These Are Good Times for Lox Lovers

Black Seed is a big hit.
Black Seed is a big hit. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Today is your day, bagel fans: In a big feature story, the Times dining section lays out all of your old-is-new, neo-artisanal Jewish-food options around town (including Russ & Daughters Café and Black Seed Bagels). Along with that, there’s also a nice piece on the much-loved, much-discussed Ben’s Cream Cheese (used, of course, at Black Seed Bagels). And then there’s this GQ story, in which critic Alan Richman offers his thoughts on the top ten bagels in New York. Coming in at No. 2 is — you guessed it — Black Seed. Richman, in case you’re wondering, gives the top spot to Absolute Bagels on the Upper West Side. [NYT, NYT, GQ]