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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby LBx on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Rekid spots:

Cheap Thrills on Metcalf downtown.

Phonopolis uptown ish on Bernard.

Le Pick-Up on the Plateau (best of the three week by week) for laymen digging.

A few others here and there...
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:11 pm

qrj wrote:Taking some time off and driving there after I finish up a job in Connecticut next month.

I may have skipped over where someone already mentioned hotels, but does anyone have any suggestions? Money isn't too tight, but I would prefer to have more money for food and beer.



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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby gjp on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:10 pm

Marsupialized wrote:
qrj wrote:Taking some time off and driving there after I finish up a job in Connecticut next month.

I may have skipped over where someone already mentioned hotels, but does anyone have any suggestions? Money isn't too tight, but I would prefer to have more money for food and beer.



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Aww shit. That's perfect. Thanks 'Sup.

Also, dumb question, but how fucked will I be if I don't speak a lick of French? I'm going to try my damnedest to speak what I can manage to learn beforehand, but am I just going to look like an asshole?
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby nonreal on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:07 am

It's never been a problem for me and I've been living here for a few years now. It can become obstruction if you've been introduced to a group of people who socialise primarily in French, though. But don't sweat it.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:49 am

I don't speak French apart from basic ordering at a restaurant and I do fine, you just figure it out and everyone speaks English anyway
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:07 am

Montreal has, by a massive margin, the highest concentration of best looking women anywhere on the planet, BTW.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby madmanmunt on Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:49 pm

nonreal wrote:It's never been a problem for me and I've been living here for a few years now. It can become obstruction if you've been introduced to a group of people who socialise primarily in French, though. But don't sweat it.


A couple of years is time enough to pick up some functional French. It'd be one of the best things you could possibly do, even if you don't intend to stay in Quebec forever.

That would be my No. 1 Montreal Advice.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby nonreal on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 am

madmanmunt wrote:
nonreal wrote:It's never been a problem for me and I've been living here for a few years now. It can become obstruction if you've been introduced to a group of people who socialise primarily in French, though. But don't sweat it.


A couple of years is time enough to pick up some functional French. It'd be one of the best things you could possibly do, even if you don't intend to stay in Quebec forever.

That would be my No. 1 Montreal Advice.


Agreed. My comprehension's good, but I don't make any effort to speak, so there you have it.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:32 am

Mumbling and waving dismissively will get you pretty far out there
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Big John on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:34 am

Buy some of these to bring back for your friends in the usa.

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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby nonreal on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:44 am

I've got some pretty useful phrases stashed in my arsenal, like "Je prend un demi-miche" and "Je vais te foutre un bagel", the latter of which I'm sure will get me out of a situation where I look like a tit into one where I'm an asshole.

Also, while out west, I saw cinnamon bun Lays. I did not try them.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:53 am

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I have had every single US and Canadian flavor.

The Cinnamon Bun and Wasabi Ginger are the best ones. The only straight up nasty were Tzatziki, should have been called 'Bus station cooch'
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby steve on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:55 am

Will be in Montreal in a couple hours, leaving Thursday evening, Not much time to kill after today but I have the evening free if anybody has a bright idea.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby four_oclocker_2 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:28 am

Schwartz's for smoked meat, Au Pied de Cochon for $8 poutine (get it without the foie gras.)
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:06 pm

steve wrote:Will be in Montreal in a couple hours, leaving Thursday evening, Not much time to kill after today but I have the evening free if anybody has a bright idea.


Lbx, show this man a good ass time why don't you.

Steve, you've been to Jean Talon Market, right?

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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby TylerSavage on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:18 pm

Au Pied de Cochon has a pretty long waiting list but maybe you can get it to go. Joe Beef is something like 3 months.

good place is dominion tavern http://www.tavernedominion.com/fr/
I was surprised at how unpretentious/priced it was and they make a good cocktail.

portugese bbq is something that should be had in montreal.
Schwartz's now has take out, and smoked meat poutine.

Dieu du Ciel should be absolutely mandatory

the local craigslist is usually pretty awesome, but a lot of people in canada use http://www.kijiji.ca

For instance, here's something priced a little high but cool as fuck
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-amplificateur-pe ... nFlag=true

plus anything you buy is guaranteed to be used by a crust band for like 5 years. Willing to bet Inepsy had that for awhile or something.

you want traynors? we got your traynors
http://www.kijiji.ca/b-instrument-de-mu ... 0c17l80002
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby TylerSavage on Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:21 pm

Marsupialized wrote:Montreal has, by a massive margin, the highest concentration of best looking women anywhere on the planet, BTW.


it's hard to get anything done workwise when I'm there.
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:48 pm

I am just not a fan of Schwartz's, I finally did it after the whole build up and said 'ok, a hard, fatty sandwich' and 'don't need another one of those, ever'
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby Marsupialized on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:50 pm

They were very nice and the vibe is cool and the old dude told us how his father worked for Al Capone bootlegging but the actual sandwich was about as good as a deli sandwich from Jewel to me
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Re: Montreal Advice

Postby amar on Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:56 pm

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