At noon today, Acme Smoked Fish and Zucker’s Bagels began creating the world’s largest bagel and lox sandwich at the Acme headquarters at 30 Gem Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We were on site, with a large, excited crowd, to witness the event. The mood was festive, with live music and booming commentator provided by Richie Schiff, the Vice President of Sales for Acme. The bagel ended up clocking in at exactly 213.75 pounds. You can see the step by step creation in photographs below!
STEP ONE: CREAM CHEESE
Things began with shmearing large dollops of cream cheese, about 40 pounds worth, onto the bottom side of the bagel. Acme co-CEO Adam Caslow and Zucker’s Bagels shop founder Matt Pomerantz were at work, along with other helpers.
The crowd was going wild:
STEP TWO: SMOKED SALMON
Then 45 pounds of Acme’s Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon were rolled in on a cart and placed in a mini mountain atop the cream cheese. About 30 pounds were used.
STEP THREE: TOMATOES
Then came time for the tomatoes, which were placed atop the mound.
STEP FOUR: ONIONS
The red onions were placed more gingerly – the bagel was getting tall!
STEP FIVE: CAPERS
The capers were added via a large scooper:
Then another small layer of tomatoes were added:
STEP FIVE & SIX: PLACING THE TOP OF THE BAGEL & MEASURING THE BAGEL
The bagel was over one feet tall – in the excitement we missed exactly how wide!! We were later told by Acme that it is 36″ x 13″!
STEP SEVEN: WEIGHING THE BAGEL
There was a good deal of on-site problem solving, namely, how to get the completed bagel onto a smaller scale. In the end, Acme packing boxes were repurposed and a team of at least six got the bagel to be weighed. The final number: 213.75 pounds!
Then we got to do the honors and put the comparison bagel in front!:
STEP EIGHT: BENEDICTION OF THE BAGEL
The bagel gets moved off the scale and back to the original table, whereupon a very hipster rabbi gave a benediction thanking the Lord for the bagel. After, he saws the bagel into fourths. The bagel was then cut up further and distributed to the audience!
Here are some cross sections:
Here’s our slice!