Wednesday, August 30, 2006

City Bakery

This is part of one of the famous pretzel croissants from City Bakery in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It was superb. So light, so complicated. It's covered in sesame seeds and not salt, but there is a distinct -- yet subtle -- saltiness about the crust. It is very much a croissant, but there's a very un-croissant-like flavor amidst the buttery flakiness. I must have more. It was a $3 item, and now that I think about it, that's horribly expensive.

City Bakery has created a sleekly-designed website -- which actually aggregates a number of blog postings from enraptured pretzel croissant fans. I suddenly regret my gauche display.

Maybe City Bakery is too big for its britches. It was featured in an episode of Sex and the City. And then there's the "secret" East Village storefront cookie shop (noticeable for the counter made of what looks like blue sod rolls). The name of which apparently was something the staff were instructed to be coy about. And then they opened a City Bakery in Los Angeles. Yeah, I'm done with City Bakery.


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