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Weekend in Montreal – What Shouldn't I Miss?

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those who prefer ketchup on there fries, well OK

but try this: 'Cocktail Sauce' ( you know for shrimp ) with a decent amount of horseradish and a drop or two of lemon

try that.

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We ate dinner at Joe Beef a few weeks ago and it was out of this world good! I know you have returned from your trip but this is for anyone planning on going to Montreal. Joe Beef is a not to miss place. Reserve early! Anthony Bourdain calls it the best restaurant in town and my local friends agree.

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Upstate NY is very much fun. I can recommend Doug's Fish Fry in Skaneatales. And for a crazy old-fashioned NY Italian place, Delmonicos in Syracuse -- the waitresses dress like mobsters with black fishnet stockings and the servings are enormous -- they're known for steaks, which are good, but the local specialty "Chicken Rigis" (rigatoni with chicken in a cream sauce with artichokes and peppers) is excellent. Also, I always enjoy ordering "rigis".

Call me a local, but if you're looking for a fish fry in upstate NY, you'd be better off going to Rudy's in Oswego than to any of the Doug's locations.

MelissaH

Interesting. Next time if we make it NE enough we'll try Rudy's. The Skaneatales Doug's has such a great location and ambience, and the beer and ice cream is good, we really enjoy it. It's a natural stop for us and we just love the town and the lake.

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Bump.  Any new recommendations out there?  I'll be in Montreal later this week and will have a lunch and dinner on my own over the weekend.  Staying downtown but don't mind a taxi or subway ride if it's worthwhile.

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You could easily pass these up...

 

That Montreal bagel thing...

 

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Say what you will, they're just not as good as a classic NY bagel is.  Too light and airy, in a weird way.

 

I'll travel to Brooklyn (Bagel Hole), Whitestone (Utopia Bagels), Utopia/Fresh Meadows (Bagel Oasis), or even New Jersey for bagels, all of which will be better than these.

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25 minutes ago, weinoo said:

You could easily pass these up...

 

That Montreal bagel thing...

 

43714903404_6dce97127b.jpg

 

43607087085_de41f10916.jpg

 

Say what you will, they're just not as good as a classic NY bagel is.  Too light and airy, in a weird way.

 

I'll travel to Brooklyn (Bagel Hole), Whitestone (Utopia Bagels), Utopia/Fresh Meadows (Bagel Oasis), or even New Jersey for bagels, all of which will be better than these.

Excuse me, but some might beg to differ with you as to relative excellence of the Montreal bagel.   

And I am delighted to say, that I have found another ex-Montrealer in my local neck of the woods and we are going to send an order to St-Viateur.  Now I admit, I've never had a bagel from St-Viateur, but I am going for it.

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Well, if you've never had a NY bagel, then you have nothing to compare it to.

 

 

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It's not unlike pizza. If you've never had pizza from the pizza belt (new haven to Philly within 20 miles of  I-95) you might be pleased with a lesser product. 

1 hour ago, weinoo said:

Well, if you've never had a NY bagel, then you have nothing to compare it to.

 

 

 

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I agree

 

Pizza Belt Pizza starts

 

and ends

 

at Pepe's   NewHaven ,  not so much the chain

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11 hours ago, rotuts said:

I agree

 

Pizza Belt Pizza starts

 

and ends

 

at Pepe's   NewHaven ,  not so much the chain

We can take this over to the NY thread, but you're discounting much great pizza in NYC. And recent reports from Pepe's haven't even been that great!

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