While each of these connections has been great in its own way, I must tell you about one that struck a special chord with this aspiring baker/pastry-chef - this week my friend Stephanie organized a "bakery crawl" for the two of us and several of her team members. Seriously - how fun is that? We headed to downtown Roswell for lunch and dessert(s - make that plural). We started out at a place called Party Chic - a quaint lunch place that features KellyKakes.
|Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes at Party Chic - stop #1 on The Bakery Crawl
Even though we were feeling pretty full, we "crawled" down Canton Street for yet another dessert - heading to a great place called Pie Hole. This homey establishment is a prime example of doing one thing and doing it really well - it's all about Pie, and only Pie. Pie Hole had about 10 different pies available by the slice (of course, you could also take a whole pie home if you so desired). It's a simple, rustic establishment that revolves around a case of pies that are freshly made and oh-so-tasty, often featuring seasonal ingredients. It has an interesting business model - does all of its' advertising on Facebook - so, log in and check out the pies-of-the-day, then crawl on over for a slice or two.
I selected coconut while my friends chose key lime and chocolate derby - we were all blissfully satisfied and incredibly full! I like to think of myself as somewhat of a pie afficionado - and I am totally smitten with Pie Hole - great flaky crust, lots of variety of flavors, fresh and homemade - what more could you want?
|Pie Hole - stop #2 on the Bakery Crawl (oops - got so excited I dug into my coconut pie before I remembered to take the pic)
|This breathtaking apple pie contains 3 pounds of apples - now that's a pie!
So - I highly recommend a Bakery Crawl - grab a few friends, pull on your stretchy pants and head to a few different places for dessert - it's great fun. Thanks Steph, Dave and Marianne for a fun lunch - I will miss you guys!