Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’
I had the pleasure of talking with one of my friend’s in the pastry industry last week. Aside from catching up, she wanted to know why bread? It is true, we all learned a lot of techniques and were introduced to a lot of recipes while we were in school. I told her it was a passion of mine – it has been that way since I was young. The desire of being a master of a trade, to be connected to the old world, it all seemed appealing. I told her to go home and watch a video I stumbled upon three years ago. The video focused on a bakery in Brooklyn named SCRACTHbread. If you haven’t been, you should pay a visit.
There are many things one can do to get the creative juices flowing. I personally like taking walks and planning day trips. Last week, Bethany and I decided to travel the city. We started our day in Williamsburg for excellent coffee/eats and ended at the Met. It was her first time in Williamsburg and I wanted to show her some of my favorite spots: Jimmy’s Diner, Toby’s Estate, Blue Bottle, and Sweetleaf.
The day was slightly chilly and our hands were interlocked. It is rather strange and rather amazing how a place, person, etc. can change your outlook on something you’ve been dwelling on. With the latest Oven Fresh Dreams release on the way it was hard to focus on my writing assignments, let alone concentrate on my day to day responsibilities – that quickly changed. There is nothing quite like a walk in New York City. We are surrounded by so many amazing things and interesting people. A clear mind is refreshing and it allows you to create.
Time spent with friends should always be treasured. This past Sunday my friends, Alexis and Louise, and I went to the Brooklyn Farmacy. New Yorkers with a sweet tooth take my advice and visit this establishment as soon as you can. While I was prepared for a sugar coated brunch, I was not expecting the sweetness produced by this little offshoot of heaven.
The Brooklyn Farmacy is the perfect example of good branding. Before you even get a chance to sit down and peruse the menu, you’re taken over by well furnished shelves and countertops. The staff fits right in with retro threads as they escort you to your seat. That is when B.F. takes your my mind and forces it to explode – the menu is short, but the choices are quality. Deciding what sweet and savory pairing you’re going to select can be tricky, but do not worry friends. I developed a selection method. Here’s the rule I think everyone should follow – if you see more than three types of ice cream sundaes on a menu regardless of what time of day it is you order a sundae.