just a little lox bagel redone

Recently I spent breakfast at Influx Café in Little Italy, a modern stop for coffee, croissant and bagel sandwiches, and a bit more. Adorable succulents adorn the minimalist tables and chai is served in large white coffee mugs.  Sitting out on the small patio nibbling on a bit of carbohydrate was enough for me to envision that it wasn’t a weekday and that I didn’t have to go to work.  I ordered the Traditional (lox bagel) and the BCT.  Despite my love for salmon, the BCT is surely my favorite.  The Traditional was just that: cream cheese, lox, tomato, red onion, and capers.  The BCT was cream cheese, crispy bacon, and a thick slice of tomato.  The tricky thing about bagels (besides the fact that one shouldn’t eat them ALL the time) is that if I do feel like making it a bit fancy, going to buy lox hardly seems like a sound investment for little me (and don’t get me started about the capers).   However, the food fairies must have sent along my hopes and dreams of having finger-licking, frou-frou bagels because the next thing I knew, there was smoked salmon in my fridge from Costco!

The appearance of lox in my very own fridge prompted a quick trip to the grocery store for bagels.  Plain would just have to do.

~red onion thinly sliced

~thick slices of tomato

~marscapone cheese (had the fancy cheese on hand, so I said what the heck)

~crispy bacon pieces for the salt factor (and flavor)


 To be honest, I think I like mine the best!


3 Comments to “just a little lox bagel redone”

  1. I’m disappointed that Costco has reduced their Kirkland Smoked Salmon package size from 2 pounds to 1.6 pound AND INCREASED the price from $18.99 to $19.99.

    This works out to a 32 percent price increase at Costco.

    Also disappointed that Costco longer serves Hebrew National kosher hot dogs at their food courts. The non-kosher Kirkland hot dogs don’t taste nearly as good.

  2. Yes, it’s been quite some since Costco stopped serving Hebrew National. Some stores still have Hebrew National umbrellas which leads people to think that’s what they’re getting…

    I enjoyed reading your post- I’ll be trying your recipes!!

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