Bagel lovers, you’re going to want to head to Bernal’s PIZZAHACKER on Sunday mornings for the new BagelMacher pop-up. You’ll find everything bagels, plus smoked salt, sesame, sesame za’atar, poppy, and a raisin ras el hanout (spicy)—yeah, that chef Robert Feely has no shortage of creativity. The bagels are naturally leavened (in keeping with the pizza magic they do over there) and boiled in lye water. Bagels are $2 each, and you can get shmears and more, like Sierra Nevada organic cream cheese, grass-fed butter, avocado, or fruit preserves for just $2.
There’s also the Big Macher ($10, on your choice of bagel) with lox, cucumber, red onion, capers, cream cheese, preserves (the menu says: “Yes, jelly and lox, just trust me”), served open-faced (again, the menu speaks: “What are we? Animals?”). If the jelly is just asking too much, you can also order the Lil Pisher, which is the same as Big Macher, but without jelly.
Available 10:30am-1pm, and they hope to expand to Saturdays soon. And just in case you’re planning to buy a bunch for your friends or the freezer, they’re only doing 150 a day, so no dozens to go just yet. There’s also coffee available from The Coffee Shop, so sit back and enjoy your brunch. 3299 Mission St. at 29th St.
More fun in pizza land: CASEY’S PIZZA in Mission Bay is now serving lunch on Fri (11:30am-3pm) and Sat (hours are 11:30am-9pm). Which means the brunch pie is back. And that’s a great thing. 1170 4th St. at Long Bridge.
Another tidbit for you: over near Precita Park, HILLSIDE SUPPER CLUB just turned five and has three new special offers, starting with a Sunday Supper, when guests can make their own $40 prix-fixe menu by choosing a dish from each menu category (starters, mains, and desserts—and there’s a chicken potpie currently on the menu, jus’ sayin’). They are also offering Free Corkage Mondays and “10 at 10” Weekends, when all small plate starters (there are nine to choose from) and wines by the glass are $10 from 10pm to close. Knowing their great wine list, you’ll want to check that out. 300 Precita Ave. at Folsom.
On Sundays, BagelMacher is ready for you. Photo courtesy of PizzaHacker.