It also doesn't help that I live dangerously close to the Bruegger's in Porter Square. I love their hot, fresh bagels and flavorful (not to mention inventive) cream cheeses. So, when Bruegger's PR firm, SPM Communications, reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I'd like to try out some of Bruegger's new summer menu items, I quickly said yes...especially when they mentioned Sriracha was involved.
The Sriracha Egg Sandwich is one new Bruegger's item that I am most excited about it. It normally comes with egg, sausage, cheddar cheese, red peppers, and Sriracha sauce on a plain bagel, although you can get it on any bagel you wish. I asked for no sausage, and the cashier took the cost of the meat off my bill. Few people do that, so I greatly appreciated the gesture.
The sandwich was delicious. The peppers were obviously fresh, the Sriracha was nice and spicy (although I wish it had been more evenly spread throughout the sandwich), and everything didn't fall apart after one or two bites.
Another new item on Bruegger's summer menu is the Morning Glory bagel.
Apple butter is folded into the batter of these Morning Glory bagels, which are chocked full of shredded carrots, raisins, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon. Bruegger's chef recommends spreading plain cream cheese on this bagel and enjoying it that way - so that's exactly what I did.
This combination tasted almost like carrot cake, without the intense sweetness. I loved how the bagel had some texture to it from the carrots and sunflower seeds, too.
Bruegger's summer menu also includes two new salads:
Blue Apple Salad, made with spring lettuce, chicken, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, diced apples, and blue cheese crumbles, all dressed with Bruegger's new Champagne Vinaigrette dressing.
Chicken Almond Salad, tossed with diced chicken, almonds, cucumber, Asiago cheese, and red bell pepper. This salad is topped with a new Tangy Olive Oil dressing made with olive oil, feta cheese, and red wine.
Which new Bruegger's menu item do you want to try?
Bruegger's Bagels provided me with coupons to sample their new summer menu items. Despite their generosity, the opinions expressed in this post are honest and 100 percent my own.