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Noah Bernamoff and Matthew Kliegman

Matt Kliegman
Noah Bernamoff

Matt Kliegman and Noah Bernamoff conceived the idea for Black Seed Bagels over beers during the pair's weekly "kvetch sessions" following Hurricane Sandy. Noah possessed the bagel know-how while Matt was eager to add a bagel shop to Nolita's burgeoning restaurant scene. While together the two good friends and recipients of Zagat's 30 Under 30 own Black Seed, separately they are the entrepreneurs behind a number of NYC's most beloved bars and restaurants including The Smile, Grand Army, Celestine, Smile To Go, Otto's Market, Old Rose & The Jane Hotel Ballroom.