Sunday, November 17, 2013
Squid Eats: Lester's
Saturday was an Ikea day. I have written about my feelings toward Ikea before so I will not belabor the point here. I must confess that our bounty, including two chairs and storage units for our entryway, has greatly improved our quality of life at home. Still, Ikea makes for a very stressful day for me.
On the bright side, a trip to Ikea means a trip to Montreal and what I've come to think of as our neighborhood in that great city. Drawn & Quarterly is our favorite book store and frequent visits have led to modest explorations of the surrounding area. We have a reliable bagel shop (St-Viateur) and, as of this weekend, an outstanding deli to address our refueling needs.
Lester's has just about everything we look for in a deli. For our daughter, they have good local bagels. For My Wife, there is mustard on the table. Too often, she has to ask for it - even better, they make their own! She was also pleased with the spray bottle of vinegar for fries. For me, they passed the club sandwich test with flying colors. It's the sort of place I can see visiting over and over again, trying everything on the menu.