Josh Karpf at foody.org tackled taste testing a staple of the Sunday morning: The everything bagel. He took bagels from Terrace Bagels and Bagel Hole in Brooklyn and judged them by their appearance, taste - even the bags they come in. Now, Josh does not seem to name one the winner over the other, as it may depend on how you like your bagels (soft or chewy? sweet or malty?). You can see the photographic evidence and analysis here.
And we knew there had to be a petition protesting the moniker, "everything bagel" - this one says, "Everything" bagels are lieing [sic]. They do not contain everything. Where are the raisins, pumpernickle/rye breads, the cinnamon?
Gothamist on the big bagel debate.