Bagels: Hot out of the oven News and Events
February 2016, A&S Bagels was in the news for being
recognized as a top bagel store in the country. Some
excerpts from various media outlets are below:
“A & S Bagels of
Franklin Square, featured in local media for its kettle-boiled
and baked kosher bagels made the old-fashioned way, was picked
… as one of the nation’s 20 best producers of the New York
classic.” Source: Gianotti,
Bagels of Franklin Square named one of top 20 in U.S.”
Newsday.com (February 11, 2016).
“A&S Bagels in Franklin Square made
the list for top 20 best bagel shops across the country in a
study conducted by MSN.com. The 24/7 bagel shop on Hempstead Turnpike is making its
presence known.” Source:
Sleem, Seena, “Franklin
Square bagel shop makes list for best bagels in the country.”
FIOS1News.com (February 12, 2016).
“It's no secret that
New York has some of the best bagels in the country, but one Long Island bagel
shop is getting some national recognition.” Source: “Franklin Square bagel shop gets national recognition.”
NEWS12.com (February 10, 2016).
& S Bagels operates
a 24/7 retail store where customers can stop in anytime and
select from a huge variety of bagels, from plain, poppy, and
sesame to French toast pumpernickel, and more." Source:
Beyer, Monica (Cheapism.com), “20
of the Best Bagel Shops Across the Country.” MSN.com
(February 8, 2016).
on TripAdvisor warn
that there's often a line, but it's definitely worth the wait."
Beyer, Monica, “20
of the Best Bagel Shops Across the Country.” cheapism.com
(February 8, 2016).
Square Race Car Driver, Brendon Bock had a Kidsday article
written about him by Kidsday reporter, Shannon Bock.
A&S Bagels is a proud sponsor of Brendon Bock. Source:
Bock, Shannon, "My
cousin, race car driver Brendon Bock." Newsday.com
(July 16, 2016).
2014: "[R]eporters Tara
Conry and Amy Onorato spent Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, racing to
find the best bagels stores across Long Island. Conry took the
South Shore, starting in East Hampton. Onorato navigated the
North Shore, and started in Southold. They are both visited 15
bagel stores from East to West, and met at the finish line -
A&S Bagels in Franklin Square."
LI Bagel Race, Newsday.com (December 10, 2014) @ http://live.newsday.com/Event/Great_LI_Bagel_Race?Page=2.
The December 10, 2014 video interview of Gregory Scolieri
credited to Tara Conry from Newsday is available at Newsday.com.
the article entitled "Baking up Variety" by Jen Roth
appearing in the April 2013 issue of Snack Food and Wholesale
Bakery (available at http://www.snackandbakery.com/articles/86405-baking-up-variety),
Gregory Scolieri discussed some of the innovative flavors
offered at A&S Bagels. Here is an excerpt of the
“The A&S French Toast Bagel,
prepared with a scrumptious crumb topping and generous
amounts of powdered sugar, has been a great hit for us,”
says Scolieri. “Hot out of the oven, or with syrup or
butter, the French Toast Bagel puts smiles on the faces of
Muscular Dystrophy Association ("MDA") recognized
A&S Bagels, Inc. as a Research Leader Benefactor. This
recognition was given to A&S Bagels by MDA in grateful
appreciation for leadership in support of MDA's mission to fight
Muscular Dystrophy and related diseases.
Long Island Herald reported that "The Kiwanis Club of West
Hempstead honored local businessman Antonino Scolieri, founder
of A&S Bagels Inc. in Franklin Square, at its 15th annual
dinner." The Long Island herald further reported that
"A&S Bagels was chosen by the Z-100 radio morning show
as Long Island’s Best Bagel, and it was featured on the CBS
morning news and on Fox 5 Good Day New York." You can read
the complete article at: LIHERALD.COM
In 2009, the Nassau Council of Chambers of
Commerce awarded Antonino Scolieri, founder of A&S Bagels,
the Franklin Square Businessperson of the year. Click
here to view the list of winners.
Also in 2009, during customer appreciation day, Sparky the Dragon, the New York Islanders Mascot,
visited the A&S Bagels retail store.
In 2008, Antonino Scolieri, founder of
A&S Bagels, had the great honor of serving as the Grand
Marshal in the annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the
Franklin Square Veterans of Foreign Wars. Click
here for more info about the event.
Fox 5's Good Day New York
and Vanessa Alfano televised their morning show live from
A&S Bagels. Vanessa Alfano, a Features Reporter for
Fox 5 took a tour of our retail and baking operations and aired
several segments live throughout one morning. In the first
few segments, Vanessa Alfano interviewed Anthony Scolieri about
A&S Bagels' history. She sampled our French Toast
bagel with crumb topping topped with powdered sugar. In
the final segment, Vanessa Alfano interviewed Nino and Anthony
Scolieri while touring the baking facilities. A&S
Bagels would like to give a special thanks to the Fox 5 Good Day
New York's camera and operations crew, Vanessa Alfano, Reid
Lamberty, Craig Weissman and all our loyal customers for making
the day one to remember.
Also, in a 2007 article entitled "The Best
Bagels in Town?" written by Brian Clarey, the author wrote
that "The bagels at A&S Bagels on Hempstead Turnpike,
one of the touchstones of my teenage years, were magnificent
affairs, as big around as a bread plate and so high they were
almost spherical, the hole in the center pinched closed by the
bread's sheer abundance." [Source www.yesweekly.com]
In the September 22, 2006 Newsday article
entitled "Life on the Night Shift," author Denise M.
Bonilla explored Long Island's businesses and organizations that
run through the night. A&S Bagels was one of the featured
businesses. The following is an excerpt from the article:
"It's 1 a.m. and
that means hungry crowds at A & S Bagel Co. in Franklin
Square. Anthony Scolieri, one of the business' owners, is
running around in a white apron and clear plastic gloves,
alternately taking orders, directing workers and stacking
slices of cold cuts on top of bagel slices."
Newsday's story was successful in showing that New York never
sleeps. So when it is late, you know that you can always visit
us at our retail store, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a
A&S Bagels was also featured on the
CBS television network. On February 22, 2004, CBS aired a
Tony Tantillo Newscast in which he learned how to make bagels at
A&S Bagels. He toured the retail store and the baking
facilities and interviewed the Nino and Anthony Scolieri.
Thank you Tony Tantillo for stopping by.
On December 9,
1999 Z100- New York's #1 Hit Music Station-(100.3 FM), chose A
& S Bagels as Long Island's Best Bagel. We would like
to thank Elvis Duran and the Z Morning Zoo, along with the Z100
listeners for choosing us. Indeed, Z-100 is not the only
radio show to mention our delicious bagels, we were also
mentioned on the Howard Stern Show. A&S
Bagels are baked in the traditional method of baking
bagels. A&S Bagels are "water bagels"
meaning that they are first boiled in a kettle before being
A&S Bagels: A&S Bagels is located in Nassau
County, New York on Long Island. A&S Bagels is a
wholesale and retail bagel bakery.
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