The Internet Is Having a Field Day With Cynthia Nixon's Bagel Order

Sep 11, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. ET
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Though it feels like a hundred years of hot takes ago, it was just yesterday that New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon whipped everyone into a frenzy when she placed a now-infamous order at legendary New York bagel spot Zabar's. On her menu? Lox, capers, red onions, cream cheese and tomatoes... on a cinnamon-raisin bagel.

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Say what you will about politics, but the one things that'll really get New Yorkers riled up is a discussion about bagels. Even before addressing the sweet, savory and cinnamon-spiced concoction, some people took issue with the choice of bagel itself.

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There were the societal takes — what does the bagel order and coverage of it mean for us as humans?

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Then, of course, there were the people who just couldn't stomach the thought of smoked fish, sweet spiced raisins, raw onions and capers all on one sandwich.

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The real question on a lot of people's minds, however, was simpler. Is this a bagel combination that other people actually eat? Or did Nixon just pull this one out of thin air? Well, apparently she's not the only one who counts a cinnamon raisin and lox sandwich as her regular order (though it's definitely rare), and while it sounds strange initially, at least a handful of people went out to try it for themselves today.

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It reminds me of when Joey ate Rachel's trifle/shepherd's pie at Thanksgiving on Friends. What's not to like? Cinnamon-raisin bagel with cream cheese, good. Lox and cream cheese, good. Lox and bagels, good! That being said, some people were a little embarrassed about getting swept up in the bagel craze. 

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Lesson? There are worse things a political candidate could do than try out an unusual bagel combination.

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Just never, never ask for your bagel to be scooped or you might literally be asked to leave the city of New York.

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