OK, I'm in Montreal now. First victim: The Daily Show's Al Madrigal.
Al had never tried a Montreal bagel, so by default, he was pro-New York bagel. He also happened to be very hungry.
Thrillist: "You want a bagel? I have a few in my bag."
Al Madrigal: "Absolutely, I’m starving."
I immediately regret offering him the bagel, because it’s definitely stale from sitting in my bag for six hours.
AM: "It’s a little flat, looks like somebody sat on it. And this is how it came? It’s not because it was in your bag?"
T: "... No."
AM: "I don’t like how you whipped it out... seems like it came out of nowhere. Where did you get it?"
T: "I’m afraid you’ll judge me if I tell you where it’s from."
AM: "Is this a good bagel place that you got this from?"
T: "It’s from Au Bon Pain."