A Boston pastry superstar pops up in NYC
The famously fluffy, gooey “sticky sticky buns” of Boston bakery Flour Bakery & Cafe will be in New York for one day only this weekend. Joanne Chang — the James Beard Award-winning baker behind Flour — will be hanging out at Dominique Ansel Bakery on Saturday, November 9 to promote her fifth cookbook, Pastry Love.
Starting at 8 a.m., Dominique Ansel in Soho will have three of Flour’s signature treats: Boston cream pie (a sponge cake with coffee syrup, vanilla pastry cream, and chocolate ganache), double chocolate rye cookies (a fudgey dark chocolate cookie with rye flour and toasted walnuts), and the sticky sticky buns (brioche buns with toasted pecans, honey, and brown sugar), which at least one Eater staffer has called “lifechanging.”
They’ll be available until sold out.
In other news
— The notoriety of Peter Luger’s zero-star review continues: It’s now a punchline in a Broadway show.
— Major Food Group (Carbone, the Grill) is expanding to Boston.
— People lined up down the block over the weekend to get their last pints at MilkMade, a popular ice cream shop that closed after more than four years in Carroll Gardens.
— Greenpoint is getting a new pierogi shop from Poland.
— The new East Village Trader Joe’s might be opening on January 6, 2020.
— After 30 years in business, Yorkville pool hall Hippo’s House of Billiards is closing. The owner blamed local officials and left a sign saying “FU” at the business.
— Before the Brooklyn Navy Yard had Wegman’s, it was Admiral’s Row. Here’s a look at what was lost.
— CC: Elizabeth Warren:
You should be able to pay for Xi’an noodles out of your FSA during stuffy nose season— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) November 4, 2019