MTL Blog's team visited Mayor Valérie Plante at her office in City Hall for a short and sometimes silly chat about her tenure as chief executive of the city. We asked the 45th Mayor of Montreal 45 questions about her life, legacy, and living in the city.
Have you ever wanted to know what she thinks about Montreal's construction? How about whether she prefers the SAQ or the SQDC? And, who would win a boxing match between a former mayor and a current premier?
We've got all this and more in our segment: "45 Questions with Mayor Valérie Plante!"
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While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.