I think I can comfortably say that fall is one of my favorite seasons. Not only does my birthday occur in the fall, but there are so many things that I love about the fall. I love the crispness of the air, the crackle of the leaves beneath your feet, the fun of bonfires and hayrides, and especially, the tastes of fall. For me the tastes of fall include apple, pumpkin, candy corn and of course, all of the fixings for Thanksgiving. The fall also brings the coolness necessary to really start cooking again - chilis, roasts, desserts...as much as I love grilling and the fresh fruits and vegetables of summer, there is something really comforting about the foods of fall.
Bruegger’s Bagels introduced their new fall menu last month "and it full of all our fall favorites along with some great new flavors.
Bruegger’s Bagels summer Sriracha Egg sandwich received such rave reviews that it is now available on the permanent menu. In keeping with on trend flavors, Bruegger’s Bagels introduces the Chimi-Cheddar Egg Sandwich, featuring chimichurri sauce. The Chimi-Cheddar Egg Sandwich uses the traditional Argentinian sauce to spice up Bruegger’s Bagels’ classic egg, bacon and cheddar sandwich and is served on a plain bagel.
You will also be delighted to see the return of cool weather favorites, the Pumpkin Bagel, Pumpkin Cream Cheese and Pumpkin Spiced Coffee. Last year everyone so enjoyed the Cranberry Apple Bagel that it too makes a return to the fall menu.
[You] can order their pumpkin favorites until Nov. 27. The Cranberry Apple Bagel and other featured menu items will be available until January 2014."
On Sunday, we headed to lunch at Bruegger's. I decided to check out the new Chimi-Cheddar Egg Sandwich, which I had on an whole wheat bagel. I am a big fan of breakfast sandwiches and must say that I really liked the addition of the green pepper and the chimichurri sauce (although, I had to look up chimichurri sauce to learn that it was a mixture of parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil and vinegar, but can also be seasoned with other spices and/or hot sauce). The green pepper gave it a nice crunch and the chimichurri added some additional flavor. My husband enjoyed one of their flat bread paninis, my son a breakfast sandwich and my daughter a toasted blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese and strawberry jam (clearly a berry fan!)
I enjoyed my sandwich with a cup of Pumpkin Spiced coffee. I was never a big coffee drinker until a few years ago - I had survived college, my first job, and two children without developing an interest or taste in coffee - but when I changed departments at work, meeting my old group for coffee breaks became a social activity and I slowly started to actually have coffee on the coffee breaks. Now that I enjoy coffee, one of my favorites is Pumpkin Spiced coffee, and their brew did not disappoint.
We also grabbed some bagels to go - Blueberry for the kids and Pumpkin for my husband and I. I enjoyed mine with a little bit of honey butter and it was delish, I had considered toasting it, but I love the chewiness of their bagels and decided to not warm it up.
We have some soccer games next week near a Bruegger's Bagels and I think I might just have to swing by for a bagel and coffee snack for the game.
What are your favorite fall flavors?
No compensation was received for this post. I was provided information about the new fall menu and some coupons to check out the featured items. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.