In terms of bagels, i agree that the Montreal ones are pretzely and the Toronto ones are bagely. That said, there’s nothing better in my opinion. So I’m sticking to my guns!]]>
That said, a few footnotes:
1. Totonno’s in Coney Island actually burned down earlier this year. It is “supposed” to re-open this month, although that date is the latest of several pushbacks:
2. Montreal “bagels” are in fact pretzels and do not deserve to be anointed with the B-word. And citing a “bagel” from Toronto (where, in fact, they mistakenly think bagels are indeed a kind of bread) suggests a dangerous proximity to the Canadian border.
3. Top Pot Donuts stand tall among the pinnacle of my donut eating experiences anywhere. To have them available natively any time you want is a blessing. To pine for Dunkin’ Donuts makes about as much sense as a Sicilian wishing for Domino’s to open.
But you’re absolutely right about blast cooking pizza. It is The One True Way.]]>