Kossar’s Bialys Cameos in Showtime’s ‘Billions’
Kossar’s Bialys appeared in the latest episode of Showtime hit, Billions.
In the scene, we see main characters Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) grabbing a quick bite, perched at the window counter looking out onto Grand Street.
This is a high-profile cameo for Kossar’s Bialys, which has been in business on the Lower East Side since 1936 (first location was a bakery on Clinton Street). It’s currently under the relatively new ownership of Evan Giniger and David Zablocki, who purchased the company in 2013, and later converted the eatery into more of a bagel shop than production warehouse, as it was.
Technically, it’s now called Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys.
Giniger and Zablocki are together the third set of proprietors to operate the bakery since its inception more than eighty years ago.