Before the Habs-Wings game, Simon (party dude extraordinaire / fan of everything unhealthy) suggested we try this new spot by our apt called Kansas Cité BBQ Smokehouse (4006, Ste-Catherine W.) for our pre-game feast. After having seen the menu and craving ribs for a bit, I obliged and off we were.

First of all, the decor of the shady looking joint is absolutely unbelievable for Habs fans like us. The walls are covered in old school pictures of some of the Greats like the Pocket Rocket, Fergie (not the singer), Dryden, The Rocket, Flower and many more. There's also a wall dedicated to Nos Amours, which brought a little tear to my eyes. RIP.

On to the food. You can get 2 full racks of baby back ribs with fries, coleslaw and a hamburger bun (?!) for $34, tax in. Not bad at all says this customer. There's a variety of 5 different sauces for the ribs. Being a fan of BBQ sauce, I opted for the Memphis Mesquite, which was pretty good, albeit maybe a bit too sweet. I might go with the Tex Mex one next time, to get a bit more kick. Ribs are smoked on the premises and are really tender. Good portions of everything and super satisfiying. To top if off, service was really quick. We waited no more than 10 minutes for our order to be ready, wich sure beats McDonald's (what ever happened to FAST food?!).

Were they the best ribs available in Montreal? I doubt it, but for my money, they were definitely better than Cage Aux Sports. Well worth it and will hit that spot again.

Not food but...

My goal with this blog was to talk about and show pictures of food and maybe have a little blurb here and there about random stuff. But I had to post about this singer/songwritter guy Damien Jurado. If you like folk music, do yourself a favor and check out his records. He has a bunch of records mostly on Sub Pop and Secretly Canadian (his current home). I highly recommend picking up And Now That I'm In Your Shadow. It's some of the best/saddest music I've heard in a long time.


Video for Caskets, which I think is dope. Looks like it could be a movie.

Coming soon: Stubb's BBQ sauce review.

Rainy Saturday & hockey

So it's a rainy Saturday and you got no plan? Just invite a bunch of people over, bust out a plate of warm nachos and get smashed while watching hockey. Your evening will be just as good as any. Just ask this guy:
Kinda of a budget post but I didn't go out to eat last weekend. Will be back in action this weekend.

PS: Got a great tip from a friend last week. Dip your grilled cheese sandwich in BBQ sauce (ideally Stubb's). It's a perfect combination.

Sam Adams Winter Lager

I'm not gonna pretend to be an expert on beer, but I like it a lot (especially in a 4L format) and drink enough (read a lot) of it to get a good idea of what a good beer is. Well this is definitely one of 'em. Sam Adams is a brewing company from Boston that makes some really good stuff. Their seasonal beers are usually on point and once again, they didn't disappoint with the Winter Lager.

It's a spicy amber lager that has hints of cinnamon, ginger and citrus, similar to a witbier, but with more of a malt flavor than you'd expect from it. Definitely some good stuff to keep you warm and happy (yes, beer makes people happy) during the long cold months of winter. And you know they're coming so stack up while you can.

So if you live in New England or have a connection that can hook it up and you like tasty beer (as opposed to, let's say, Coors Light) definitely put your hands on some.

And while we're talking about the greatest beverage known to man, here's a fun video on the joys of making beer.

DigiCam + Moe's Deli & Bar

I finally got a digital camera (I'm a late bloomer when it comes to technology) so I can get this thing rolling... again. Hopefully I don't go all lazy again and actually start posting more often. On to the real stuff now.

We decided to hit Moe's Deli & Bar on Sherbrooke E., right by the home of the Expos (RIP, much love to Pedro). Because we are hungry people, we decided to warm-up with a plate of nachos. Unfortunately, they were not all that good. I'm pretty sure they're putting Cheez Whiz® instead of actual Monterey Jack or Cheddar. Quite the bummer to be honnest. So after that I was definitely looking forward to my burger.

For the main course, I opted for the Western Burger*. This thing comes loaded with fried onions, bacon, smothered in BBQ sauce (very important) and covered by a thick layer of mozzarella on a poppy seed bun. This thing is big and the sweet yet tangy BBQ sauce is definitely all over the place, which is always a positive in my book. Make sure to ask for extra napkins/wetnaps if you get one of those. Honnestly, this has everything to be one of the best burger in town, except for one thing: frozen beef patty. If they were to switch this to a fresh, homemade beef patty this monster could easily score a 9/10. Unfortunately, I have to drop it down to a 7.5/10 for that crucial mistake. $11 with a side of thick cut french fries. Still worth it and they have Rickards on tap to wash everything down and hockey on when Les Glorieux are playing.

*In a drunken haze the actual name of the burger was erased from my brain. Just look for the one with a western sounding name.

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