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Mar 27, 2008 04:29 PM

Georgetown Bagelry on M Street Closed!!! Where do I get Great NY-style Bagels, now?

I am so upset that Georgetown Bagelry on M Street that I can think straight! It was a routine to head over to G-Town every weekend and get my Miami Bagel (Lox/Cream Cheese on Salt Bagel) and an Egg-n-Cheese with Bacon on the very best Everything Bagel you could find in the entire DC Metro Area! If the owners are listening find a new in town spot! I know Georgetown rents are through the roof! I could help you open it!

Now there really is NO reason to go to Georgetown...parking bites and most of the retailers are rude and self absorbed!

Anyone got a great tip on where I need to go to get my fix? (Metro-accessible preferably).

Sad in the City,

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  1. Port of Piraeus gets H+H fresh from NYC everyday - not as fresh as the location on B'way on the UWS mind you and no lox...

    don't know what weekend hours might be. Metro Center and Foggy Bottom locations (maybe more)

    1. Calvert Woodley, the high-end wine store in Van Ness, ships in H&H bagels from NYC pretty regularly. I think they flash-freeze them or something...but you should probably check with the store manager. I've had them often and they're just as good as H&H back home in NYC - boiled and baked to perfection. Calvert Woodley is literally 20 feet away from the Van Ness Metro.

      btw - nice to know someone else out there likes salt bagels...!

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        1. re: taylor_blair

          I believe it is called par baked-- formed, dipped in boiling water, then half cooked and individually flash frozen, transported to where it is going (I believe La Brea bakery pioneered par baked bread), then "cooked off" at the final destination, leaving a crispy, fresh crust and soft interior.

            1. re: flavrmeistr

              Kind of like Subway rolls, La Brea bread and most bread you buy that tastes good from grocery stores like Wegmans, HT, etc.

              Not so eewww, you snob.

              1. re: ClevelandDave

                I haven't shopped at any of those other places, but I don't care for Subway rolls or the nasty stale smell of their frozen dough. I prefer freshly prepared baked goods, which are still available in a few places. Guilty as charged, amigo.

                1. re: flavrmeistr

                  There's no doubt that there isn't much to say that's positive about the taste of Subway rolls except they are (sometimes) warm. But the method they use is a good one. While not absolutely quite as good as fresh, par-baking can be nearly as good. As with any food, it all starts with the ingredients used, so what you put in, even using a good method for baking, is what you get out, my friend.

                  1. re: ClevelandDave

                    You're welcome to my share of the par-baked goods. I'll save my money for the mediocre, highly-processed food products I enjoy--like Budweiser or fried pork rinds.

                    1. re: flavrmeistr

                      fried pork rinds... now that's delicious

                      I miss the days I could walk out of home on Sundays and pay $3.00 for breakfast for 5 people, fried heart, fried pork rinds, hojaldres, yuca and patacones... 15cents cup of watery coffee... but 15cents!!!

                      1. re: helenahimm

                        Me too. In Hialeah, cafe con leche, eggs and Cuban toast for 3 bucks. Bread baked on the premises. Huge Cuban sandwiches with chicharrones, roast pork, ham and Jarlsberg cheese for 4 bucks. A full lunch of masitas or rabo w/congri or black beans and rice, boiled yucca or boniato and ensalada aguacate for less than five bucks. Boy, do I miss it!

                        1. re: flavrmeistr

                          Headingt to FL for two weeks after Christmas and ready for my annual Cubafest... thanks for the note!

        2. Certainly not of the quality I use to get in NY or Boston, but I always enjoyed the bagels and bagel sandwiches at So's Your Mom in Adams Morgan. When I lived in the area I would often get an everything bagel with chive cream cheese and a large coffee Sunday mornings. Pretty good. Plus their sandwiches (which they'll put on a bagel as well) are super good. ANNNND you can get Dr. Brown's there :)

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          1. re: Elyssa

            I agree with Elyssa completely! I go to So's Your Mom frequently and have found there bagels to be pretty decent on their own. There sandwhiches are really good as well. Right down on Columbia past the blockbuster at Columbia and 18th.

            So's Your Mom
            1831 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

          2. There's a bagel shop/deli on Wilson Boulevard at Court House Road in Arlington, very close to the Court House Metro. Brooklyn Bagel maybe? It's slipped my mind at the moment. Good bagels, definitely different from the bread-with-a-hole that usually gets passed off as bagels these days.

            And if you don't like what you see and smell when you get there, there are about half a dozen decent eateries in the block.

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            1. re: MikeR

              You've got the name right; it's Brooklyn Bagels. Their bagels are very good.


              1. re: MikeR

                The truth is that I didn't like their bagels (Brooklyn Bagel) on the other hand I never grew up with them so I don't know what a traditional good bagel should taste like.

                I've been to Einstein Bagels and I enjoyed the honey one.. but again i have no experience with bagels so if anyone suggests a place I should try I will appreciate it =)

              2. That is a major shame, I loved that place. I had no idea it was gone. Depressing.