Went for lunch at Bar B Barn, a ribs place on Guy St. just below Ste. Catherines that my buddy Mel St. Onge in Orillia recommended. I thought it was important to go because Luci loves ribs and I decided to scout it out before she gets here.
That’s the kind of guy I am.
Are there any bad restaurants in Montreal?
Bar B Barn was down a few steps, the walls had plenty of Habs pictures, the tables had candles and red and white checkered tablecloths, and the plate had lots of food.
I felt like I had a bowling ball in my gut for about six hours afterwards.
It was good though. The $10.95 special was three big ribs, the obligatory fries (although you can get mashed or onion rings instead), along with a little dish of rice in tomato sauce, a big roll, and coffee. I had beer too. I needed to test it for temperature and freshness in case Luci decides to have one.
I was in the bar area, but apparently there are two other rooms that they don’t open for lunch, so there’s lots of space. The waitress told me you don’t need reservations.
And the room I was in had a nice, Greenwich Village-type feel to it. Maybe a fine place for you to take a date.
The ribs were great. Sticky and plentiful. You might want to think about a long walk later on though if you want your pants to still fit.
But before I went for lunch, I decided to visit McGill University. I walked the grounds and tried a few doors, but they were all locked. How’s a guy supposed to enroll as a mature student or just sit in on a class if it’s all locked up?
I though the McConnell Engineering Building would be good to visit but it was locked too. Which is too bad because I always wanted to learn how to drive a train.
After being denied entrance to McGill, which I’m going to complain to the newspapers about, I walked along Sherbrooke St. and came to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which, as Wikipedia tells me, is where the Rolling Stones rented the entire 6th floor but weren’t allowed to eat in the dining room until they went back and got jackets.
Then it was down to Bar B Barn for ribs.