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Eater’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in Montreal

Easily the largest French-speaking metropolis in North America, Montreal is a cultural junction — and its wide array of food, from poutine to fine French cuisine, reflects that. From internationally famous restaurants to low-key neighbourhood haunts, this guide will direct you to the best Montreal has to offer.


With the obligatory maple reference out of the way, let’s clear something up: Montreal is not France. Some visitors see a few cobblestone streets and subsequently describe the city as “so European,” but that’s not so. Montrealers do speak French, and the city is French-influenced, but it also takes cues from the

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How the ‘less but better’ drinking trend promises to disrupt food NPD

Overall, UK consumers are drinking less than they were in 2020, according to Kantar data. People enjoyed 11 servings of alcohol per week in the 12 months to March 31 2020 compared to 10.8 in the same period in 2021, Kantar Worldpanel Alcovision data show. Interestingly, though, the figures reveal a consistent rise in the amount people pay per litre of alcohol, which is a strong indicator of shoppers choosing more premium products.

“Trends suggest that many people are gravitating more towards the idea of drinking less but better,”​ said Michael Alcock, CEO of UK online craft beer retailer 

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Drinking done a little differently

here’s something missing from a new wave of bars opening around the world: Alcohol.

Aimed at the growing number of people exploring sobriety, the bars pour adult drinks like craft cocktails without the booze. At 0{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d} Non-Alcohol Experience, a futuristic bar in Tokyo, customers can sip a mix of non-alcoholic white wine, sake and cranberries from a sugar-rimmed glass.

On a recent evening at Sans Bar in Austin, Texas, customers gathered at outdoor tables, enjoying live music, bottles of alcohol-free IPA and drinks like the watermelon mockarita, which is made with a tequila alternative.

Sober bars aren’t a new phenomenon.

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