Fla. Restaurants Vie For Big Apple's Taste In Water
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
Our last word in business today is tap water. Anybody who lives in New York City learns to be proud of the local water.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
People call it the champagne of drinking waters. Some say its special polity comes from the huge reservoirs that collect the water in Upstate New York.
KELLY: Or maybe it involves the very old pipes it may travel through on the way to the faucet.
INSKEEP: Mm-hmm. In any case, some people say the water makes New York pizza and bagels taste better. And that special New York taste is at the heart of a business dispute.
KELLY: That's right. The original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company in Palm Beach, Florida, developed a secret water filtration process to give its bagels that Big Apple quality.
INSKEEP: Now it's suing a Florida pizzeria, accusing that business of stealing the secret to the water.
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KELLY: And I'm Mary Louise Kelly.