As you should already know, Poutine Week 2015 has already begun. Montreal's most epic eateries are now in full battle-mode and ready to win your taste buds over with their poutine creations. More than 40 different resto's are participating in Poutine Week 2015, giving you almost too many options, though this map will definitely narrow down your choice by showing you which poutinerie is closest to you.
Proximity plays a big role in poutine-eating when it's this cold outside, and so one altruistic Montreal created a map of Montreal specifically designed for Poutine Week 2015. All participating resto's are featured on the map, allowing you to quickly see which poutinerie is closest to your current location, allowing you to get poutine in your face as quickly as possible.
Location is one thing, but the appeal of some of the extravagant poutine-creations may be enough to get you trekking it through all the blowing snow today, and for the rest of the week. We've already chosen our must-eat poutines of 2015, but be sure to make up your own mind by checking out the full resto list here.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.