Baguette Brochette (aka BB) is set to open its second location on September 4 in Saint-Henri.
When it first opened in the Plateau in September 2019, BB brought a taste of Africa to the streets of Montreal, using recipes and spice mixes from the Ivory Coast mixed in with a classic French baguette. BB also brought Montrealers homemade sauces, spices, juices and other Northern African dishes.
They even offer vegan and halal options.
Despite opening less than a year before the start of the pandemic, it has quickly become a Montreal staple for its great food and amazing vibes.
On the second anniversary of the original location opening, the BB team told MTL Blog it's proud to open itsdoors in another one of the city's tastiest neighbourhoods.
"After searching a lot, we thought Saint-Henri would be the best place to have the BB 2," owner Jad Ezzeddine told MTL Blog.
"It is our way to come to you, as you guys always came back to us. And of course, we love to expand and share more African tastes and vibes around Montreal."
Baguette Brochette's 2nd Location
Cuisine: Noth African
Address: 3491, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC (Opening September 4)
Why You Need To Go: If you haven't tried these sandwiches yet, you have no idea what you're missing!
Located downtown near Concordia and McGill, Hang Time is the perfect place to hang with friends, reminisce about the old days and enjoy some good old-fashioned 'za. Meanwhile, the decor will transport you straight into your favourite '90s TV show so you feel like you're meeting up with the gang from Saved by the Bell (or Boy Meets World or Beverly Hills 90210 or Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) for a slice and a shake after class.
"The '90s vibe was a product of us coming up with the name," said Jordan Biberkraut, self-proclaimed "Pizza Guy" and Hang Time owner. "We grew up watching Saved by the Bell, Hang Time and all the '90s stuff, which — if you grew in that era — is all the rage now. [It] just felt right with all the colours. You have no choice but to be happy here!"
Biberkraut told MTL Blog he had been making pizzas at home during lockdown after falling into a "black hole" of YouTube videos. He said he started giving them out to friends, then selling them (100 pizzas per week at a point!), which led to his now partner tasting one of his deep-dish creations.
The duo paired up for a pop-up at NDG's Pigeon Cafe and eventually opened a spot all of their own in September.
"People fall in love with the floors, the bright colours, the names of the pizzas and the old shows playing in the background," he told MTL Blog. "Not to mention, people seem to be enjoying the pizzas too!"
As for what's popular, the Pizza Guy says that people are really loving the classics — like, for instance, the "Seinfeld's Classic NY Pepperoni Pizza." He said people are also loving "The Fresh Prince of Spicy Pineapple," which has pineapple, hot peppers and jalapeño.
Yes, all the pizzas on the menu are named after your fave '90s shows, including the "Full House Reuben," the "Family Matters Cheese" and the "Boy Meets Eggplant & Sun-Dried Tomato."
So whether you've got a hankering for pizza or you're simply looking for a cool, new spot where you can relax and have a good time, you know where to go.
Hang Time Pizza
Address: 1390, boul. de Maisonneuve O., Montreal, QC
After a year of being cooped up inside, Montrealers are finally able to get out and re-explore the city's famous food scene. Whether you're stoked to reconnect with your fave haunts or itching to try somewhere new, there's plenty out there to discover.
If you're a fan of Benny & Co., you have another reason to escape your abode on the hunt for something new — and you just might get a free meal out of it.
On July 22, the family-run chain will be unveiling three new restaurants in downtown Montreal, the Old Port and on Beaubien. To mark the occasion, they're giving their first 600 guests a free takeout meal each. Each restaurant opens at 11 a.m., so be sure to snag your spot in line to get your free meal.
The way it works is that the first 200 guests at each new restaurant will receive a free takeout Choice Meal: a quarter chicken meal chosen by the rotisserie chef and cooked to perfection by Quebec's rotisserie-chicken experts.
If you can't make it to the main event, don't worry because the Choice Meal will be available until August 22 at the low price of $6.99 (it's normally $8.90!).
To find out more about how to get your free meal from Benny & Co. on July 22, head to their Facebook page for all event details.
When you visit, you'll get the chance to check out their new dining room that's been revamped from the ground up. Sound and lighting are adapted throughout the day, giving the restaurant a fancy and modern mood.
They also have a new ready-to-eat counter with meals that you can pick up when you're in a hurry but still want your rotisserie fix.
With more than 80% of menu items made with Quebec-based products, a meal from Benny & Co. promises to not only be tasty but local and authentic too. It's this kind of homegrown deliciousness that makes it a must-try for any Montrealer.
Benny & Co. Grand Opening At 3 New Montreal Locations
When: From 11 a.m., July 22
Address: Benny & Co.'s downtown Montreal, Old Port or Beaubien restaurants
Details: Be one of the first 200 guests at any of their three new Montreal locations and receive a free takeout Choice Meal.
Though you don't need to be a professional actor, the company is looking for outgoing Montrealers who are regulars at a sandwich restaurant in Montreal. Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada can apply.
Auditions for "Project Sandwich Montreal" will be held online on July 16 and the shoot will take place on a day between July 23 and 27.
If selected, sandwich-lovers have to take a COVID-19 test on July 20 or 21, so you'd need to keep both dates open until the test is booked.
Those who get hired will make $75 for a wardrobe appointment, $75 for a COVID-19 test, and $750 for one day of filming. If your footage is used in the final commercial, you'd receive an additional $1,500 to $2,000.
Sandwich Commercial Actor
Salary: $750.00 to $2,250.00
Company: Groundglass Casting
Who Should Apply: Montreal-area sandwich lovers aged 18 to 75 years old. No acting experience is required, and this job posting specifically asks for Anglophones.