“Eat and get out.”
Well, maybe the Satay Brothers’ brand-new restaurant in St-Henri is a little friendlier than, say, the Soup Nazi’s lunch counter. And in Alex Winnicki’s defence, he says that with a charming, if sly, smile, but with a 20-seat capacity dining room, he definitely means business.
As the Hen’s Singaporean food-slinging duo, Alex and his brother Matt (30 and 31, respectively) have made a name for themselves over the past two years with their popular summertime Atwater Market kiosk and guest cooking appearances at a handful of Montreal restaurants. But it’s only after having recently transformed half of their production kitchen on St-Jacques (which they renovated themselves) into a dining room that they’ve solved the issue of the seasonal slump.