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 ...Go to Episode
Tony meets here with chef Jonathan Chung, before heading to the farmers’ market.
388 Victoria Ave, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2N4
Tony Also Recommends: Bixi Bike
"Pay a small fee (rental fees from free to $6) and go anywhere you like. Bixi Bike has over 400 docking stations around town."
One of 2 main farmers’ markets -- Tony visits Marche Jean-Talon in Little Italy with chef Jonathan Chung. Tony gets excited about unpasteurized raw milk cheese, available for purchase in Montreal, banned in the US since 1949.
7070 Ave Henri Julien, Montreal, Quebec H2R 1T1
"For a larger selection of artisanal cheeses visit La Fromagerie Atwater, which currently sells 850 cheeses."
134, rue Atwater, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2G3
Tony walks around this magnet for tourists complete with mimes, human statues and people dressed up like colonials.
Tony meets up with his "soul brothers" -- owners of Joe Beef restaurant, Fred Morin and Dave McMillan, who surprise Tony with an "outing" on a dragon boat.
"Across from Old Montreal, there’s a permanent wave here caused by swiftly moving water over the river bottom. Surfs up. Always."
1175 Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 1H9
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."