Best in Bread

Best in Bread is held on Mondays from January 8, 2024 until Monday, February 5, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Bodega. The Uptown Hospitality Group’s sandwich spot, Bodega is hosting their second annual “Best in Bread” sandwich competition. Nine restaurants will compete for the title of Best in Bread.

Participating talent includes chefs from 39 Rue De Jean, Baguette Magic, Daps Breakfast and Imbibe, Indaco, Ma’am Saab, Storey Farms, The Drifter, and Renzo, the defending champion from Best in Bread 2023. Each Monday during the competition, three chefs will have the chance to show off their creativity and create a signature sandwich. These sandwiches will go head-to-head, and attendees will cast their vote for their favorite to advance to a final showdown where they’ll compete for the trophy and grand prize.

Attendees will receive a half-size portion of each sandwich and a ballot card to cast their votes. The finale vote will be taken on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Full Schedule


First Preliminary Round, January 8, 2024

  • Baguette Magic: Troy Timpner and Rachel Ball
  • Indaco: Chef Mark Bolchoz
  • Renzo: Colin Marcelli


Second Preliminary Round, January 15, 2024

  • Daps Breakfast & Imbibe: Nick Dowling and Jeremiah Schenzel
  • Storey Farms: Forrest Hogsette
  • The Drifter: Michael Zentner


Third Preliminary Round, January 22, 2024

  • 39 Rue De Jean: Marcus Shell
  • Ma’am Saab: Maryam Ghaznavi
  • TBD – information to come


Finale, February 5, 2024

Event Details

  • Monday, January 8, 2024 - Monday, February 5, 2024
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Bodega
  • All Ages
  • $25 to $80