You love Sriracha, we love Sriracha, the whole mothertruckin' world loves Huy Fong's vibrant red hot sauce with a green cap, because lets be real, all other Sriracha brands are inferior. Sriracha-love has become so widespread, all manners of foods have been Sriracha-ized, including chips, onion rings, bacon, chocolate pie, and now, in a wild twist we really didn't see coming, beer.
Oregon-based brewery Rogue are the makers of (what we assume is) the world's first Sriracha beer, a combination of alcohol and hot sauce we're perplexed yet utterly excited about. Titled the "Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer," the brew is made using the iconic Huy Fong brand, and can apparently be paired "with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza...or anything you'd like to wash down with a spicy kick," according to the beer's product description.
Sriracha beer is strange enough, but what really had us scratching our heads is the fact that this beer is a stout, like Guiness. One wouldn't really think the sweet-spiciness of Sriracha would blend well with the rich malty taste of a stout, a blonde would make for a better flavour combo in our opinion, but hey, we can't knock it 'til we try it.
And try it we will. Right now, Rogue's Sriracha beer can be pre-ordered, but shipments aren't going out quite yet. According to the site, any order of the Sriracha beer won't go out 'til after December 30th. Montrealers can pre-order now, however, because Rogue WILL ship to Quebec, meaning you can be sippin' on some Sriracha beer in the new year...it'll just cost you a few pretty pennies in shipping costs.
Be the first to try Rogue's Sriracha Hot Stout Beer by heading to the product page here.
Montreal is a great city for many reasons, but one of the main reasons has got to be our wide varieties of incredible restaurants to choose from. When you're celiac, gluten sensitive/intolerant, or have multiple allergies, it becomes increasingly difficult to dine out. It almost feels like a chore, to have to pack lunches everywhere you go and turn down invitations to restaurants because you know there's no gluten-free menu, and cross-contamination is too big of a risk. Luckily, Montreal's gastronomy is hardly ever deceiving, and I've gathered a list of places for you to go to if gluten happens to be your worst enemy.
Number one on the list for a reason, Ottavio's has an incredible selection of dishes on their large gluten-free menu. Their specialities are pizza, pasta and mussels and they're to die for. They're extremely vigilant, and their staff work meticulously to bring to you a safe gluten-free environment for yourself and others members of your friends and family that suffer from celiac disease or have an intolerance to the protein. From clean utensils that have not been in contact with gluten, to gluten-free soap in their bathrooms, Ottavio's ensures that you will be taken care of. You can even bring your own wine and gluten-free beer!
ZERO8 has zero of all top 8 allergens; the restaurant is gluten free, nut free, egg , sesame, soja, milk, fish and seafood free. This great restaurant has a large menu for adults and children and is ready to deliver wonderful allergen free food for a stress-free night out. This is ultimately the best place to go if many of your friends or family members have allergies, and it's delicious!
This amazing gluten-free vegan/vegetarian restaurant will have your taste buds jumping for joy. They have everything from smoothie bowls and raw energy bites to wraps and delicious salads, you will not leave disappointed. I was surprised at how big the menu was, it's definitely a spot you need to go back to multiple times. They even have their great recipes online, as well as classes you can take to learn how to cook fantastic healthy meals. No gluten, no problem.
Gluten-free treats for all! This bakery is honestly my ultimate favourite spot for gluten-free sweets, it's painless pleasure pleasure for those who are gluten intolerant/sensitive and celiac. Their baked goods are so good your mouth will water, Cookie Stéfanie believes that you should not have to compromise taste in order to be gluten-free. Not only do they have spectacular pastries, their salads, sandwiches soups, lattes and specialty teas are all so good, you need to try it for yourself. It's even located in the old port, cute locations are always a bonus.
Baked2Go makes incredible gluten-free baked goods that you can eat there or bring with you at home! All wrapped up and ready "2Go" this spot is perfect for when you just don't have time to sit down and have a meal. We all know how hard it is to purchase tasty gluten-free breads, croissants and such, but Baked2Go offers nothing but the best!
This vegan restaurant has been a fan favourite since 1997 and has a bunch of gluten-free options in their menu ready to be devoured. Their menu is not 100% gluten-free but the gluten-free options are varied, and perfect for those who are gluten intolerant. Their dishes are so colourful and tasty, it's perfect for the gluten-free friend and the vegan friend. Bonus!
Lola Rosa is the place to go if you're the only gluten-free person in your entourage. Known as every "non-vegetarian's favourite vegetarian restaurant", you and your non gluten-free friends or family can enjoy the wide variety of meals from quesadillas to lasagnas and curry dishes, it has something for everybody! Celiac's should beware that cross-contamination is always a possibility since their menu is split between gluten and gluten-free dishes. But this spot is a great option and more suited for the gluten sensitive.
