Montreal has its fair share of well-known local restaurants – Schwartz’ Deli, Joe Beef and Chalet Bar-B-Q – but you’d be hard-pressed to find one more obvious than Gibeau Orange Julep.
Obvious is the proper word here because the place sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s a giant, orange sphere that stands three stories high and is forty feet wide.
The roadside snack-bar has been around since 1932 and everybody in Montreal knows about it, regardless of how old you are.
This summer, like the summer before and the summer before that, the Orange Julep will host vintage cars and motorcycles in its parking lot every Wednesday.
Vintage vehicles define Orange Julep, almost as much as their hot dogs, poutine, fresh orange juice, and giant sphere-shaped frame does.
Every Wednesday between 7 pm and 10 pm, feast your eyes (and your taste buds) to a throwback of old cars, trucks and motorbikes from when the Big Orange first opened.
This Montreal word-of-mouth tradition is voted on by the restaurant-goers each Wednesday to see who has the best vintage car.
So knock back a poutine, an orange julep chaser, and feast your eyes on some beautiful old-school cars. You’ll feel like Danny Zuko.
When: Every Wednesday from now until October
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: 7700 Boulevard Decarie