Call Your Mother takes Little Red Fox’s place on Connecticut Avenue

Lily Carr, Web Executive Editor

Ever since Little Red Fox closed, I’ve been left with a fox-sized hole in my heart. The pandemic had created what I thought would be a lifelong routine of getting a Fox BLT every week. Leading up to Little Red Fox’s closing, I crammed in as many visits as possible, sometimes even going for both breakfast and lunch.

As I savored every last bite of their scrumptious sandwiches, rumors of what would replace Little Red Fox began to spread. On January 3rd, I was bombarded with texts and Instagram posts announcing that Call Your Mother Bagels would be opening on Connecticut Ave in Little Red Fox’s old storefront. 

I would consider myself to be a bagel connoisseur. I have tried every bagel from Bethesda Bagels but I am ashamed to say that, up until a week ago, I had never had a bagel from Call Your Mother. This needed to change.

On a glorious Saturday in Georgetown, I was welcomed into Call Your Mother by the trademark pink and teal color scheme. As I struggled to decide what to order, I heard people in line talking about the Sun City, which consisted of bacon (or pastrami), egg, and cheese on an everything bagel, topped with spicy honey. I knew what had to be done.

With great speed and warm vibes, the delightful staff handed me my order. I found a nearby bench where I began to devour my bagel. The bagel itself was magnificent, excellent dough and flavorful everything seasoning on top. The bacon was perfectly cooked. To be honest, I was very initially suspicious of the spicy honey but it exceeded my wildest expectations. I topped off my meal with a delicious and flavorful chai. 

Although it is unclear when Call Your Mother will be opening, the transformation from Little Red Fox to Call Your Mother has already begun. The outside still reads “Little Red Fox” but is painted a Call Your Mother pink. While I will dearly miss Little Red Fox, the delicious Call Your Mother bagels have already begun to fill the fox-sized hole in my heart. •