Friday, February 10, 2012

Something Sweet is back open


We hadn't seen Something Sweet, the homespun bakery on the corner of First Avenue and East 11th Street, open at all so far in 2012. A few weeks ago, we called the shop, and received a "temporarily disconnected" message.

They've been known to close here or there through the years (death in the family, broken oven, vacation) without leaving a note taped to the gate. So we don't worry (too much)...

Last week, a reliable source said that the owners were having a few issues with the landlord... not to mention Verizon... the doors were semi-open last week, and we saw some people working inside...


In any event, the bakery reopened yesterday... another shop to appreciate...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember that bakery when it was known as "The Black Forest Bake Shoppe", and they baked, hands down, the best black forest cake in the city.

Melanie said...

I started going to this bakery decades ago..started eating their vanilla mousse with strawberries--the handmade chocolates and the wonderful apple slice with apricot sauce..they have developed since then and I believe the owner's son took over some of the operations to bring the bakery into the more gentrified present. I love them and am glad they are back.

marjorie said...

I love them too! Their dense chocolate torte is amazing, and half the price of a cake at many other bakeries. And I love that it's wrapped in the old-school red-and-white string. And I know the cookie topped with chocolate-dipped banana has its own crazed following (though I haven't had that one). And they are so freaking nice on Halloween, giving every little trick-or-treater a beautiful and delicious hand-decorated cookie -- can you imagine the amount of effort that takes? They're good neighbors. I wish them all the best.

Anonymous said...

Their chocolate-covered bananas on a crumbly cookie crust are reliably superb. Glad the lights are back on.

Goggla said...

That last photo is really lovely.

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