Montreal Jazz Festival
Posted 10 June 2003 - 03:23 PM
On a Saturday night we have a concert at 6:00 in the Spectrum. I presume it will let out at about 8:00 -- 8:30 so we should plan for a lateish dinner.
I was thinking of au Pied de Cochon. Maybe reservations for about 9:00? It looks like it would be a 20 minute walk up Berri to 536 Duluth. Is there any convenient bus?
The trouble with aPdC is that it is not at all veggie-friendly or suitable for grazers. Chez Leveque much further up on Laurier with their half portions may be more suited for the two diet conscious teen-age girls I will have in tow. The atmosphere is convivial and the food isn't bad.
Any other suggestions on non-smoky places closer to the Spectrum that could have a varied menu for a post-concert dinner?
By the way is parking around van Horne and Parc on a late Friday afternoon reasonable?
Posted 10 June 2003 - 05:18 PM
Ferreira downtown on peel might be another option, Rosalie could also be an option... Other options would be to walk down st Laurent towards the old Montreal. The downtown core is more of a shop district and turns a bit mad during the jazz fest.
The jazz fest shows are rather quick and tight (one of my peev with the Spectra boys...) for sure, you are out around 8:00h.
BTW parking on Van Horn is no trouble at all, take Van Horn from Parc Ave and park right there.
Posted 10 June 2003 - 10:11 PM
Posted 11 June 2003 - 03:10 PM
Tacky stuff, as in live house trance music
tacky stuff? well, "trance" (i hate to go with labels) is tacky as it is, at least these guys are actually doing it live. i think it's great. i cant wait to get my freaky on at this concert.
...or from baton rouge...
Edited by riboflavinjoe, 11 June 2003 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 11 June 2003 - 05:17 PM
Posted 13 June 2003 - 05:49 AM
Posted 13 June 2003 - 06:38 PM
Well, I don't know that Schwartz's and the word "brunch" are often used in the same sentence. They got it right about ordering the smoked meat medium.
An article in today's NYTimes about travel to and things to do in Montreal. Did they get it right?
Posted 17 June 2003 - 09:29 PM
I hear a lot about Bia but never actually heard her sign... I have two tickets to sell for Daniela Mercury, I can't get a baby sitter for that evening because it is too early.
Sorry for crashing your discussion in such a rude way...
I came across this post during my search and wanted to check with identifiler if the tickets are still available. I couldn't e-mail or send you a private message, so I'm posting my question here.
I've found this discussion list quite interesting. I live near Montreal and I enjoy visiting this wonderful city and especially trying its restaurants. I'll sure use this forum for future references
Thanks a bunch!
Posted 18 June 2003 - 08:19 AM
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:51 PM
Well, other than saying it takes NINE hours to drive from NYC they did OK. I live in NYC and usually can do it in less than seven hours and that includes three bathroom/gas breaks and the line at customs.
An article in today's NYTimes about travel to and things to do in Montreal. Did they get it right? p/s Roy's Hardgroove is both mighTy-electric and dancable should those be considerations. Of course in addition, he can actually play...which is not to say others can't, but that precious few do as well.
As for the food changes at the festival...does that mean there won't be those hot dog grills run by the friendly but not-too-quick college kids anymore? Those come in handy after a couple of Blues, (sorry, Bleues) at the Blues stage.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 12:57 PM
I definitely wouldn't try to park (and hope to get to the show on time). The metro and the bus system is great.
Great food, music and weather. It makes living in Montreal bearable in winter.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 08:28 PM
Michael Buble is a vocalist. The few cuts of his I've heard are backed by a big band, very commercial, but he has a nice smoky sound.
What kind of Jazz does Michael Bublé play?
I haven't found the food at the Jazzfest to be all that interesting. We did have a very nice dinner at the Globe last year (3455 St. Lawrence), and I think it was within walking distance.
Otherwise, i would recommend La Chronique, Les Club des Pins and Laloux. (Just trying to bring up the food topic!).
Posted 25 June 2003 - 09:00 AM