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Pizza Quest: Bagels with the Yodi’s

Welcome back to Pizza Quest.  Yes, the Yodi’s are back! John Arena and Brian Spangler, our two original pizza gurus, who helped launch these Pizza Talk/Pizza Quest shows during the pandemic, are joined by the global bagel poet laureate of our time, Philip Korshak, for a delightful conversation of show-and-tell as we celebrate the emerging bagel renaissance across the land. More and more pizza operators are getting into bagels, as we’ve discussed on recent shows, and both John and Brian have, likewise, been bitten by the bagel bug (how’s that for alliteration?), and couldn’t wait to show Philip their latest results. Join us as we dive ever-deeper down the bagel rabbit hole with three of our favorite guests — yes, the Yodi’s are back!

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Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

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