A Conversation with Peter Vavaro of Smoke Meat Pete

Earlier today I had an
enjoyable chat with restauranteur Peter Varvaro at his Smoke Meat Pete’s. The
Varvaro family have been part of the Montreal restaurant landscape for close to
50 years.

In 1974 , Peter’s dad opened the famous Main Deli Steak House, also known as The Main Deli, on  Saint-Laurent Boulevard, right across the street from Schwartz’s Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen.  I have a hunch that many Montrealers still prefer The Main Deli Steak House over “Schwartz’s.  The likes of Celine Dion and Leonard Cohen among many other notables and not so notables graced this landmark Deli with their presence, and this was where Peter learned the ropes and became the top smoke meat producer in Montreal. 

Listen to my interview with Peter Varvaro as we talk about smoke meat, life and music….Don’t forget to come on out and have fun at Smoke Meat Pete’s. Enjoy the mouth-watering food and the complimentary music (7 days a week), not to mention the incredibly friendly staff.  Peter has his restaurant gift certificates available now and throughout the holiday season.

Hope to see you here,
at :

Smoke Meat Pete

283 1re Ave,

L’Ile-Perrot, Quebec

J7V 5A1, Canada.

(514) 425-6068


Enjoy free Blues Music 7 days a week

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