Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mike's Bagels

I went to Mike's Bagels today for a sandwich and to pick up bagels for breakfast tomorrow.

I like this place. They make fresh bagels in the back, the kind you don't have to toast because they're so fresh and good on their own.

I like to think of the freshly made bagel as New York City's response to the Parisian baguette. Both have the soft and chewy inside. Both have that thin, harder shell, although baguettes win the shatteringly crisp prize.

Whether the analogy is apt or absurd is beside the point. Hmm, what is the point? I guess it's that we don't have great baguettes, but at least we have great bagels. And you can get said bagels at Mike's.

Mike's Bagels
4003 Broadway (btn 168th and 169th St)
New York, NY 10032

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