I have a some friends coming in town from the South, and they want me to do a classic bagels and lox brunch for them - they are very, very good friends, so I'd really like to splurge. Beforehand, I'd like to go to a few places on the Westside that have a variety of top-quality lox - for example, both Nova and gravlax - so I can buy a small quantity, and "taste test" before I decide what I want for the brunch. I believe that Barney Greengrass is one place I noticed when I looked at old posts - any other recommendations would be appreciated.
Again, I want to emphasize that quality here is more important than value, unless I can some how get both.
TIA in advance for any recommendations.