Roland's Bagels Guy Splits from Terra
Eater's Carolyn Alburger fished some hot news out of the toaster late yesterday: Bagelman Phillip Roland has cut ties with Terra, the Hayes Valley café that opened last month to cries of relief by local noshers, including SFoodie's own Jonathan Kauffman. Eater offered no explanation for the split (you recall Roland and partner Jennifer Westmoreland left Lower Haight earlier this year after landlord drama). Alburger IDs Boudin vet Francois Valle as replacement baker. Dang.
Jonathan Kauffman Eighty-sixed from Hayes Valley: Roland's bagels and bialys.
We should note that, when it opened, Terra maintained an unusual aura of secrecy for a new launch. It took a bit of e-mailing last month before we could even learn the name of the Terra partner in charge of the menu (that'd be Susan Lui). But that's all we got.