Monday, June 18, 2018

The Food Dudes: Bishops Corner offers delicious bagels and lox

SOPHIE KATZMAN ’14
GEORGINA THERMOS ’14
STAFF WRITERS

This week, the Food Dudes decided to venture to our favorite breakfast spot, located in Bishops Corner, just off Asylum Street. Bishops Corner is a vibrant, family oriented neighborhood offering a variety of different eateries and shops. On either side of Lox, Stock & Bagels there is a Whole Foods Market, Bertuccis, Five Guys and Walgreens. Because it is just a few minutes from Elizabeth Park, in the fall or spring months it is the perfect place to grab a picnic brunch to bring to the park. Lox Stock was suggested to us by a student from the greater Hartford community. In contrast to other bagel places around Hartford, Lox Stock & Bagel is your authentic bagel shop, offering the freshest and affordable bagel breakfast. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, there is always a line and tables filled with families. It is the ideal place to go after morning sporting events or religious services. If you’re on the go, you can call in your order before and skip the wait by picking it up through the express line.

For a small space, their layout is conducive to fitting many people. There are tables and booth seating scattered throughout the room. On the walls, there are colorful pieces of abstract art with images of food and people cooking. They are very festive at Lox Stock & Bagels and enjoy decorating their establishment based on the time of year. Right now, for Halloween, there are orange and black leaves and pumpkins decorating the windows.

The restaurant is set up with over-the-counter style ordering. On the other side of the counter, there is a large, colorful, eye-catching menu that lists the different bagels, spreads, sandwich options and drinks. On the wall, there is also a chalkboard posting their daily specials in colorful print. If you want to enjoy your Lox, Stock & Bagel experience after you leave, you can buy some of their bagels and spreads to go. They also have a vast assortment of coffee flavors, including Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Columbian, and Jamaican Me Crazy.

They offer a wide variety of flavors of bagels to satisfy the diverse tastes of their customers. Featured flavors include—blueberry, whole wheat, pumpernickel, chocolate chip, sesame, and even pumpkin for the autumn season. Georgina ordered a toasted whole-wheat bagel with vegetable cream cheese. To drink, she had a hazelnut-iced coffee, and all of this was only $5. Sophie decided to go with the classic combination of a bagel and lox. It was toasted on a whole-wheat bagel with lox, lettuce, tomato and onions. Their Nova Scotia Lox is extremely fresh and tasty. She paired it with a cup of Columbian roast. The bagels are a good size—you will feel just the right amount of full after eating one.

Anytime you’re in the mood for a really good bagel, don’t hesitate trying Lox, Stock & Bagel. Visit their website, www.loxstock.com. to check out their menu before stopping in for a bite. We promise you won’t leave hungry!

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