“Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” by Mitch
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February 13, 2023 (Washington DC)– The US Congress was treated to a “Taste of NY” last week, as NYC Representative Daniel Goldman introduced his esteemed colleagues on Capitol Hill to the famed Davidovich Bagel.
Goldman, from New York’s 10th Congressional District, created the House Bagel Caucus to share NYC’s beloved and iconic product with Government Officials, Staffers, and Reporters from around the country. Congressman Goldman understands the value of traditional artisan bagels, like Davidovich, which are handmade, kettle boiled, planked baked, kosher, and delicious. He wanted to share this cultural legacy with Congressman and women who come from districts where “real bagels” are hard to find. His experiment was an overwhelming success.
Goldman lauded NYC’s favorite food export, “We’re extremely proud to be home of the world’s best bagels and were thrilled to spread the love to our friends from around the country.” Congressman Goldman, rather than just talking about his state’s great bagels. actually brought them from one of Davidovich’s Bagel shops located on the Lower East Side of New York to his newly elected lawmakers in Washington DC.
Davidovich Company spokesman, Marc Fintz, had this to say, “We applaud Congressman Goldman for sharing his love of Davidovich, and of all real bagels. Hopefully, his fellow representatives have come to understand that a real bagel is not just bread with a hole in it-it is part of the fabric of our culture. Davidovich is happy to provide our delicious bagels to any of Congress’s officials, or constituents, no matter where in the United States they are located.”
While this isn’t the first time Davidovich has been the feature story in a Washington headline. In 2012 the Artisan Bakers at Davidovich filed a Federal complaint to cease a large commercial manufacturer from misleading the public into believe they were making “Artisan Bagels” like Davidovich. Davidovich managed to stop the misleading campaign. It was a David and Goliath story that put the company’s brand on the map. However, Congressman Goldman’s presentation marked the first time Davidovich has been served to the key government officials running the United States.
Perhaps the next step will be for Representative Goldman to ask the House to declare Davidovich the official bagel of the United States Congress.