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Booze at Bête à Pain, Société-Orignal Takes NYC

AHUNTSIC— Marc-André Royal, the chef owner of Le St-Urbain and La Bête à Pain, reports that the latter's alcohol permit has come in. Expect special family-style dinner services with guest chefs, themes and affordable private imports. [-EMTL-]

NEW YORK CITY— Société-Orignal, Montreal's "strategic link between farmers, activists, chefs and grocers", counts Big Apple customers like Paul Liebrandt, Daniel Humm, Daniel Boulud, Andrew Carmellini, John Fraser and former Au Pied de Cochon chef de cuisine Hugue Dufour. Now comes word that the gourmet purveyor will open a New York City office in February. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— SAT Foodlab celebrates Oktoberfest tomorrow with a special Abendbrot menu and German Pinot noirs from Wittmann, Ziereisen and Kühn. [Facebook]

FOOD TV— Meanwhile, FoodLab's Michelle Marek makes strudel this Sunday with Patrice Demers on Canal Vie's Les desserts de Patrice. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— Maison Boulud Ritz-Carlton's Daniel Boulud gives good interview to Eater National about his new cookbook collab, Daniel: My French Cuisine, with Sylvie Bigar and Bill Buford. [-EN-]

GRIFFINTOWN— Still in construction mode, new restaurant Le Richmond has taken advantage of the balmy October weather to start work on a terrasse. [Twitter]

MEDIA— Journalist Rémy Charest's blog post about the apparent lack of local produce at Marché Jean-Talon sparked a bit of a flame war on the Twitter. [Twitter]

Le St-Urbain

96 Rue Fleury Ouest, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, QC H3L 1T2 (514) 504-7700 Visit Website

SAT FoodLab

1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6 514 844 2033 Visit Website