I like a good old-fashioned bagel, the type with a thick skin from boiling, baked to chewy perfection. Back home, they used to call them "New York" bagels. Thing is, I haven't seen any of these bagels at the local kosher bakeries since I've been here. Frozen, Lender's, etc. just don't do it.
So, CR people, help me find a GOOD bagel. Where should I go to get 'em in the 4 boros or Teaneck area? (No disrespect but SI is too much a shlep, sorry.)
And what's your favorite topping? I like a sesame bagel with a thick shmear of cream cheese, two thin slices of lox, a tomato slice the size of the bagel, and a "nice" bermuda onion. That's how Daddy taught me. Aaaahhhh... memories of Sunday mornings!