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Scattered Menu Fails to Scuttle Harricana's Gastropub Dreams

La Presse finds enough to like at new microbrewery.

Fun and games at Harricana
Fun and games at Harricana
Brasserie Harricana

Ariane Krol files a review of the most unusual and ambitious restaurant to open in the vicinity of Park Ex, Mile-Ex and Little Italy in some time. Brasserie Harricana, a 6,000 square-foot craft brewery and restaurant, is a tribute, of sorts, to a bygone tavern in Amos, Quebec that fell victim to a massive inferno in 2013. Marie-Pier Veilleux, a principal in the reborn microbrewery, grew up in the original Brasserie Harricana in Abitibi, which her family founded in 1975 and operated for twelve years.

The critic for La Presse is keen on the craft brew concept—in a state of the art facility close to Jean-Talon Market no less. The menu suffers from a lack of cohesion, writes Krol, but there's enough to like (a burger, beer can chicken, beer-braised lamb shanks) to render this final verdict: "Un superbe choix de bières avec une offre culinaire différente de ce qu'on retrouve dans ce genre d'endroit."

Brasserie Harricana

95 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, QC H2R 2W8 (514) 303-3039 Visit Website

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