Madan is my buddy from New York, but he grew up in Montana. I knew he was coming out to visit friends and family sometime soon, but I didn't know any other details. Then, all of sudden, he and his friend Callee showed up on a gravel road in the middle of the woods, bearing knishes from New York! They walked with me for a while, and we ate lunch together in St. Ignatius, where I had my first huckleberry product: a milkshake.
Awesome! Glad you got to see some friends and get some food from home! Hope the milkshake was good!
Matt, What a special treat! My sister sends us huckleberry jam, huckleberry syrup, huckleberry candy. She live in a cabin 6 miles from St. Maries and has for 30 years. No electricity, running water, gas, sooooo remote but they love it. If she can get cell service she may call and I will tell her you are in the neighborhood. Keep your bear spray close!
Good friends and a taste from home! I hope you had a great day!
Matt..Knishes from New York….now a little taste of home…and a little taste of Montana…and none of that red beer. several times you have met your friends and family along the way. What makes this great to the outsider..is that fact that your friend…found you along the way. Maybe the google map..maybe a little inside connection…but how cool that he pulls up and gives you a hollar and food to eat. Well done Madan and Callee..you inpressed the heck out of me…I wish you blessings from the diety of your choice..Peace from Hobo nation…but-of-course.
HEEHEHE YOUR CORRECT.. IT CAN’T BE A EASY MAP TO FOLLOW AFTER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS.. I GAVE UP, ESP WHEN HE HIT THOSE ROAD COVERED WITH WATER AND THE FIRST GRASSY NON THERE TRAIL..I WAS FREAKIN OUT!
WHOOOO HOOOOOOOO I’VE HAD CHICAGO KNISHES BEFORE BUT NOT NY STYLE … AND NOT IN A MTN SETTING..
AND NOT WITH huckleberry MILKSHAKES, DANG, AGAIN i’M JEALOUS!
Great you got to see a friend Madan and his friend Callee and what a surprise it must have been when they showed up with Knishes from New York.
I was born in TN and I have never had New York Knishes but I googled to get a recipe and it sounds good with taters, onions etc. – also saw some recipes with meat. When I get back to NY I will make sure I try one!
If this had been collard greens, pinto beans, Vidalia onions, relish and corn bread I would have been in heaven. How about a piece of blackberry cobbler to go with it, or even huckleberry cobbler would be good. Oh yes and a big scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream on the cobbler.
I am getting hungry!
Anyway Huck Finn would eat what you had or I have talked about.
I’ve never had knishes either, or been to NYC. :(
Mmmmm!!!! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Knish, but oh I remember how they taste! Mmmmmm…mmm!
Way to go Madan & Callee for showing up in the middle of the forest! Sounds like it was a great time. Sustenance for the Chief Hobo is ALWAYS a good thing! Especially when it involves something from home AND something new.
Good friends, good knishes, good huckleberry milkshakes… doesn’t get any better than that!
What true friends…. finding Matt on a dirt road and bringing food from home! Awesome job Madan and Callee. How fun for Matt to have this surprise.
How sweet – to bring you knishes from NYC!
What the heck are knishes and how do you pronounce it?? I feel so left out. I have no idea what ya’ll are talkin’ about. Am I that sheltered? Seriously what are they and how do you say it?
Way to go Matt having your friend show up in the middle of the woods. Way to go Madan for finding Matt. That had to feel good Matt to have some home show up and be there with you. Hope it made you feel good and happy.
kuh….or kih/nish/ehz. deelish! heated/slit open/with mustard. just the simple potato, wrapped in dough, fried is great! they also make ‘kasha (kah-shuh) which is buckwheat filled. it’s an acquired taste, i suppose. imagine on a really loose translation, a ‘hot pocket’ of seasoned mashed potatoes.
Oh, and glad to hear you finally tried your first huckleberry milkshake. Hope it was as good as everyone out there has been saying it is.
Bet that was one wonderful surprise to see good friends in the middle of the road bearing food from home. Way to go Madan and Callee. How was that milkshake Matt?
Mmmm. NY knishes are the best.
If ever in NYC, go to Yonah Schimmel’s for knishes. When I first moved to Manhattan way back when, very few people would venture this far east on Houston, but I made the trip to visit this place. (FYI, it’s pronounced How-ston up here, not Hugh-ston.)
It sure didn’t look like it does on this site back then, either. It was 1979, and it was just one table with a couple of guys hanging out. They were really surprised to see me!
great place, schimmel’s…..love it!
I’ll have to check it out. For first-timers, there’s also, of course, the old standard: Katz’s. http://www.katzdeli.com/ Don’t forget the egg cream!
Mmmmm!!! All of you are making me hungry for good ‘ol NY food. I was just thinking about egg cream’s the other day. My Dad is the egg cream expert in my family (probably because he grew up in Brooklyn).
Okay, I’m feeling like some kind of hermit outsider here because I have no idea what you guys are going on about with NY food. What is egg cream? Is it anything like custard? And the knishes to. Funny how so many know what these foods are from different parts of the country but I’ve never heard of them. : ( I must live such a sheltered life. : ( lol.
nowadays ‘egg cream’ is simply, if i recall, chocolate syrup in seltzer. and oooo, katz’s deli……or 2nd ave. deli…..and wolf’s deli……..mmmmm…..overstuffed pastrami and corned beef (and occassionally tongue) sandwiches, and barrel pickles!!!!!
I thought chocolate syrup and seltzer was a “chocolate dishwater?” Add milk and you have an egg cream. And a knish, Dorinda, is like a turnover, savory and usually filled with potato.
MOST EXCELLENT FRIENDS!!! and one awesome set of pics to boot!
Surprise!! Awesome friends!
Madan, your the man. Well played.
I’m glad your OK Matt as some camper was killed last night by a bear in Cook City camp ground. Thanks for the great Picture’s and keep us up to date and your in our prayers.
What a great boost for you seeing Maden and Callee in the middle of the woods, 1000’s of miles from home!
If the milkshake was purchased at the Buffalo Cafe in Evaro-then you’ve had the best every time-I come through MT once a month and they never to have the best huckleberry milkshake I can remember.
Oh yes! Must enjoy huckleberry anything when you come from a place that is deprived (like I am *L*). Hooray for surprise friends! I love that they just showed up in the middle of the forest, and with knishes! Madan and Callee are the bestest.
How incredibly thoughtful!!! And knishes to boot!