Plus! Update on the Trader Joe's Panhandler!! Quarterly Report!!!
I am pleased that it has become easier to take out a paid subscription here in England, which has enabled me to become paid subscriber 241 at least. So few it surprises me. You are worth every penny of £4 a month. For it I get a different take on a place I am glad is there but I have no desire to visit. You entertain, inform and make me laugh out loud at times, and I share your love of a good DIY graph. For the record, are any fish and chip shops in New York? And what about Pubs and micro-breweries? Another good issue. Keep up the good work Anne!
After thirty years of proud open-mindedness, scooping bagels revealed my inner fundamentalist. It’s the only time I’ve used the word heresy. I’ve started a bagel purist movement, and we’re gently lobbying senators.
Jokes aside, I can relate to building macros around a habit food. Burgers in my case. The beef owns part of me.
"Have a whole wheat bagel. That's basically a salad." 🙌
"And blueberry bagels in general. I just don't understand the blueberry bagel. It's the most popular bagel in the country. A blueberry bagel. Can you believe that?"
The darker side of humanity being exposed by blueberry bagel eaters had me laughing out loud. And the generosity shown to Marcus has kept the smiling! Excellent work, as always!👏👏
I love founders’ origin stories! Fantastic that Sam is a hype man for his favorite food item. Centering your life or business on your favorite thing seems obvious yet not everyone does it. I’m inspired!
Interesting to learn where your story ideas come from. Also, very happy to learn eating a whole wheat bagel is the equivalent of eating a salad. I need his nutritionist’s contact info.
Always a blast. There are so many arbitrary ways to break down the bagel scene but the very best breakdowns make me laugh in every paragraph. I am glad "the expert" likes the everything with scallion. For the record, he is right. In Re: popularity trends likes and comments...My schtick is to constantly wean Substacks -- survival of the fittest. My friend who writes SoNovelicious inspired me to always like the stuff you subscribe to as a placeholder for having read it thru. Makes sense to me as I wouldn't stay subscribed if I didn't like it anyhow! More importantly, there is the comment. If my comments were handed out like wishes and the Genie's bottle, you would always get one. I enjoy this every week. Most of all because of the authenticity that comes through. For me, when the 'Stack leaves the authenticity reservation and just becomes a tirade of self-promotion, I leave the game early. You somehow maintain that sweetspot.
Question for the crowd : Why don't more people demand the bialy? It solves the problem of the tumor-like blob of cream cheese in the middle.
One More Thing : As a long-time reader, after your story analysis chart, the thing is all of your stories, regardless of where they originate nudge my day toward just a little bit better. If you see someone on the street eating a blueberry bagel kindly ask them why :)
I spent the last month in Eastern Washington State for my brother's wedding and I had a great time but I missed the bagels so much! I'll eat bagels from wherever but it's just not the same!
I love reading about bagels, thank you for this feature!
Just because I want to comment today, I am thinking of having a bagel for lunch! But there are no bagel shops here in Conway AR! Somehow the prebaked and then frozen ones just don't sound that great.....ugghhh. Have a fabulous day!
Curious to get his take on the bialy, which I like to think of as “bagel lite.”
Also: Dunkin bagels?? Not for the faint of heart.
I completely agree with you on two points here:
1) a whole wheat bagel is basically a salad
2) blueberry bagels are just wrong (although, I'm totally fine with cinnamon raisin...am I a hypocrite?)
And congrats on all your success! It's so fun to see it all in charts and numbers.
I am visiting my daughter who lives in NYC in two weeks and now my tummy is rumbling just thinking about a cream cheese bagel. I am from Sydney, Australia and & I’m a fairly new subscriber. I am really enjoying your newsletter.
Although: I HATE those f_ckin e-bikes. They are constantly almost running you down on either sidewalk or street or causing car accidents. I know I know: My inner 75-year-old man (I’m 40). Just sayin.
‘Sincere American Writing’
I’ve never heard of scooping before and the thought horrified me. If you’re going to bagel, go full bagel!
Food’s always a good topic Anne. Would love to see something on what kind of food is available at baseball grounds around NY.