100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 77: The Nova Lox at Cindi's NY Deli

Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2016 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.

It's a proven fact: Lox is basically the world's greatest breakfast. The smoky, rich salmon, the bite of capers and onion, cream cheese spread on a warm toasted bagel — a good lox spread combines all of the best parts of crunch, brine, creamy, smoky and rich. And a proper spread will even throw in a few veggies for good measure.

The Nova Lox ($12.95) at Cindi's New York Deli is a sight to behold. A toasted, fresh-baked bagel — we suggest onion — is served alongside a heaping plate of cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, capers and smoked salmon. It's like a build-your-own adventure with a guaranteed good ending. 

Take it to the next level by trying a similar spread with smoked cod, baked salmon or smoked whitefish. 
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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