January 12, 2015

Sumac Restaurant

Sumac was an immediate hit when it opened. It is located on a stretch of Notre Dame West that is clearly in the midst of change. New places are popping up right and left among the McDonald's, Dollar Store, and old-fashioned Green Spot diner.

Sumac is a prime example of the nature of the transformation that is going on in Saint-Henri. Foodies will love its fresh take on Middle-Eastern food and modern ambiance. Make no mistake, though. Sumac has soul. It may be the new kid on the block, but it fits right in.

December 31, 2014

Third anniversary of the blog

Here we are again. Although it seems like the year has gone by in a flash, a lot has happened in the social scene in Montreal. Trends like Third Wave Coffee and foodie restaurants that already had a strong foothold really took off. The city is also starting to prepare for the big 375th anniversary celebrations to be held in 2017.

Changes are happening with the blog, too. This year we introduced a new name and a custom URL, and design changes are in the works. Thanks, readers, for visiting!

December 23, 2014

Best of Montreal 2014

From coffee to restaurants to cultural happenings, it was a busy year in Montreal for people who love good food and good times. One of the topics that got the most attention was the large number of restaurant openings in Montreal. Meanwhile, some older establishments struggled. Magnan closed after 82 years in business. Just a stone's throw away, though, new eateries are opening up left and right. It's a time of change, and we can't wait to see what's in store for 2015. In the meantime, here are our picks for the best of the best this year.