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Bienvenue! Welcome! Seat yourself at any diner in Montreal, and chances are this is what the placemat in front of you will read—a cheery invitation to the world of poutine and steamés. This chorus of greeting is also emblematic of the dynamic that makes this city so interesting. Montreal’s historic “two solitudes” are just two parts of the city’s ever expanding spectrum of city-dwellers. Diners, known in Quebec as casse-croûtes, are a quintessentially North-American institution. However, their informality, low prices and long business hours invite hungry people from all walks of life, making them a site of cultural exchange. Bienvenue / Welcome wants to explore the individuals, objects and places that make up Montreal and invites all those who encounter it to explore it as well.

Issue 2 was launched at Nouveau Palais on April 5th to the beats of DJ Cadence Weapon and is now available at Patati Patata, The Main , Casse-Croute du Coin, Green Spot and Mademoiselle Jean Talon . Stop by these fine institutions for a good meal and brief exploration of how food defines culture in Quebec.

MONTREAL, QC


A Mile-End legend in TIME magazine. 
(Shot by Alexi Hobbs)
alexihobbs:

outtake from an assignment I shot for TIME about Montreal’s literary sceneWilensky’s sandwich shop is mentioned in Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitzv and is part of the Montreal Jewish Library’s Walking Tour.

A Mile-End legend in TIME magazine. 

(Shot by Alexi Hobbs)

alexihobbs:

outtake from an assignment I shot for TIME about Montreal’s literary scene

Wilensky’s sandwich shop is mentioned in Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitzv and is part of the Montreal Jewish Library’s Walking Tour.

— 2 years ago with 118 notes
#mile-end  #diner  #wilensky's 
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