Originally Posted by ScottFromCalgary
Go to Montreal. My buddy from Montreal seems to do nothing but shit all over the quality of Calgary's Montreal Smoked Meat. And apparently our bagels suck too.
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.