Then, a coworker and I were having an on-line conversation about bagel sandwiches. We were both in agreement. Bagels make every sandwich better. Yes, a bagel is calorie laden and not necessarily the most nutritious thing-- especially when you throw in a fried egg, a slice of cheese, and a few pieces of bacon. You can't deny the delicious.
There used to be a bagel shop in Kingston, near the site of the old Price Chopper. I don't remember the name, but I do remember what I always ordered there-- chicken salad on an onion bagel. The bagel, in and of itself, was awesome. The chicken salad contained the standard ingredients, but the chicken was diced rather than shredded. I had never seen anything like it before, and I have yet to find it anywhere else. It was a tremendous combination.
Speaking of sandwiches and breads, whatever happened to the pretzel bun fad? That one came and went quickly. I remember having a ham and cheese with spicy mustard on a pretzel bun from a mini mart. Words could not express my glee. The ingredients worked so well with the pretzel bun. I don't even know if the option is available these days. I do know the advertising has stopped, and that's sad. It was nice for a change.
Again, bread isn't the best thing for you, but I always believed the best part of the pizza is the crust and the most important part of the sandwich-- especially a submarine, is the bread or roll.
Food fads come and go. That's why they call them fads, and once in a while, it gives me material for a blog entry.