With its Doritos burgers and its Cheetos-flavoured chicken tenders, Crusty's, an aptly-named new Montreal restaurant, is testing the limits of decency in the extra decadent, ultra-greasy fast food scene.
Located in N.D.G., this restaurant, which just opened on October 27, makes the perfect place to go and pig out with your gang. If you ever watched the iconic Québécois show Occupation Double, the owners of Crusty's, Rym Nebbak et Chris Robins, were on the South Africa season.
Crusty's menu offers an array of dishes, some even coming in cups, and there are even vegetarian options that can be turned into vegan options, like the big burger made with a fried veggie patty and the decadent nacho plate. So everyone can be happy!
You can start with the appetizer of crispy fries served with cheddar cheese sauce and topped with crispy Doritos chips.
Then, enjoy a platter of barbecue or buffalo shrimp with delicious-looking fries.
Also on the menu is a burger with a bun topped with Doritos, a char-grilled beef patty, cheddar cheese and burger sauce.
So if you're looking for a place to fill your stomach, you know where to go.
The space, with its steampunk-chic vibes, is designed to make you feel like you've gone back in time to an 1800s living room and laboratory, or like you've stepped inside a fantasy-filled grandfather clock. And the drinks are so inventive you'll feel like you're being served magic potions.
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A/Maze is one of Montreal's favourite escape room companies with four locations: Atwater, the Plateau, Pointe-Claire and the Old Port. The Old Port location is home to two immersive escape games.
Tesla's Enigmas focuses on "the iconic inventor Nikola Tesla and features his secret study and one of his greatest inventions," while The Secret of Shipping Empire is "a mix of escape game puzzles and treasure hunt that leads players across the streets of Old Montreal," according to an A/Maze press release. Price varies depending on activity and group size.
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Before or after, you can enjoy a tapas-style menu with lots of bites that are perfect for celebrating solving the puzzle... or eating your feelings if you don't.
The eye-catching cocktail menu, full of wonder and imagination, has it all — from drinks that smoke to drinks with colours so bright, you'll be as entertained drinking as you are playing the game. A/Maze describes the drink menu as "home-created cocktails inspired by our love for science and spirit-forward drinks." But you can also opt for local craft beer or wine instead.
It's basically a culinary trip when you open the doors of Mici D'ici!
This new Romanian spot just opened back in August 2021. The restaurant's name "Mici" comes from the name of a Romanian sausage made with "minced meat, delicately spiced, cooked to perfection on the grill."
Wondering what to get when you go? The owners said their best sellers are the Mici Slider, the Mici Sandwich and the Truffle Salt Fries — in case that helps narrow down your decision. They also were proud to mention that they "have received the accreditation of Aliments du Québec au Menu because the majority of [their] ingredients come from here, hence the name Mici D'ici."