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Bagel Boss to host bagel eating contest in Hewlett and Hicksville

Bagels on display at the Bagel Boss store

Bagels on display at the Bagel Boss store in Hicksville. Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

A year ago, eight contenders gathered at the Launch Pad in Huntington to compete for the inaugural Bagel Eating Champion title sponsored by Bagel Boss with a $500 cash prize.

This year, a slew of new competitors will join Keith Tuzzolino (last year’s winner who downed 5 bagels in 5 minutes) at one of two Bagel Boss locations: Hewlett or Hicksville.

Both events will be simulcast Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. on each venue’s Facebook page and on-site at each Bagel Boss space.

Former competitive eater Don Moses Lerman will serve as guest judge for the all-you-can-eat eight-minute competition (three minutes were added this year).

To participate or to purchase $10 tickets to the event, go to: BagelContest.com.

Bagel Boss, 1352 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett; 516-259-2132

Bagel Boss, 432 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville; 516-681-1856

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