Darren Rovell reports a Philadelphia bagel shop has come up with a creation to spur the Eagles onto victory: A prezel bagel with mint-chocolate-chip spread - and lettuce.
H/t Drew Starr.
A sign at the new Bagel Table in
the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street, where Rosie's used to be.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Rosie's in
the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street is closing and will be replaced by something called the Bagel Table, which promises not just bagels but "locally-smoked fishes" and "New York-style deli sandwiches" (so pastrami-on-rye sandwiches bigger than your head?).
State Rep. Ed Coppinger reports that Local 338 - named for the union that represented New York bagel makers - opened for business this morning. It's sort of a hybrid place: The bagels are made in New York, frozen, then trucked to West Roxbury.
Daniel Guzman reports that Bagelville, where the Arby's used to be on VFW Parkway inbound, just past the McDonald's, is open for its last day today.
The Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday hears from Better Bagels, seeking a license to bring "New York style" bagels to 83 Seaport Blvd., across from District Hall.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.
Karene Hines shows us a typical Saturday-morning scene at Bagelsaurus in Porter Square.
The bagel hole in West Roxbury left by the closing of Panera in 2015 is getting closer to being filled, with "Coming Soon" signs sprouting at 1727 Centre St. for Local 338, which promises "New York style bagels" and organic gourmet coffee in the spot that was briefly a pizza/froyo place that replaced the Upper Crust that used to be there. Read more.
The state of the Boston bagel is strong, one (overly?) enthusiastic writer boldly states.
When Faivish Pewzner last visited Boston, he was excited about many things. But the one thing he was most looking forward, was tasting the city's famous bagels. Boston is a creative town with an outdoor culture that loves good food. Art and music are really big here, and there are foodie spots everywhere you turn. From oysters, noodles, chicken, tuna, and egg salads, to a large variety of pastries, this city really has something for everyone. Over the last few years, Boston has been undergoing a bagel transformation. The city’s bagel bakeries have a lot to offer.
Wicked Local West Roxbury reports on plans for a bagel place in the same Centre Street block as Porter Cafe for a bagelry that would truck bagels "90%" prepared in New York, then cooked locally.
The as yet unnamed bagel place would join Bruegger's Bagels and Bagelville on VFW Parkway. Exodus Bagels is now churning out bagels just off Belgrade Avenue on the Roslindale line, where it plans a full-scale deli, and, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts on Spring Street and VFW Parkway sell bagel-like round breadstuffs.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending opening of a new outlet that sells bagels and donuts.
No word if they will also sell arancini, pancakes, certain Chinese sticky buns and sourdough bread, but they should. And then they could call it Round the World or something.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Einstein Bros. no longer occupies space at the MIT Coop, so don't waste time going there.
Eater Boston reports plans for a place that would sell both donuts and bagels in Davis Square have fallen through. No word if a Swiss-cheese emporium will take its place.
Exodus Bagels, which has been selling its wares at finer farmer's markets and pop-ups everywhere (or at least in JP and Roslindale) announced today it's found a permanent home in Roslindale - in space formerly occupied by the Tables of Contents catering service next to the Bellevue commuter-rail stop off Belgrade Avenue.
I just gave a Landlord 24 hours to agree to my final counter offer on a storefront for Exodus in Roslindale.
Exodus recently had a pop-up bagel sale at Redd's.
H/t Sara Proman Strand.
You don't often see people lining up for anything in Roslindale Square, but as roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian found, an Exodus Bagels pop-up at Redd's in Rozzie this morning brought out the bagel-starved Roslindalians:
"Hope this encourages them to open a storefront," he says.
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