I finally made my way out to eat at Kitchen73 (www.kitchen73.com), which is quietly growing into a chain.
|A submarine sandwich and salad.|
There are locations on Boulevard de L’Avenir in Laval, as of this week St.Martin Boulevard in Laval, Brunswick Boulevard in Dollard des Ormeaux and the Vieux Port in Old Montreal. They also have a very successful food truck operation.
|Carmine Anoia and Alex Amato.|
I met my good friend Wayne Bews at the Brunswick Avenue location, where we were greeted by owner Carmine Anoia and manager Alex Amato.
The first thing I need to comment on is the menu. Wow!!! I advise you to take a look at it online first for there are so many choices. Openly daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., this place is known for its breakfast options: eggs served with up to five choices; selections like the Cardiac Arrest (breakfast poutine with potatoes, bacon, mozzarella cheese topped with creamy hollandaise sauce and a choice of egg) or the Avalanche (three eggs, bacon, sauce, ham. Crepes, French toast, baked beans and six ounce sirloin steak). There is a separate “Healthy Menu” containing items such as a St. Viateur bagel with cream cheese and fresh fruits or a three egg white omelette with rapinis, asparagus, spinach, onions and mozzarella. There are a wide array of salads,pasta dishes, pizza, burgers, submarine sandwichs and signature dishes served with homemade soup daily such as teriyaki chicken, angus short ribs and grilled Atlantic salmon. A kids menu is available. There is even a poutine with braised beef that comes highly recommended. For dessert check out the cherry cheesecake.
Anoia notes that more expansion is planned, with NDG possibly next on the horizon. “Every morning, bread, sausages and sauces are freshly made on site,” he notes. “We believe that freshness is largely responsible for our success. We welcome our guests with open arms and treat it as always.”