I love bagels and I miss New York-style bagels from "back east". They had a special "chew factor".
But to make any bagel taste better, you need a good "schmear", and this is one of my favorites!
...A SCHMEAR OF CREAM CHEESE, SUNDRIED TOMATOES, SCALLIONS...
1 12-ounce container of whipped PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE
4 ounce package of ready-to-eat SUNDRIED TOMATOES, sliced thin
2 SCALLIONS, sliced (include some of the green tops)
A grinding of fresh PEPPER
Mix these ingredients together and "schmear"!