Williamsburg almost lost this little Bedford Avenue gem when a rent increase pushed owner Scott Rossillo out of his North 3rd Street Space. Thankfully, Rossillo just moved his operation down to the Southside, and they’re still cranking out hot handmade bagels for morning commuters there, and at a second outpost on Metropolitan Avenue. The Bagel Store’s perhaps best known for their specialty limited-edition bagels: seasonal offerings include spinach artichoke ($2 per bagel), sun-dried tomato ($2), banana ($1.75) and bacon-egg-and-cheese ($2.50). They also offer vegan bacon egg and cheese bagels on request, plus themed ones like a red velvet Valentine’s Day bagel in the shape of a heart ($2) and a Mardi Gras french toast bagel with extra sprinkled sugar ($1.50). Now we’ve seen everything!
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It’s that time of the week for your recent bar/restaurant openings round-up. Featured this week: Hummus in Bushwick, a new bar in the space of a former casket factory, a quaint coffee shop on Union Avenue, and a bagel shop with more spreads than you can imagine.
Yummus Hummus: Tasty homemade hummus, pita, salads, and falafel in a cozy Bushwick eatery.
Pine Box Rock Shop: Awesome Bushwick bar in a former casket factory that offers a variety of beers, trivia, and live music.
West Cafe: Coffee shop on Union Avenue serving pastries from Balthazar and coffee from The Brooklyn Roasting Company. Planning to serve wine, beer, and small dishes once their liquor license is approved.
Bagelteria: New bagel shop with 3849830840 spreads. Just kidding-not that many, but a lot to choose from.