Egg Post, Just One More Time
I know, it’s like not even funny anymore. I like eggs. I like eggs for lunch. I like eggs for dinner. I like eggs. Well, I finally decided to do something about it . I wrote about it. The mighty power of the pen. Or something like that.
In my latest feature outside of ES I highlighted the very few places where a DC resident can find an effing egg for lunch (and not covered in mayo in an egg salad, not that I don’t love the sandwich every once in a while.)
Regardless, I beg of you to tell me more places in downtown DC that won’t give me attitude if I order an egg and cheese on a begal.
Oh, and quick story. So one day I was super craving a begal and cream cheese. I was too lazy to leave the office during what traditionalists would call “breakfast time” (re: ends at 10am) and didn’t make to Loeb’s “New York Deli” until about quarter til 11. Well, I actually started my begal/cream cheese journey a few minutes before I arrived in the promised land of carbs shapped as a donut.
I stopped at – I shit you not – 3 places and every effing place was like:
No, out of bagels.
No, it’s not breakfast anymore.
No, you’re dumb. Go back to Jersey, the state where diners and breakfast food rule
Or it least that’s how it sounded to me.
I finally made it to Loeb’s and knowing they serve a lox platter all day I figured they’d (1) have begals at this hour and (2) serve me a begal with cream cheese.
So I got in line, ordered my begal and cream cheese and it worked! So I’m all gushy, and started telling the line cook about my travels and how excited I am to finally have my dream food realized.
Well, he looks at me and says: “If you got here 15 minutes later I wouldn’t have sold this to you.”
gansie: “Wait, what…but you sell begals all day.”
line cook (owner/manager?): “It’s not worth it.’
line cook: “Why would I waste my time to cream cheese you a begal when I can only charge you two bucks if I can make you pay five times that for the lox platter with a begal and cream cheese.”
But reluctantly, I included Loeb’s in my egg-for-lunch story. You’ll see.
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