You can’t watch this spectacle without smiling
New York eagerly anticipated Black Seed Bagels (170 Elizabeth Street, 212-730-1950), a new shop from Mile End's Noah Bernamoff and The Smile's Matt Kliegman, and since the partners first opened the doors last week, the lines have been relentless. The place is offering a slightly different take on t ... More >>
Gorguts' 2013 album Colored Sands has in recent weeks landed on many best-of-the-year lists -- and not just lists limited to metal. The record is a masterpiece, composed by French-Canadian guitarist and vocalist Luc Lemay, the only consistent member of the band he co-founded in 1989. Tonight, Gorgu ... More >>
On Sunday, a piggy (and food industry-heavy) crowd gathered at the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Omnivore's Carnivorous Party, a good old-fashioned swine roast featuring an international lineup of chefs including Marc Cohen (Bucherie Lawrence, Montreal), Gregory Marchand (Frenchie, Paris), and ... More >>
Ballet in the park, and all that jazz
MONTREAL - This past summer, I took a quick leisurely trip to the capital of our country for both historical and introspective reasons. D.C. was a far cry from New York; its citizens did not curse at one another and no one dared to jaywalk. The city was arranged in neatly kept lines with neatly kept ... More >>
Several hundred people marched through the West Village last night in what has become a weekly protest against growing student debt. The march was framed as a gesture of solidarity to the general strike currently roiling Quebec, and the marchers adopted several of the signatures of that strike, ban ... More >>
Sheri Teris/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestedcrazy/137739255/Nothing inappropriate here...It's a sad time for the Canadians who think that breakfast is best served with boobs, since their Montreal hangout -- topless diner Restaurant Les Princesses d'Hochelaga -- is now a fully clothed eat ... More >>
Kim Erlandsen Want to sip cocktails and eat with the Arcade Fire? Unless you are already an awesomely talented, famous musician, too bad! What you can do, however, is sit and subtly stare at them from a few tables over while eating deconstructed Niçoise salads and sipping glasses of Bulleit ... More >>
Of Montreal on Yo Gabba Gabba! from NickPress on Vimeo.A friend from San Francisco sent this in to Fork in the Road. It's a song from Of Montreal that I've never heard them perform in concert, and casts the band in a more wholesome mode than you've probably seen them in lately.
Her Own Journey/FlickrThe real McCoy?Park Slope restaurant owners aren't the only ones talking smack this week. Over on Atlantic Avenue, Noah Bernamoff has registered his disapproval of B & B Empire Bistro, the new-ish bakery that purports to make authentic Montreal bagels.
A food blog has introduced a food-cart walking tour, charging $40 to take participants to some of the city's most talked-about mobile vendors. [NY Post] Underground food markets are cropping up around the country, allowing vendors to avoid hefty fees for health permits and insurance. [NY Tim ... More >>
A couple of months ago, word got around that a Montreal-style bagel shop would be opening in Brooklyn Heights. Now, a few scant new details have become available, courtesy of the shop's website.
Montreal makes another tasty incursion into NYC, courtesy of Gabe Stulman
MetromixNoah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen.Yesterday, Noah Bernamoff spoke with us about his plans for Mile End, the phenomenally successful smoked-meat mecca he opened a little more than a year ago in Boerum Hill. Today, he talks with us about his grandmother's recipes, keeping tradition ... More >>
The Montréal BuzzTaking a page from Mile End, Marketa, and the love that flows like maple syrup around M. Wells, someone in Brooklyn has taken it upon themselves to sell Montreal-style bagels to the natives.
You can score a lamb head at any halal butcher. Since the Age of Foodism began, we've been bombarded by freaky food fads, some of rather long duration. Pork belly has enjoyed an extended run, and pastel-frosted cupcakes never seem to decline in popularity, but we've also seen smaller crazes ... More >>
The "medium-fatty" smoked meat at Snowdon Deli is light-years different than the smoked meat at Schwartz's. I traipsed through the snow in Montreal a couple of weeks ago to bring you yesterday's food trudge, which included Au Pied de Cochon, La Binerie Mont Royal, and two competing bagel sho ... More >>
A trip up over the border to the great French north
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>
telequebec.tvMehdi Brunet-Benkritly, avec un chapeau.Between M. Wells, the meat, the bagels, and now, the Fedora, New York is tasting more and more like Montreal these days. Florence Fabricant reports that Gabe Stulman has hired Medhi Brunet-Benkritly to helm the kitchen of his soon-to-open r ... More >>
Food trucks have been illegal in foodie Montreal for decades, but two taco truck visionaries are looking to fight the system with their mobile kitchen. [Montreal Mirror] Pig farmers prepare to adjust to raising their animals with new FDA-imposed limits on antibiotic use. [NY Times] The Park ... More >>
foodnetwork.caHugue Dufour, in shaggier days.Our Man Sietsema pronounced it mere weeks after it opened: M. Wells is home to "some of the most innovative cooking in the city." Quite a claim for a diner in Queens that's only opened till 3 p.m. (for now). So, just how is chef-owner Hugue Dufour, ... More >>
Mile End's Montreal bagel and lox is named, appropriately, the Beauty. On its own, the Montreal-style bagel isn't a particularly jaw-dropping creation: made with egg and malt, and lacking salt, it's boiled in a honey solution and baked in a wood-fired oven. It's more fine-boned than its bloa ... More >>
Boerum Hill gets a smoky, meaty taste of Quebec
SevenSpoons.netInvasion canadienne!It seems that New York is experiencing a slow but unmistakable Montreal bagel infiltration: back in February, Mile End began a delivery service for their customers, and now, they've hit Midtown. According to Tasting Table, Marketa, the Greek market from Esti ... More >>
Smoked meat poutine will soon be what's for dinner.Noah Bernamoff had no intention of opening his Montreal-style Jewish deli, Mile End, just for breakfast and lunch. The plan was to be full service, open for dinner. In a as little as three or four weeks, he says, that might be the case. "Bus ... More >>
French-Canadian ex-pats and roving carnivores, rejoice: Mile End, Boerum Hill's very own Montreal-style Jewish delicatessen, will open next week.
Totonno's Pizzeria in Coney Island is finally expected to reopen after a fire forced it to close earlier this year. It was announced at a Community Board 13 meeting that the oven will be fired up in the next two weeks. [NY Post] A new security law requiring crates of goods to be checked for ... More >>
With all the pale green bike lanes going in across town, you might think we have a bicycle-friendly mayor. Nothing could be further from the truth. The bike lanes are really his method of hectoring motorists by eliminating car-traffic lanes--as are the pedestrian malls at Times Square and Heral ... More >>
I don't know any French except for "free trip," so when publicist Norah Lawlor invited me on a Quebec Tourism Board jaunt to Montreal, I totally understood and bit the bait. As you'll read in the column this week [CLICK HERE], I had le really marvelous time, never feeling as if Montreal is Canada's ... More >>
Wax nostalgic at the Warsaw
POP Montreal headquarters photo by Rebecca Smeyne All in all, the five-day music festival POP Montreal was a triumphant week, and one that got us asking a simple question: WHY IS POP MONTREAL SO MUCH FUN, WHILE OUR OWN CMJ IS MORE LIKE A PAINFUL, SWEATY RITE OF PASSAGE THAT WE KEEP ENDURING, DESPI ... More >>