During Trivia Night at Brix Tavern the other night, we were asked to draw a picture best describing our “Bucket List for 2012.” (Yes, a small group of friends and I play trivia now every Sunday night and it gets a tad competitive. I seriously had a dream last Sunday about the fact that I got a question about Disney Princesses incorrect, it was that bothersome). Anyways, it got me thinking about my Bakery Bingo Bucket List for this new year. As you can tell, I’m making some upgrades my website which is fun and challenging for someone who is not very computer savvy like myself. But hopefully it will look great soon!
My lovely little Bakery Bingo blog started just eight months ago with a trip to NYC. I was determined to visit Baked, a café/bakery owned by the writers of my all-time favorite cookbook, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. It was a long trek to Brooklyn, given that we didn’t have a car and taxis did not seem to want to pick us up apparently. (Read more about our NYC Bakery Crawl here). But after about an hour journey we made it! And it was well worth the trip, especially for their incredibly delicious Brooksters – a perfect combo of brownie and chocolate chip cookie. (Hence people also calling this creation the “Brookie.”)
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I’ve been trying to come up with a clever intro to this blog post about Nuvrei’s new cafe in the Pearl District, some story that is catchy and enthralling. Sadly though the best I could come up with was a lead-in about how while watching the amazing movie of my youth, Titanic (yes, I was truly watched the whole thing as “research” for our trivia night), Leo’s adorable character of Jack Dawson talks about traveling to “Pair-ee” and the artsy scene there. When I think of Paris, all I think about however is the delicious patisseries filled with incredible fresh-based breads and pastries. For those in Portland, consider yourself lucky, now thanks to Nuvrei’s cafe, you don’t have to travel all the way across the Atlantic to get an amazing patisserie experience.