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“If you have spent a late night at SIU Carbondale, you have probably paid a visit to Winston the Bagel Man. He is a fabulous fellow with a bagel cart who grills up (YES, GRILLS UP) the most wonderful bagel creations you can imagine. This is my humble version of his masterpiece. . .it's not as good as the original but it is a tribute to Winston and my college years joyfully spent.”
2 bagel halves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split your bagel in half and grill (or toast in the toaster if you must) til warm and light brown.
  2. Slather each side with a little butter, then cream cheese, then 10 raisins on each bagel, then sunflower seeds. Top cucumber, sprouts, bacon bits, then apple and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
  3. As an adult, I now eat my bagel open faced, however the original is served sandwich style.
  4. NOTE: In true Winston fashion, I must tell you that he would make your bagel with any combo of ingredients you wished. Sometimes I added bacon bits and sweet onion to my combo above. . .depended on how many drinks I had that night LOL. He also offers garlic powder, but that never fit with my chosen combo.

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