Sunday, March 06, 2005


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Saturday, March 05, 2005

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Bagels, the Montreal way

Bagel oven, the real way
Originally uploaded by k1w1k1d.
If you're American (or really, live anywhere in North America outside of Quebec), chances are you think of New York when you think of bagels. Noah's. Thick, warm fluffy bagels with a savory yeasty taste, topped with lox, cream cheese, and the works.

There is, however, another world of bagels, nestled within the second largest population of Hasidic Jews in North America: the Plateau/Outremont area, Montreal. And it's another thing altogether.

These bagels rarely come in more than four or five varieties, and you can for the most part forget about those three inch bagel sandwiches. These are made for munching: thinner and with a slightly sweet taste, you buy them out of massive baskets set at the end of a conveyor belt leading to the oven, from where they emerge in rows like something out of Willy Wonka. Imagine a bagel with the flair of a Polish donut. They're cheap - I believe ours were around fifty cents.
For the best, try:

The Bagel Shop 263 Rue Saint-Viateur Ouest
Fairmount Bagel Bakery 74 Avenue Fairmount Ouest

Mmm food

I love food. That much I need to get off right away. I'm willing to bet that you love food too. It's generally a given among humans with tongues.

I love food to the extent that I plan on writing about it, in any and all contexts, as they become relative to my life. At the moment, I am a first year University student living in a dorm in Montreal. The words delivery, cheap, and plenty mean much to me. So, that's what I'll begin with: writing about the places a first year student like me would go to eat. I'll eat just about anything at least once, so I'm hoping this will never get too boring for you. Where it goes from here, I can't say - but there are places to go out there, and I'm going, and wherever I go, I'll write. Promise.