Gertie, 357 Grand St
Across North America, the beloved bagel is a representation of Jewish culture and a reminder of how migrations are not just the movements of people, but also their foodways. Down The Bagel Hole — a collaboration between MOFAD, The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life, and the Museum of Jewish Montreal — is a chance to celebrate the iconic bagel and explore its many manifestations. With prominent bagel makers and food historians from both New York City and Montreal, this event will focus on the role of the bagel in Jewish culture, and the deep historical and social histories that have led to its prominence on the food scene internationally.
We’ll taste different types of bagels from some of our favorite places such as Black Seed, Ess-a-Bagel, Edith’s, Gertie, and Shelsky’s. There will be plenty of shmears, a little something sweet, and Gertie’s house-made cel-ray soda cocktails to wash it all down.