Ok, we aren’t even 1 yet. But enough has happened in 2014 for us to consider and share our favourite things about Montreal.
So here it is: NUMTL’s “favourite things of 2014” list.
Our Favourite Concerts
–Arcade Fire, Parc Jean Drapeau
–Future Islands w/ Operators and special surprise guest, Win Butler.
–Ty Segall, La Luz, Pop Montreal 2014
–July Talk, Canailles, Le Trouble, M for Montreal 2014
–Sun Kill Moon POP Montreal
Our Favourite Festivals
–M for Montreal (By far, everyone’s favourite festival)
Our Favourite Artists
This list could go on and on, but we based our tops on shows we barely ever miss. No matter how many times we’ve seen them play.
Our Favourite New Artists
(special mention: Look Vibrant)
Our Favourite Albums
–In Conflit – Owen Palett
-Museum With No Walls – Blood And Glass
-Sleeping Operator – The Barr Brothers
-Betty Bonifassi – Betty Bonifassi
–In Flames – Kandle
Our Favourite Stores
Our Favourite Brands
Our Favourite Coffee Shops
–Névé (Their triple chocolate cookies alone deserve an award.)
Our Favourite Restaurants
–Les 3 Petits Bouchons (The octopus entrée is to die for)
–Chand Palace – 989 Jean Talon Street West, Montreal, QC H3N 1S6
Our Favourite New Restaurants
Our Favourite Treats
–Doughnuts, Léché Desserts
-Chocolates, La Tablette de Miss Choco
-Cupcakes, Simplement D Liche
-Cookies, Café Névé
-Ice Cream, Kem Coba
Our Favourite bars
Our Favourite Discover-Local-Artists Events
Because hey, it’s important.
Both the summer and winter editions were a massive hit. And we think that two week-ends might just not be enough anymore.
Whatisadam, NYC meets MTL, just to name a few exhibits featuring great local artists. But really, any excuse is good to check out this art gallery.
Pretty self-explanatory. But in a tattoo obsessed city like Montreal, it’s important to recognize our local cream of the crop.
A music festival with over 90% of its acts being Montreal artists.
This festival touches almost all forms of art, giving even the burlesque dancer a chance to show off her moves.
Our Favourite New Trends or Activities
–Not overpaying for your meal.
Thanks to new restaurants such as Entrepot and L’Gros Luxe, you can now have a decent meal for about 5$. We like.
Not a new trend per say, but new to Montreal. Eating and drinking with purry little friends enhances any meals.
–Improv-ing your nights
Again, not a new trend, but gaining popularity. Whether it’s by going to Brou-haha or a Montreal Improv friday night show, the art of coming up with funny shit on the spot is getting more and more sought out.
Bring it 2015, we’re ready for ya.