Russ & Daughters. Since 1914, 4 generations of the Russ family have handed down the best lox and bagel sandwiches in the country, right here on Houston in New York City. Pull a number, get taken care of by staff who seem to have Ph.D.’s in salmon… You choose your bagel, you choose a spread, and you choose the smoked fish. Russ & Daughters is #8 on Anthony Bourdain’s 13 places to eat before you die. But since you’re gonna die anyways, might as well shell up for their thousand-dollar caviar.