Artz Bagelz* (#248, 2/17/13) – 57
Finally! I have found a decent bagel outside of NY/Connecticut. Artz Bagelz makes a pretty good bagel, though maybe I’m just thinking that because I’ve been away from good-bagel country for so long. Regardless, I had a asiago cheese bagel for breakfast and it was pretty darn good. One flaw was me ordering the spicy cajun cream cheese. That sucked. Well, way too spicy. I need to be smart and just get the basic cream cheese which I like just fine. They also have bagel sandwiches here, so it may even be a worthwhile lunch stop.
As far as a rating…I guess I would give it a 30 out of 50 for food. I’ll give it 15 out of 30 for atmosphere – just general bagel shop style seating, nothing special (though it does look like it recently expanded, which would have been necessary since it was still crowded on a Sunday morning). The service, well, again, nothing special, it’s a bagel shop. You order at the counter and they call your name later, so I’ll say a 12 out of 20. Final score: 57.