Milestones has arrived in Quebec with the new Fairview Pointe-Claire location

We have been touting the much-anticipated arrival of Milestones Restaurants, a leading Canadian restaurant chain, to Quebec for a few years now. Well, thanks to the team at Foodtastic, this exceptional dining experience has arrived at Fairview-Pointe Claire.

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The newly opened Hogar Steakhouse in Westmount effortlessly blends the rich heritage of Mexico

Hogar is a new steakhouse in Westmount with Mexican influence which is quickly attracting a following for lunch and dinner. The place opened last summer. It can seat 60 people in the dining room and 15 more at the bar.

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From a great raw bar to a top-notch menu Lucille’s Oyster Dive offers a great dining experience

Lucille’s Oyster Dive opened its first location on Monkland Avenue in NDG back in 2009.  For reasons I cannot properly explain, it took me 14 years to enjoy my first experience and wow was this ever a treat!

There are now five restaurant locations – NDG, Fairview Pointe-Claire, Dix30 in Brossard, Laval and Mont Tremblant. In addition, there is a summer pop-up at Atwater Market,  three food trucks and a catering division. We decided to enjoy our first Lucille’s experience at Fairview.

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Le Burger Week 2023: BBurger, Patty Slaps, and Centre Philou represent a nice collection

Each September I look forward to Le Burger Week  ( for the opportunity to discover something new. Le Burger Week continues across Canada through September 14, with over 600 participating restaurants. That includes 31  in Montreal. Bravo to Thierry Rassam and Na’eem Adam, who came up with this brilliant concept 12 years ago, as well as La Poutine and La Pizza Weeks.  The two Montreal businessmen have unveiled an interactive gamified experience that allows participants to rack up points (called YUMS) and redeem them for burgers throughout the event.  For participants…

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Rôtisserie St-Hubert dining room returns to Côte des Neiges after a four-year absence

As readers of my restaurant stories know very well, the Rôtisserie St-Hubert chain has always been high on my list of dining experiences. My “go-to” spot has long been on Côte des Neiges Road. But four years ago the land where the restaurant sat was repurposed for a residential high-rise building. St-Hubert had to conclude its lease, with a promise to return again at the same location.

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Weekends Mean Takeout Bliss – and Gigi Pizzeria in Pointe-Claire Village Takes the Crown!

Gigi Pizzeria is nestled in Pointe-Claire village. Every corner of Quebec seems to have its cherished pizza haven, a place where the locals hold fervent convictions that it reigns supreme in terms of being the most delectable, the oiliest, the cheesiest, or the heartiest, among other attributes.

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Medeiros family tries yummy smash burgers at Yumi Burger near Concordia University

We met our daughter downtown and she came up with a fantastic recommendation to eat at smash burger specialists Yumi Burger, conveniently situated at 1448 Rue Mackay in the heart of Montreal.

A smash burger refers to a variety of hamburger creations involving the action of “smashing” or pressing down on a spherical mass of ground beef onto a heated cooking surface, commonly a griddle or skillet.

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Lavender Grill and Lounge adds some definite flavor and color to the Byward Market

Lavender Grill and Lounge opened in the Byward Market in the summer of 2022, the vision of owner Reza Khakbaz.

Lavender, of course, is a light shade of purple or violet. It applies particularly to the color of the flower of the same name. Khakbaz and his team have certainly taken advantage of the connection, from the décor to the coloring of some of the drinks like my blackberry smash tea mocktail, a combination of blackberry and Earl Grey tea.

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