Comal Food Books & Goods Presents: Food Story Zine Edition
Comal and Bagelfelds Zine Event

$30 entry fee. Purchase through Eventbrite below.

Join Comal: Food Books & Goods and the award-winning Bagelfeld's Bagels as we celebrate the release of the second issue of Bagelfeld's zine, If You Know You Know, featuring local artists, people, and food.

This interactive event features a panel discussion with local food folks, a guided zine-making workshop where attendees will contribute a few pages to a compiled community zine, and a food collaboration with Chef Dana Arbel and Bagelfeld's. 

Ticket includes:

  • A copy of the second issue of Bagelfeld’s If You Know You Know zine

  • Lively panel discussion moderated by zine creator Ryan Avery

  • Zine workshop led by Charissa Lucille of Wasted Ink Zine Distro

  • A compiled community food zine (electronic version)

  • Trio plate of classic deli bagel sandwiches remixed

Comal Food Books & Goods:

Comal Food Books & Goods is a pop up food book store and cafe with dreams of a brick and mortar in the near future. We are passionate about food. We created Comal out of a deep appreciation for both home cooks and culinary professionals throughout Arizona and beyond. We curate a selection of books, food goods and events that will inspire creativity and connection through cooking and enjoying food together with a deep appreciation for those who are a part of the process—this includes everyone from the farm worker to the renowned chef to the family matriarch who cooks with love for their family.


Charlie Blonkenfe​ld is the chef and owner of Bagelfelds. A Brooklyn native, he transitioned from running a successful catering business to selling bagels at farmers markets during the Pandemic. Within the year, he opened up a brick and mortar location, now able to sell fresh bagels daily to happy customers. Bon Appetit included Bagelfelds on their list of “The Very Best Bagels in the US.”

Crystal Kass is the Pastry Chef at Valentine and a 2024 James Beard finalist. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Kass moved to Phoenix after training at The French Pastry School in Chicago. Her work at Valentine has been recognized nationally. Her pastry has topped ‘Best of Lists’ from The New York Times, Eater included her as a “Pastry Chef Defining Restaurant Dessert,” and she has made history as the first Arizona pastry chef to be a James Beard finalist.

Elle Murtagh is former owner and chef of beloved vegan spots, the Coronado, Dark Hall and Bragg’s Factory Diner.

Ryan Avery (panel moderator) is the Office Manager for Bagelfeld's. They are the creator behind their first zine, If You Know, You Know. Ryan has practiced and explored many different creative fields, from musical/performing arts to the visual arts. They released their first zine in 2020, through their indie record label Related Records. Since then, Avery has organized and produced multiple zines, including ones for others.


Charissa Lucille is a multimedia artist who earned their BFA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Arizona State University in 2014. They are currently quilting, self publishing, and running Wasted Ink Zine Distro. Lucille uses the mediums of textiles, photography, and zines, to explore their identity and activism as it relates to disability, neurodiversity, and queerness. Their artwork has been exhibited locally at Phoenix Art Museum, Northlight Gallery, and First Studio Gallery, and has been published in Love Quilting Magazine, UPPERCASE Magazine, Bolt Zine, Femme Fotale, among others.

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***all materials provided but participants are invited to bring anything special they’d like to include