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Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List December 2017

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Another Picture of Montreal Restaurants
Another Picture of Montreal Restaurants

I’ve been slacking off. Seven months in between updates. Pretty much the definition of unacceptable. But after I give myself 40 lashes, I’ll promise to try and do better in 2018. As you might guess, given the time frame, there is an awful lot of movement. 10 places made it onto the “Done and Worth Going Back” side. Candide, Capitaine Sandwich, Foodchain, Chez Léo Snack Bar, Il Miglio, Pier 66, Poissonnerie Rayan, Le Réservoir, Salateen, and Thai Sep.

There have also been numerous changes to the “Not Restaurants” section, as well as the “Good Places to Drink” and “Good to Great Terraces.” But I will let you discover them on your own.

Surprisingly, six places were removed. Most because they closed (two got moved to another list I keep, called Obscure Restaurants).

As usual, Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List can be found in the upper left hand corner and by clicking here.

Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List February 2017

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Restaurants in Montreal
Restaurants in Montreal

It’s been a slow winter. One place made it from the “To Try” side to the “Good Places to Drink” column. And one place got dropped. The Cold Room was the one that made the jump. More surprisingly and significantly, Two places on the “Done and Worth Gong Back” side closed (Brasserie Capri and Tous les jours). I also rejigged some things and have started to add dates to restaurants when they are first added to the list, instead of only noting my last visit.

For what it is worth Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List has been downloaded over 27,000 times.

As usual, Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List can be found in the upper left hand corner and by clicking here.

Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List November 2016

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Montreal Restaurants
Montreal Restaurants

Over the past six months five establishments made it on to the good side of the list. Bonanza, Falafel Freiha, Moleskine, Le Mousso, Mr. Pattie, Nine didn’t make the cut.

As usual, Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List Nov 16 can be found in the upper left hand corner and Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List Nov 16.

The June 2016 Montreal Restaurant List

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Montreal Restaurants
Montreal Restaurants

This past spring nine establishments made it on to the good side of the list. Amelia’s, Chambre à Part, Cloakroom, H4C, Hoogan & Beaufort, M. Mme, Montréal Plaza, Pistolero, and Wangli Deli. Five didn’t make the cut.

As usual, Zeke’s Montreal Restaurant List can be found in the upper left hand corner and here.

Montreal Design Flaws

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The multimedia zone in Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme
The multimedia zone in Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

Recently they finally finished the renovations at Place des Arts. I will refrain from commenting on them, as there are only 49 synonyms in my thesaurus for the word bad, and none of them sufficiently evoke my feelings about what was done. However, one thing that did strike me, was how there is one glaring design flaw that was encountered in the renovations.

Namely, whomever decided it was an awesome idea to install floor to ceiling video screens in a dark corridor where very frequently there are massive hordes of people, forgot that it was likely that some of those people would in fact bush up against and or decide to try and touch those (probably) extremely expensive screens.

So, an after-the-fact-cheap-o-no-thought solution was instituted. As you can see, above, they installed some rope at ankle height. Kind of like what you would see in a museum with not enough security staff. Or in plainer language: bush league.

Pity.