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Famous NYC Deli

Free Knaidel

for Spelling Bee Champ

6/1/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601-arvind-mahankali-gettyForget winning $30,000, national Spelling Bee champ Arvind V. Mahankali is about to get the greatest prize of all ... Matzoh Ball soup from one of New York City's most famous delis!!!

Arvind won the competition by spelling the word "knaidel" -- which means small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling water (i.e. a matzoh ball) -- but has reportedly NEVER tried it. 

TMZ spoke to the Carnegie Deli in NYC -- arguably the most famous deli in the Big Apple -- and in honor of Arvind's win, the deli is making it their mission for him to try it.

They told us, "Carnegie Deli will be sending three portions of knaidel to Mr. Mahankali to fill him up after all that spelling."

FYI -- each bowl runs about $9.50. Mazel Tov.



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Thomas M    

I'll bet he wishes the last word was prostitute now.

507 days ago


The 2nd Ave Deli has much better soup. Truth be told, the BEST Deli in the World is in LA anyway at Brent's,Art's and Canters.

507 days ago


Lol funny how there is no racist post here.

507 days ago

get real    

If thats the same Deli in vegas at mirage, the soup and Matzo balls are terrible. and I LOVE Matzo balls...

507 days ago


The carnegie deli is the best. great food when in nyc try that place

507 days ago
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