Saturday, June 11, 2011

B&B Empire - Brooklyn

Two Makes a Trend: Montreal-Style Bagels
I worked in Montreal some years back but it wasn't until Mile End opened that I tried a Montreal-style bagel.  Where my doctor's office once stood, there's now a new place called B&B Empire.  They hand-roll and bake theirs on site, exactly where a female doctor once cupped my sac and asked me to cough.  Come to think of it, I haven't been to a doctor since.  As pervy as this sounds - a bagel with Montreal style is usually skinnier, sweeter and has a bigger hole.
It was weird to sit where the old waiting room used to be, chewing on a bagel.  To be honest, it still felt like a waiting room - they won't be setting the design crowd atwitter.  I'd describe it as hospital hallway meets train station.
I did like my bagel though.  Cinnamon raisin, toasted with peanut butter.  I like the sweetness, which is supposedly because they're boiled in honey water.  I can't tell you if it's authentic, I have no idea.  Will I be back?  Yes.  Would I ride a bus or train to go?  No.  It's about 64 steps from my front door, know what I mean?

200 Clinton St
Brooklyn Heights

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  1. liking the amount of posts recently

  2. @Anonymous - you sound like my better half. She plots the posts like a love graph and complains that the line tilts to the lower right.

  3. The Puff Speaks...June 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Haha.. see, even others realize the dimishing rate of the posts.

    Is this as good as the bagel you had before get the pancakes at cafe luluc? That sticks to my mind.

  4. @Puff Finally Speaks - I think you had one of your gf's leave that comment. Nope not as good as that other bagel spot...... I think I will go over and grab one from there, thanks for reminding me!

  5. yes finally! ive missed those skinny montreal bagels!

  6. @Sandy - my bagel looked fat like an American, but was sweet like a Quebecoise.