Joe Beef, Montreal’s renowned restaurant, can add another fan to their constantly expanding list of patrons.
Along with hosting President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last summer, Joe Rogan admitted on his podcast that Joe Beef is his “all-time favourite restaurant.”
Episode 1202, which aired on November 14, featured a couple of big “Joes” who went
joe-to-joe toe-to-toe on the Joe Rogan Experience as David McMillan and Fred Morin, the owners of Montreal’s famous Joe Beef, represented Quebec and Montreal’s food culture.
McMillan and Morin joined the popular podcast to discuss the release of their latest cookbook, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts and did a good job repping La Belle Province.
The Montreal duo covered their relationship with the late chef Anthony Bourdain, spoke about the importance of cheese as a digestif, bragged about their famous lobster spaghetti and stressed the importance of not banning wood-burning stoves in Montreal.
In regards to Joe Beef, the other popular Joe, Rogan, went on to praise the popular restaurant and its massive food operation.
“If I had to say my all-time favourite restaurant, I think Joe Beef’s my all-time. There’s a lot of great restaurants in this world but damn, if I had to choose one, I think I might choose you guys,” says Rogan. “You guys are the first people that ever served me horse and I was like what? It was a horse tenderloin and I was like ‘what the fuck,’ you guys are eating horse up here? And horse tartar?”
McMillan continued about his restaurant’s top-notch menu and spoke about serving cow, elk, and bison, as a tasty four-legged animal. “At the end of the day, it just has a couple degrees of separation.”
The 2 hour and 30-minute podcast is worthy of a listen for both foodies and Montreal fans. (Rogan reveals his favourite all-time restaurant at the 10:30 mark).