NASSAU COUNTY, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor today announced a friendly wager over the outcome of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals series between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning. If the Islanders win, the Mayor of Tampa Bay, nicknamed “Cigar City” and known for its craft breweries, will send County Executive Curran a case of beer and box of cigars from Tampa Bay. If the Lightning win, County Executive Curran will send Mayor Castor Long Island’s famous pizza, bagels and beer.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s package would include pizza from Borrelli’s Restaurant in East Meadow, bagels from Blue Line Deli and Bagels in Huntington and a six pack of beer from the Oyster Bay Brewing Company. Borelli’s is a beloved Islanders fan haunt located near the Coliseum. Blue Line Deli and Bagels is owned and operated by a local Nassau resident and offers Islanders blue and orange bagels, while Oyster Bay Brewing Company produces the ever popular “Barn Rocker Ale.”
“The Islanders are coming for the Cup. Everyone knows that Long Island has the best pizza and bagels and finest selections of craft beers, but I’m confident that our package will be staying on the Island,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
“County Executive Curran we welcome you and all Islander fans to come to our beautiful city of Tampa on the bay… ahem Champa Bay rather,” said Mayor Castor. “Lord Stanley has grown quite comfortable here- he has a nice tan, world class cigars, great local food, craft beer and a helluva championship boat parade last year. We aren’t gonna give up that title anytime soon.”
Both Mayor Castor and County Executive Curran agreed that by the end of the series, Tampa Bay and Long Island will strengthen the bond between the two regions.