I used to enjoy the identical breakfast routine until I moved to Wisconsin. Finding good lox and cream cheese is no problem. The lox out here is as good as Chicago’s. Locating a decent bagel is like looking for a lost child in Time’s Square on New year’s Eve when the ball drops. Unless I drive to Benji’s in Milwaukee or head south to Illinos, it’s not going to happen. If Fannie’s, NY B&B, or Kaufman’s would only open a Wisconsin store, my life would be complete.
Born in Chicago
Escaped to Wisconsin
Still looking for the ultimate bagel