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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 9:45 PM
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Your friend is an idiot. All the better smoked meat here- Alberta King of Subs, Myhre's, Palace of Eats- COMES from Montreal. But as a person who probably considers Vachon cakes and Pepsi to be haute cuisine, I understand his confusion.

Montreal's and the bagel place at the Calgary Farmers' Market do perfectly acceptable Montreal bagels. Both owners trained in Mtl and the baker at Montreal's (which is down around Elbow and... where the Jewish Community Centre is, Pump Hill?) worked at St-Viateur.

Next your friend will say he can't find decent poutine here. Fries, gravy and cheese curds. It's not rocket science.
It's at Elbow and Heritage, in the biulding on the SE corner of the intersection which also contains a Vietnamese place. There is also a half way decent European deli across the street.
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why would Palace not be open? Have you heard something?
Nope, Just haven't been to Calgary proper since early in the summer. I did just remember that they're only open weekdays @ lunchtime. So much for my Mtl smoked meat reuben
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There is a very good local roaster, based in Didsbury, called Mountain View Roasterie; he delivers by courier to Calgary at a reasonable price ($4 for up to 10 lbs) but now you can get his beans off the shelf at Community Natural Foods. He was the first roaster in the Calgary area to put roast dates on his bags (I bought a pound of his "Italian espresso" on Nov 1 that was roasted on Oct 26- you can't get much fresher; the beans at Starbucks are allowed to stay on the shelves for 15 months after roasting!). He has very good quality beans that are roasted with increasing expertise, and his prices are outstanding- that pound I got was $13.29, way less than for a MUCH inferior bag from Kicking Horse ($15.99).

MVR isn't brewed at any Calgary shops yet- what you usually find outside of Starbucks and Second Cup, which have their own roasters, is Canterbury (terrible and a sure sign the place does not give a rat's ass about its coffee), Fratello (fair to excellent depending on the shop), Big Mountain (ditto), Joffee's (ditto again), too many places that serve old, stale Italian beans like Mauro, and little dribbles of really outstanding beans: Hines/Novo/Intelligentsia at Phil and Sebastian, Josuma/49th Parallel at Java Jamboree, 49th Parallel at Bumpy's. If I had a shop I'd seriously consider using Mountain View.
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240, Myhre's in Marda Loop has the exact same menu as Palace and it's open weekends.
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Just a plug for my mate Ryan. His coffee is actually pretty solid, mind you I am no conoisseur.

http://www.creeksidecoffeeroasting.com/index.html
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 10:24 PM
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Is the Palace of Eats still open on 14st SW ?

Coming down this weekend. I can taste the Montreal smoked meat already
It's on 11th, not 14th.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2007, 10:42 PM
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^Yup. The longer I stay away the harder it is to remember where things are!

I should'a remembered that tho... my first apartment in Calgary overlooked the park @ 11th st & 14th ave SW
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i ate there so much when i was pregnant that the owner knows me by name... i eat there at least 2-3x a month... its decent... it's quick and the broth is nice....
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Too many places claim to serve Montreal Smoked Meat, but it's just deli meat... I'm from Calgary, and when on vacation in Montreal, had the smoked meat at Schwartz's (which is apparently like the church of smoked meat)... it blew anything I've had in Calgary out of the water. But maybe I just haven't been to the right places in Calgary.
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Schwartz's is BRILLAINT! Dunn's is close second in my books
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Too many places claim to serve Montreal Smoked Meat, but it's just deli meat... I'm from Calgary, and when on vacation in Montreal, had the smoked meat at Schwartz's (which is apparently like the church of smoked meat)... it blew anything I've had in Calgary out of the water. But maybe I just haven't been to the right places in Calgary.
i'm sure the smoke meat there was great, but having said that, i think where you eat something has as much to do with your recollection of how good it was as the taste does.
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i'm sure the smoke meat there was great, but having said that, i think where you eat something has as much to do with your recollection of how good it was as the taste does.

Very true....but Schwartz's is truly ll about the food....no presentation hum dum with this stuff just straight food.


On another note, Nigella Lawson was on The Hour last night! MMMMMM sooo hot, and Gastro Porn is sooo good!
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Very true....but Schwartz's is truly ll about the food....no presentation hum dum with this stuff just straight food.


On another note, Nigella Lawson was on The Hour last night! MMMMMM sooo hot, and Gastro Porn is sooo good!
I saw her on the interview. She's hawt!
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Yeah, she's a sweet one. She even looks better in person.
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i'm sure the smoke meat there was great, but having said that, i think where you eat something has as much to do with your recollection of how good it was as the taste does.
I haven't tried a smoke meat sandwich in Montreal, but there is one thing that makes me believe they're pretty good. I don't know if anyone listens to the Jim Rome show on the radio, but he talked through a whole show about having a sandwich from there. I don't know if he was joking, but he said he arrived back in LA by plane and then promptly bought another plane ticket back to Montreal for another sandwich.
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I haven't tried a smoke meat sandwich in Montreal, but there is one thing that makes me believe they're pretty good. I don't know if anyone listens to the Jim Rome show on the radio, but he talked through a whole show about having a sandwich from there. I don't know if he was joking, but he said he arrived back in LA by plane and then promptly bought another plane ticket back to Montreal for another sandwich.
Well if Romey said it, it must be true. Seriously I'm not kidding.
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Well if Romey said it, it must be true. Seriously I'm not kidding.
I wouldn't be surprised if Rome did do something like that.
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