Bruegger's in Ballston was a good start to 2011. The bagel shop is on the same block as Sweet Greens and the upcoming Buzz Bakery. The chain has very friendly staff and offers the usual fare along with "softwiches". These square bread buns are half bagel and half bread.
Their egg, cheese and sausage sandwich was a perfect New Year day starter, but I prefer a regular bagel over their "softwich" pictured here. Their hot chocolate was ok, as it is hard to compete with Northside Social's delicious offering.