Thursday, January 21, 2010

A New Kind of Bakery

Last weekend we visited my daughter in Chicago.On her block of North Clark there is an interesting range of restaurants.

Top of my list is Molly's Cupcake Bakery. Right now our favorites are Carrot Cake with Browned Butter Frosting and Pumpkin with a Mascarpone filling. And I can't omit Turtle! Our favorites change with the seasons but Chocolate with Buttercream and Red Velvet are always very popular

We tried the Meatloaf Bakery for the first time. They serve eight different meat loaves in three sizes. Mini-cupcake, cupcakes and loaves. My favorites were "NO BUNS ABOUT IT"- a deconstructed cheeseburger with beef, bacon, Cheddar, pickles and topped with Cheesy Taters.

We also tried healthy "OMEGA-3 LOAF"- Alaskan caught salmon with lemon, parsley and dill, topped with wasabi mashed potatoes and serve with a yogurt dill sauce.

Other choices include THE MOTHER LOAF, A WING AND A PRAYER, LOAF-A-ROMA AND YENTIL-LENTIL, EL LOAFA DEL FUEGO. The titles are pretty much self-explanatory.