T.A. has lived all around the USA now, from the Southern-efficiency of Carolina, to the Northern-charm of New York City, to the gentleness of the Pacific Northwest.
T.A. was also unaware of what "lox" was. The next weekend, I learned from a friend of my father's (Tim) that lox is a fish-spread used traditionally by the Jews on bagels. I'd learned years earlier that bagels were "invented" by Jews in New York City, or perhaps it was that they were invented in the shtetls of Eastern Europe and hopped across the ocean via Ellis Island.
The shtetl lives on New York City.
Many businesses in NYC, it seemed, make it clear that they serve only their own ethic-communities. Another example was a poster (left) I spotted for a 'Jews-Only' dating agency called "JDate".
[Click to enlarge the poster].