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
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!