Excellent New Menu. Love The New Menu. Tried the breakfast bagel with spinach...yum, yum!
Bread makes the sandwich.... ...and the bread on my Italian combo was, to be generous, sub par. On the plus side the meats were ample and the fillings ok. The cheese was non-descript. The lemon square for desert was too sweet. not lemony enough and the shell was bland and gooey. My wife nailed it when she said " pass this one by and look for a nearby middle school cafeteria."
Owner fired employee for wanting a 5 minute break to speak to her Navy recruiter!!.
An employee (a high school senior, age 17) at City Limits was meeting with her Navy recruiter and called one of the managers to say she was going to be a couple of minutes late. He told her that was fine. She arrived at work less than 5 minutes late.
Her recruiter came to City Limits about 30 minutes later and asked if she could take 5 minutes to speak to his commanding officer. Once again, the manager said it was OK for her to take her break and meet with him.
As she left the counter area, Terry (one of the OWNERS) asked the employee "where are you going?" She explained that the manager had given her permission to speak with her recruiter.
At that point Terry said "no I don't think so...you were already late because of this NAVY CR*P." The employee returned to work after apologizing to her recruiter.
Following this incident, this employee was not given any time to work for 2 weeks. When she called to ask why she was not on the schedule, Terry said "it's not working out, the thing with the Navy recruiter was the last straw."
It is disturbing that a local Nashville employer seems unwilling to work with a student who wishes to serve her country! It's a bakery, not brain surgery! I will no longer visit this establishment and I encourage others to do the same!!
I'll admit - I'm spoiled.
Like pizza in Nashville, a good bagel has been my, if you may, Holy Grail. Since I am vehemently non-religious that makes me look silly. That is no problem since the bagels at City Limits are silly too. Knowing the art of baking, especially bagels, these are as authentic "new yawk" style as are Lenders in the frozen food bin at K-rogers. The size of the bagel is the best part - they are perfectly size-proportioned. However, slicing the thing open reveals a mediocre crumb, not elastic, chewy, or infused with yeast and malt. It is obvious there is no water boil for these little guys either. And how in the world do you bake a sesame bagel and when you buy it, the seeds are still raw? I'll tell ya - they put them on after they are baked. And the biggest offense? There is corn meal stuck to the bottom!! Bad bad Mr. Baker!
And then there is the service. In a word: bizarre. Maybe it is a 'southern' thing, but why in the world would I want my *just baked* bagel toasted???? Why do they always ask if I want it sliced and toasted? That to me is trying too hard to be nice - it is annoying. Want to have even more fun? Order a bagel with butter. Nope. Order one with cream cheese to go - they will ask you for slicing and toasting (I say no), and then they put the bagel in a bag and plop a tub of prepackaged cream cheese in the bag!? Up north, when you ask for a bagel "wit a schmear - to "go", you get a bagel prepared properly, wrapped ready for transport and then consumption. Here you have to do the slice / toast / please apply the cream cheese - and then they don't even wrap it - just toss it in a bag.
Oh yeah the price - wow! 2 bagels with cream cheese = $4.04!!
A bagel in a bag will set you back $0.85. The cost of living in Nashville is cheaper? Not.
As far as the other items on the menu? Silly sandwiches not for me.
This is another example of lack of competition - the only show in town - and a dull and pricey one at that.
great food, service, atmosphere..
if you want good, quality food for a reasonable price, this is the place for you.
the bagels, breads, and pasteries are amazing.
the sandwiches are underrated, by far. very original formulas and executed very very well. the salads are also original and fresh. the soups are the selling point. it's hard to find a vegetarian soup, but this place offers atleast one a day. gone are the plain vegetarian vegetable soups, they also service mushroom and brie, black bean, veggie potato, and tomato basil soups with their great fresh baked rolls.
also, if you go later in the day, you can get six of their bagels (from that day) for $1.99.. still taste very fresh!
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