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HOMA— Montreal's street food season officially came to a close at the end of October but now comes word that the Olympic Park will host a gaggle of food trucks for 'First Saturdays' in Jackie Robinson Place throughout the winter. [Parc Olympique]

CRIMEWIRE— Charles Lapointe, the former longtime CEO of Tourism Montreal, is in hot water over unusually lavish alcohol, restaurant, hotel and travel expenditures at the expense of taxpayers. [Journal de Montreal]

FOOD TV— Chef Antonio Park (Park) shot some scenes for Signé M with chef Louis-François Marcotte yesterday. The episode will air on February 6 on TVA. [Twitter]

CHEF ADVENTURES— Toqué!'s braintrust, Normand Laprise, Christine Lamarche and executive chef Charles-Antoine Crête, was in France last week and made a stop in Lyon for dinner at Paul Bocuse. [Twitter]

OLD MONTREAL— Les 400 Coups is now open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. The prix fixe menu format offers two courses for $22 or three courses for $28. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— Thanks to culinary propagandist Bartek Komorowski we have a visual on the interior of SAT Foodlab's Nordic yurt. [Twitter]

PLATEAU— Derek Dammann kept some moose from his recent chef collabo in Toronto, apparently. Behold, Maison Publique's moose smoked meat. [Twitter]

VERDUN— Blackstrap BBQ revealed some new product prototypes this week. [Twitter]

GRIFFINTOWN— Newcomer Le Richmond is now open for lunch. And fresh off a complaint from Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman, prices have been posted on the restaurant's online menu. [Twitter]

GOLD MEDAL PLATES— Due to Les 400 Coups' auspicious third anniversary, Guillaume Cantin is out and Danny St-Pierre (Auguste in Sherbrooke, Qu'est-ce qu'on mange pour souper?) is in. Montreal's Gold Medal Plates competition takes place on December 3. [Twitter]
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Le Richmond

377 rue Richmond, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1T9 Visit Website

Les 400 coups

400 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C8 514-985-0400 Visit Website

SAT FoodLab

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