This got sort of lost in the NY bagel debate which has been buried below days-old posts. But it's worth repeating.... The Bagel Broker (Beverly & Orange Grove/Fairfax) makes the best bagels (i.e. closest to NY style) to be found in Los Angeles.
P.S. I really, *really* want to like Brooklyn Bagel Bakery but any bagel you could cause cerebral concussions with doesn't qualify in my book.