One of my favorite lunchtime getaways involves a book – say,theduke.jpg something by Charles Dickens – a private nook at The Bagelry – and The Duke. I know a lot of you out there are nodding in solidarity. The Duke is arguably the best non-traditional bagel creation yet devised ($3.55).

This is my version.

Sesame seed bagel, lightly toasted.

Cream cheese – the more, the better.

Apple butter. You heard me.

A fistful of cashews all over the top.

OMG. Add a gigantic cup of green tea, and Bleak House practically reads itself.