The thing I remember most about my last trip to Brooklyn, other than my sister's pregnancy, were the bagels and smoked salmon they sold at Shelsky's around the corner from her place. Holy shit that stuff was good. I'm drooling right now. 

There's something New Yorkers just do differently with the bagels, the schmears, and the lox that makes things taste better over there. Does it taste better enough that you need to stand in line for hours in the rain to eat one at Dear Mom? That's for you to decide. 

The Eastside Bagels pop-up, from Sonya Haines and TBI contributor Wes Rowe, is returning to Dear Mom on Saturday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. with 180 bagels from a secret location in New York (not Russ and Daughters, which they had last time). As with tickets to more popular arena concerts, there is a limit on the amount of good things you can purchase. ONE bagel (plain or everything) per person until all 180 run out. The bagels will be schmeared in plain, cracked pepper, scallion-garlic, olive, and capers + lox spreads. 

Image from Eastside Bagels