May 19 • 16M

Ryan Sutton's Bagel Secrets

Plus: Dinner at Nik Sharma's, A Quick Salmon & Asparagus Bake, and My New Negroni Bathing Suit.

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Hey Thursday friends,

Ryan Sutton (Eater NY’s food critic) was such a great guest on the regular pod, and today he really lets loose in the bonus pod: sharing his opinions about the most overrated/underrated restaurants in New York, which historical NY restaurant he wishes he could’ve eaten at (I actually ate there with my parents in the eighties after seeing Les Miz on Broadway), and his standard NYC diner order.

But what really took me by surprise was his go-to bagel order. I grew up in a bagel family: we were a strict everything or onion bagel clan, with whitefish salad or smoked salmon and lots of cream cheese. Ryan… well let’s just say he starts with a salt bagel.

What happens from there, you’ll have to hear for yourself. No judgment! What’s your standard bagel order? Tell us in the comments.

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For those who didn’t have time to listen to our whole conversation yesterday, I wrote down all of his top NYC restaurant picks and took a screenshot for you to save for your own archives. I’m certainly going to use this list when I head to New York to visit Craig next month… consider it a list for those “in the know.”

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