Claire ChurchwellENG 111 BLMatt Weinkam24 September 2009
Bagel and Deli: a Miami TraditionIt’s Saturday at one thirty in the morning. Uptown is still alive and buzzingwith Miami University students. There are still lines outside of the bars and crowdsof people wherever you look. Some students are headed back home, some arestaying longer at the bars, and others are looking for somewhere to eat. Most of theobliterated college students are headed to Bagel and Deli, a late‐night‐must‐stopsandwich shop and Miami University legend. Upon approaching Bagel and Deli,you’ll see a large picnic table filled with strangers sharing the bench and table to eat their sandwiches. Also, a long bench where customers can find a place to sit, and anATM on the outside wall of the shop, making it easy for students to get some cashout for their bagels without having to go very far. However this specific deli is not just a late night hot spot, it is a Miami tradition
. So much so, that an alumnusMiami‐merger loves the deli so much that their wedding reception was held in Bageland Deli last February
! It’s open late for the hungry drunks to get something goodto eat, and then open early for families, professors, hung‐over and sober students tohave breakfast, lunch and dinner. No one at Miami attends without trying it, and noone leaves without talking about it. Visitors make it a must‐see on their list of thingsto do. Offering taste and character all wrapped up in tin foil, you can take your bageland your memory of this tiny shop (packed with people and liveliness) to go, andeveryone does.