Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Montreal Burger Report 87: Restaurant Tous Les Jours (Part Four)


Episode 87: Restaurant Tous les Jours (Part Four) [9:59]
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Good day and welcome to episode 87 of the Montreal Burger Report where your heroes, Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein discuss what makes the burger at Restaurant Tous les jours so good, and then interview Anna & Spiro Papadatos.

The view from the back of Restaurant Tous les Jours

Zeke and E Coli have a discussion about the food at Restaurant Tous les Jours. E Coli comes to the conclusion that their food if so god because they take pride in making, cooking it and serving it. Zeke points out that if a restaurant is forthcoming with information on where and what they serve, it is much more likely to be a good restaurant. They both agree that Restaurant Tous les Jours serves "good, honest food." E Coli likes the afterglow, and then ponders what could be done to make the hamburgers at Restaurant Tous les Jours even better. The conversation veers towards the spaghetti sauce and E Coli wonders if it contains cinnamon and nutmeg.

Almost the entire menu at Restaurant Tous les Jours

Zeke asks Anna Papadatos if he can come back at another time to interview her and her brother. She says "yes," and he does. In the interview Anna tells Zeke that Restaurant Tous les Jours opened in December of 1975, Zeke congratulates them on their 35th anniversary. Anna states that initially it was her father and two other partners, and now the second generation has started to work there, which is her, her sister Toula and her brother Spiro. She comments that it is a lot of hours to work, but that she enjoys it because she has very nice customers.

The view from outside Restaurant Tous les Jours

She started working there as a teenager and Spiro started when he was 12 years-old. Their father still oversees everything, even though the restaurant is no longer open every day. They buy their beef from Colfax, and grind it at the restaurant three times per week. Their hamburgers are made out of 100% chuck. Spiro guesses that they make about 100 hamburgers on average every day. The Primeburger is their best seller. And Anna points out how they won a competition on the CBC for the best hamburger in Montreal.

Somebody has got to wash all those dishes...

How does Spiro cook a hamburger? Why is Restaurant Tous les Jours so popular? And how much does the Primeburger weigh? Find the answer to these and other questions next week in episode 88 of the Montreal Burger Report. Same Burger time, same burger channel.

Restaurant tous les jours is located at 1689 Mount Royal E they are open Tuesday to Sunday from five o'clock in the morning until eight o'clock at night. Their phone number is 514-523-1727.

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