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Restaurant Openings in 2011

which one will be the first to open in 2011? and should we award it a golden fork or something similar?

And for the heavy posters, prior stats:
2010 - 375 replies (so far...)
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/677904
2009 - 230 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/584457
2008 - 184 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/476334
2007 - 124 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/396517

does this mean that there were three times as many restaurants that opened in Montreal in 2010 as in 2007?

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  1. I think we should do it by month and not by year because these threads become very cumbersome and it's difficult to track the info.

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    1. re: hungryann

      IMO, there are too much discussions in a thread about announcement; which makes it difficult to find things

      There should be a opening thread , a closing thread and an accompanying discussion threads.

    2. This is a 2010 opening, but might as well carry it into the new year...Yet another Ramen place has opened, this time in the Faubourg. Yuki Ramen offers hand pulled noodles, and 5 or 6 variations on the ramen theme. I just had the BBQ pork noodle soup. The broth was meaty, not too salty and flavourful - but most importantly, IMO, served HOT. The pork was juicy, not dry at all - unlike the ramen fail i had across the street not long ago. The noodles are the star - fresh, bouncy, wheaty deliciousness. The soup is amped up with some coriander, green onion, bok choi and some weird umami delivering red jelly - $8, huge portion. Not necessarily worth a trip across town but definitely a viable option for neighbourhooders.

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      1. re: celfie

        Went there yesterday, & would agree 100%(I had the minced pork hand pulled noodles soup one). You would call it Chinese style at Yuki Ramen?

        1. re: BLM

          yes, that's what i'm thinking

          i went again, had the chicken soup. it was just as good as the first one except the chicken is boiled and not so flavourful - i'm going to stick with pork.

          i asked about the jelly condiment - it is onion jelly.

        2. re: celfie

          Tried Yuki Ramen today. It's definitely more Chinese than Japanese. In fact there's nothing Japanese about the place except for the name. The noodles are tremendous, though. Very flavourful with perfect texture. Better than Maison du Nord noodles. The broth and toppings are very good, but it's the noodles that shine. This is a wonderful addition to Chinatown2.

            1. re: celfie

              I like Yuki Ramen too. They have really good toothy noodles unlike the wet mess at Noodle Factory in Chinatown. The garlicky tangy "salad" is also nice with the soup. The beef broth is very intense.

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            2. If you're familiar with Yang's sushi in TO, you'll be happy to know that they are opening in Swatow Place in a few weeks

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              1. re: isa1

                Not familiar, but intrigued! Could you tell us more about it?

                And is this the location you mean?

                998 Blvd. Saint-Laurent
                http://www.swatowgroup.com/en_locatio...

                Thanks a bunch!

              2. When is the Five Guys on McGill opening? Think we have to wait til' 2012 or will we see it this year?

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                1. re: certifiedfresh

                  still papered up last weekend so I sent them (fiveguys headquarters) an email with the question....

                  1. re: wilmagrace

                    I know! Passed by on Saturday too... How long has it been papered up by now do you think?

                    1. re: certifiedfresh

                      I've heard sometime around springtime

                      1. re: EaterBob

                        I'm in the States on business and tried Five Guys today...they better hurry up and open because I'm already a big fan!

                  2. re: certifiedfresh

                    It wouldn't suprise me if the Five Guys Brossard location, would open before their McGill location.

                    1. re: BLM

                      I actually saw signs of work on McGill today.

                      1. re: BLM

                        That WOULD be something. and I live in Brossard.

                        1. re: BLM

                          Wow, looking forward to this!

                      2. THere's a small store that looks like it'd selling "sauces" and other, probably spicy, condiments on St-Laurent

                        La Diabla, just below villeneuve on the east side.

                        It opened just before christmas, and I can't find info on the webbie.