In my continuing quest to eat my way through Quebec City, sketching as I go, Claudette and I visited Bugel – Fabrique de Bagels, a small place that makes some of the best best bagels I’ve ever tasted. Situated at 164 rue Cremazie, it is hidden from the main traffic corridors but the locals know it well. Besides, there are a great used bookstore across the street that has a lot of art books I can’t afford, but looking is free.
It was a nice way to spend the morning, though we had to cut it a bit shorter than our normal sessions as had things to do before Christmas eve. Claudette managed to sketch a bunch of the patrons, many of whom were running in to pick up orders and each time someone came through the door, we’d get a blast of Quebec air, which kept us quite alert. This is the time of year where I conclude that I will be permanently ‘cold’ until sometime in June.
Here’s my sketch. The funny thing on the side is the stained glass address that rests above the door. You might be able to make out the 164 (backwards) but it was really a failed attempt on my part. Too much of an afterthrought. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.