Back in Colorado Springs, they don’t really have bagels, per se. They have baglish food items that remind one very much of bagels… but they can’t get things just right.
Safeway doesn’t even boil them, I’m pretty sure. They’re like torus-shaped dinner rolls. Einstein’s and Bruegger’s come close, for a chain, but they both fail at the end of the day. Not badly enough to say “I’m never eating there again!” but enough to say “I miss bagels” with every bite.
We went up to Denver to the “Bagel Deli” (you may have seen it on The Food Network) and found that it’s not just that nobody knows how to make them… the altitude changes things. The texture just doesn’t… it’s not a real bagel.
Anyway, THEY HAVE REAL BAGELS OUT HERE.
I’m going to buy a half dozen this weekend along with some sandwich fixin’s.
So… what’s on your docket?