Sunday, April 25, 2010

Daily Bread

Bread, glorious bread! We are lucky in the Bay area to have so many quality bread choices. When dining away from home, this becomes glaringly obvious when the waiter plops down the bread basket and it is full of tepid air bread. The North Bay just got another quality choice: Arizmendi Bakery, a worker-owned cooperative, opened a branch in downtown San Rafael.

We rolled by on Saturday and the place was jamming. As you enter, there are clear plastic bins where you choose what goodies you want. We wanted to linger but the crowd behind us was anxious so we quickly picked several items to try. April grabbed a tomato, onion, mushroom and cheese focaccia she savored. I snatched a cranberry scone that tasted of butter and cream. We also acquired a loaf of wolverine bread: Luscious with apricots, raisins and nuts in a chewy crust. It was meant for later consumption but the pieces kept falling into our mouths.
Focaccia and Scone
Wolverine Bread

Welcome new neighbor!
Arizmendi Bakery
1002 4th St.
San Rafael, Ca.


Zoomie said...

Oh, wow, that looks great - I must go!

Chilebrown said...

Wolverine Bread sounds and looks very interesting.

Have you been to the Bakery in Freestone Ca?(On the way to Occidental). One of my favorites.

Greg said...

Zoomie- I think there are a couple in the East Bay.
Chilebrown- Wild Flour! Heck yeah, every time we head that way.