— This Saturday Joe Beef's wine bar, Le Vin Papillon, will be open until 3 a.m. as part of Montréal en Lumière's city-wide Nuit Blanche bash. On the menu: Italian sandwiches, baked pasta, and plenty of good juice, of course.
— From March 5 to May 8 the popular Au Pied de Cochon food truck will be parked every weekend at the restaurant's sugar shack in St-Benoît-de-Mirabel with a maple-infused menu from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
— Osteria Venti, from serial Old Montreal restaurateur Jorge Da Silva, has been derelict since last April, but will apparently reopen soon with a brand new look and concept.
— Gault & Millau, French arbiter of restaurant excellence and Michelin competitor, will soon launch a guide for Canada. A handful of employees have been hired to work out of a downtown Montreal office.
— A surf-inspired, third wave café is slated to open soon in Little Burgundy, a couple doors down from Joe Beef. Stay tuned for developments.
— Over in Mile End, the former Gracias Corazón is about to make way for Rosarito, a Mexican concept from Agostino De Riggi in a property owned by Danny Lavy and Stephen Shiller. De Riggi was most recently involved in the troubled Cavalli reboot, and a showdown with restaurateur Jorge Da Silva at Nolana, an Old Montreal pizzeria. In a strange twist, Da Silva recently registered the business names Bar cubain Rosarito, Bar Rosalita, Bar Rosarito, Restaurant cubain Rosarito, Restaurant Rosalita, Restaurant Rosarito, Rosalita, and Rosarito. Eater has reached out to De Riggi and Da Silva for comment.