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Cynthia Nixon Breaks The Internet With A Cinnamon Raisin Bagel – Topped With Lox And Capers

What’s your favorite bagel?

It’s a question that local politicians of all stripes have to answer in New York City, like they do for tacos in Los Angeles or BBQ in North Carolina.

Cynthia Nixon recently made her tastes known when she walked into the Upper West Side appetizing fortress of Zabar’s and ordered — drumroll, please — lox, plain cream cheese, capers and red onions… on a cinnamon raisin bagel.

Note that in the video, Nixon has to walk to the other side of the store to procure the cinnamon raisin bagel. We can conclude that this was deliberate, even premeditated.

It’s an unusual choice even, in a city known for it’s large, foldable slices of pizza whose own mayor eats said slices of pizza with a fork and knife.

The site Eater defended Nixon’s choice by noting that people often like their salty with their sweet. We might add that salmon is frequently smoked after being rubbed with a mix of cinnamon and brown sugar.

On Twitter, Nixon confirmed the video account of her ordering the bagel, apparently hoping that her decision to eat against the grain might help her raise more funds in her primary race against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The primary vote is Thursday, September 13.

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman


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