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!