OK folks, I'll be happening to be in Montreal with some family for a short 24-h layover (en route from Toronto to Quebec City), and I'd like to do it Anthony Bourdain style.
I lived in Montreal for 6 years as a graduate student (2003-2009), and for the last three I've been food deprived in The Netherlands, with the occasional splurge going anywhere else in Europe where people know how to eat.
I'd like to get some recommendations of places we shouldn't miss; we will have a Friday lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch to take care of in town.
For lunch, we're thinking either poutine (we loved Ma'am Bolduc), and I'm curious about the Grumman78 stand at the Faubourg; the latter also has the advantage of falling back to good ole' Bangkok as well.
We're looking to get a spot at APDC (which for one reason or another we have never visited before) for Friday dinner.
For saturday Brunch, we were curious to try Lawrence. We were huge fans of the brunch at Bouchonne back when they were still at the original small location at Fairmount; it went downhill since they moved to the bigger location at St-Laurent. We also liked Sparrow and Le Cartet in Old Montreal.
Are there any other places you think I should consider?