Gentlemen, start your outrage: Everyone's favorite imported-from-New-York bagel pop-up is back. You may remember a month or so back to a rainy Saturday when there were 2+ hour lines outside of Dear Mom for bagels overnighted from New York's Russ & Daughters. Now Sonia Haynes and Wes Rowe, collectively called Eastside Bagels, are back for a second round despite the controversy that surrounded their last outing. Things will be more streamlined this time around -- they won't be messing around with eggs and meat, just schmears, and they're capping the number at 180 bagels.
Here's the (much-reduced) menu:
* Cracked Pepper
* Caper + Lox
If you want to BYOL (bring your own lox), we're partial to the thick-sliced stuff you can get at Swan Oyster Depot ... or if you don't want to deal with the crowds, Bi-Rite Market also does a pretty good cured salmon, as does Paulie's Pickling in Bernal Heights.
When you go, just be prepared for the possibility that a scene like this will greet you upon arrival (heads up, the thing starts at 11:30 a.m.):
At least it's supposed to be 70 degrees on Saturday, so if there is a line at least you can get a tan?