CFN – Montrealers past and present, especially those from NDG, will be mourning the loss of Tony Koulakis, the originator of the Legendary Cosmos Diner on Sherbrooke Street; home of the Mish Mash.
There even was a documentary made of him before his retirement.
You Tube Clip from 2000 Man of Grease Documentary.
According to media reports Mr. Koulakis, 86, was stabbed to death by a family member in his Ville St. Laurent home Saturday.
For many fans of the restaurant and Tony though memories of his cigarettes and real friendly home cooked breakfasts where you were lucky to get a seat most mornings will be what’s remembered.
Social media was buzzing with many comments about the late restauranter. A lot of memories, hangovers, and stories of life were shared over that breakfast counter…I always remember how many different breads he always had on hand… and now I feel winsome for Decarie Hot Dog….
R.I.P. Tony and thanks for all that you gave.