Schmendricks Bagels Is Kaput

Photo: Courtesy of Schmendricks

Bay Area bagel lovers had high hopes for Schmendricks, which emerged on the scene last year as a weekly pop-up on 18th Street only to go on a hiatus in December. They took home the gold in a Chron taste test, and caught the attention of Bloomberg. But now they tell J Weekly that the four partners have decided to cease operations for good and “travel other life roads” rather than take the financial risks necessary to open a full-time shop. In related news, please see this roundup of dishes from notable chefs inspired by the everything bagel. [J Weekly via Scoop]