Rosenberg's Bagels and Deli

725 E. 26th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205
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  • Tuesday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Can you make a perfect bagel in Denver? That's what Josh Pollack, a New Jersey native and University of Colorado grad, decided to find out. After leaving a job in finance in New York City, he studied the process at a vintage New Jersey deli, returned to Colorado to enroll at the Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, and fiddled with a couple of classic bagel recipes to create his own. The dough was better, but the real secret, he found, was in the water -- and so he built a system to re-create New York City water. In the summer of 2014, he installed that system at Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen, then opened the doors of his Welton Street storefront to an immediate crush of crowds hungry for fish smoked on the premises, meats imported from New York -- and what could be the perfect New York bagel.

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