Jan 07, 2013 05:09AM
Photo by Aaron Roseli, © Style Media Group.
Morning, noon or night, famished or full, I can always find room in my belly for a bagel.
Thankfully Bagel Works curbs not only my complex-carbohydrate cravings, but my coffee ones too. Tucked off Placerville’s Main Street, you’ll find every bagel variety under the sun here – from traditional favorites like plain, poppy seed and pizza to funky flavors such as Asiago tomato and garlic havarti – plus Old Soul coffee, smoothies and sandwiches. My last visit preceded a day of serious snow play; I required a breakfast of champions and knew one of BW’s satiating sammies was just the fuel I needed. Soon after ordering the Signature Sandwich on a bacon-Swiss bagel (sans schmear), it arrived at my table...warm and ready to be devoured. The oversized, fresh-baked bagel’s toasted exterior gave way to a soft and chewy interior; multiple strips of salty, perfectly crisp bacon complemented the melted Swiss and scrambled farm-fresh eggs nicely. This “bagel worked” in more ways than one and, paired with one of the shop’s buzz-worthy Iced Mochas, was the perfect morning meal to pump up my energy for a day on the slopes. Bagel Works, 541 Main Street, Placerville, 530-622-2337.