With LaSalle native Ryan Dixon at the helm, the pizzas here are a decadent, doughy take on the classic "Montreal old-school" style. Don't miss Dixon's signature smoked meat pie, which comes loaded with Schwartz's smoked meat, pickles, and a tangy mustard sauce.
'smoked meat' on Serious Eats
At Schwartz's Deli in Montréal, there is an established protocol for ordering. You can get your smoked meat sandwich—piles of spice-rubbed brisket on rye with a swatch of mustard—one of three ways: lean, medium, or fatty. So which way should you order?
The smoked meat sandwich is as quintessential to Montreal cuisine as poutine, and of all the places that serve it, Schwartz's Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen is the gold standard. Smoke brisket piled high on un-toasted sliced bread, with a meager spread of mustard. The quality of the smoked brisket is what elevates this sandwich.
Ham is a funny thing in my life. It was the food that I missed most when my parents decided to keep a kosher household when I was 5. After leaving home and its kosher ways behind, I have had...