Cedric Conti produced this 2:00 video about “Bens, the Legendary Deli,” an exhibit currently on view at the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada. Includes French subtitles! Bens Delicatessen, founded in 1908 by Benjamin Kravitz (1883-1956), closed in 2006 after nearly a century in business. The exhibition brings together some 100 objects, including posters, architectural plans, photos, counter stools, dishes, utensils, menus, recipes and testimonials that recount the history of this landmark, the very first of Montreal’s famous smoked meat restaurants.
max – Thanks for sharing this. When I was a kid my parents took me to Ben’s a couple of times. the last time I was there was in the early ’90s on a college trip to Montreal. It was a great restaurant. too bad it’s gone. glad there is an exhibit about it. – K
Thanks, Kristin. Isn’t it strange when you encounter things from your childhood in a museum or places you lived in treated as an historic site?