Thursday, January 25, 2007

It’s early in the morning, dark, cool—almost cold. The long line of cars on Greenway all have their lights on. It’s a pretty sight. All those people are going east to Kierland Commons or the Scottsdale Airpark. They are going to work. I am going to Einstein Bros. for bagels.

There was a time when this boy from Oklahoma wouldn’t even taste a bagel. Come to think of it there was a time when I didn’t know what a bagel was. I thought they were for the people scurrying down Broadway in New York City but certainly not for the common people trudging down the dusty streets of Oklahoma.

I have tried a lot of bagels and found them wanting. Einstein Bros. advertise their bagels as “Hot and Fresh Everyday”—and they are. They are hot and fresh and delicious—especially with strawberry cream cheese. Get them early in the morning, that’s when they are at their best.