I don't know where my butter chicken obsession began, but I don't care. It's delicious. I love it. And I can very confidently say that I've had butter chicken from pretty much the majority of Indian spots in the city.
As you would imagine, all the butter chicken dishes I've tried have been amazing. But there's one spot in particular that really blew me out of the water with their culinary talents.
That spot is Zykaa (8792 Rue Hochelaga), located in the East End of Montreal. If you're thinking that this spot is a little bit out of the way for you, just trust me on this one - it's totally worth the trek.
Although I can write a whole novel about how awesome the butter chicken is (perfectly creamy and spiced, not too heavy, with a whole bunch of moist, tender, juicy chunks of chicken), the truth is, all the food I tried there is amazing.
Their tandoori chicken was legit majestic, similarly cooked to juicy, tender perfection and with just enough spice so that every flavour worked in harmony.
Their samosas were super flaky and crispy, filled to the brim with steaming hot, flavourful potatoes and vegetables; their onion pakoras were legit bursting with flavour; in short, everything was incredibly on point. I was really impressed.
Montreal Costco fans rejoice — a brand new 155,733-square-foot location just opened up in Anjou.
If you're a true Costco addict, you may be wondering, "Isn't there already a Costco in Anjou?" The answer is yes. But that location (on rue Bombardier) closed and will be converted into a Business Centre. Meanwhile, the area's regular Costco Wholesale has moved a short, five-minute drive away to Boulevard des Sciences.
Costco Wholesale called the new Anjou location "bigger and better." We checked it out on opening day, October 27, and it totally lives up to the hype!
The new Anjou Costco Wholesale is 20% bigger than the previous location with 20% more shopping carts (literally 1,000 of them), 900 parking spots, 18 gas pumps, thousands of products for sale and a whole new self-checkout section.
The new Anjou Costco has many beloved items that will be familiar to Costco regulars, ranging from big tubs of Nutella to Kirkland brand clothing to frozen food from local restaurants like Schwartz's smoked meat.
Ken Saumure, regional marketing manager, pointed out the Italian market section. He said it has goods you won't find at other Costcos because it's representative of the area's prominent Italian population.
Costco-goers will be happy to know that samples were in full swing — all individually portioned and wrapped in a COVID-19-friendly manner. This included a whole roll of Werther's Originals and a full-sized Orangina.
The City of Montreal has announced that it will be moving forward with investments on seven projects that were selected by Montrealers.
The investment will come from the city's first-ever participatory budget, which allowed citizens to choose their favourite projects.
Over a two-year period, $10 million will go to seven projects that got the most overall votes from the population. Six projects will be spread out over 14 boroughs and one project will encompass the entire territory of Montreal.
"What emerges from the selected projects is the importance that people place on improving their living environment, protecting nature in the city and reclaiming public spaces for the benefit of the entire population," Mayor Valérie Plante said in a statement.
The following projects were selected for investment:
A budget of $2.7 million will be used for building more than 125 water fountains that will allow for refilling reusable water bottles in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Mercier–Hochelaga–Maisonneuve, Outremont, Saint-Léonard and Ville-Marie.
Montreal's Le Boulevard shopping centre can stay in business after all. The news comes following an April announcement that Le Boulevard would be closing its doors after 68 years in operation, as the city of Montreal prepared to take over the property rights for the extension of the Société de transport de Montreal (STM)'s blue line.
According to a news release by Quebec's Ministry of Transport, the iconic shopping centre can remain open past December 1 when the STM officially becomes the owner of the property.
"One of the goals of the work was to limit the project's impact on the shopping centre and the activities of merchants," reads the ministry's statement.
The task force proposed revising the size of the terminal, the parking area and the centre's storage space for construction materials in order to preserve the building as a solution so that merchants could have the opportunity to continue to sell goods and services to shoppers, the news release says.
According to the ministry, the Quebec government's acquisition of the shopping centre was a decision made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec and was not foreseen by the STM.
At the time this was written, Le Boulevard's Facebook page was no longer active.
For a cool $1,999,000, you can own a piece of Quebec’s cinematic history.
That's because a gorgeous, custom-built home in Saint-Léonard, featured in some of the province’s most beloved films, including Mambo Italiano and Elvis Gratton II: Miracle à Memphis, not to mention Mafia Inc., is up for sale.
The house is fit for a movie star (or a mob boss) and comes with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens (upstairs and downstairs), a spa with a sauna and Jacuzzi and a wood-fired brick pizza oven.