19th Ave E was a little too quiet for Capitol Hill bagel king Matthew Segal. So, for June, his royal highness of boiled lye… ness is bringing the bagel pop-up greatness of Loxsmith to 15th Ave E’s Canterbury Ale House. And he’s bringing friends.
Starting this Sunday, the pop-up will take over ye olde 15th Ave E drink spot with its menu of bagel sandwiches, bagel dogs, and the Loxsmith bloody mary bar. Segal is also bringing menu collaborations with locals Raised Dougnuts — the Donut BEC, El Xolo — the blue corn waygu bageldog, and a GariSaba Ume Shiso Uzu Kosho Furkike bagel inspired by By Tae to the weekly menus. Watch for Loxsmith’s special plant dye rainbow bagels for Pride, too.
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The new month of pop-ups is part of an ongoing tour for Segal as he weighs options for a possible more permanent Loxsmith presence. After a relatively sleepy but still mostly sold out April on 19th Ave E at Vios and a busy stay on E Olive Way at Montana, Segal has high hopes for the Cant.
In CHS’s experience, it’s best to bring an open mind when you decide to be part of Loxsmith’s wild yeast, high gluten flour, fermentation, and a sodium hydroxide lye boil experience. Depending on the crowds, you never know what might be left on the menu. If the only bagel left is the steak salt with scallion cream cheese, well, that’s the bagel you didn’t know you needed.