I don't know if after the NYT, praise is unnecessary, but Boichik in my Elmwood neighborhood reminds me of the best bagels I grew up eating in Los Angeles. I've been utterly disappointed with bagels outside of LA, so, thank you for that.
I just finished a pumperthingel with Calabrian Cream Cheese. I was skeptical, but I don't like to make decisions on Sunday mornings so I ordered the Daily Special. It was so good that I ate the overspill on the wrapper. It said that it was a limited special. I'm just lobbying for an enduring run - that's all.
After it's gone, I will just experiment with Pink CC and La Bomba.