Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Bagel Pronouncement

This post first appeared on The Jew and the Carrot blog at the Forward.

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If you were following New York City news last week, then you’ll know that millions of tri-state area residents (including an irate Jon Stewart) were flabbergasted to see Bill de Blasio eating a slice of pizza with a fork and knife. Deeply disappointed New Yorkers (as well as citizens of neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut) were left wondering whether they will ever be able to rely on New York’s new mayor’s taste when it comes to the Big Apple’s signature foods.

The question is not a hypothetical one, because now, just days after Forkgate, hizzoner has passed judgment on the most Jewish of New York foods: the bagel. Brooklyn Magazine reports that de Blasio has named Bagel Hole in Park Slope the purveyor of the best bagel in all of New York. Not only are Bagel Hole’s bagels the best, but they are also “the most authentic, traditional authentic,” according to the mayor.

We are sure plenty of New Yorkers (including devoted fans of say, Tal Bagels, Murray’s and the now shuttered H&H) would beg to differ with de Blasio, but he does seem to actually know what he is talking about. Bagel Hole often appears on lists of New York’s best bagel shops.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

 

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