by Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Friday 21 August 2009

While a pastrami sandwich at Katz’s in NYC is a transcendent experience, its relatively high price, its enormous proportions, and the hassle of the lines and payment system of the establishment make it a rare treat. If only we all lived in Montreal, home of Schwartz’s, where they serve some of the best smoked meat (the Quebecois equivalent of pastrami) I’ve ever had for only $5.50 Canadian (about US$5) per sandwich or $10.95 and $11.95 for small and large plates respectively.