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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

S.F.'s Controversial Bagel Pop-Up Returns to Dear Mom

Posted By on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge How long would you wait for a bagel and cream cheese? - FLICKR/TZARANITA

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:


* Plain

* Everything


* Plain

* Cracked Pepper

* Scallion-Garlic

* Olive

* 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?

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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