily influential than the 50 Best lists, which rate restaurants and bars across the world. Three of Montreal's best restaurants and one bar have made it to the site for the first time — but not in the way you might expect.

The new rankings come from the 50 Best: Discovery section, where high-level restaurants and bars that received votes in the 50 Best lists are highlighted. To be included in the Discovery section, an establishment needs to have been chosen by the experts and critics whose votes determine the top 50 lists the site is known for.

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Montreal's biggest Christmas market, the Grand Marché de Noël, is taking it up a notch with a new holiday-themed pop-up restaurant this year. In addition to the usual food stations with snacks and mulled wine, you'll find l'Orangerie in a green building behind the Winter Gardens and the big Christmas tree.

This restaurant is open for brunch, high time and dinner.

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The western half of Montreal’s downtown lost a reason to go out when Kampai Garden was forced to closed for months due to water damage, but they’ve reopened at the right time of the year for bigger and boozier parties than before.

The reopening means a new look for Kampai, inspired by the Amazon and jam-packed with plants and posh, natural materials. And the beer garden is using its reboot as an opportunity to build up a new izakaya-style sharing menu from Antonio Park combining cuisines like Szechuan and Thai.

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Montreal's first snowfall has finally arrived, marking the official start of the holiday season. To celebrate the magical time of year, Time Out Market is launching a special limited-run menu on December 5.

You'll have one month to try out the exclusive dishes from every counter in the Eaton Centre food hall, so we decided to make your life easier by tasting them all and letting you know which ones stand out — bon appétit!

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The cronut craze has come and gone, and the space it has left in our stomachs is surely healthy but also sad and boring; happily, Montreal café Allo Daisy may be able to rescue us with its croffle – a combination of a croissant and waffle all the rage in South Korea.

Located at 912 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Allo Daisy is giving Montrealers a taste of this new Korean street food trend, which can be enjoyed in six different flavours: regular, Oreo, Nutella and banana, Lotus cookies, strawberry and injeolmi, which is made from Korean rice cakes.

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