Saturday 10 February 2007

Hey, we're from New Yawk here

The dining room at Flakowitz's Bagel Inn; photo by Deb Moskowitz
Flakowitz Bagel Inn
1999 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL USA 33432

Where is it?

From the front door: Look to the left, passed the busy dining room, at the New York-inspired mural on the back wall (filled with references to the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers) and you'll see two little black doors -- one for men's and one for women's.

What's it like?

This is a standard south-Florida deli and bagel shop. The food's decent -- particularly the smoked white fish and sable -- though I've had better bagels (like at Roasters n Toasters in Miami). The biali is more like a toasted hamburger bun than a proper biali, but still the food is decent.

The toilets follow that mentality. Clean, though nothing out of the ordinary. White tile floor. White porcelain sink and toilets. Brown stall doors. A few chips in the wall and some wear and tear on the sink, otherwise perfectly serviceable, though nothing else. Given that this place is in the heart of Boca, with plenty of elderly New York transplants living nearby, I imagine the bathroom gets lots of use -- hence the emphasis on serviceability over style, no?

Marks out of 10:

6. About as clean as any bagel or deli you'll find in Manhattan.

Comments to the Management:

Could use a little cleaning up and restoration. Or better yet -- carry the fun theme of the mural into the toilets!

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