January 2012 Archives

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By Tania Romito

Fabergé, defined as a breakfast restaurant and lounge, first opened its door during the Summer of 2010, at 25, Fairmount W. It is the success project of brothers Devin and Chaz DeSousa and their friend Costa Darsaklis, three men in their mid to late twenties. Located in the vibrant heart of the Mile End, Fabergé is as refined and modest as the inhabitants of its neighborhood. A mural of the city's landmarks, designed by local artist Howie Dewitt, runs along the walls and ceiling, exemplifying Montreal's unique ability to be trendy in keeping with an underground vibe. As I sit and sip my cappuccino on a Friday morning, Bugs Bunny is featured on the several television screens and the Black Keys is playing in the background; the restaurant is buzzing with style.

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Kon-Tiki: Raft to Kitsch and Back


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hor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian explorer, set sail from South America to prove that it was possible to have navigated to Polynesia in pre-Columbian times in a raft. The raft made out of tree trunks tied together with hemp rope carried six men and only materials existing or available at the time. Heyerdahl did bring a radio and maps but brushed it off when questioned if this tainted his claim that the trip was at all possible before Columbus set sail in 1492. He merely pointed out that the 1947 trip's main goal was to prove the raft itself could cross the Pacific.

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Wood35 Restaurant & Bar

St. Laurent and Milton, a corner just north of Sherbrooke has recently had the sidewalk redone after constant high heels and steel-toed boots traffic have left their mark. Over the years the corner location has been trampled under foot by many interior designers, carpenters, chefs, front door bouncers, electricians, DJ's and micro skirt wearing blondes give or take a few brunettes. Mediterraneo spawned Med Grill and now the latest restaurant owned by Montreal Gourmet, Wood35, opened its doors last June.

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