a blue sign says "beauty's bagel shop"
Sign at new downtown Oakland location of Beauty's Bagel Shop (Photo/Instagram-beautysbagelshop)

Beauty’s Bagel opens second store; S.F. kosher Chinese remodeling; etc.

Beauty’s Bagel Shop, the Oakland business making wood-fired Montreal-style bagels, opened its second storefront on Oct. 25. The bagels will continue to be made at the original Temescal location, but the new store will offer many of the favorite items, such as shakshouka. To start, the new Beauty’s will be open weekdays only at 1700 Franklin St. (at 17th Street).

A reader tipped us off to Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant being closed for remodeling. This greatly diminishes the city’s kosher offerings, as the Chinese restaurant on Irving Street has been certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinic Certifiers of San Francisco for years. We’ve left messages but haven’t heard anything back yet.

Kosher dining options at Stanford University have just expanded to include weekday lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday (Friday nights are at Hillel). Meals are all fleishig (meat) and open to the public; per-meal cost is $15.50. The kosher meals are served at Florence Moore Hall, which is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Flo-Mo, as it is called, is on Mayfield Avenue, across from the parking lot of Tressider Memorial Union. Ask a student to direct you if you can’t find it.

Alix Wall
Alix Wall

Alix Wall is a contributing editor to J. She is also the founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals and is writer/producer of a documentary-in-progress called "The Lonely Child."