Bagels on Pointe adds a new menu
With a new menu featuring local specialties, Bagels on Pointe owner John Monaco continues to draw inspiration from his time in the Bronx, where he ran New York delis, and his homemade bagels enhance both. new designs and long-standing commodities.
Open since April, Bagel on Pointe’s new fare includes fan favorite Kure with chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce, and tomato; and Carolina – think turkey, spinach, Swiss cheese, honey mustard, and jalapeño.
“Breakfast is our bread and butter,” Monaco said, and its fresh bagels come in 20 different flavors. In addition to the more elaborate lunch sandwiches (all choices come with crisps, rolls or fries), perennial flavors like bacon, egg and cheese are always on the menu.
The store is located at 1611 Dusty Miller Lane in The Pointe at Barclay.
Local in Wilmington for five years, Monaco has left a career in American companies. “My wife and I wanted to live somewhere warmer and I was ready to start a new business,” said Monaco, who had been a senior executive for New York Sports Club and Gold’s Gym.
“I’ve always been a big fan of bagels,” he says. “I knew this was a city for food lovers and saw an opportunity. “
Any day, Bagels on Pointe enthusiasts can spot a 1975 Corvette in the back. Monaco is an avid car collector and runs a vintage car club called Cape Fear Cars. On the first Saturday of each month, hundreds of classic cars roll into the parking lot and drivers always stop to refuel.
“All auto enthusiasts come to the store,” Monaco said.