Beigels, but make them mobile
Iconic Brick Lane bagel shop Beigel Bake is leaning into the digital world, announcing both a delivery app and an Instagram account on the same day. The essence of the shop, however, is getting silently destroyed by the staff while waiting for something hot, perhaps stuffed with salt beef, so orderers we warned: It’s not quite the same. That might not matter when the bagel’s siren call strikes on a cold wet day.
And in other news...
- What if pasta and sausage ragù, but pizza? Instagram has the answer.
- Here are the best restaurant pop-ups in the city right now.
- Bosporus, a Turkish grill franchise majoring on huge platters of adana and dishes of manti, will arrive on the former Angus Steakhouse site right outside Leicester Square station. The six-strong chain, founded by hospitality group GCS, has never ventured outside Dubai, but in a restaurant market favouring international operators with serious investment, it’s hardly a surprise that such a prime site has been snapped up. [Propel]
- Another luxury high-rise with a restaurant focus is going up in Stratford: The Gantry will have a Hilton hotel, restaurant, and rooftop cocktail bar, joining Patrick Powell’s Allegra. Other community-focused restaurants are available. [Hot Dinners]
- Good tweet:
♂️ I’m back— Mangal 2 Restaurant (@Mangal2) January 28, 2020