My father is one of my greatest sources of inspiration, so it’s only fitting that my first post on my new blog be about him.

At the age of 13 my Dad posed as his brother to work as a dishwasher at a local restaurant/bar. He worked his way up to eventually own that restaurant. There qa a falling out among partners there, and he went through bankruptcy. Though he didn’t let that hold him back, he went out and purchased a new restaurant, The Cambridge Inn, and he’s been there for the past 16 years.

Three months ago he called and told me a local bagel shoppe was up for sale, and he had put a bid in. I asked him what he knew about bagels, he laughed and said, “I can run a restaurant, and I’ll learn how to make a bagel.”

The night before the first day of business he went in at 1am, he was too excited to sleep. He’s been working long hours, working to get the business moving smoothly. I haven’t seen him this happy or energized in years. I’m really proud of him, and wish him the best of luck at the new shop!

If you’re in Monroe NJ stop into the Camelot Bagel Shoppe!


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