Yet even some STL natives say this “bread-sliced bagels” thing is in no way endorsed by the Gateway City. “St. Louis native here,” tweets @awalkerinLA. “We did all sorts of weird things growing up like deep-frying ravioli and topping pizza with processed cheese but we NEVER did this to bagels.”

And Alissa brings up a good point with the deep-fried ravioli thing, which is that as wrong as STL may be about pizza (and possibly bagels), they get a lot of food things right. Those aforementioned ravioli are a damn revelation, and the best BBQ ribs on earth are St. Louis ribs.

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