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The aptly named Brisket serves up Montreal-style smoked meat dishes including, naturally, brisket that knocks out the competition. I dare say it tops Schwartz’s, which, technically, doesn’t even smoke its meat. If you’re more adventurous, they’re also famous for their marinated pig knuckles. Brisket 1093 Cote du Beaver Hall, Montreal, QC H2Z 1W7; (+1) 514-878-3641

St-Viateur Bagel

This landmark family-owned bakery has been serving their world famous handmade, boiled-then-baked in a wood-fired oven bagels for more than 50 years, and has expanded to seven locations across Québec. St-Viateur Bagel 263 Rue Saint Viateur Quest, Montreal, QC H2V 1Y1; (+1) 514-276-8044

Poutine at the Source

Classic poutine from La Banquise It felt a little weird, seeing Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on my plane ride home yesterday. His country had just won the gold medal, and he was on the other side of the world from all of the action. He was clearly heading back to work after spending some time … Continued

Montreal Bagels

I was just reading through Gail Simmons’ new book, Talking With My Mouth Full, and came across a section about her love of Montreal bagels, which I too now share, after having seen the light a few weeks ago. There are two primary sources in Montreal – both of which are stellar. Although within the … Continued

Top 5 Things/Places To Eat in Montréal

I had the distinct pleasure of eating in Montréal last weekend, where the locals are still fuming about their hockey coach, who doesn’t speak French (frankly, I’d be more worried about the team, which looked absolutely lackluster against the Devils on Saturday). My original goal was to just visit Schwartz’s for “smoked” meat (more on … Continued