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Sunday, June 29, 2014

VACHEMENT BON - REALLY GOOD ICE DESSERTS

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VACHEMENT BON - A FANTASTIC PLACE FOR ICE DESSERTS!

Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vachementbonmontreal


366, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal (Québec) 
514-419-9510

Price range: Depends on the size of your sweet tooth! I'd say about $6 per person, including taxes, for a generous 1-person serving of gelato or frozen yogurt!


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Mouthwatering summary: Bright, clean, new dessert place that has some seriously good yogurt and gelato, as well as inventive new twists!

Meal to try: Dessert poutine (relax, it's not what you think! :P), ice cream sandwiches, and frozen yogurt!

Sorry for the long, long wait between updates - I've been writing 4 to 6 blog posts per week at work the last two months, and have been all blogged out! I'm back now!

So, to begin, a confession: I have a bit of a sweet tooth...Okay, that's a lie. I have an ENORMOUS sweet tooth!

That's why I'm always happy to discover great places to get my dessert on! And that is EXACTLY what we have with Vachement Bon - they have AWESOME frozen desserts!

I was just strolling around the Quartier Latin recently, and, to my surprise, a shiny, brand-spanking new dessert place had sprung up where previously there'd been a run-down, cramped dairy shop. Curious, I walked in and felt my jaw DROP.

Vachement Bon is a gorgeous, inviting new shop that's just full of iced dessert options. While that caught my eye, what really got me double-taking was some of their menu items. In particular, they have something  and they offer something they call Poutine Glacee - iced poutine. Wha...? That really got me wondering! And I don't imagine that I'm the only one who is curious. I mean, poutines are hot savory dishes of french fries, gravy, and cheese - how in the hey do you turn THAT into a dessert? Well, as it turns out, there is a way to do it and to make it just DELICIOUS.

So, while the iced poutine wasn't the first thing I tried at Vachement Bon, it will be the first thing I show you guys - it's a tasty question with a tasty answer! Here it is ($5.95):




As you can see, the key here is to replace all the hot, savory ingredients with ice-cold, sweet ingredients. Ice cream instead of fries, caramel popcorn, waffle bits, and marshmallows in place of cheese curds, and caramel in place of gravy. And Lordy, it works. This wondrous thing hits the spot when you're jonesing for a sugary fix, or when you're good and hot and sweaty, lemme tell ya! The only thing I'd do differently is nix the marshmallows, but that's only because marshmallows aren't my thing...

Beyond this lovely, inventive poutine, Vachement Bon also tickles my fancy with its self-serve frozen yogurt. Just look at this row of beauties ($0.59/ounce - TELL me that's not a good deal!):




Be careful though! The pumps in the dispensers are powerful!

You can also go crazy with the candy toppings. Smarties, candy sticks - 8 different varieties of sugary goodness:


Here are pictures of a couple of frozen yogurt cups that we served ourselves. Neat, huh?




The gelato here is also pretty damn good. Out of the ones I've tried so far, the fleur de sel caramel has been my favourite. The other varieties have never been disappointing either ($3.95 per scoop)!




Finally, the ice cream sandwiches! Besides the dessert poutine, this is my favourite thing at Vachement Bon! I bought a sixpack of these, and they went FAST. It's super-good ice cream that's sandwiched in between rich, chocolatey cookies that crumble delectably with every bite and chew. The ice cream sandwiches are pretty big too, and they hit the spot juuuuuust right when it's boiling hot ($1.95 each).




Hope you all enjoy this place as much as I do! Happy ice cream season, everyone!





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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

POUTINEVILLE - POUTINE

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POUTINEVILLE - A POUTINE LOVER'S DELIGHT


Their website: http://poutineville.com/
Three locations - Subject of current review:

Poutineville Ontario
1365 Ontario Est
Montréal, QC H2L 1S1
514-419-5444


Price Range:  ~$20-30 per person including one drink, meal, tax, and tip

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Mouthwatering Summary: Customizable poutines plus a range of gourmet specialty poutines will make you drool...
Meal to try: Their signature poutine - The Poutineville (poutine with braised beef and a wine sauce!)


Saturday, March 8, 2014

ROTISSERIE SUD-WEST BAR-B-QUE



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YOU MUST TRY THE RIBS AND CHICKEN AT ROTISSERIE SUD-WEST BAR-B-QUE!

3401 Notre Dame West
Montreal, Quebec
Telephone: 514-904-4444

Price range: Ranges from $15 per person to under $30 per person for a meal and a drink, depending on your main dish. It's always a good deal though!

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Mouthwatering Summary:  Meats slow-cooked to PERFECTION, accompanied by beers from around the world. 
Meal to try: Both types of ribs (pork and beef), and the bbq chicken!



Rotisserie Sud-West Bar-B-Que only opened up about three weeks ago, not far from where I live. In that three weeks, I've already eaten there enough times that they recognize my voice on the phone now :P. That really should tell you all you need to know about the awesomeness of the flavour of food here, I think!

But, it wouldn't be much of a review if I just said, "Try it all", now would it? So, off I go!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

TONG SING - CHINESE FOOD/DIM SUM



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LET'S ALL HEAD TO 

TONG SING FOR DIM SUM!

Their website: http://www.tongsing.ca/
43 Rue de la Gauchetière Est, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4
Telephone:(514) 940-8811

Their dim sum menu: http://www.tongsing.ca/html/menuDimSum-Steamed.html

Price range: This really depends on your appetite! But typically, if you're a group of 4 or more people, everything - meal, tax, tip - will average out to be between $12 and $20 per person. It's a good deal, folks!
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har-gau (shrimp dumplings)

Mouthwatering Summary:  A variety and a ton of great Chinese food, literally wheeled right to your table - CONSTANTLY.
Meal to try: Dude. Seriously. Just try it all.

Ah, dim sum. The Cantonese form of restaurant breakfast/lunch/brunch, where a small army of waitresses constantly push carts laden with appetizer-sized plates (sometimes main-dish-sized plates) of different Chinese food from table to table. All customers have to do is just select the dishes they wanted from the waitress, be served, and then enjoy the food (and then, of course, settle up at the end. No free lunches and all that). I remember when I was a kid, it was the highlight of the week to go on a dim sum excursion. The variety of the type, smells, tastes, colours, and shapes of the food was something that always intrigued me.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NEW SYSTEM BBQ - DINER/BBQ/LATE NIGHT/DELIVERY



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FULL REVIEW: 

NEW SYSTEM BBQ

TASTY CHICKEN, GREAT DELIVERY

Their website/menu:  http://www.newsystembbq.com/
3419 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P3
Telephone:(514) 932-1484

Price range:  $20 for one person including drink, meal, and tip


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The best pizza at New System BBQ - Chef's Special pizza
New System BBQ - two leg bbq chicken meal

Mouthwatering Summary:  Fast delivery, and great chicken (and other food, but really - great chicken!)
Meal to try: Economic 2 chicken legs! And the Chef's Special Pizza!

Typically, whenever someone tells me about a place that has been around for a looooong time, I get at least a little suspicious about the hype. I mean, is the place really worthwhile, or is its longevity simply due to inertia powered by nostalgia? For New System BBQ, I'm happy to say that the reason why it's been around since 1948 is because it's good.