Festival De La Poutine is no joke. It's a huge 3-day long festival that includes not only 11 different "Poutinieres" but also a massive line-up of live music performances from some of the biggest names in the province.
This particular poutine fest is even more authentic because it's not even located in Montreal, the festivities take Place in Drummondville. Which is about an hour drive from Montreal.
But it's worth the short trip. Here is a little taste of what you will experience at Festival De La Poutine. First, here are the restaurants that will be cooking up a poutine storm for you.
You can buy a three-day pass pre-sale for only $28, which will save you some money. Or you can purchase a single ticket for the day for only $23.
As you can see a photo from last year shows a massive turn-out for this festival. It's really one of the most highly anticipated of the summer. A great way to experience the province outside of Montreal, too. Here are all the essential details in one place for you:
Various political leaders in Quebec have spoken out about the shooting in Montreal on Monday, August 2 that left three people dead and two others injured.
Premier François Legault and Minister of Public Security and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault both referred to the incident as "worrying," while Mayor Valérie Plante added that "gun violence must stop."
Une enquête est en cours sur les événements d'hier à Rivière-des-Prairies. Que des fusillades surviennent chez nous… https://t.co/0DXKVMsA7B
In a tweet Tuesday morning, Premier François Legault reacted to the shooting saying, "An investigation is underway into yesterday's events in Rivière-des-Prairies. It is disturbing and worrying that shootings are happening in our area. My condolences to the relatives of the victims. We are going to protect Montrealers and Quebecers."
Geneviève Guilbault also added to the conversation in a tweet that said, "We offer our condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the shooting in Montreal yesterday. Recent events are worrying. We have invested significant sums in the fight against violence and our teams of @secpubliqueqc continue to work with our partners."
The mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, spoke out about the matter stating, "Like the people of Montreal, I am shocked by yesterday's shooting in RDP. Gun violence must stop. The safety of Montrealers is an unconditional priority. Our team is fully mobilized and works with the @SPVM to find the culprits."
The investigation remains ongoing.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
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!).