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Worshipping at Montreal’s Temple of Smoked Meat

Montreal’s “Temple of Smoked Meat” Image by Courtesy of Schwartz's

One of the highlights of the Forward’s recent Canada Then and Now tour (guided by yours truly) was a visit to Schwartz’s Deli with our special guest Bill Brownstein, the Montreal Gazette columnist who literally wrote the book on Schwartz’s.

Image by Courtesy of Schwartz's

Now, USA Today is calling the deli “The most Montreal-esque of Montreal eateries” and “the temple of smoked meat.”

We have a feeling those famously long lines are about to get even bigger…

Related

Vancouver Yearns for Montreal-Style Deli

Speaking of Montreal Jewish delis: Vancouver needs to copy them, according to the Vancouver Courier.

“Vancouver desperately needs another traditional Jewish deli. After all, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy good Jewish deli,” the newspaper says.

Amen.

And More of the Week’s Dish:

Ashkenazi-Argentine Wine + Food Mashup in NYC

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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