If someone would have asked me last year about the best bagel in Chicago, I would have shrugged my shoulders and pleaded ignorance. But we are in something of a bagel boom and it's time to take stock. So, does Chicago actually have some bagels worth celebrating?
'new york bagel & bilay' on Serious Eats
The pastrami is a bit fatty (fine by me), savory, and luscious, with hints of smoke and lingering black pepper.