Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Le Fumoir Rubs": They Rub Me the Right Way

Hello my friends! Welcome back to the wonderful world of I'll be honest, I missed spending these long hours typing away for no reason... It's been really tough staying away. But now that were back again, get ready for some Saucy advice.

Last weekend, my sister Sneu and I went on an adventure for great food. We searched desperately and finally, after an hour of driving in circles, we found parking on Prince Arthur and St-Laurent. Now, I had been given some information about a new place called "Le Fumoir Rubs" by a lovely lady, so this place seemed to jump out at me. Once inside, I had a Rip Van Winkle moment and finally understood my purpose in life; this place is heaven.

The manly, log-cabin setting puts everything into place. There is a full bar with all types of Rickards and Molson on tap, and televisions scattering the walls for prime viewing of the Habs games, which will hopefully start before Christmas.

When reading the menu, I realized that almost EVERYTHING on the menu is cooked in a smoker, which excited me greatly. We ordered ribs and pulled pork, which was cooked right away and served to us without any problems. The service is impecable at this wonderful house of meat, and I would go back everyday if I could.

The food, needless to say, was absolutely fantastic. my sandwich appeared before me with a glowing white aura around it like it came from the heavens. I stared for some time while drooling everywhere and finally recognized that the piece of art before me was edible. The soft, white bun was soaked in sweet and tangy bbq sauce, smothered with a pound of pulled, juicy pork. Atop this mound of goodness, a dark purple pile of pickled cabbage. The two sides I picked were smoked mac and cheese, which is a great idea in itself, and baked beans. The ribs too were cooked amazingly. Dont fret because they aren't smothered in sauce, these ribs pack a ton of flavour. As well, there are two sauces that ameliorate any type of meat: bbq sauce and spicy mayo made in house, I would guess. Taste them with everything because they're stupid good.

Without a doubt, Rubs will become a household term when referring to fantastic food in Montreal. If you havent been there, set yourself a reminder to go because this place serves some of the best food I've ever tasted.

Let me know how it goes!


Monday, September 17, 2012

The Return of Mooseblog: Rosh Hashanah Edition

Hello my friends, as we all know it has been far too long since I've written a blog for you all. Well, the time is now and I am ecstatic to tell you all that starting now, is back! The Sauce, Uncle Noah, and I will all be back with new blogs every week, just as it was before.

Tomorrow is one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Typically, one of the Jewish faith can find themselves inside of a Synagogue cramped together and not having a great time. So remember my friends, it's new years, meaning it's time to get hammered and have a blast. I'll be back next week with my first official blog of the new year.

So sit back, relax and remember, stay thirsty my friends.


Monday, September 10, 2012

A New Beginning

Hello! Long time no blog...

Well, today is a new day that marks the beginning of the new blogging era. After a long summer of eating and pondering about my thoughts, I believe that now is the right time to dive back into the culinary endeavours that my food-obsessed self used to explore.

Starting next week, the Sauce is back, and he is very hungry. Only this time, there are others. As many may have heard, the Dawson Food Critiquing Club has been founded and has begun its steps to becoming a full fledged club. For every restaurant that is visited by the aforementioned members, a critique will be written in the form of a blog, and will be posted here for all of you to see.

Until then, I will be writing as usual about my gastronomical fantasies. Hopefully you'll support me and eat along side with me.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Off Week At Mooseblog

Hello  my friends, it's been a busy couple of days for us all here at Mooseblog so hopefully we'll be back very soon with lot's of interesting things to say. Until then, enjoy this:

Stay thirsty my friends,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Your 2011-2012 Montreal Canadiens: The Epitome of Disappointment

Hello my friends, although it is traditionally Uncle Noah's job to talk sports, as an avid Habs fan I would like to voice my indiscretion regarding this past season. As we all know, this season has dragged along slowly for all of us. There have been many, many downsides to it and very little upsides. However, as a hopeful fan, I can say that I believe after watching Geoff Molson's press conference after firing that monkey of a GM, Pierre Gauthier, that there may be hope for this god-forsaken franchise.

Firstly, we all know that the basic core of this team is above average. Players like Patches, Cole, Gorges, Little Dave Desharnais, and Markov (provided he stays healthy) are all players that can have a team built around them. Obviously, the only players with actual superstar potential are Price and Subban. In addition, Price is one hell of a goalie and PK is on his way to becoming an elite defenceman.  So, we're not that far down a hole.

Personally, I think this season was a bit of a wakeup call for a number of reasons. My first reaction to the start of our terrible season was that we have to true clear cut no.1 players except for Price and maybe Subban and Markov. For example, Plekanec, Dave D. and Scotty "G-Love" Gomez are all in no way No.1 centers. Moreover, Patches, Cole, Gionta, Cammalleri, Bourque, ect. were not even 1st line players. I'd hate to discredit two hardworking guys like Cole and Patches, but they're not really first liners. They're great 2nd liners bordering on 1st liners.

