Memorial Day weekend in NYC is awesome. I love to stay in the city because everyone else leaves. It makes me feel like I am living in Phili or Providence or New York in 1962 (sort of). So, with the mass exodus, I took advantage and headed to a place that would normally be more crowded then a Walmart during a “Door Buster” sale. My destination was the now semi-famous, Montreal bagel and Jewish smoked meat spot, Mile End. The above bagel, with cream cheese, lox, red onion, capers and tomato, was tasty. I didn’t have any meat (one thing they are very famous for) because I arrived before noon. The line was short. I definitely need to come back and try the smoked meat to make a more complete assessment of the Mile End fare. My one wish for my next visit is that the person who takes my order acts a bit more like my friend Seth’s Grandma than a starving artist, hipster wearing an “I am more entitled than you” t-shirt.