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South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Susan Post Susan Post South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Opening literally days before the world turned upside down, J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes, 1540 Parsons Ave., is coming out of the pandemic not only surviving, but thriving. This summer, the South Side bakery will head north, opening its second location inside Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy. J’s Sweet Treats will occupy the […]

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Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery debuted its very own brick-and-mortar Downtown eatery this spring. A long-time formidable presence in the catering community, it now makes its goods available for impulse buys on Spring Street inside a polished little cafe. The menu includes sandwiches made from ingredients that include house-made rosemary sausage or smoked […]

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Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Lion’s Paw Cookies That’s not it. Lion’s Cub Cookies Nope. Lion Cub’s Cookies THAT’S IT! That’s the ticket. Singular lion, possessive cub, many cookies. On a personal level, the baker’s name has been challenging. Its house cookies are large and truly mounded, like big predator paws. That initial association has wrecked havoc in the memory department.  But […]

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Treat to Try: Sadie Baby Sweets

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Sadie Baby Sweets

Of all the eating holidays, Easter is the best. There’s the ham, the hashbrown casserole . . . and most importantly, the giant chocolate eggs and bunnies. There’s not another holiday where you get to decapitate a large confectionary mammal.  To be honest, personal anthropomorphic tendencies have pretty much sucked the joy out of the chocolate bunny […]

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Treat to Try: Bakes by Lo

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Bakes by Lo

Bakes by Lo might be best known for its pretties. Its social media feed is filled with photos of breathtakingly gorgeous cookies and treats, decorated with an artistry that mere mortals simply don’t have. And the wares aren’t  just cute, they’re creative too. As in, conversation hearts frosted with dry burns on top, or maybe a set […]

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Cheesecake Girl Lands Spot at Budd Dairy & Storefront in Dublin

Susan Post Susan Post Cheesecake Girl Lands Spot at Budd Dairy & Storefront in Dublin

Soon there will be not one, not two, but three locations where fans can get their fill of The Cheesecake Girl. One year after Owner Samantha Strange opened The Cheesecake Girl’s first brick-and-mortar at Hilliard’s Center Street Market, the bakery will join Budd Dairy Food Hall in Italian Village. The Cheesecake Girl will occupy Budd […]

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First Look: S’wich Social

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: S’wich Social

The premise is pretty simple: choose cookies, choose ice cream, choose toppings and devour. But the flavors are anything but. Build-your-own ice cream sandwich shop S’wich Social is set to make its Italian Village debut on St. Patrick’s Day – Wednesday, March 17. (There may not be green beer, but there is green ice cream!) […]

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