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Jason Jones' Favorite Street

Queen Street East, Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott

Photo by Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott

Queen Street East

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“I don’t want to call it disastrous, but . . . ” So begins Canadian actor Jason Jones’ explanation of how his TV family’s road trip from Syracuse, New York, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, unfolds in this month’s new TBS comedy, The Detour. For starters, Jones, playing the father, decides to take Blue Thunder, the family’s 2001 Ford Windstar—and it inevitably breaks down 1,100 miles from their destination. In real life, Jones and his wife, Samantha Bee (an executive producer on the show), drive their children from New York City to Maine in the summer. How do they keep the kids entertained for seven hours? “Lately, we’ve been playing the Family Feud card game—that kills 45 minutes,” says Jones. “And letting your children order at McDonald’s always works.”

Bonjour Brioche
"It's first come, first served and people do wait, even in the cold. Coming from Hamilton, Ontario, I didn't know what a croque madame was. Now it's my go-to dish here."

The Beaches
"Just off of downtown there are a series of beaches, where it's great to hang out, swim and play beach volleyball. A lot of people think Canada is all rocks and igloos."

The Real Jerk
"This Jerk chicken spot shocks you out of your hangover. Thank you, jerk chicken! I'm actually thinking about having it right now."

Jimmie Simpson Park
"There's an outdoor rink where you can play pick-up hockey anytime. They shut the lights off around 10 p.m., but people continue to play after that."

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