24 Hours in Montreal

A Montreal Layover for Tony means calling up local friends like Martin Picard to explore the city's hot spots that can't be found in any guidebook. He sees first hand how intrinsic the local environment is to ...

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Mount Royal Park

1175 Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 1H9

Eat
Nouveau Palais

Since Montreal no longer allows food trucks, Tony ventures across the street from the retired Grumman ’78 food truck to Nouveau Palais, in order to get this late-night taco snack. Tony eats a veggie and pork taco.

281 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4K8

 
See & Do
Old Montreal

Tony walks around this magnet for tourists complete with mimes, human statues and people dressed up like colonials.

Vieux-Montréal, QC

 
Eat
Orange Julep

"Greasy hands, greasier food. Delicious. Join your fellow gearheads over at Orange Julep." This is the oldest drive-in in Quebec dating back to 1932. Their best-known drink -- orange julep -- attracts the visitors.

7700 Boulevard Décarie, Montreal, Quebec H4P 2H4

 
Eat
Rotisserie Romados

"Great bistro with dishes such as Portuguese chicken with spices to 'die for.'"

115 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1C8

 
Eat
Schwartz’s

Tony visits Schwartz’s for his last stop. He claims it's arguably one of the best places in Montreal for smoked meat.

3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9

 
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St-Viateur Bagel Shop

"One of the best examples of the local style (of bagels), St-Viateur’s hand-rolled, wood fire-baked, using the same Eastern European recipe they brought over half a century ago. They’re very, very good."

263 St-Viateur West, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1Y1

 
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St. Lawrence River

"Across from Old Montreal, there's a permanent wave here caused by swiftly moving water over the river bottom. Surfs up. Always."

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