These webisodes by Mason Street Creative for Finagle a Bagel, the Boston-based bagel chain and frozen bagel manufacturer, feature the guys working in the bakery, and they're surprisingly very funny. Standouts include "Action Figures" and "Inner Thoughts," in which the guys have silent, psychic arguments with each other over who exactly invented the bagel.
And then [...]
Gothamist reports that Terrace Bagels in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, was shut down by the Health Department for vermin infestation: "An estimated 40 rat droppings and approximately 170 mice droppings were found in five different areas of the establishment, including food storage areas in the basement and kitchen."
Maria Balinska's The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread (buy at Amazon) reads less like a book on food history and more like a history of Jewish migration from Poland to America told from a very particular and not always convenient angle.
The tone is standard-issue pop culture: easy, approachable, accessible. It reads [...]
Tired of all the baseless opinion-throwing, the blog Fuckedin Park Slope decided to take the epic debate of "where's the best Park Slope bagel?" into its own hands and throw a bagel-off. Five Six Park Slope delis, five six everything bagels with scallion cream cheese, one clear winner.
The winner, as it turns out, was La [...]