What's better than a chicken sandwich? A fried chicken sandwich of course. But chicken gets all the cool options and beef is just stuck being beef. Well not anymore, have you ever thought of swapping that boring old beef for some deliciously spiced beef wrapped in a crispy, flaky pastry.
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!
Nevski's khachapuri, a Georgian cheese bread dish, is made with homemade dough and a mix of cheeses, topped with a runny egg yolk — and the restaurant's menu even teaches you how to eat it.
Its Moscow mule menu, four different takes on the classic drink — made with different spirits, ginger beer, fruit syrups and citrus — even offers mules by the pitcher for $29. There's also an extensive cocktail menu with 10 other Russian-themed options, and a few other pitcher options available for the same price.
Nevski also has a menu of dumplings stuffed with different meats, herbs and vegetables.
Though the menu also offers Russian-inspired desserts, you can also satisfy your sweet tooth with a boozy milkshake menu made with Russian ice cream, milk, Russian waffles, and vodka, Kahlua, whisky and Amaretto.
With so much alcohol on the menu, it's hard to choose your preferred drink — Nevski also offers a wide-range vodka menu, which you can enjoy with a side of bread and pickles in true Russian form, along with a wine and beer list.
Cuisine: Russian and former Soviet republics
Address: 1228, rue Stanley, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Eat and drink like a Russian, surrounded by artsy kitschy decor inspired by the streets of Saint Petersburg.
Thai SELECT Signature is the highest level of certification, given to restaurants that exceed all criteria. Restaurants with this certification "personify authentic Thai characteristics, serve Thai food made with quality ingredients, offer an elevated setting, and provide outstanding service."
Thai SELECT Classic, the second level of certification, is given to Thai restaurants with "excellent quality all around" that "embody authentic Thai Cuisine with considerably good service along with great value."
Thai SELECT Casual is the lowest level of certification. While these restaurants still offer authentic Thai food, they're more "on-the-go" and have limited customer service.
La Maison Onyx is a pop-up that will run between July and October, giving marginalized chefs a stage to showcase their culinary expertise. Up first is Saint-Henri's Tropikàl Restobar, a Caribbean and Afro-Latin restaurant, which will be there from July 7 to July 27.
Tropikàl will be followed by Maquis Yasolo, an Afro-Québécoise restaurant in Saint-Henri. Later, MasterChef Canada’s Marissa Leon-John of Elle Jay’s Private Dining and Afro-Vegan chef Evy Mendes of Cantine Toca Toca will be serving up delicious eats.
La Maison Onyx is an initiative by DESTA Food, a Black youth network and non-profit business incubator for Black businesses.
According to a DESTA Food statement, La Maison Onyx will feature street food-style menus using local Quebec products, chef-led market tours at Jean-Talon Market, and on-site food demonstrations.
More chefs and Montreal restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.