The summer has been anything but dull in Morningside Heights. Perhaps the biggest news of all was the closing of H&H bagels, just downriver at 80th St. H&H was frequently cited as the top rival to our clearly superior Absolute for the best bagels on the Upper West Side, if not the entire city. Perhaps as a sign of victory, Absolute has invested in a much-needed revamp. But they’re hardly the only ones stepping up their game. Please enjoy a “meanwhile, back at the ranch” moment from the badlands of Broadway.