Joe Beef


Lobster Pelmeni Recipe

Decadence in a dumpling.


How the Big Mac Changed the Way We Think About Food

We spoke to chefs, data journalists, YouTube stars, and McDonald’s about the burger that became edible Americana.


Here's What Obama and Trudeau Ate on Their Dinner Date Last Night

"There's security guys standing in the kitchen while we're cooking."


How Hockey Keeps Some of Canada's Best Chefs in Line

In a lot of ways, a locker room is a foul-smelling parallel universe to the kitchen.


The Fine Art of Making Natural Wine in Quebec

How a winemaker and an artist collaborated on natural wines that stand up to Quebec's brutal climate.


We’re Not Quiet About Thanksgiving

A very Canadian response to Pete Wells' discovery of the the Great White North's Thanksgiving tradition.


How Sourcing Seafood Changed John Bil's View of Humanity

We spoke to living legend John Bil about the dark side of seafood and the bright side of converting a derelict power station into a classic French restaurant.


Are Fiddleheads Really a Delicious Delicacy or Just Hyped-Up Hipster Food?

Not trusting my own amateur palate, I sought out two of Montreal’s top chefs, Danny Smiles of Le Bremner and David McMillan of Joe Beef, to get their very different opinions on fiddlehead mania.


Quebec's Language Police Don't Want You to Order a 'Grilled Cheese'

We spoke to the owner of Resto Mama Grilled Cheese in Quebec City about how the name of his restaurant drew the ire of the province's infamous "language police."


How to Live to Eat Like Montreal's Joe Beef

Montreal restaurant, Joe Beef, needs little introduction. But as they reach their ten year anniversary, I had the chance to sit down with co-owner David McMillan to discuss his ethos on dining like a true Montrealer, which is a lot like living out...


How Restaurants Helped Launch This Montreal Artist's Career

I spoke to Mr. Sign, an eccentric Montreal artist, about why painting signs for legendary restaurants like Joe Beef has helped his art career.


Tandoori Meets Rotisserie Chicken in Montreal's Toughest Neighbourhood

Montreal chef Omar Zabuair left the city's culinary scene behind to serve rotisserie chicken in one of the city's toughest boroughs.