Best of Montreal Suggestions



As some of you might know there is an annual popularity contest run by the Montreal Mirror, called The Best of Montreal. Since you need to have a minimum of 25 entries for your ballot to count, I figured I might make some suggestions in some categories so as to help people fill it out.

For the record, I have deliberately left the Best Blog category blank, because I am fairly certain that everyone who reads this has an opinion. Also, in case you didn’t know, I run Zeke’s Gallery, and the three artists that I suggested for best art exhibit all had their exhibits here, and a bunch of the musians have played here as well. Lisa Hunter (best author auggestion) is a Metroblogger as well.

And if you do fill out a ballot, the format for the telephone number is xxx-xxx-xxxx, all hypens, no parenthesis.

Best political/social cause: The Arts
Best local radio show: Homerun
Best local radio host: Bernard Saint-Laurent
Best neighbourhood: The Plateau
Best waiter/waitress: Hugo at La Montée de Lait
Best sleazy dive: Brutopia
Best watering hole: Aszu
Best pickup spot: Any art gallery in town
Best happy hour: Musee d’art contemporain vernissages
Best terrasse: La Rotunde at the Musee d’art contemporain
Best drug: Beer
Best musical act: Pat Lehman Band, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Katie Moore, Little Birdie, Sarah Mangle, Kyra Shaughnessy, Pierre-Yves Martel, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Philippe Lauzier and lots more…
Best country/folk act: United Steel Workers of Montreal
Best jazz musician: Pierre-Yves Martel, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Philippe Lauzier
Best singer/songwriter: Sarah Mangle
Best local actor: Adam Kelly
Best spoken word act: Kyra Shaughnessy
Best museum: Musee des beaux arts, Musee d’art contemporain, Musee Emile Berliner
Best gallery: Zeke’s Gallery
Best art exhibit: Naledi Jackson, tyson howard, Tricia McDaid
Best author: Lisa Hunter
Best magazine/zine: The Mirror
Best cartoonist: Billy Mavreas, Dstrbo
Best Internet Service Provider: VIF
Best florist: Florateria
Best kitsch/antique store: Monastiraki
Best cheap eats: Vietnamese Sub
Best late-night eats: Dollar Pizza
Best breakfast: Dim Sum
Best Chinese : Beijing
Best Indian: Mysore
Best Japanese: Isakaya
Best Mexican: Mex-I
Best Middle-Eastern: Andalos
Best Portuguese: Le Roi du Plateau
Best barbecued chicken: Rotisserie Portugalia
Best poutine: La Banquise
Best coffee: La Vieille Europe
Best non-chain coffee: La Vieille Europe
Best locally brewed beer: Brutopia
Best drag queen: Miss Gina
Best standup comedian: Uncalled For

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