Somehow I have reached a place in my life that the town I left eight years ago no longer seems so terrible. A lot of this might be based on how pathetic the bagels are in California, and how good they are here.
Melted cheese on top of more cheese is a brilliant idea. And the bagels…. they have the perfect texture, and the flavors they have available are totally unique and delicious. I sat at a front table of the bakery, ate breakfast, and gazed out the front window at the blooming daffodils and forsythia while I woke up this morning. It was lovely and I will probably do it again tomorrow.
Ithaca Bakery has several locations; I went to 203 N. Aurora St., Ithaca NY 14850. You should too.