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Foodies will have heard of the glutton-inducing Joe Beef before arriving in Montréal, and it’s likely that some of them will have planned their trip around dining here. Co-founder David McMillan and the restaurant—think boisterous diner with adventurous food—have been profiled everywhere since the 2005 opening. Many guests start with oysters or the Foie Gras Double Down: two slabs of deep-fried foie sandwiching bacon, cheddar, and maple syrup (no one seems to care that “Food & Wine” magazine quoted McMillan saying that the dish was a joke that took on a life of its own). The chalkboard menu often includes chicken, grits, and crayfish; cornflake sturgeon nuggets; and saucisse de lapin (rabbit and pork sausage). The restaurant describes itself as “an homage to Charles 'Joe-Beef’ McKiernan, 19th-century innkeeper and Montréal working class hero” and “a drunken crawl away from the Historic Atwater market.”