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It’s Still Winter. Deal With It.

Posted February 23, 2014 by Melanie

There’s always that one warm week in March. It gets really really warm and most, if not ALL of that dirty disgusting slushy snow melts, all the soggy cigarette butts smoked over the frigid winter are exposed and Montreal begins to see concrete and—GRASS! The city transforms. Coats are unbuttoned, people pull on their “cute” […]

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Kitchen Bitchin’: Salad isn’t just for skinny girls

Posted October 1, 2012 by Melanie

Loving salad really isn’t anything to be ashamed of. At least that’s what I used to believe living the hipster life in Montreal—pot-lucks with friends, picnics in Parc Lafontaine, terrace hopping on St. Denis… But now I live in England, and well, I guess being a vegetarian is a bit more of an anomaly. Here […]

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Kitchen Bitchin’: What To Cook For That Obnoxious Friend Who Just Got Back From Thailand…

Posted August 2, 2012 by Melanie

You know who I’m talking about. It’s not enough that you distractedly clicked through 239 of their photos on facebook, but they insist on coming over so they can show you the EXTENDED iPhoto album plus their Photoshopped favorites. All the while bragging about all the completely “un-touristy” shit they did. “We went to the […]

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Does Reading About Middle East Politics Just Make You Crave Falafel?

Posted November 23, 2012 by Melanie

Well then you’re not alone. And I’m not trying to be irreverent here, I’m serious. I love Middle Eastern food and when the word “Syria” or “Israel” appears in the news, sometimes I just start to drool and think “mmmmmm hummus…” Offended? Don’t be. Violence in the Middle East –> BAD Food in the Middle […]

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Evan’s Picks: Best Summer Wines from Cheap to Affordable

Posted June 6, 2011 by Evan

Let’s face it. Summer is the drinking season. Whether it’s enjoying beer and people watching on a terasse or a delicious minty mojito, our livers get a lot more exercise with the warm weather. Gone are the movie nights under blankets sipping tea. Let’s go drink sangria in the park! With this in mind here are some of […]

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TACO Tongue Trials: Go Try Maïs – Now!

Posted March 14, 2013 by Caitlin

  When you’re trying to adhere to a lighter fare lifestyle, it can be challenging to find a restaurant choice that won’t leave you feeling gluttonous, nevermind-I’m-not-coming-out-tonight, full feeling. Tacos (when well-executed) can be a great option for a healthy meal that is equal parts fresh and equal parts satisfying. Montreal is getting on the […]

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Royal Phoenix: A Homo Bar For the Homogays in Montreal’s Mile End

Posted June 21, 2011 by Erika

Hey did you hear recently that the homos don’t need the village anymore because we are post-gay? Well, maybe we don’t need to stick to the village entirely, but by the turnout last Friday at Val Desjardin‘s new bar, Royal Phoenix, the queers still need, and very much want, their homogay spaces, and are maybe […]

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#MTLife: Le Saloon Turns 20

Posted July 24, 2012 by Blair

Welcome to #MTLife, a little column about my adventures in Montreal. For my first foray as a writer for the Gaily, I wanted to write about my night out at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Le Saloon, the best restaurant in the village (IMHO) and still after 20 years, the place to see […]

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