After announcing our blog naming contest, and having the story picked up by New York Magazine‘s Grub Street, hundreds of submissions poured in. Competition proved to be fierce. More than a few candidates sought to gain an upper hand by reminding us that Russ & Daughters had catered their son’s bris, that winning this would make their bubbe so proud, that their father knew the Russ daughters from way back when, etc. Deliberations in the back room of Russ & Daughters were similarly intense. In the end, Lox Populi (or “Lox of the People”) prevailed, though we can’t help but share the other finalists with you.
The runner-up is actually our own Ron Riccio, a veteran lox-slicer and the head of our shipping department. His entry: The Well Read Herring. Catchy isn’t it? We were quite fond of it ourselves and have resolved to use it in the future. Perhaps it’s the perfect title for a Russ & Daughters literary review.
Other notable entries that made it to the short list are:
- The Daily Schmear (Doug Miller, Tara Berman and Bruce Kaiser)
- Kvetch and Kvell (Jeff Kopitao, Bruce Kaiser, and Grub Street)
- Appetizing (Mark Appel, Christopher Bonanos and “Allergic Girl”)
- Lox Vox (Dee Siegel)
- Paper Thin (Christopher Meehan)
- Schmaltz (Jill Siegel)
Thanks to everyone who wrote in with wit, humor and chutzpah.
- Niki Russ Federman