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Joe Beef Benefit; Dic Ann's Downtown

ÎLE SAINTE-HÉLÈNE— The newly merged McCord Stewart Museum is putting together a Charles McKiernan aka Joe Beef-inspired benefit on Wednesday, September 25. The two people most responsible for resuscitating McKiernan's legacy from the dustbin of history, Dave McMillan and Fred Morin, will serve as co-presidents of "Joe Beef at the Museum." The event will take place in "the spectacular vaulted kitchens of the barracks" where the original Joe Beef cooked from 1864-1868 and will include cocktails and food from the likes of Milos, Toqué!, and Blackstrap BBQ. Proceeds (tickets start at $250) will benefit the Education and Cultural Services of the Stewart Museum, which finances free visits for school groups from disadvantaged neighborhoods. [EaterWire]

OLD MONTREAL— Dans la rue, the charity that helps homeless and at risk youth, turns 25 this year and is throwing a fundraiser gala on Thursday, September 26. Restaurants like Icehouse, Ferreira Café, Le Gros Jambon, Grumman '78, and Rib 'N Reef are participating in a gourmet hot dog-off at the Old Port's Science Centre to celebrate the anniversary. Tickets cost $150. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Dic Ann's Montreal empire is expanding with a restaurant on Sainte-Catherine West between Fort and Chomedey. The 60 year old local burger chain has doubled over the last five years and now manages 15 outlets in the city and suburbs. [Chowhound]

DOWNTOWN— Fresh off some renos, Cheeburger Cheeburger, the Fort Myers, Florida burger/diner franchise, re-opened its only outlet in Canada in Les Cours Mont-Royal on Peel. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— Miss Prêt à Manger has taken over the space next its original Bleury location and opened a "soigné" business lunch spot called Monsieur Restaurant + Bar. [Facebook]

PLATEAU— The Main is getting crêpes. Breizh Café bills itself as a real "crêperie Bretonne" and is scheduled to open on September 23 below Duluth, on the same strip as Moishes and Casa Minhota. [EaterWire]
[Photo: McCord Stewart Museum]

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