A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 23, 2004
Flagel (Flat Bagel, or Flat)
The "flagel" (FLAY-gel) or "flat bagel" or "flat" appears to have been invented in New York City. You don't see them around much, but a few stores do have them.



http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0313/sietsema.php
In the beginning there was Tasty Bagel, founded in 1983 by two brothers from Bensonhurst. The next year they invented the big wheel bagel, a behemoth dough ring piled high with Italian cold cuts and butchered into 26 sandwiches. A decade later on the same spot the flagel was born—a flattened bagel liberally sprinkled with sesame seeds or other toppings. A recent road test confirms the appeal of the shape and taste, although it's the dickens to cut and goes stale at an accelerated rate.


(U. S. Patent and Trademark Office)
Word Mark FLAGEL
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: FLAT BAGEL, PLAIN AND/OR SEEDED, SOLD IN RETAIL BAGEL STORES AND TO WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS. FIRST USE: 19990601. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19990601
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75632780
Filing Date February 3, 1999
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition May 29, 2001
Registration Number 2565604
Registration Date April 30, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) ROSNER, ADAM T. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 400 WILLIS AVENUE ROSLYN HEIGHTS NEW YORK 11577
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Thursday, September 23, 2004 • Permalink