The internet sometimes freaks out about the most inane things. This week, it was bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches. No, really.
It all started when New York Times food writer Pete Wells wrote a paean to New York City’s BECs, deeming the common breakfast option “a hero among sandwiches” and claiming them as uniquely New Yorky. The internet agreed and objected in equal measure. The most vitriolic dissent came from Gawker, where Taylor Berman wrote that Wells’s article was “stupid,” and pointed out that there’s nothing quintessentially “New York” about the BEC. And then he writes this:
Where can the country’s best bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich be purchased? The answer is: at Towson Hot Bagel’s original location, in Towson, Md., on a toasted everything bagel with an extra egg.
Those are bold words–but Towson Hot Bagel does make a pretty mean BEC. And I have to admit, all this BEC talk is making my stomach grumble. Might go get one right now, actually…