Bagel on Damen—Chicago magazine mini-review

”I wanted to do a little gourmet bagel shop that would utilize all these unique cream cheeses I came up with,” says Dion Antic, a partner at Wicker Park’s new bagel place. Cream cheese flavored with white truffle oil and pine nuts or with horseradish, Cheddar, and dill may sound gimmicky, but BoD also shakes things up with Stumptown coffee from Brooklyn, locally produced Benjamin tea, and specialty items such as a homemade Bloody Mary mix. And there’s more: “A Greek salad, a Russian salad. Some meats and cheeses for sale, but it’s not a full-on deli. We are a gourmet bagel store,” says Antic. Only a bagel shop? Hardly. 1252 N. Damen Ave.; 773-772-2243.

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