A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 21, 2012
All Dressed Bagel

Montreal (Canada) is known for its “all dressed” bagel, “all dressed” hot dog and “all dressed” pizza. Montreal’s “all dressed” bagel is similar to New York City’s “everything bagel.” Fairmount Bagel (Montreal’s oldest bagel bakery) states that its “all dressed” bagel is “covered with a mixture of onion, garlic, caraway, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and coarse salt.”

“All dressed” has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Fairmount Bagel (Montreal)
All dressed
Made with unbleached flour, this bagel is covered with a mixture of onion, garlic, caraway, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and coarse salt.
Zowie! A blast of flavour! You will know if it’s for you !!!

Mount Royal Bagel Bakery (Montreal)
Bagel Varieties
All dressed
$4.95/6 $7.95/12

4 July 1998, The Record (Kitchener, Ontario), “Canada finds its tongue” by Howard Richtler, pg. C5: 
Dining in Canada can also be a distinct experience. You will not find any of these words in non-Canadian dictionaries: poutine, tourtiere, all-dressed, or smoked meat. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary even had the gastronomical sense to include an entry for “Montreal bagel,” defined as “a type of bagel, originally made in Montreal, which is lighter, thinner, and sweeter than other kinds of bagels.”

The Hip Forums
Nisha
12-13-2004, 12:05 AM
i liek to take an all dressed bagel, put cream cheese and smoked slamon..
or- all dressed bagel, tuna mixed with dijon and cheese melted over
or… all dressed bagel, feta cheese and brochetta ... yum yum..

Canada.com
Montreal english grows even more distinct
How different is Montreal English from the English spoken elsewhere in Canada?
By The Gazette (Montreal)
November 15, 2008
How different is Montreal English from the English spoken elsewhere in Canada?

The first reaction of many people would doubtless be: “Just a few words here and there.” Depanneur is the most obvious example: You’d never catch someone in Toronto or Vancouver saying she was off to buy milk at the dep.

“All-dressed” is another local idiom. We use the phrase to mean a food item garnished with everything available, and seldom, if ever, do we order a supreme pizza or a loaded burger. But outside Quebec, Canadians tend to restrict “all dressed” to clothing.

The Nightmare Before a Wedding
The Montrealmoon of Gluttony
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 11:24 am
(...)
St. Viateur Bagel had the most awesome all-dressed bagels I’ve ever had. They were light, they were fluffy… and they taste like onions. Mmm. Onions. This was Mr. Zombie’s hands down favourite.

Canada.com
The salad dominatrix rules cafe
Suzy Sung blames the traders of Bay Street, who work in the banking towers above her restaurant, for transforming a sweet girl from China into the salad dominatrix of the underground city.
By National Post
April 9, 2010
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Every soup or salad here comes with a marbled, poppy, sesame or “all-dressed” bagel, but please do not refer to that last choice as a “New York bagel.”

“Why do they call it a New York bagel?” asks Ms. Sung. “We are not New York. Somebody calls it a New York bagel, they can’t have one. It’s a Toronto bagel.”

Smithsonian.com—Food & Think
July 29, 2010
Les Bagels de Montreal
(...)
Oh, but a Montreal bagel is a different animal from its American frère, as I also discovered on that trip: thinner, with a hole big enough that you could wear it as a bracelet, and slightly sweet even when sprinkled with savory toppings—or “all dressed,” as they call an everything bagel.

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All Dressed Bagel
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This photo was taken on August 14, 2010 using a Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR.

Burlington (VT) Free Press
Our insider’s guide on where to eat in Montreal
3:12 PM, Feb. 17, 2012
Written by
Natasha Pickowicz
(...)
Fairmount Bagel: (74 Avenue Fairmount, 514-272-0667) Some of Montreal’s best eats are also the city’s cheapest. At the very top of the cheap eats list is the iconic Montreal-style bagel, which is sweeter, smaller, and denser than its American counterpart. Mile End outpost Fairmount makes our favorite iteration, hand-rolling the dough and then baking them in a wood-fired oven until the specimens emerge steaming and slightly misshapen. The “all-dressed” bagel (Montreal slang for onion, garlic, caraway, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt) is exemplary.

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