Like the Constitution, the Incredible Hulk, and a baseball pitcher working a no-hitter, there are some things you just shouldn't mess with. Old-school bagel-making should have a place on that list, yet the world is bafflingly full of frozen, bagged holes of dough stomping all over the good name of this traditional Jewish delicacy. Fortunately, Miami has Bagels & Co., a safe haven for the way bagels should be made: hand-rolled, boiled, and then baked to a golden finish. They aren't cheap, and they come in all the traditional flavors: poppyseed, sesame, raisin, garlic, etc. The payoff from this old-fashioned methodology is obvious and delicious: bagels as fat and plump as a grapefruit, the skin crisp, and the innards soft and chewy. So don't mess with bagels from anywhere else or we'll go all Bruce Banner on your ass. Keep it old-school at Bagels & Co.
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