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Looking for a little taste of California? Well, Shack Attakk lets you ride the wave straight to the Pacific at their totally rad beach-inspired resto located in the Rosemont borough of Montreal.

With the pastel-coloured decor, surfboards, hanging boats, fish and anchors, and of course, Shack Attakk's bamboo bar, you'll definitely feel like you've been transported to the beaches of LA. The Montreal spot offers an incredible brunch menu and some stellar gourmet dishes that already have us salivating.

You'll find a sinfully good breakfast poutine, twelve varieties of Shack Attakk's famous eggs Benedict's, classic pancake dishes, French toast, waffles and so many other finger-licking good options. They've even got a vegan breakfast menu and a keto menu to choose from.

Shack Attakk serves up a pretty b*tchin' lunch and dinner menu, too. You can opt-in to try out a few of their entrees including fried squid, chicken wings, fish tacos, fried pickles and their own take on a Caesar salad called the Jules Attakk.

Guests can also bite into one of Shack Attakk's many burgers, which can be made with beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian style. The good times don't stop there, as you'll definitely wanna check out their cocktails.

While the Montreal restaurant serves up your classic cocktails such as a margarita, nergoni, and an old-fashioned, they've got both cocktails and mocktails worth trying out.

From their Gros Spritz, Monokini, and Mielmonade, all the way to the Gin Tropic and L'Apres Surf, you certainly won't be leaving thirsty.

Pitchers to share range from $27 to $29, which can totally be enjoyed on the resto's outdoor terrasse.

Shack Attakk has three restaurants across Quebec, one in Montreal, Chambly and Mont-St-Hilaire.

Shack Attakk

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Address: 2500, rue Beaubien E., Montreal, QC

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Last weekend, my pals Hubert and Alexis made the trip from Shawinigan to Montreal and crashed at my place for a few nights.

Despite loving their new home outside the city, the range of delicious takeout options available in Montreal was one of the things they missed most about living here. And so, I found myself with a rare opportunity.

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Summer is still in swing and that means terrasse season isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Montreal restaurant 212 has officially opened a new cozy and quaint outdoor terrasse for your next 5 à 7 with friends, coworkers, or heck, just you if you fly like that.

Nestled in the heart of the Old Port, 212 offers a hidden and intimate garden experience with comfortable sofas made perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

It's not too often that a Montreal café changes your life. Actually, that hardly ever happens; but my rendez-vous with the triple chocolate brownies from Caffé Grazie Mille, in Montreal's Mile-End, was nothing short of life-changing.

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How much poutine is too much? The answer depends on who you ask. For most, a regular-sized poutine from La Banquise is more than enough and even perfect for some leftovers the next day. Rare are the ones who ever felt the need to measure this amount in kilograms — until today.

The Montreal Alouettes have raised this critical question by introducing a special poutine, available at their home game on Thursday, August 4. The monstrous meal consists of "four poutines in one" and weighs a whopping 1.2 kg — oh yeah, and it comes in a football helmet, which you get to keep.

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When life gives you lemons, like this week's heat wave, make the most of it with some colourful Montreal lemonade. These thirst-quenching concoctions are not only perfect for a hot day but will surely impress your next picnic date.

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T&T, Canada's largest Asian supermarket chain, is set to open its first Quebec location by 2023. With an area of 6,500 square metres, the new T&T in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough will be the biggest in the country.

T&T parent company Loblaw Companies Limited had planned for an early 2022 launch, but the opening of a vaccination clinic at the planned supermarket site at 300, avenue Sainte-Croix necessitated a postponement to December.

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Montreal’s Marché Asiatique, taking place in Chinatown and running Thursday to Sunday until October 2, has a not-so-secret double life. For two weekends this summer, the spot will turn into a full-on night market with over 20 participating food vendors.

The night market will run from July 28 to 31 and August 25 to 28 at the same location as the Marché Asiatique, at the Place des souhaits. Vendors will include beverage store Yifang Fruit Tea and Zoe Dessert, which serves sweet treats including bubble waffles and shaved ice.

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Montreal Old Port waterside restaurant La Cantine is now hosting brunch every Sunday through September 25. The spot is known for pulling after-work crowds to its cool 5 à 7 events during the week with live DJs, gourmet eats and refreshing drinks by the duo behind popular Villeray café Saison des pluies.

As of July 24, it's opening earlier one day on the weekend and adding bottomless pitchers of the most popular late-morning cocktail to the menu. You can keep the mimosas flowing at your table for two hours ($35), while you enjoy a midday meal and cool off from the breeze of the Saint Lawrence River. Single glasses of the OJ/Champagne concoction go for $11 each.

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Chungchun first arrived in Montreal two years ago and the famous Korean rice dog resto has since expanded all across the 514 — giving Montrealers across the island a taste of their delish kogos.

The company has now opened a new counter in Côte-des-Neiges, its ninth spot in Quebec.

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Rob Zombie fans and cocktail aficionados rejoice: a spectacularly spooky pop-up bar is coming to Montreal this October. Black Lagoon, recently dubbed Canada’s Best Pop-Up Bar, promises to bring a spookily immersive hardcore-inspired scene to Montreal’s 132 Bar Vintage this fall.

The horror-ific experience comes with several themed cocktails, with creepy colours and names like the Screaming Banshee – made with gin, pineapple syrup, and Greek yogurt – or the Closed Casket, a whiskey-based drink mixed with passionfruit syrup and a miso falernum.

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The Montreal vegan scene officially welcomes Bvrger, a new plant-based burger and milkshake spot created by Chef Christian Ventura — the culinary genius behind Montreal restaurants Sushi Momo, Casa Kaizen, and Bloom Sushi.

Bvrger is located in Old Montreal and officially opened its doors on July 18 — offering up a menu made up of plant-based burgers and shakes. However, it's certainly not your ordinary vegan burger experience.

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