On Sunday mornings I get up and make a quick run to Bethesda to pick up bagels from a local institution, Bethesda Bagels. Located at 4819 Bethesda Avenue, this is the place to be on a Sunday morning when the line is out the door by 8 am.
Happily you don't have to live in Bethesda to enjoy Bethesda Bagels. They have expanded to Dupont Circle, and will open at the Navy Yard soon!
Last Sunday, my son, Alex, and his wife, Maggie, and Hamilton were in for a night. We also had my daughter, Lise Courtney and her boyfriend, drop in for breakfast too. I made a quick trip for bagels and cream cheese spreads like lox, veggie, and raisin walnut. Instant feast! Even though Alex lives in New York now, he still says that Bethesda Bagel makes better bagels than anywhere else. I prefer Bethesda Bagels over Breugger's or Einsteins Bagels (or Pepperidge Farm!) because the Bethesda Bagels are hand made and solid. They are solid without being dense. They stand up well to the cream cheese!
This Sunday was a smaller group - just Lise Courtney and Daniel, Bill and me - but the feast was still enjoyed.