Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Episode 86: Restaurant Tous les Jours (part three)

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Episode 86: Restaurant Tous les Jours (Part Three) [11:55]
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Good day and welcome to Episode 86 of the Montreal Burger Report where your heroes, Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein finish eating their hamburgers at Restaurant Tous les Jours and leave.

The CharmBurger at Restaurant Tous les Jours

'E Coli' steals a chunk of Zeke's Charmburger. He thinks that there is salt, pepper and MSG in the burger. Zeke has difficulty finding the pickle in his CharmBurger. 'E Coli' reminds Zeke not to put his double cheeseburger (aka The CharmnBurger) down unless he doesn't plan to pick it back up. Zeke points out that the bun can't quite absorb all the juices from both patties and then on top of it, his burger falls apart. 'E Coli' thinks that Anna Papadatos is one of the best servers our heroes have ever had had Zeke agrees.

Eating a CharmBurger

Our heroes try to guess what the most recent addition to the menu was (and are spectacularly wrong). Zeke requests a fork while 'E Coli' goes to the bathroom, which he points out is extremely clean. Our heroes have a brief discussion about old brands of beer, and 'E Coli' points out that Restaurant Tous les Jours would be a great place to go for breakfast in the middle of the day.

What fell out of the bun

Zeke requests the bill, and points out how the decor reminds him, slightly, of Mr. Steer. Anna Papadatos returns with the bill and inquires if Restaurant Tous les Jours is getting a good review. 'E Coli' asks for details on the fat content of the beef and where it is ground. He then comments on how low the prices are, and Zeke asks about the newest item on the menu. 'E Coli' is amazed at how inexpensive the food is at Restaurant Tous les Jours. Our heroes pay up front, and then leave.

O'Keefe, celle qui se prend en douceur.

Restaurant tous les jours is located at 1689 Mount Royal E they are open Tuesday to Sunday from five o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock at night. Their phone number is 514-523-1727.


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The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Monty Python meets Super Size Me at L'Express. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Runnin' Wild for the music, John Custodio for the voices you hear in your head, and YOU for listening.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New York's got nothing on Montreal

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This Diner's Journal blog post enumerates how there are scads, tons, dozens and dozens, an awful lot of two new burger joints opening in New York city (three if you think five months counts as still being new).

Since November, here in Montreal, Le Hachoir and Lawrence have opened. If we go back to September you can add Burger de Ville (Mile End) and Jukebox Burgers to the list. If we go back to July (five months ago) add Brasserie T!, Hielo, Tagada, Le Plaza, Chez Ma Grosse Truie Chérie, Chez Victoire and I'm probably missing a couple as well.

[Edit 12/24 14h30: In a major red-faced moment, I forgot the biggest of the burger joints opening in town; Five Guys.Apologies, Mea Culpa and thanks for the reminder.]

Take that! NYC!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Episode 85: Restaurant Tous les Jours (Part Two)

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Episode 85: Restaurant Tous les Jours (Part Two) [11:40]
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Your heroes, Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein are eating at the Montreal institution called Restaurant tous les jours.

The Burgers on the menu at Restaurant Tous Les Jours

A half-eaten Bliss burger.

Restaurant tous les jours is located at 1689 Mount Royal E they are open Tuesday to Sunday from five o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock at night. Their phone number is 514-523-1727.

Anna Papadatos, the wonderful waitress at Restaurant Tous les Jours.

Spiro Papadatos and the Grill at Restaurant Tous Les Jours


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The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Monty Python meets Super Size Me at L'Express. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Runnin' Wild for the music, John Custodio for the voices you hear in your head, and YOU for listening.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Favorite Episode of 2010?

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We will be submitting one episode of the Montreal Burger Report to the nominating committee of the James Beard Foundation Awards. We'd love to know which one you think is the best of 2010. Write your choice in the comments, or email us montrealburger@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Beatbox Kitchen

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We need one of these here in Montreal...



If you really want to visit the Beatbox Kitchen you need to go to Melbourne.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Episode 84: Restaurant tous les jours (Part One)

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Episode 84: Restaurant tous les jours (Part One) [14:18]
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Your heroes, Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein are at the Montreal institution called Restaurant tous les jours.

Spiro, the person responsible for the burgers at Restaurant tous les jours

'E Coli's' Salad

Restaurant tous les jours is located at 1689 Mount Royal E they are open Tuesday to Sunday from five o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock at night. Their phone number is 514-523-1727.

'E Coli's' Primeburger

'Zeke's' Blissburger


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Monty Python meets Super Size Me at L'Express. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Runnin' Wild for the music, and YOU for listening.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cheeseburger, the film

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βurger βusiness' The Burger of the Year and Other Awards

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You might notice that down on the right that there's a list of Burger Blogs. If I can bring your attention to βurger βusiness, because they handed out a variety of awards because it is that time of year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Episode 83: Brasserie T! (Part Four)

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Episode 83: Brasserie T! (Part Four) [16:59]
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This week where Zeke continues his interview with executive Chef Charles Antoine Crete of Brasserie T! about their hamburgers.

Staff getting ready for the lunch crowd at Brasserie T!!

Brasserie T! is located at 1425 Jeanne Mance, they are open seven days a week from 11:30 in the morning. Their website is brasserie-t.com. And their phone number is (514) 282-0808.

Fries on their way to becoming delicious at Brasserie T!

More prep


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Kool and the Gang for the music, AJ Cornell for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Odd Griddles and Techniques

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One of (what I imagine will be) many short videos advertising George Motz's new edition of his Hamburger America book.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Episode 82: Brasserie T! (Part Three)

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Episode 82: Brasserie T! (Part Three) [16:46]
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This week the burger report goes bilingual! Your heroes finagle an interview with not only the chef Gilles Tolen but the executive chef and pretty much head honcho in charge of the whole shebang, Charles-Antoine Crête. Unfortunately your heroes (actually E Coli had nothing to do with it, it was all Zeke's fault) but he screwed up during the interview with Chef Tolen and ran out of battery power. Sorry Gilles, next time we will be certain to plug our machine in. Fortunately Charles-Antoine Crête graciously agreed to be interviewed as well so we got back the stuff that we thought was lost for all of eternity.

Charles-Antoine Crête

Brasserie T! is located at 1425 Jeanne Mance, they are open seven days a week from 11:30 in the morning. Their website is brasserie-t.com. And their phone number is (514) 282-0808.

The griddle where the burgers are made at Brasserie T!

The kitchen at Brasserie T! Gilles Tolen in the distance


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Kool and the Gang for the music, AJ Cornell for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening.