Ate, side-by-side, plain bagels from Ess-A-Bagel, Pinnacle, and Times Square Hot Bagels.
Ess-A-Bagel was the only one that tasted like a bagel, and not just bread with a hole in it. All three were puffier than bagels use to be in New York City. But Ess-A stays true to the authentic taste.
Pinncale was OK. Hot was mediocre.