Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The World's Best Bagels

My wife and I agree that the world's best bagels come from Montreal. A physicist, Jacques Distler agrees. He kindly points out a web page where you can order Montreal bagels online: St Viateur Bagel, but alas, they only ship within Canada.

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Anonymous Rich said...

I haven't sampled these last time I was in La Belle Province. But St Viateur only sells two kinds of bagels, and no bialys either? For shame.

All I know for certain is that you cannot get a decent bagel for love or money south of the Mason-Dixon line. But they do have good biscuits there.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Daryl McCullough said...

What are you doing south of the Mason-Dixon?

Growing up in Georgia, I had never had bagels, bialis or yogurt before I went to Northwestern.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

What's a biali?

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

You've been north of that historic line a long time now, Daryl.

When I was working at CMU, I was collaborating on an experiment in Newport News, VA. Bad bagels. Furniture Medic's home office is in Memphis, so I've been there a few times. Plus we've been tourists to Savannah, Charleston, Daytona Beach (though one could argue that Florida is so far south it isn't south, and Texas is an entirely different entity). Never lived in the South, though, yet.

There's a picture of a bialy linked on my first comment, or you can read about it at wikipedia here. Instead of a hole, it has a dent which has onions and other stuff. You can slice it in half and make a sandwich the same way one does with a bagel or roll.

6:08 PM  

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