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.
Let’s start the year off slow and easy with yet another new list of Montreal Restaurants. As per normal, one side is the tried and true establishments, worthy of multiple visits. The flip side is my list of places that have caught my eye for whatever reason, and that I’ve noted in order to not forget to try them out.
As a special added bonus, there are smaller “sub” lists of great terraces, awesome places to have a drink, where to eat when you’re underground, and some stores that are particularly noteworthy due to the type of food they sell.
For those of you that are interested the previous versions of the list have been downloaded more than 8,700 times since 2012.
And finally, Elatos, Moonshine BBQ, and Scarpetta were the restaurants that graduated from the To Try side to the Done and Worth Going back side.