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Treat to Try: Miss Cristy’s Maple Oat Scones

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Miss Cristy’s Maple Oat Scones

There’s no real middle ground on scones. It seems like they turn out one of two ways: either they’re lusciously dense, perhaps packed with savory or sugary nuggets, or they’re pretty much stale biscuit triangles. Fortunately, Miss Christy’s Bakery makes scones that fall in the former category, even a day after purchase*. The operation’s scones […]

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Treat to Try: Cookies n’ Cream Cheesecake from Sweet Cheese

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Cookies n’ Cream Cheesecake from Sweet Cheese

Sweet Cheese has a couple of tag lines on its business cards: “Eat sweet cheese” and “Committed to Cheesecakes.” Having never really considered cheesecake as a “sweet cheese,” the first motto is attention getting. Having tried out the bakery’s goods, the second motto is deliciously obvious. Sweet Cheese makes cheesecakes in a variety of fantastical […]

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Treat to Try: Der Dutchman Donuts

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Der Dutchman Donuts

Der Dutchman donuts are legendary for their size. Weighing in at about twice the heft of a regular donut, they deliver more than sheer mass: the donuts deliver old-fashioned homespun goodness as well. Like any donut, Der Dutchman’s offerings come in countless forms: traditional, twisted, frosted with sprinkles. Our introduction to the scene came courtesy […]

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Treat to Try: Good Food Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Good Food Bakery

Sure, it’s prime-time for growables such as sweet corn and tomatoes, but the local farmers market scene continues to provide excellent opportunities to try out independent, local baked goods. Even though bakeries can operate 365 days of the year, the summer markets give them sales outlets and opportunities that simply don’t exist in the winter. […]

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Treat to Try: Smidgen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Smidgen

A good-looking macaron is impossible to pass by. The treats are so prissy and dainty, and yet . . . so packed with flavor. Too often, pretty food and delicious food share too little space in Venn Diagrams. That said, macarons are treats that occupy that shared space. So the house macarons are the initial […]

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Treat to Try: Whisk

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Whisk

To be frank, cinnamon rolls have been kind of disappointing recently. Not enough filling, dry and flavorless, fatty, unsweet icing: the list of complaints can start right there. But still, the one spotted from Whisk looked delicious — and Hallelujah Glory Be, the little bakery delivered a cinnamon roll that is worth fighting random waves […]

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Treat to Try: La Chatelaine Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: La Chatelaine Bakery

La Chatelaine Bakery has always been a local go-to for fresh French goodies. It’s a full-service joint at dinner time, and earlier in the day, you can point-and-pick at its counters, cafe-style. A particular hankering for the bakery’s version of a croque monsieur provided the original impetus for a weekend visit. The sandwich features an […]

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