Bross takes the festival by storm
by Larah Bross | 09 August 2019
Hey there Bagel Lovers, Mama Bross here with a further update from my adventures down the bagel hole. Forget about the weather! Bross Bagels is making waves from the rain with our pop-up bagel emporium at The Edinburgh Fringe’s Gilded Balloon throughout the month of August. Our story has featured in the Scotsman, which describes your favourite bagel house as “iconic” and we also appear in Edinburgh Live. Read on…
The BB pop-up is housed at the top of south college street; outside one of Gilded Balloon’s largest venues in the Museum. This site will open every day from 10am-1am throughout the fringe in August. You will never go hungry!
The Rabbi Burns is an all day breakfast bagel complete with haggis, bacon, smoked applewood cheese, tattie scone and rock sauce.
The bagel specialists are doing two further pop-ups during this year’s festival; one at Gilded Balloon’s Rose Street Theatre cafe and another at Chambers Street Patter Hoose, with both open and serving signature Bross bagels from 10am to 3pm.
Larah Bross explained that her first job in Edinburgh was working for Gilded Balloon selling merchandise for Russell Howard & Tim Minchin, making the partnership a no-brainer, she said: “That summer inspired me to write my one woman show and pursue a career in comedy. Sadly Karen Koren (Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon) didn’t think I was quite up to scratch to book me in the following fringe, but maybe that was for the best.
“Imagine if my career in comedy had taken off? The people of Scotland would never have gotten Bross Bagels. Everything happens for a reason and I am thrilled to be partnering with the Fringe force that is Gilded Balloon. I got there in the end – full circle (in the shape of a Montreal style bagel).”
Karen Koren, artistic director, founder and creative force behind the Gilded Balloon added: “Larah worked for Gilded Balloon back in 2006 and I recognised back then that she was a talented and ambitious girl.
“It was a great delight that I discovered that she started her own bagel business and what amazing bagels they are. They are delicious and I’m delighted to partner with them at this year’s Fringe.”
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