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dddane wrote:I was in Montreal in October and took this at a bagel joint... Don't remember the name of it, though. It was near this hoity toity area... in a building that was now converted into a mall... it used to be a car showroom or something? (trying to remember what frommer's guidebook said...).. wish I could think of it..Maple Leaf wrote:Is it the Faubourg Ste Catherine on Ste. Catherine St. West? The architecture looks familiar to me. The Faubourg was an attempt initiated some twenty years ago at a downtown food mall, with various food purveyors, specialty shops, and a fairly unmemorable food court upstairs. It suffered a little in the 90s, with lots of vacancies and low-rent dollar store type businesses coming in. It seems to be reviving a little with the addition of a big Second Cup cafe at street level, but I haven't been inside in a while.
Geo wrote:For those of us who teach at Concordia—about 50 meters from the new Second Cup in the Faubourg!—the Thai resto is a saving grace. And yes, the whole 'feel' of the Faubourg is kind of depressing, but it's what we've got.
Geo wrote:Nice that you found Nocochi. Did you notice the smiling dark-haired lady near the cash register? Owner and pastry-maker, that's her.
Geo wrote:Just a couple of blocks away is the best baguette in the city: Premiére Moisson. They have lots of other things, esp. house made patés and sausages. Have you visited them yet?
happy_stomach wrote:Maybe Le Faubourg would benefit from having a Premiére Moisson!
Geo wrote:We don't get to Atwater very often. What with J-T being so close, and my being addicted to some of the things there (the grilled mici lamb+garlic sausages at Balkani, for example) and TODG addicted to the ice cream place—Havre de Glace—there's just not enough time in the eating portion of our lives to get to Atwater.
Next time you're in town and feel like company give us a PM.
They're at the east end, centre, just opposite the elevators to the parking, just before you get to the gourmet kitchengear shoppe. All sorts of Austro-Hungarian patisserie, lovely stuff.happy_stomach wrote:she also saw paczkis being made somewhere at the market.
nr706 wrote:Having just returned from a weekend in Montréal, and re-reading this thread, I was concerned that there doesn't seem to be much discussion of Montréal's lively brewpub scene.
Geo wrote:No Schwartz'? Ouf.
thaiobsessed wrote:I'm planning a long weekend trip to Montreal for next month and hoping for some help with the eating itinerary.
We'd like to find some spots in neighborhoods off the beaten track (but Metro accessible). From reading prior LTH posts (and a few other sites), we have the following on the list as possibilities:
Le P'tit Plateau
Club Chasse et Peche (worth the hype?)
We'd also like to have one Portuguese meal.
Anyone have opinions on Jano vs. Le Roi de la Plateau vs. others?
We will definitely be hitting some markets (Jean Talon, for one), a brew pub or too and some pastry shops (thanks h_s) and stopping for bagels. I know, it's sacrilege, but we'll probably skip Schwartz's (we're not big deli people).
thaiobsessed wrote:O.K. so I'm supposed to be whittling choices down but I've read a few recommendations for Au Cinquieme Peche--any yeas or nays on that one?
Here's the rough line-up:
Lunches: Graziella, L'express, Au Tarot vs. Au Cinquieme Peche
Dinners: Le p'tit plateu, La Montee, Roi du Plateau vs. Tapeo
Plus bakeries and markets and maybe Schwartz's for breakfasts and snacks.