(photo by Kelsey Dickey)
The closing of H&H Bagels on the UWS is no great loss, or even a small one. Over-rated, and over-priced, it was the Grimaldi’s of bagel joints.
Meanwhile, here in Brooklyn Heights, B&B Empire, a Montreal-style bagel shop has opened up, to good reviews. I’m not a big carb-person, and haven’t been down there yet, but as J.J. would say, “This requires investigation.”
I lived in Montreal for a bit, and can report that Montreal bagels are smaller and sweeter. Good for sandwiches. Above is a picture from the Montreal-style deli in Boerum Hill, Mile End.