Josh Davidson

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    Gather ‘Round the Table

    It may come as a surprise to some Montrealers that accessible, healthy, communal meals have been offered on Concordia’s campuses since long before the now-famous People’s Potato was born.

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    A Saintly Return

    What’s the first thought that pops in your head when I say maple? Now: bourbon? And what about: bacon?

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    The Slow Return of Street Food

    If you get as hungry as me walking past slews of restaurants out of your price range, you may have even remarked upon such an absence yourself. Montréal’s 64-year-old street-food ban is indeed one of the great ironies of the city’s culinary identity.

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    Concocting Community Since 1999

    We had been told that at some unknown point, free food would appear on this table. And so we waited, patiently, for about half an hour whereupon, to our amazement, a pot, ladle and array of mismatched dishes emerged from some undisclosed location, with a smiling, curly-haired man in tow.

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    Hunting for Ramsay on Laurier

    Le Laurier Gordon Ramsay does not accept reservations. So I arrived with my dinner companion at 6:30 on a Friday evening, hoping to beat the dinner crowd. We were told we could be seated at 8:00, but to stick around les environs just in case. While we witnessed other diners depart in a huff at such a proposition — one well-dressed woman went so far as to proclaim, loudly, ‘never again!’…

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    Gather ‘Round The Table

    The eight people crowded around Shammy Chan’s dining room table are about as disparate a group as one could find, even in Montreal.

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    Your Local Farmers’ Market Remixed

    Picture this: it’s a Saturday morning and you arrive at the farmers’ market, basket in hand, to pick out some fresh local produce from a smattering of friendly vendors.