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  1. When you hit Quebec city, and take the bridge Pierre-Laporte, take the Highway 20 West. Take the the first exit named "St-Redempteur/St-Nicolas", turn right, and in front of you will be Ashton. Get a poutine there....it's one of the best ones....


    455, boul. du Pont


    Tél. : (418) 831-2749

  2. I live in a new condo development in Little Italy....at 2000$/month, you should think of buying one....There's an empty one in my building (reposessed), but i don't see it on sale anywhere....

    The streets are fine in Little Italy, and it's not really dangereous...

    Lower Outremont, Mile End, NDG (monkland) are also cool neighborhoods for what you are looking for...

  3. If you have never gone to QC City, I would recommend QC city eventhough tons of address in MTL would make you drewel.....

    Here are my recommendations for QC City :


    Hotel 71

    Dominion 1912



    Laurie Raphael

    There's a good resto on Orleans Island (30 min from QC City) which I hope someone will reply with the name...

    There are also some new places that have opened which I can't remember...

    QC City is 400 years old and you can feel it when wandering the narrow streets...realy magical....

    Now, if you want to stick to fun, dynamic gigs, MTL is a better choice....

    If the latter is your choice, then I'll complete with a list....

  4. You might want to consider Apres Le Jour (901, rue Rachel E corner Saint-André).

    I think the price range is about right, they have the space for a large group and its bring your own wine.  I have never eaten there, but maybe someone has some input on the food/service.

    Give a call to Vintage (portuguese resto) on St-Denis (corner Mont-Royal). They have a very nice second floor with a huge table.......

    They might be able to arrange something at 50$/person....

  5. I thought I’d share my thoughts after going to Joe Beef recently.

    Firstly, props to the waitress for her very attentive, quick and cheerful service. She made the experience very pleasurable. I was however somewhat annoyed by the fact that the tables on the banquette side are so close together that you have

    Next we had lobster spaghetti and spaghetti with ribs. The lobster spag was a delight, creamy, just salty enough, with 1 and a half pound of fresh lobster. You just can’t go wrong (to seal the deal, there’s bacon in the sauce). It seems both spags are tossed with the sauce (instead of plopping the sauce over the pasta). I like this, it makes the sauce a little drier and makes it really stick to the pasta.

    Alex, slurping sauce on top of pasta is a no-no.....When I see that (at friend's houses), I actually pass and just eat bread. For me that is one of the biggest insults. Immediately after being drained, pasta is very hot and ready to absorb any liquid. That's why you need to dump it into the sauce asap. As it's cooling in the sauce, it is absorbing a lot of the sauce, thus taste. Given that it is absorbing so much sauce, I always keep 1/2 cup of the drained water in case the sauce dries up a bit too much.

  6. So last night I head out to Gibby's with business collegues (I wasn't paying). My worst fears got true.

    First, waiters and waitresses dressed in bavarian folklore !

    Second, I look at the menu and boom : almost all main dishes are over 40$

    Third, our waitress is pouring wine like gas coming out of a fuel pump, splashing it all over the table. She also was bending over the table and litteraly squashing the people sitting in front of me.

    Fourth : the food. Casa Grecque style, with 1 broccoli and 1 baked patato.

    Fifth : inconsistent wine list, although mark-up seemed ok.

    Sixth : How come Americans and Ontarians like going there ? It's one of the biggest scams in MTL.

  7. Back to the original subject : 5 a 7 in MTL means chit-chat and meating people, and possibly getting lucky.

    To get there, here are some addresses :

    Edgar Hypertavern

    Holder Brasserie

    Mile End (New owners)


    Cavalli is all TAKE CARE !!! The girls are escorts !!!! Trust me on this one.

  8. Here's my 2 cents : the place must have the worst air quality in MTL. The open kitchen concept has got to have its limits !!!! The air is way too greasy !!!!

    I know 2 people who puked even before receiving their food.

    Martin, you're kitchen is not a nice sight....make it low-profile please.


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