Google+

Tag: Boccalone

Craftsman and Wolves

Craftsman and Wolves

Last year, my dear friend Kailey and I made a pact to have brunch at a much touted bakery on Valencia Street in the Mission district by the name of Craftsman and Wolves. I must admit, I was very pleasantly surprised when I strolled into Craftsman and Wolves like a wide eyed kid plastered to the jewel like display cases of delicately crafted patisserie (brownies, rolls and cube cakes) as well as the expertly constructed viennoiserie (croissants, brioche, morning buns and financier).

Brooklyn Slate Company

Brooklyn Slate Company

I recently learned about kindred food passionistas; Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka’s thriving Brooklyn Slate Company. Kristy, the fourth generation of Hadeka Stone has been harvesting naturally occurring steel blue grey and brick red slate (just like the stuff used in children’s chalkboards, roofs, floors and quaint village sidewalks) from their quarries in the Slate Valley (upstate New York and Vermont) for over 100 years.