I've got bad news, folks: According to ArborWiki, Zingerman's no longer offers six free bagels on one's birthday. Effective last month, the deli now offers 15 percent off for birthday folks, while the bakehouse gives you a loaf of bread, as long as you buy something, and as long as that loaf was originally priced at $6.25 or below.
I'm sure there are probably a lot of things behind the scenes that have lead the Z to this choice. However, since I don't know what those things are, I shall be the idiot that complains without knowing the whole story. Come on Zingerman's! You used to have the coolest birthday deal in town!
Photo courtesy of emma_brown.