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OT: Food & Drink Thread - Where to Go, What to Eat, etc.

lecoqsportif

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Charcoal (which gives you a good variety of flavour profiles) plus heats up fast and stays hot. Can also be used as a smoker. Well designed and smart attachments. Kind of like how the old Macs were once a cult alternative to Windows based machines.

Also built like a tank.
From what I gather the air flow control/heat control is excellent - affords a lot of temperature stability and allows it to range from pizza oven (super hot) to smoker.

One knock I've seen is about flaking paint. Not sure if it's a common concern (or terribly important).
 

Habs-25

Banned
Persian Gheymeh-Bademjan stew(lean beef, split peas, eggplant and tomato sauce) served with basmati rice and saffron on rice, Shirazi Salad, vegetables and yogurt.

 
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Rolex

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Not a big fan of eggplants either....

How about kalamata olives instead of those onion rings Lou...although the cholesterol would be almost equivalent with the amount of olives we end up eating
 

northernlou

Idi Admin
eat the olives all you want, Rolex. No cholesterol and they may ever lower it. Now a broken or cracked tooth from an olive pit, that's a real possibility.
 

northernlou

Idi Admin
You didn't expect a little North American influence on your cultural cuisine? Just wait, 20 years from now that meal of yours will be available next to the hamburger helper at your local grocer.

Persian Helper. (with or without dehydrated eggplant) ready in 20 mins.....
 

Habs-25

Banned
^^^ Actually i guess is the other way around, wait 20 years and you will see Persians, Indians, Thai, Lebanese restaurants all over, with the way immigration is growing and less fast foods.

Ex: Living in TOR you don't feel you are not in home, you can find everything there, Persian restaurants, Persian coffee shops,Persian bakery, Persian dentist, Persian specialist, Persian lawyers and for each of it, tons of it. Same applies to Vancouver, at some extend Montreal.. Same for other nations.
 
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northernlou

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That's right about Toronto.

The food is another story. Ok I doubt the Persian Helper, but don't bet against it either. lol. Years ago I never saw so much Greek Food packaged, canned or frozen for this society that is built on convenience and disposables. Frozen Greek pita's now, frozen moussaka. It's already been done to Italian and Chinese.

Your time shall come.....except for the eggplant. ;)
 

Habs-25

Banned
Maybe... Actually i know some one who started running Kababi fast food(something between fast food and restaurant) in South Cal about 7-8 years a go and now has around 15-16 branches around OC and San Diego. The food quality is not like restaurant but is not bad either and much cheaper than prices in restaurant.

Actually in Toronto there are few fast food kind Persian food, one of them is Taftan on York st in North York, the food quality vs Price is pretty good. Not A grade quality of course, but is pretty decent.
 

Rolex

Canadiens Moderator
I agree with Lou here....

In Montreal, Arab parents don't cook much anymore....they just go to Adonis and pick-up prepared meals.

The new generation of parents don't have time to be bothered with learning to cook and keeping their native culture. They will even buy pre-made hummus, but it's so easy to prepare at home...and so fast, and cheaper.

We are not too far away from seeing Adonis start selling frozen middle eastern meals
 

GGpX

Active member
For CH1, since it probably got lost in the other thread.

any new restos (opened within the last yr) that I should check out this summer in Montreal?
From the top of my head, I haven't tried a lot of "new" places, but there are some I've heard good things about:

Kampai Garden - Antonio Park's newest joint https://www.kampaigarden.com/ - His other two places, Park & Lavanderias, are great too.

La Prunelle - Not a new place, but I went there last Friday and it is great. Bring your own wine and there's an SAQ 2 minutes walk from it. http://www.restaurantlaprunelle.com/

Marconi - Heard good things about it. http://marconimontreal.com/

Cult MTL's best of 2017 is coming out soon and there's always a bunch of good suggestions on there as well.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Thanks GGpx. I had forgotten about Kampai Gardens -- will probably check it out. Also intrigued by Candide. Your Tuck Shop reco years ago was spot on.
 

GGpX

Active member
Regardless of which place you decide on going, reserve ahead of time. I know for a fact that Kampai Garden is full every night and don't take walk-ins with the exception of their bar section, but that gets filled up very fast.
 

GGpX

Active member
A small, really good place on Sherbrooke W is La Louisiane, a Southern American cajun-style place. Really good.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
A small, really good place on Sherbrooke W is La Louisiane, a Southern American cajun-style place. Really good.
looks interesting! perhaps a little out of my way, but I'll put it on my list. thx.
 
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