Conveyor belt sushi, sushi-go-round, the sushi train, all are terms used for "Kaiten-zushi," where pieces of sushi literally go round and round in front of your table for you to pick up and eat. Kyozon on Crescent street is one of the only Montreal Japanese restaurants to use the Kaiten system, and next month, they're hosting the most delectable event ever for students.
On February 10th, from noon to 2pm, Kyozon will be throwing their annual (even though its technically the first one) Student Day, where all those with a valid student ID can get free, all you can eat sushi on a conveyor belt. Best deal ever? Yes, yes it is.
The free sushi action is limited in duration, however, as you will only be able to freely gorge on the sushi-go-round for 15 minutes. Still, that's 900 seconds of time where you can stuff your face full of sushi, which is more than enough time for us. Just be sure to arrive early, because there will be a lot of people.
Doors open at 11am, and be sure to get there early because there's already over 2, 500 students expected to arrive.
Kyozon's first All You Can Eat Student Day is going down on Tuesday, February 10th from 12pm to 2pm. Head to the official event page for more details.
To get your free burger, head to Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market on Saturday or Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The earlier the better, though, because they're only giving out burgers while supplies last.
According to an email from Winneburger, each burger will contain a secret ingredient. But you won't find out what it is until you get there.
"The FREE burger is a burger with a secret ingredient. People who stop by [this] Food Truck will find out on the spot!" the email says.
Winneburger is located in a converted '80s RV that's been transformed into a commercial kitchen. It belongs to the folks at Nouveau Palais so — not only will your burger be free — you know it'll be damn good, too.
Free Burgers For Le Burger Week
When: Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Address: Nouveau Palais Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market - Allée Verte, 7070, ave. Henri Julien, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: When free burgers are involved, do you really need a reason?
To celebrate the anniversary of opening its second location, shawarma restaurant Shawarmaz is giving away 500 servings of the new Shawarmaz Supreme at each of its downtown Montreal and Laval locations on Saturday. Yep, you did the math right, that's 1,000 free items.
Available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the items are first come, first served, so be sure to get there ASAP!
The new Shawarmaz Supreme comes with dipping sauceCourtesy of Shawarmaz
The supreme is stuffed with cheese and shawarma, then fried. It's served with a cheese dip.
In addition to the supreme, Shawarmz is introducing four more new menu items: tacoz, mac n' cheese, the Shawarmaz Bomb, and a fries and cheese sandwich.
"We are making a shawarma with a twist, and this is what we are aiming for," a restaurant spokesperson told MTL Blog.
"It's all about fusion and creativity and a mix of flavours."
Shawarmaz opened in 2013 and has since become one of Montreal's favourite spots for fresh and delicious Middle Eastern food. Known for creativity and authenticity, something tells us the new menu will be everything we've come to love about Shawarmaz and more.
Shawarmaz 1,000 Item Giveaway
Price: Free! (First come, first serve for 500 items at each location)
When: Saturday, August 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: Shawarmaz - 1206, rue Peel, Montreal, QC & 2159, boul. du Curé-Labelle, Laval, QC
Why You Need To Go: Celebrate the anniversary of Shawarmaz's second location with a free giveaway of their newest creation.
The 100,000 square-foot residence is designed specifically for 300 students, built with custom storage and a workstation in each room, along with two shared study rooms, colour schemes tailored to students' preferences and custom furniture by Werkliv.
Le Mildoré will be the tallest residential building in Montreal to be built of steel instead of concrete, and will only have bicycle parking. The temperature in each apartment will be controlled by a heating and cooling system that uses the building's water supply.
Rent will start at approximately $885 monthly per student, minus expenses.
Gender and sexuality identified as areas of difficulty
The school board passed a resolution at the end of March, banning the use of the n-word in its schools.
Testimony solicited from the public included accounts from both students and parents that shared their challenges and difficulties in LBPSB schools.
Through the accounts, the task force identified four major "recurring themes":
Gender stereotypes that dictate what is "appropriate" for boys and girls
Gender stereotypes that produce a "narrow understanding" of masculinity
Gender-based double standards
Bullying linked to gender and sexuality
The report found that schools' dress codes singled out girls by forbidding them from wearing spaghetti-strap tank tops, short shorts and crop tops, explicitly banning "clothing that is unnecessarily sexualised" and "skimpy or revealing clothing."
Parents offer accounts of sexism, racism, transphobia and homophobia
One parent said they raised their seven-year-old daughter without gendering her toys, but after attending first grade at an LBPSB school, she began to tell her parents that some toys were only for boys.
Another parent said, "My son loves the colors pink and purple, but he constantly tells me he doesn’t want to wear t-shirts in those colors to school because people have told him (other students) that those are girl colors."
Mothers of Black sons that attended LBPSB schools — which have a predominantly white student body, according to the report — said they felt their sons were being subjected to racism by teaching staff.
"One boy told his mother that his teacher just doesn’t like him because he’s Black [...] On one occasion in particular, the young man was suspended because the teacher said that she felt 'threatened' by him, however, the young man said that he didn’t do anything but ask why she was sending him down to the office," the report read.
The full report, including the Task Force's recommendations, is available here.