There are some who say that bagels are a site specific food, that only New York bagel bakers can do the round dough justice.
As it happens, as I type this, I am in New York and have a bagel here with me now, a toasted sesame slathered with cream cheese that I got from a bodega on the corner of 2nd Avenue in the East Village.
Amd I mss say, thuhs smmthng abt eetubbg a bgel in Nw Yor.
Excuse me, what? Oh, I said, “And I must say, there’s something about eating a bagel in New York.” And yes, my mother did teach me not to type with my mouth full.