A titan among punny restaurants has been in the corner of my vision every single time I’ve driven home from the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market this year. Something about this brisk, 60 degree morning made me miss Surf Bagel in Delaware, where I regularly stopped for a coffee and a New York Style bagel before going in to work just down the road from their Lewes location. Lox, Stock'n Bagel called to me, and I answered it one morning after a veggie heavy market stop.
The moment I walked in the door, I felt the same kind of comfort of a breakfast stop at Surf Bagel. The counter of bagels. The local coffee. The chalkboard walls with the prices in the background. Few things are as comforting to me in the early morning. COVID-19 precautions have put their limits on exactly how we can all enjoy these sorts of places, but the pandemic hasn’t stopped patrons from gathering together at the outdoor seating after a nice bike ride or after their own stops at the market.