IAN HARRISON, Special to The GazettePublished: Saturday, March 31, 2007
When hunger hits hard after midnight, where do we turn in our fair city? Montreal throbs with life around the clock but despite this universal truth that locals wear with a certain amount of conceit, good late-night eats can be so darn elusive. At curtain call, last call or the end of the graveyard shift, appetite and imagination are often inversely proportionate.
While some take substandard comfort in old haunts, in the case of The Main, old is new again. The charcoal grill has seen more cow than a dominatrix with a leather fetish and the coals stay hot until 5 a.m. as St. Laurent Blvd. hordes slake their drunken hunger on the best steak deal in town. Owner Peter Varvaro has been at the helm for 32 years.
"Business is better after 1 a.m.," says Varvaro, as he noshes on a rib steak. "The kids come from the clubs to have a bite. A lot of my old customers are not here anymore but some of my staff has been with me 25 years. We close at 5 but we used to be open 24 hours. There just wasn't money in breakfast anymore."
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.............................................Montreal ,.we had it all...........