July 2, 2021


I love a good bagel, but admittedly, I am a novice. We had some family in town, so we decided to check out Bagelmania to see what it was all about. The location is right next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center, so I figured it had to be good. When we arrived, my expectations were completely shattered. They had valet in front of the restaurant and what appeared to be a very long line. I like to think lines equate to a good meal. Bagelmania is set up in two parts. The first part is a deli line where you can order pastries, breads, sandwiches, and of course bagels. The second part is a sit down restaurant. The wait for the restaurant was over an hour, so we chose to wait in line not thinking it would take too long. Boy, we were mistaken. We waited about 45 minutes to place our order and another few minutes to receive it. Honestly, we almost needed all of that time to decide what we wanted. There’s that many options. We decided to try both the chocolate and raspberry Rugelach, a cheddar bagel with their homemade schemer, the old school breakfast sandwich, and a hot pastrami sandwich on sour dough. The food was every bit worth the wait. The pastries were all freshly made and easy to share. The bagels were much different than I’m used to, but in a good way. The star of the whole experience was the hot pastrami sandwich. I don’t get to eat them often, so when I do, it is a treat. This is likely the best one I have had. It is loaded with pastrami and spicy mustard. Delish. If you are a local or a tourist, I recommend checking out Bagelmania. Be prepared to wait a bit for your food and to spend some money. But believe me, it is worth it.

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