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Forget the Borscht Belt – Go to Monticello, THE Bagel Capital!

Monticello, NY is staging a comeback as The Bagel Capital with a Bagel Festival Aug. 16 - 17 - this effort is the model for how to revive a comatose resort town
The Borscht Belt turns into the Bagel Belt on August, 17, 2013

The Borscht Belt turns into the Bagel Belt on August, 17, 2013

It would be nice to see a severely economically depressed community come back to life.  Throw them a life preserver, in the form of a bagel, and check it out.

Here is the promotional video created for Monticello’s First Annual Bagel Festival:

And Good Morning Monticello!

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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8 Responses to “Forget the Borscht Belt – Go to Monticello, THE Bagel Capital!”

  1. WHERE IN MONTICELLO?

  2. Lori Lowenthal Marcus says:

    Right on Broadway – go to the Bagel Festival link in the story, it will take you to the website for the Festival.

  3. Keengz Plaza says:

    Oy gevalt? I vant a bialy vith cream cheese. I guess this is the closest I could get to Jewish foods as Kaplan's Delicattessen closed many years ago.

  4. Keengz Plaza says:

    Vat about some cheese bilintzes? How about some noodle pudding or potato pudding? Zo gut.

  5. Alan Kesten says:

    But you didn't tell readers that Lori Lowenthal grew up in Monticello! IT WAS A FANTASTIC DAY! Great weather, GREAT PEOPLE! Thank you Lori!

  6. I was there for a little while on Saturday…looked like there was a great turnout! Who knew!

  7. Jbernie Jones says:

    Yea, and the only time I got to see Monticello was when I passed through driving OTR in my truck!

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