ST-HENRI — Bad news for fans of hit Notre-Dame shawarma, falafel, and other Middle Eastern plates spot Sumac: you’ll have to get your spit-roasted meat and chickpeas needs sated elsewhere. An Eater tipster flagged that the restaurant’s windows were papered over, and their Facebook page confirms that a flood from an upstairs apartment has knocked them out of business for a while. They’re frantically searching for a general contractor to do the emergency repairs right now.
But it’s not too dire — Sumac owner David Bloom tells Eater that his team are hoping to reopen within a few weeks. The exact timeline is up in the air on account of various moving parts. That means the closure is until further notice, but there’s no reason to expect a months-long shawarma drought. Sumac will provide updates via their social media, and Eater will be sure to announce when they reopen.
CHÂTEAUGUAY — It’s a bit of a far-flung one, but also in falafel news, Chowhounders report that Coin Méchoui on St-Jean Baptiste Boulevard in Châteauguay is no longer. Greater Montreal isn’t known for easy access to Egyptian eats, so the loss of Méchoui and its popular kofta slims down the numbers even further.
- Sumac [Facebook]