With the plethora of amazing movers and shakers residing in Montreal, we figured why not get them to open up a little and allow you to get to know the face behind the brand.
From restaurant owners to fashion designers and those making a difference in our community, every week we will be featuring someone new and giving you a quick and intimate access into where they eat, shop, chill, and of course, have coffee.
Let the 21 questions begin….
Name: Alexander Cohen and Raegan Steinberg.
Place of birth: Montreal Quebec
Where do you live now? St. Henri
Favourite thing about your hood:
A: It’s quiet…
R: The proximity to all the things I love! The Lachine Canal, good food, and M salon!
A: Husband, Chef, and owner of Arthurs Nosh Bar.
R: Not sure of my exact title – I am the doer of many things! Oh and I also own Arthurs!
If you can describe your job in a few words, what would it be:
A: Hard , long , stressful, blissful, and passionate.
R: Hard, stressful, rewarding, and fun.
Favorite spot to grab coffee:
A: My restaurant, because it costs me less and I already paid for it! It tastes good too.
R: Arthurs of course.
If you can eat breakfast at one place all day I’d be at:
A: My moms house as a teenager with no morning classes.
R: If it’s not at Arthurs then it would in Stowe on a snowy morning having coffee and eating pancakes.
You party the night away at:
A: You’re funny!
R: I’ve had a few late nights at Luwan or back in the day at Blue Dog.
Your perfect place to relax is:
A: My couch in Montreal or my couch in Stowe.
R: definitely in Vermont.
Favorite local shop for cool gear:
A: New Regime.
R: Maska or New Regime.
Local getaway you can’t get enough of:
A: I don’t do getaways.
R: Just walking on the canal with my dog and friend Nicole.
Best spot to grab a drink:
R: Loic! Lisa at Nora gray makes a mean Dirty Martini too.
New spot you’re most excited about:
A: I have no idea what the fuck is opening!
R: Me too, I’m not hip enough to know what’s going on.
When you need to break a sweat you go to:
A: Econo fitness in Côte Saint-Luc with my trainer Ben !
R: Vic Park spin classes.
Best meal you’ve had in Montreal:
A: Vin Papillion and Foxy.
R: Same, I love eating my friends food especially when it’s from Marco or Leigh.
What annoys you the most about Montreal:
A: Montreal douchebags ( you know who you are ) and foodies.
R: All the “scensters” and social climbers.
What do you love the most about Montreal:
R: Family , friends, good food, and skiing!
What makes someone a Montrealer:
R: Someone who embraces winter and loves to eat.
How do you survive winter here?
A: Survive? I thrive
R: I love the snow, it’s just too cold for a bit too long.
And finally, Montreal is….:
A: My home.
R: Couldn’t have said it any better!