Delicious and nutritious gluten-free and vegan fast food? Yes, Please. This place is my favourite of all time. They have such a big variety of vegan meals, sides and snacks prepared for you on the spot and ready to go in minutes. You can either enjoy their amazing power bowls that will leave you heavenly stuffed, or their sandwiches, soups, vegan chili etc. This is the perfect option for celiacs, if you forget your lunch at home, Copper Branch has got your back. Copper Branch has been growing Copper Branches all around Montreal lately, you will not have trouble finding one near you. I suggest you try their brownie, I swear I died and went to heaven when I tasted it.
Fancy Asian food with gluten free options! PF Chang's is off the chang! They have a lot of options on their gluten-free menu and the friendly staff and chefs are very cautious with allergies. If you also have any other allergies, be sure to notify them and they will make sure to prepare your meal meticulously ensuring none of your food allergies come in contact with your meal.
This 100% gluten-free Venezuelan restaurant with a bunch of vegan options is a hidden treasure in the Plateau. You have the best of all worlds combined from meat, vegan and vegetarian options, they're all gluten-free, therefore stress-free. Perfect for those who suffer with celiac disease, you don't have to worry about cross-contamination. The friendly staff will welcome you with authentic Venezuelan dishes, so mouth-watering you will have to go back.
This gluten-free restaurant serves delicious food in their restaurant and food truck! From fried gnocchi to quinoa burgers, you'll never be able to look back. They even make a point to prioritize local products, and cook in a gluten-free environment.
All these wonderful restaurants give celiac's the chance to be real Montreal foodies and explore new places without compromising taste or their health.
My dearest friend Miranda has struggled with celiac disease for most of her life and as we get older I realize how difficult it is for her to eat out, so this one is for her and everyone who suffers from this disease. Fortunately if you're reading this, you're from Montreal and have the opportunity to explore all these celiac friendly places.
Why enjoy the pleasures of one vice, when you could revel in the opulence of two? Or, better yet, the sensual pleasures of three?
Fit for a Roman banquet of splendour, that's exactly what you'll get with a bacon-chocolate shot glass, a magical creation that fuses greasy goods, sinful sweets, and alcohol consumption into one.
Created by Through The Eyes Of My Belly, the choco-bacon shot glasses are a DIY affair, meaning you can enjoy the taste of whisky, cocoa, and bacon grease all in one go at your next party. Or, you know, every day for the rest of your life.
Surprisingly, the process to make these bad boys isn't all that complicated, but is a tad time consuming.
You'll first need to create some sort of mould to form the bacon. The original recipe suggested cutting up a roll of paper towel then wrapped in tin foil, but anything cylindrical could work.
From there, just wrap your bacon around your mould (thick cut works best), being sure to completely cover the bottom. You'll also need to tire the tops with twine to ensure everything stays in shot-glass shape throughout the cooking process.
Once your done, pop your uncooked bacon cups into the oven and cook 'em at 375 fahrenheit for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender. Make sure they don't get too crispy, however, or else the bacon will just crumble and you don't have a real cup.
Finally, to finish off everything off, you need to coat your bacon cups with chocolate so no liquid escapes when you pour shots in. See, the chocolate isn't just for the sake of ridiculousness, it's functional too!
And there you have it, by the end of this process you'll have your very own bacon-chocolate shot glasses to get wasted with. Or, if you're like myself, just eat as is because chocolate and bacon is mothertrucking delicious. Whatever you like.
Truly, there is simply no food that cannot be "poutine-ized." You can throw some fries, curds, and gravy on just about anything, but in truth, fusing a dish with a poutine doesn't always work out all that well.
That certainly isn't the case with the Poutine Philly Cheesesteak.
From the creative geniuses behind the Poutine Burrito, Omaha's Block 16, the Poutine Philly Cheesesteak is exactly what it sounds like, a poutine mixed with a Philly cheesesteak.
Featuring shaved steak, grilled onions, mushrooms, provolone cheese, curds, fries, and special homemade B16 gravy all inside a fluffy sourdough roll, the Poutine Philly Cheesesteak is truly a sight to behold.
And unlike other poutine-creations, it looks as if the flavour-fusion between the two dishes will actually work. Because why wouldn't a greasy-cheese steak-filled sandwich pair amazingly with the rich gravy-cheese-potato mess that is a poutine?
That's a rhetorical question, because your heart knows it's going to taste beyond epic.
Unfortunately, getting your mouth around a Poutine Philly Cheesesteak isn't the easiest thing to do, unless you're luck enough to be in proximity to Block 16. The rest of us can dream, and continue to be enticed by this restaurant's amazing poutine works of art.
Poutine customization has no limits. You can add different cheeses or gravies, you can throw random meats on top, or if you're feeling particularly daring you can try to replace the fries all together.
In the past I've seen the french fries get replaced by:
And why would you ever want to top your gnocchi with pasta sauce when you can drown it in a sea of cheese curds and gravy. This one also happens to be topped by with a short-rib ragu, but you can top yours with chicken, bacon, sausage or anything else your little hungry heart desires.
This recipe requires a lot of steps but if you're crazy enough to try it, here's how.