A bigger Bagel Fragel
Bagel Fragel was in the old location for a long time and most of the equipment was pretty creaky, so Rockette outfitted the new space with new appliances and counters. They still carry thirty-two kinds of bagels and just about as many flavored cream cheeses, but he's expanded the menu beyond bagel sandwiches to add pasta, salads, and lo-cal wraps.
The Fragel remains their most popular item. A deep-fried raisin bagel tossed in cinnamon sugar, Fragels are something of an Ann Arbor institution, and since the Bagel Factory on South University closed in 2001, Bagel Fragel is the only place you can get them.
With the move, Rockette changed the name to MD Bagel Fragel. The M stands for Michael and the D stands for Dylan--Michael's twelve-year-old brother, who helps out in the store.
MD Bagel Fragel, 1760 Plymouth (Plymouth View Center). 332-1020. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 6 a.m.-3 p.m.