Next month, a giant Poutinefest is returning to Montreal's Old Port. This delicious annual festival brings together dozens of food trucks to showcase the best of the unofficial national dish: poutine.
Le Grand Poutinefest will be taking place this August 6, and it will run on for six days of cheesy, fried goodness, ending on August 11.
Aside from featuring delicious food, the event will also include musical acts, water games, and performances by entertainers. It's an event that you won't want to miss, especially because admission is totally FREE.
If the name Poutinefest sounds familiar to you, it's because the organisers are also behind two other Montreal food festival mainstays: the Ribfest and the Macfest.
This year's edition of Le Grand Poutinefest will feature over 45 different poutine flavours, so there will be something for every taste.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."