After two years of slinging breakfast sandwiches off rickety trucks, Matteson
The new space will join Phuc Yea, Blue Collar, and Jose Mendin's recently opened La Placita in the MiMo District.
And like his unfussy bagels, expect simplicity from his permanent spot. It will consist of little more than an L-shaped counter with a few tables inside joined by a few more on an outdoor patio. The menu will hold true to the 27-year-old's focus on bagel sandwiches, which have garnered a cult-like following with classics like bacon, egg, and cheese ($10) and lox supreme ($12), alongside funkier creations like the King Guava ($9) with its namesake marmalade, potato sticks, cream cheese, and fried egg; and the Que Fancy, a collaboration with Itamae which features an everything bagel with wasabi cream cheese, salmon rose, cucumber, microgreens, shaved red onion, and dill. Bagels can be ordered open-faced, which in truth is far superior to the unwieldy sandwich.
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"We'll be able to expand the menu a little bit to do catering and dozens, and we'll be open five or six days a week,"
At the moment,
If you follow El Bagel on Instagram, you know it's only a couple of hours before the ominous "SOLD OUT" sign emerges. People have driven from Broward County for
El Bagel. Various locations; elbagel.miami.