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37º | Sunny | 6% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:12 a.m. | Sunset 4:28 p.m.

 
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A breakfast BLT from Black Sheep? Yes please.|Photo by @joyfoodboston
Whether you prefer them toasted, with cream cheese, or as part of a hearty sandwich, one thing’s for sure: Boston’s bagel scene has a bit of everything.

We’re rising to the occasion + identifying some of the most beloved local spots for a doughy good time.

Bagelsaurus, 1796 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
The Porter Square shop specializes in handmade, slow-fermented bagels. Expect lines out the door on weekends — though it’s worth the wait for one of the specialty bagels like cheddar garlic.

Bagel Guild, 100 Hanover St.
Located inside the Boston Public Market, this shop serves up artisanal sourdough bagels, made with local grain from Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Black Sheep Bagel Cafe, 56 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
Pop over to Harvard Square to order breakfast to go, or snag a seat inside while you enjoy your “baaagel.” We recommend the asiago cheese or rosemary sea salt.

Finagle a Bagel, 535 Boylston St.
Who doesn’t love a punny name? The Back Bay shop has multiple bagel sandwich options — grab a half dozen or full dozen “naked” bagels to bring home.

Kupel’s Bakery, 421 Harvard St., Brookline
Pro tip: It’s pronounced “couples.” Now that you’ve got the pronunciation down pat, head to Coolidge Corner for a bagel topped with tofu cream cheese, whitefish salad, or smoked salmon.

Close up picture of everything bagel sandwich

We’re here to inspire your Monday morning breakfast.

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Bonus: We asked our Instagram followers to share their favorite bagel spots — and they have some egg-celent recs.

Exodus Bagels, 2 McCraw St.
We’re adding this Roslindale shop with bagel sandwiches and plenty of sweets to our bagel bucket list, thanks to @emollieh.

Goldilox Bagels, 186 Winthrop St., Medford
Recommended by @kkmullz, this store serves gluten-free bagels and unique toppings like “bear butter” with honey, cayenne, cinnamon + salt.

Pavement Coffeehouse, Multiple locations
A favorite among local college students, @sam.in.a recommends this local chain for the rosemary salt bagels and vegan options.
 
QUIZ
 
How much money did sports bettors wager between January and November of 2022? (Source: Forbes)

A. $10 billion
B. $31 billion
C. $54 billion
D. $68 billion
E. $83 billion
F. $103 billion

Congratulations to Wendy A. for winning a $50 gift card to our online shop, Six & Main. Did you know you could be our next winner? Answer this week’s survey questions for a chance to score a gift card!
 
 
Events
 

Monday, March 20
Tuesday, March 21
  • Trillium 10th Anniversary | Tuesday, Mar. 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Trillium Brewing Company, 50 Thompson Pl., Boston | $90 | The Fort Point brewery is celebrating a decade of pouring brews on Congress Street with live music and signature dishes.
  • Trivia Tuesday | Tuesday, Mar. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Lamplighter CX, 110 N First St., Cambridge | Free to attend | Show up with a team of two to six players, snag a seat at the upstairs taproom, and test your knowledge.
Wednesday, March 22
  • BCEC: Bluebeard’s Castle | Four Songs | Wednesday, Mar. 22-Sunday, Mar. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | The Terminal at Flynn Cruiseport, 1 Black Falcon Ave., Boston | $43-$168 | See the captivating Boston Lyric Opera production on opening night.
Thursday, March 23
  • Women in Hip-Hop Film Festival | Thursday, Mar. 23 | 12-6 p.m. | The Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, 104 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge | Free | The Cambridge festival will explore the stories of influential female rappers + the future of hip-hop feminism.

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes
 

Weather
  • 51º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain
Development
  • The BPDA board approved six developments in Allston, Dorchester, Roslindale, and South Boston — including income-restricted apartments and condos on Soldiers Field Road. Read up on the approved projects. (Boston Business Journal)
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Sports
  • Tight end Mike Gesicki is joining the Patriots after signing a one-year, $9 million deal. The New England team has also signed offensive tackle Riley Reiff, running back James Robinson, and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. (Boston Globe)
Film
  • Wicked Queer announced its 39th annual film festival, taking place at cinemas across Boston from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 9. Tickets to the local LGBTQ+ festival go on sale Friday, March 24.
Arts
  • Chinatown’s Pao Arts Center will host two new gallery exhibits this spring. See “Call and Response: Illustration in Uncertain Times” and “Workers Statues in Chinatown” on display later this month. Register here for the Friday, March 31 opening reception.
Finance
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
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🌱 Happy first day of Spring
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We’re ready for warmer temperatures and added daylight. | Photo via Pexels
Today marks the spring equinox (aka the first day of Spring).

Technically speaking, it’s the day that the sun crosses the Earth’s equator from the Southern Hemisphere into the Northern Hemisphere. The shift marks the astronomical start of spring and days will become “longer” because there will be more time between sunrise and sunset.

Looking to celebrate the season? Head to our events page to see community events happening this week and beyond. If you’re up for spending some time outside, our guide to hidden gem parks will point you in the right direction — whether it’s for a lunchtime stroll or an evening run.

If you’re in the mood for some spring cleaning, here are the essentials we recommend:

🧽 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

💧 Microfiber cleaning cloths

🧹 Duster kit

🍓 Refrigerator organizer bins

🧼 Spinning scrubber brush

Bonus: Hire a cleaning professional to tidy up your humble abode.
 
The Wrap
 
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From the Editor
If you’re also still upset that Revival Cafe + Kitchen is closing its Newbury Street location, this news should cheer you up a latte.

The coffee shop’s Somerville location will host a latte art throwdown this Thursday at 6 p.m. Head to Davis Square to see local baristas show off their caffeine creativity. ☕
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