Montreal Restaurants: Wilensky’s
Between the soda fountain, retro green paint and no-tipping policy, eating at Wilensky’s is like stepping back in time. Even the signature sandwich—grilled beef salami, beef bologna and a generous schmear of mustard on a cornmeal-covered kaiser bun—has remained the same since the luncheonette first opened in 1932. Addictive flavours aside, it’s that adherence to tradition that makes this iconic Montreal restaurant an essential attraction for foodies from around the world. Still very much a family business, you’ll find the late founder Moe Wilensky’s daughter Sharon, son Asher and granddaughter Alisa running the counter these days (Moe’s widow, Ruth, passed away in March 2018).
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