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Mile End finds - 2008

lagatta | Jun 18, 2008 02:51 PM

Cycling down Avenue du Parc, I happened to see a bakery with two old bicycles hanging overhead, just opposite Caffè in gamba, at 5288, avenue du Parc. Semi-basement, two fellows, one youngish, one well into middle age, chatting outdoors.

Went in - Aux deux vélos is rund by a Serbian guy - or two - who used to be a football (soccer) player. Espied some boureks, or boreks (many variations in spelling). Big, thick wedges for 2,99$ - cheese, spinach/cheese and meat (the latter with onion, of course). He said the spinach and cheese was most popular so I bought one to take home. Mild, not strong tasting, with the bourek filo that is thicker and a bit tougher than the Greek or Arabic varieties - but somehow very satisfying. The owner also gave me a little "buttery" bread roll that looked like a miniature challah - I'll only eat that tomorrow morning, and it won't be an ideal circ. Pretty little thing.

I also crossed a new Italian café on Bernard, corner Waverly, south side (where one of the Chinese flower lady's shops was - she is on the other side now). Pleasant looking place, perhaps it will benefit from the spillover from the two places on St-Viateur; for me a halfway point between Petite Italie and friends farther south in Mile end and Plateau. Showing Euro-2008 matches.

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