.Schmendricks Brings Brooklyn Bagels to East Bay (for One Night, Anyway)

Last Thursday, the proprietors of Schmendricks, the latest contender in the Bay Area’s ongoing search for a Brooklyn-worthy bagel, made a rare appearance in the East Bay. In the back section of Saul’s Deli, about 40 or 50 bagel enthusiasts and East Coast fetishizers gathered, packed six to a booth, for a $25-a-person ticketed event titled “New York Bagel Education.”

On hand to make a presentation on the cultural significance of bagels as an ethnic food in America and other assorted bagel trivia were three of the San Francisco based pop-up’s founding partners: David Kover (who writes about pizza for Serious Eats), his wife Dagny Dingman, and their friend (and lead baker) Deepa Subramanian. A fourth partner, Subramanian’s husband, Dan Scholnick, wasn’t present.


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