The Hightower hosts chef Alex Manley’s bagel pop-up on Memorial Day

(Credit: Nicholas Eubank)

Chef Alex Manley knows one of the big glaring holes in the Austin dining scene is the lack of great bagel options. And she’s trying to do something about it. The longtime Austin chef, a veteran of McGuire Moorman Hospitalty and Bufalina, is holding a bagel pop-up at The Hightower from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Memorial Day with MMH executive pastry chef Jennifer Tucker.

Manley’s bagels are hand-formed, boiled and baked in a wood-fired oven. SHe will serve bagels with cured and smoked fish and a selection of housemade cream cheese schmears. Additionally, FIgure 8 Coffee Purveyors will be on hand to serve espresso drinks and drip coffee.

Check out the menu below:

Plates

Classic ($7), cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

Hot smoked salmon ($15), cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

Nova lox ($15), cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

Whitefish salad ($14), cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

Salmon roe ($18), cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, pickled cauliflower and carrot

Platters

Pickled & smoked ($28), cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

Fish & roe ($30). cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper

All in ($60), cream cheese, cucumber, red onion, radish, caper, pickled cauliflower and carrot

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