It’s Bagel Day; Plumm Closes After Four Years

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Each year, the day after Passover is one of the busiest days for bagel shops. [NYT]

A May 1 event at Greenpoint beer seller Brouwerij Lane will feature a petting zoo composed of humans in plush costumes in an effort to "foster kinship between Brooklynites and beasts." [Brooklyn Paper]

Plumm has closed. [NYP]

In the wake of food-contamination scares, some California facilities are paying government agencies to perform additional inspections. [NYT]

A manager at M2 UltraLounge alleges that Jay-Z's entourage skipped out on a $1,500 bill. [NYP]

The U.S. is one of few countries not to require proof of food's health claims. [Food/Atlantic]