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HARRIE’S BAGELMANIA

Did you hear the one about the bad Jewish restaurant? The food was terrible….and oy…the portions were so small!

ELV is confused about Harrie’s Bagelmania. People love it, Jewish people really love it, and the old Las Vegas Country Club guard flocks here like it’s a Borscht Belt buffet. From the raves it gets, you’d think Henny Youngman was in the kitchen and Jackie Mason was the maitre ‘d.

We found the bacon overcooked, the bialy atrocious, the bagel standard issue, and the special smoked/peppered sable devoid of smoke and garnished with cheap, tasteless commercial pepper.

The cookies and rugalach we brought home were of that hideously overcooked, crumbly, none-too-sweet school that only lousy Italian pastry cooks and second-rate delis have perfected.

The lox-studded cream cheese was first rate, however, and the service couldn’t have been friendlier, so maybe it’s worth a second look.

Our total bill for two breakfasts and a box of cookies that quickly found their way into the trash can came to $40.

HARRIE’S BAGELMANIA

855 East Twain Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 80109

702.369.3322

(Cash only)

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