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Goldberg's Bagels coming to Silver Spring?

gelato98 Jan 14, 2010 11:32 AM

I thought I saw a sign in the little strip mall on Georgia Avenue (by 16th Street) indicating a Goldberg's bagel shop would be coming soon.

Does anyone have any details?

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    HMC RE: gelato98 Jan 19, 2010 08:38 AM

    Opening soon!

    Here's an article from Washington City Paper.


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      gelato98 RE: HMC Jan 27, 2010 07:43 AM

      Thank you!! Just what I wanted to know -- seems there is always some intrigue going on but I am happy to have the bagel shop open so near to me. And, decent bagels at that!

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        chowsearch RE: gelato98 Jan 27, 2010 08:44 AM

        The unrelated Baltimore one is very good. How is the other branch by this GA Ave guy in Rockville?

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          gelato98 RE: chowsearch Jan 27, 2010 10:53 AM

          The Rockville place makes a good bagel! (I won't get into whether they are the best in the area but I like them.) Keep in mind the Rockville store is closed on Saturdays. I suspect the new location on Georgia Avenue will be too.

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            jeb RE: gelato98 Jan 28, 2010 10:08 AM

            Could you please tell me the location of the Rockville branch?

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              Joe H RE: jeb Jan 29, 2010 03:57 AM

              A GREAT story just reported in the City Paper: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/di...

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                rcooperman RE: Joe H Jan 29, 2010 11:44 AM

                Now if we could only find a local source for Bialys ....

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                  startsev RE: rcooperman Feb 4, 2010 03:09 PM

                  Goldbergs has decent bialys.

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                    rcooperman RE: startsev Feb 5, 2010 09:17 AM

                    Thanks, will try when the snow clears.

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                    Doh RE: rcooperman Apr 7, 2010 08:09 AM

                    Bethesda bagel has decent bialys (although I think they are available on Saturdays only and usually sell out during the morning).

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        NexLvlDad RE: gelato98 Feb 21, 2010 11:23 AM

        When is soon? Here it is over a month since that opening soon was posted and they aren't opened yet?

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          wombat RE: NexLvlDad Feb 21, 2010 03:54 PM

          Just stopped by last night and still "opening soon."

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          Marissa RE: gelato98 Mar 12, 2010 08:09 AM

          Goldberg's Bagels is now open in Silver Spring (in old Kirsten's place). Went there last Sunday. Pretty disorganized for the crowds-- no signs telling you that the first line was to place an order, and the second line was to pick up/pay. So that meant you had to talk to your fellow line-mates and actually have a conversation with strangers while waiting!

          Before I rate Goldberg's, let's get my curriculum vitae on the table: I was born and bred in Brooklyn and, of course, am Jewish. That said, the bialy I had at Goldberg's was the best ever. Mind you, it wasn't really like a NY bialy as it was hard on the outside (NY bialy’s are soft). But it was sublime -- crusty and brown giving way to an indefinable (that is subtle) sweetness, with a bit of that sweet onion mess in the middle. I filled up sufficiently on the bialys that I didn't try a bagel until later. I need to try a fresh one to give that an honest rating.

          Note this is an orthodox Jewish operation -- closes early on Friday (gee, I need to run out now and get some) and closed on Saturday.

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            chowsearch RE: Marissa Mar 12, 2010 11:51 AM

            The Baltimore location appears similarly disorganized but it all works out, usually. The bialy is great. But the owner is sad the Rockville/Silver Spring guy ripped off his name on a technicality.

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              DanielK RE: chowsearch Mar 12, 2010 02:40 PM

              There was a story, I think in the City Paper, a few weeks ago. They were partners, they split amicably, the Baltimore guy never registered the name, so the Rockville guy did.

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                chowsearch RE: DanielK Mar 13, 2010 12:27 PM

                They were business associates, I think Baltimore guy as boss in his location, then the Rockville spinoff buying from the same dough maker in NJ that allowed people to sell under the Goldberg's name, the Baltimore guy who seemed more senior in the arrangement registered it before the Rockville guy was open and forgot to renew it, he feels the Rockville guy stole his knowledge and the name but can't afford a prior use/same geographical area/likelihood of confusion trademark infringement case. The Baltimore guy's Black Russian bagel is just stellar, and the best in Baltimore IMHO. Not related, just an eater. Bottom line--is Rockville/Silver Spring as good? Is it better than all other DC? Bagel Smackdown!

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            ec_washington55 RE: gelato98 Mar 12, 2010 01:04 PM

            We tried these for the first time last week - the SO drove up and said it was mad crazy and they were out of a bunch (everythings!) of varieties -- but it was fairly late in the morning. 4 bagels and cream cheese were reasonably priced.

            Overall though, the bagels themselves were awesome! Very near to the NJ bagels my grandmother always gets when I'm home.

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              gelato98 RE: ec_washington55 Apr 6, 2010 12:59 PM

              I am going to make a point of trying the place out now --- and getting a bialy or two.

              Thanks for all the feedback!!!

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