Joe Beef

Joe Beef

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles McKiernan (1835 County Cavan, Ireland - January 15, 1889, Montreal, Canada) was a well-known Montreal tavern owner, innkeeper and philanthropist. Charles McKiernan earned the sobriquet "Joe Beef" from his time as a Quartermaster with the British Army during the Crimean War. It's said that whenever his regiment was running low on food, McKiernan had an almost spooky knack of somehow finding meat and provisions, hence the name "Joe Beef." The man, who would become famous in Montreal as a gruff philanthropist, came to the city around 1864 with his artillery regiment and he was put in charge of the main military canteen on Saint Helen's Island. Discharged in 1868, he opened "Joe Beef's Tavern," an inn and tavern soon known throughout North America, located at 201-207 rue de la Commune in what is now Old Montreal.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135731777
  • 9786135731774