When its past midnight and you can't seem to get up off of your couch, the options to satiate your burning hunger can be kinda limited. Whether your still a wreck from the night before, you're too engrossed with season three of Game of Thrones, or just too couch locked to even contemplate getting up, the issue remains the same: where to get delicious eats late at night? Your prayers have been answered my hungry brethren. MTL Blog's 'Midnight Munchies' caters to the late night lazy eater who just wants a good meal with none of the hassle.
A staple in late night eating in Montreal is Boustan, the infamous Lebanese eatery. Few can say they have not been pulled into Boustan after passing by the shop on Maissoneuve and Crescent. The aromas of meats and fried veggies are too much for any slightly inebriated individual. To all those (like myself) who lack the initiative to actually move to attain some shawarma, never fear, Boustan delivers until 4am every night. You can even order it online if you're feeling that level of lazy. That's right. Go ahead and take a couple puffs (of a cigarette, of course) and sit back because this is one munch-out that literally comes to your front door.
To start off your late night gorge, why not begin with some of Boustan's appetizers? Hummus and babaghannouj are great dippers and will get your stomach prepped for the main meal. For those looking for something a bit more interesting I'd recommend the kibe. Until I googled kibe I actually had no idea what it was, and that didn't matter because its delicious. A blend of bulgur, onions, and ground meat, Boustan's kibe is savory and moist; an esoteric option with very familiar flavours.
And the potatoes...so good. Served with their garlic-mayo, its like eating a piece garlic-y heaven. Totally worth the bad breath.
Pitas and shawarmas are the standard stars of Boustan's menu, and for good reason. No other Lebanese spot attains the greasy yet crispy perfection that is Boustan's shawarma. The vegetarian pita and falafel are no slouches in the taste department either. If you're feeling adventurous, go for Boustan's original pita: 'The Creation.' A fusion of the vegetarian and shawarma pitas, The Creation is jam packed with almost everything on the Boustan hot table, so you know it is delicious to epic proportions. But this is midnight munchy meal time, and a single sandwich is not gonna get the job done. Boustan's main dishes will though.
Taking the shawarma out of the pita is the all to greasy and effing amazing chicken shawarma plate, which also comes in beef. The shawarma plate is pretty much everything you'd get in the pita, but with more of everything. More meat, more veggies, and even rice and those addicting potatoes with garlic sauce. When it comes to Boustan more is definitely a better choice.
An overlooked main dish, at least by meat eaters, is the vegetarian plate. I am not a vegetarian, but I have to admit, this is probably my favourite choice. The plate is stacked with so many delicious veggies: fried cauliflower, grilled eggplant, tabouleh, coleslaw, falafel, and these little Lebanese omelets. Served atop a bed of rice and potatoes, the veggie plate is a cornucopia of salivating greens.
Open late and full of greasy goodness, Boustan is perfect for all your late night hunger needs. Next time you're couch-locked and hungry at 3am, Boustan is only a call away.
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.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!