If you know me at all, then you know that I'm totally obsessed with grilled cheese. It's my go-to meal (snack? gooey sandwich of happiness?), and at this point, I'd like to believe that I have a pretty good sense of what makes an awesome grilled cheese.
Although I've had some seriously delicious ones in the past, something I tried this past week just might put all those other ones to shame.
Les Torchés Taverne (74 Avenue du Mont-Royal E), which offers a super fun ambiance, a varied menu featuring high-quality and incredibly tasty modernized pub food, and some seriously, seriously good drinks, also happens to have made one seriously delicious grilled cheese.
Called the Tiers De Verge, this is Les Torchés Taverne's creation for Montreal's Grilled Cheese Festival - and if you're a fan of grilled cheese, trust, you're going to straight-up fall in love with it.
But also, if you're a fan of homemade bread, bacon, pulled pork, or just happiness in general, then this sandwich will become your new BFF. Hands down.
Stuffed with two different types of cheese, one thick, huge slab of bacon, and all the pulled pork you can manage, the Tiers De Verge is one impressive sandwich. The slightly smoky bacon, the tangy pulled pork, the cheeses - every taste and texture works super well together, and makes for a grilled cheese experience unlike any other.
Thick, crusty, buttery, and incredibly flavourful homemade bread serves as a perfect, crispy bed to Les Torchés Taverne's fresh and quality ingredients.
I could seriously go on to describe this sandwich forever, but, like I said, it's an experience - and one that you've just got to live for yourself.
What I will say, though, is that this grilled cheese is huge. About a foot long, and served on a wooden board, it's big enough to split with a friend... Although, TBH, you're not going to want to share.
It's finally here Montreal. That's right, the Habs Playoff mothefvcking Hockey! After their much deserved regular season dominance, Carey Price, P.K. Subban and the rest of the gang are once again going to lace 'em up and push for that ever illusive Stanley Cup, hopefully bringing it home this time, where it belongs.
There's no question that watching a Habs game live at the Bell Centre is the best possible way to enjoy all of the action, and while that's not always possible for everyone, watching it with other passionate fans at a Montreal bar is. With a bunch of great new spots opened this year, it's never been easier to grab a pitcher with your friends and yell obscenities at a TV screen all together.
So with beer in hand, it's time to settle in for the most exciting time of the year, fill up on some delicious pub grub, and cheer on our Bleu, Blanc & Rouge to glorious victory.
Fitzroy is actually opening their doors the same night as the Habs season opener, so it doesn't get any newer than that. It promises to be a relaxed atmosphere and Fitzroy have what looks to be a stellar menu for game night.
With legit cocktails and Asian-inspired "street food" such as satay scallops, Indonesian fried tofu, curry laksa and steamed buns, this new bar in the Village is worth checking out for Habs games if only for the food! Do it.
Montreal’s newest Irish pub boasts +100 beers from all around the world, including many Quebec micro-brews, Trappist beers, and about 65 different kinds of whiskey. Add to that a delicious food menu and the Habs on TV, what could be better.
Already popular in Brossard, Jack Saloon brings all the style of a Western saloon with some good old-fashioned BBQ offerings on the menu, plenty of drink specials and lots of rock & roll. Great place to catch the game but bare in mind they don't usually play it with sound.
If you like the New-Orleans and appreciate a little voodoo, you gotta check out the new Baron Samedi, especially on game night. They offer a killer selection of cocktails and bourbons as well as some delicious southern comfort food.
Extensive local beer menu and and a nice selelction of tasty nibbles, Isle de Garde is unpretentious and friendly. Important to note, while they do have a big screen, only games against Toronto and Boston will be played with sound.