That’s right! An all fish matchup.
But before we get to it, I can’t write a post without mentioning that #8 Brisket defeated the #1 seed, Matzah Ball Soup. I’ll have more to say on it during the Final Four, but needless to say, it’s a pretty big deal.
Today’s match features the only food to sport an upset in the 1st round, when #10 Gefilte Fish narrowly defeated #7 Hamentashen.
I personally don’t agree with the low ranking for Gefilte Fish. But then again, more often than not, when I’m at a Shabbat dinner, someone always asks not to have it. Beats me why, but to each their own.
I mentioned previously that the one bad part of gefilte fish is its jarred evil twin brother. But I have thought of another. When in loaf form, the end piece of gefilte fish is gross. I can’t explain why. Because the end piece of hard salami is amazing. But go to my house on Friday night. If I recieve an end piece, you can bet your sweet ass that I’m changing plates with the person next to me when he isn’t looking.
Of course, at #2, we have Lox and Bagels. The bread and butter of the Secular Jewish World. Lox and Bagels almost lost to #15 Kugel in the first round. I highly underestimated the power of Kugel. Or did I overestimate Lox and Bagels? It can be too salty for people. But besides that, I find very little fault. And don’t give me that “I don’t like fish” excuse. No one buys it.
Voting will end tomorrow evening.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.