When I first read that, I didn't believe it either, ok? But it's true! Starting this weekend and into Monday, the city of Montreal will enjoy its first brush with summery temperatures!
As we reported earlier this week, nice weather will creep up on us starting Saturday, where the high is projected to be hovering around 16°C. Sunday will be even better, with temperatures projected to be around 19°C.
Even though Monday is probably the least fun day of the week, at least it'll be nice, right? So this weekend put away those heavy coats and bust out the white sneakers, summer is almost here!
Here's the latest 7-day forecast, obtained from our friends over at The Weather Network.
As you can see, this weekend will be perfect for Tam Tams and terrasses. The sun will be out and a light breeze will be blowing. With absolutely no rain on the horizon, you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors carefree.
The real good news is Monday, where it'll be 20°C with a slight chance of rain. Of course, that rain might go away. And hey, if it does rain, don't be mad! It's Monday anyway, shouldn't you be at work?
One of my favourite ways to celebrate the arrival of warmer temperatures is by drinking outdoors. Yeah, I know you can drink outdoors in the winter too, but I'd rather not risk frostbite trying to pour a glass of wine, ok?
It's not like I have a problem or anything, but something about warm weather makes me want to party. We Montrealers have to profit as much as possible!
Like many, I always complain about how we seem to only have two seasons: winter and July. Though this might be true, let's enjoy it, we've only got one Montreal!
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.