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The Sparrow

12 Jul

If there is one element of the Montreal food scene that I have truly ignored in my time living in the city, it is proper breakfast or brunch places. Based on my readings online, I have clearly been missing out on some fantastic options and as such, decided to remedy the situation. About a month or so ago, I started along this path by visiting The Sparrow on St-Laurent (near Maguire) in the Mild End district of the city with a friend.


Now, under normal circumstances, The Sparrow is a British gastropub which I clearly need to visit during evenings hours. The place has a great look and feel. The music selection during our meal was an amazing eclectic mix of soul, old rock, jazz which I hummed along to throughout the meal. The service was also quite quick and efficient despite the crowded restaurant (We arrived at opening hence the empty picture above… It filled up rather quickly afterwards) If you check the hours at the door, you would have no idea that they even do breakfast/brunch on weekends… It’s not listed! However, they do amazingly creative and delicious fare.


What you see before you is house smoked pork, eggs, apple sauce, house made tater-tots and the most legitimate biscuit I’ve ever had outside of the southern US. Add to that a side of chorizo sausage & a bourbon lemonade and you get a sense of the kind of food this pub serves up. My friend, on her end, ordered eggs benedict prepared superbly with asparagus and which used biscuits as a replacement for the English muffins. Across the board, the food was quite delicious.

If you’re looking for a fun and slightly different take of the typical breakfast/ brunch meal, The Sparrow is great choice to try. Note that they only take cash, so be prepared accordingly.


The Sparrow
5322 St-Laurent (near Maguire)
514 507 1642

The Sparrow on Urbanspoon



8 Jul

Oh hi….. You’re still here,huh?

Soooo…..How long has it been exactly?

15 months!? Ouch…. sorry about that.

Things have been a little hectic around here and my attempts to blog were pushed aside to accommodate the changes occurring around me. Specifically, I have gone from a student to a working stiff since November so free time is at a premium now. To be honest, I also ran out of things that I really felt the need to write about, so this place became neglected. I aim to remedy that now.

So what’s changed exactly? Well….. with some newfound income, I have found myself enjoying more and more the restaurant scene here in my hometown of Montreal. I’ve long had a list of places to try which I am now actually making some headway in. I have taken it upon myself to discover the wonderful hidden gems that this city has to offer as well as the well known experiences that I’ve always heard about. It has gotten to the point where friends are now asking me for recommendations on a regular basis and people have told me I should write a food blog. Well, I have a blog which I’ve neglected so what the heck…. I’m going to try my hand on writing some restaurant reviews here and see where it leads. Can I keep it going this time? Who knows. Will this lead me to actually blog about other topics again as well? Possibly but no guarantees.

I’m going to start with a few places I’ve visited in the past few months and then try to write about each new place I try as I go. First post should appear in the coming days. Let me know how you enjoy the shift or not…. Feedback is appreciated either way.


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