From MorningSide's Facebook page: Roxane Tackett (right) hands over the keys to the new owner, Robyn Edwards.
, whose cult following has been loxless
since the eatery was shut earlier this year, is open again in its original store at 10848 Maumelle Blvd.
, who was in marketing for 20 years at Baptist Health and wanted a change, bought the business from Roxane Tackett
. (Tackett closed the restaurant after her estranged husband broke in and trashed the place.)
Edwards is offering “all the old favorites”: 16 kinds of bagels, including the time-honored bagel with lox, onions and capers and a shmear, and the bagel dog. She is planning to add egg salad and chicken salad to the menu, and a sandwich she calls the “Nae Nae” (named after her son Nathaniel and not the dance): Canadian bacon, turkey, ham, provolone cheese, a fried egg and an “ever so slight slice of Granny Smith apple.”
Edwards has given the interior a new look she described as having an “industrial farmhouse feel.” She learned how to make bagels — which is not as easy as you might think, she said — from Tackett and said most of the old MorningSide
has returned, making the opening smooth. Monday’s opening did the 2nd highest business for a Monday ever, Edwards said.
Hours are 6 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.