Another problem with the team was our godawful management. We all know how much everyone in Montreal hated Pierre Gauthier with a passion. His passive style of managing and his constant referral to everyone as "Mr." bothered me very much. In addition, when he could have easily shipped away more assets on the trade deadline, he didn't. The total "retool" of this team done by Gainey a couple years ago can also be attributed to our slow demise. Truly, this man and Mr. Gainey are both to blame for the shitty team we watched for a tiresome 82 games.

In regards to our coaching, I have always had a problem with Martin being the head coach of this team. And, I still think the only reason he was our coach was because he was the best available French Canadian candidate, not the best available coach. His defensive boring as hell coaching style was not at all suited for a Canadiens team that was pretty much built for speed. In addition, the fact he brought us to a conference final masked his regular season incompetence. Also, when it came to the development of our younger players (Eller, PK, Leblanc, ect.) he kept them on an extremely tight leash, and gave them very little opportunities (other than Subban) to develop. We can only hope Molson hires a competent coach this time around.

However, I am looking forward to the draft and hoping we get the 3rd pick. If we do, we'll be able to land a big number 1 center like Grigorenko, Galchenyuk or F. Forsberg. From what I've heard, Grigorenko can be lights out on some occasions and be totally invisible at other times. However, he did put up 40 goals and 45 assists in his rookie season in the QMJHL and won several awards as a result.

As for Galchenyuk, he was injured for the entire regular season but began to play in OHL playoffs and I'm sure the Habs' scouts are watching him closely. He's a total winner though and is just a pure hockey player. Onto Forsberg, I really have not too much information on him. Other than the fact he doesn't play at the highest level in the Swedish leagues, he's supposed to be a very legit prospect.

If you haven't heard, the draft lottery is scheduled for this Tuesday. So I encourage you all to check it out and see what pick your Habs end up with. I know it's been a tough season, but we can only hope that all of our problems are resolved during the offseason. I believe in Molson and his drive to make our team what I once was long ago. But until then, enjoy the playoffs, that Pens/Flyers series is going to be insane.

Stay thirsty my friends,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Uncle's Corner: Playoff Preview

Hello my friends, today I will give you my predictions on the 8 first round games that will take place in the upcoming days. Sadly for the first time in years, the Habs will not be part of these 16.

Eastern Conference:

(1) Rangers vs (8) Senators: Rangers have been amazing all year, they'll win in 5.

(2) Bruins vs (7) Capitals: As a bruin hater there is a bias so, even though the Bruins have all the experience and the Caps have failed, I have a good feeling about the caps winning this one in 6.

(3) Panthers vs (6) Devils: Believe it or not, I believe the Cats will win this one in 7, just have a good feeling.

*(4) Penguins vs (5) Flyers: Crosby and Letang are healthy at the same time, and one of my favourite players in the League Geno is on that team too... Pens win this one in 7 but with all the hatred between these teams it's gonna be one hell of a series.

Western Conference:

(1) Canucks vs (8) Kings: We've said it since the beginning of the year, this is the year for the kings. There have been some rough patches and some poor play but I still believe my initial gut feeling I know the Canucks are a great team but I feel Kings in 6.

(2) Blues vs (7) Sharks: Since Hitchcock has stepped into St.Louis they have been amazing, in addition, they have Halak and we know what he can do in the playoffs, there playing one of the worst playoff teams in the league thats why I feel blues take the series in 5.

*(3) Coyotes vs (6) Blackhawks: These may be the last few games to be played ever in Arizona, but with the return of their captain, I can't see the hawks loosing. I think Hawks take it in 7.

(4) Predators vs (5) Red Wings: People have high hopes for the Preds but with Andrei, Sergei and Radulov, there is just too much risk for inconsistency. Wings in 6.

* Uncle's series to watch in each conference.

To recap I have Rangers, Capitals, Panthers, Pens, Kings, Blues, Hawks, and Wings moving on leave comments to let me know who you have moving on!

May the force be with you, and enjoy the playoffs
-Uncle Noah

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fresh Prince of College: Passover Festivities

In honour of the upcoming Jewish holiday based around slaves, unleavened bread, burning bushes, and Egyptians, I give to you some jams created by Hebrews of all music genres. Chag Sameach motherfuckers.

Uri Zadoka - Sevivon Electro Mix (I know it's not Chanukkah but fuck you)

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

Kiss - Rock and Roll All Night

Timeflies - Never Grow Up