Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Now that I have more time...

It's been already two weeks since I arrived to Montreal and now that I know, at least most of the time, in which direction I'm heading off to when I'm walking through the city, I have more time to pay attention to other things, the small things, and this city has a lot of them to offer.

Rue Sainte Catherine

I do also have more time to check the items of the checklist Arantza and I have been preparing during the last months, among them, a visit to the Jewish deli Schwartz's in order to eat, of course, a smoked meat sandwich.

Smoked Meat Sandwich
Cutting the meat

Schwartz's is almost an institution in Montreal, a pilgrimage place for any visitor with culinary interests ;-) And so we headed off to the Boulevard St-Laurent, commonly known as La Main (I will come back to this street later), to line up due to the popularity of the place.

Schwartz's Smoked Meat Sandwich

Looking at this sandwich, some of you will probably think of its New Yorker brother, the pastrami sandwich. I've found many sites in internet discussing the differences between these two ways of preparing smoked meat. However, and despite of having tasted both of them, the difference isn't still very clear to me. In any case, both are delicious, a very smooth and pleasant meat with a delicate flavor.

To finish today's walk, which we'll leave here at this time, I suggest a Where's Wally? sort of game. In following picture you can see both of us, my friend Arantza and I, can you find us? ;-)

Waiting at Schwartz's


  1. It looks tasty though I think I wouldn't have one for breakfast!!! Well.. let's go, I think you are the last one at the queue, but not for long time, and A. is taking the photo and also reflecting on the window. And the prize is..... a journey around the world???

  2. Yes, you got the price! I'll take you with me if you want to follow me ;-)
    Believe me or not, I WOULD have one of those for breakfast. Actually, I think I'm gonna do it next week ;-)