I grew up at my Aunt's Brooklyn luncheonette-carrying in 10 dozen bagels every morning at 6, so I'm not some Noah's clown that buys into the dough mass.
I've been going to an Acupuncturist in Orange (from Huntington Beach-19 miles-and I'll drive back JUST for the bagels)-and as I head back towards the 55, there it is-
Big City Bagels
1267 North Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92867
They've got the crisp skin-and are big
We're living on the water and rye.
Skip their muffins.