Meeting up in Montreal January 12, 2010 7:30 PM   Subscribe

Any Montreal MeFites interested in meeting up with little e and me this upcoming Saturday or Sunday?

Sunday seems the best bet since it's the only whole day we'll be there but if Saturday works better that's okay too. We don't know much about the city so we'll leave any location decision making up to you guys.
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:30 PM (25 comments total)

FYI, Kattullus, turtlegirl and I planned to ask you to breakfast Saturday morning to send you on your way with full bellies.
posted by terrapin at 6:03 AM on January 13, 2010

Breakfast is always a great idea.
posted by Kattullus at 8:14 AM on January 13, 2010

I'm not a massively RL kind of person, but I'd be happy to meet for coffee or whatnot. Depending on the refreshments and time of day you have in mind I can suggest different places.

And you've picked a great time to be in Montreal if you're into food - the "Happening Gourmand" is on this month - 8 restaurants from smooth to swanky in Old Montreal are offering discount table d'hotes. Good food for not too much moolah!
posted by Billegible at 6:06 PM on January 13, 2010

Alright! I was starting to fear there wouldn't be a meetup. Coffee would be swell. Or food, possibly.
posted by Kattullus at 4:46 AM on January 14, 2010

Oh hi. I could meet Sunday morning. We do nice breakfasts, but I need to be done by 1 or 1:30. I could also meet in the evening.
posted by jeather at 7:13 AM on January 14, 2010

As I mentioned above, breakfast is always a great idea. 11 o'clock brunch meetup on Sunday, yay/nay?
posted by Kattullus at 9:49 AM on January 14, 2010

Sunday mornings tend to have lineups, so I recommend 10:30, not 11 (everyone plans to go out at 11, so it's best to beat the rush, and that way I will certainly not have to rush out). L'Avenue is good, if often too busy (and quite loud); the place across the street, Eldorado, is good, too (Mont Royal nearish St Hubert). Sparrow (St Laurent near Fairmount) is interesting. Le Cartet in Old Montreal is good. I've never managed to get to Reservoir for breakfast, though it's popular, same with Toasteur.

So some of this depends on where you want to be in the city later that day.
posted by jeather at 10:34 AM on January 14, 2010

Reservoir has yummy beer :)
posted by terrapin at 11:47 AM on January 14, 2010

10:30 works. Any of these places seem fine.
posted by Kattullus at 11:58 AM on January 14, 2010

Hooray breakfasts!! This sounds good to me.
posted by little e at 12:33 PM on January 14, 2010

Okay. So, L'Avenue & El Dorado are standard breakfasty, a bunch of choices of crepes, eggs, waffles, the usual. Sparrow is English pub, and their menu is on facebook. Le Cartet has 5 different menus -- a salmon one, a sweet one, a healthy one, a more standard breakfast one. Each one comes with 4 or 5 things -- healthy comes with granola, salad, poached eggs; sweet with crepes, french toast. The portions are, I think, smaller than at the other 3.

I like these all and don't terribly have a preference.
posted by jeather at 4:05 PM on January 14, 2010

Let's go with L'Avenue & El Dorado since if one is crazy busy we can just pop over the road to the other.
posted by Kattullus at 4:42 PM on January 14, 2010

10:30 in the morning, Sunday, January 17th at L'Avenue, 922 avenue Du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal. See ya there!

I'll post to the sidebar.
posted by Kattullus at 6:14 AM on January 16, 2010

Allo Montréal!

I hope you don't mind if I piggyback on this thread, but if there is sufficient interest in my query I'll make a new thread.

I'm living in Toronto these days, but I'm going to be in Montréal for a conference from February 4-7th and was wondering if there would be sufficient interest for a meet-up so soon after this one. The conference is actually only a one day event, but I thought I would explore your fair city for the weekend, so the 6th or 7th might work better for my schedule. I'd be located in downtown near UQAM so I could take the Metro anywhere if people wanted to meet.

Thoughts? Again, if it's too close in scheduling for people, I understand - but thought I would ask.

posted by carabiner at 12:44 PM on January 16, 2010

I've been working pretty much straight through since yesterday morning (yay release schedules), so it's likely sleep will win over sociability. Have a great time everyone!
posted by Billegible at 5:46 PM on January 16, 2010

Well, I'll be at L'Avenue tomorrow, and I'm willing to meet even Torontonians. Montreal meetups seem to be lightly attended, but you could try another post. Saturdays are better for me than Sundays.
posted by jeather at 6:14 PM on January 16, 2010

jeather: Excellent! Thanks for the feedback :) I'll post a new thread in a few days so people don't think the post is a double.

I'm actually originally from Ottawa (where I became bilingual thanks to working on Parliament Hill) and Fort-Coulonge, PQ. I currently divide my time between Hanoi, Vietnam (where I sprak Vietnamese, and French) and Canada, so I'm not really a Torontonian (am I?). At least I hope not, because I felt a moment of panic when I wrote "I'm living in Toronto". I've only been here since September. :)
posted by carabiner at 6:34 PM on January 16, 2010

We're up and about and getting ready to head over. I look like my profile picture except for that whole bullet hole thing.
posted by Kattullus at 6:49 AM on January 17, 2010

Be to breakfast shortly. Putting on shoes and leaving now.
posted by phoque at 7:02 AM on January 17, 2010

I have a yellow jacket and paint on my shoes and baseball hat.
posted by phoque at 7:03 AM on January 17, 2010

Hope you all had fun!
posted by terrapin at 6:18 AM on January 18, 2010

It was! Brunch meetups are a splendid idea. This will have to spread.
posted by Kattullus at 9:10 AM on January 19, 2010

Nice to meet y'all! Montreal is lovely.

posted by little e at 9:14 AM on January 19, 2010

Yes. Agreed... St. Viateur's were much better. To be fair Fairmont gave us a cold bagel while StV's was warm and fluffy, so there's that.
posted by Kattullus at 10:58 AM on January 19, 2010

I'm glad you all had a fabulous time in Montreal, I miss the city very much!

Just to follow-up on my previous thread-jack, I'm not longer coming to your fair city on Feb. 4-7th :(. A combination of severe illness and scheduling issues is keeping me in Toronto. One day soon I will visit again, I promise!
posted by carabiner at 8:23 AM on January 22, 2010

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