Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bakeries and the University of Chicago

On our early jaunt (cold and windy) we headed to Bennison's Bakery in Evanston.  The owner, Jory Downer is teaching the class Larry is taking this today and Sunday.  Their bakery is very traditional, can you say Crumb Cakes, Danish, and the most amazing red-velvet donuts!!!

Next stop was Pasticceria Natalina, a small gem Italian bakery tucked along North Clark Street. The two owners were there, and we so enjoyed their wit and beautiful products.

Owner, Natalina starting the day's baking.

Simple but very elegant!

A suggestion was to check out Sweet Mandy B's in Lincoln Park, a very cute bakery/cupcake shop. They are a super busy place, and we could see why.

We met up with Whidbey Island friends Nicole and Luke, it was great to catch up, and they showed us around the University of Chicago campus on the city's south side. What incredible architecture on a campus about five blocks from President Obama's Chicago home.

On the way home (by train from the Hyde Park neighborhood) we walked along Michigan Avenue. It was after dark and the clear night offered some wonderful opportunities to see classic landmark buildings.

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