Feeling very thankful today! A lot of you ordered and came and picked up bread for Thanksgiving and I even got to save a loaf for myself. The Rough Draft first birthday was a big success. We served about 150 plates of food and still managed to have too much left (be prepared to see Smoked Turkey and Pastrami on a bagel near you soon). It was a ton of fun and I loved seeing all the friendly faces chowing down and even coming back for seconds.
This weekend we’re FINALLY back to ‘normal’. It's going to be a little bit of a big bake tomorrow as I was unable to do my typical Thursday/Friday prep, but that just means more fresh bread for you and yours.
And after a 3-week hiatus because of travel and the party, bagels and baguettes are back tomorrow. I can’t wait! Tomorrow is also Small Business Saturday so please come out and support all your favorite Uptown Shops (despite the cold)!
You can pre-order bagels (and bread) online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday.
This Week’s Loaf: Kamut Pan + Upstate Levain + Kingston Country + Baguettes
A limited amount of loaves this week because of no Friday bake, but if you want me to reserve something for you, let me know!
Kamut Pan loaves are our favorite sandwich bread. Kamut (aka Khorosan) is an ancient grain that we get from Milanese in Quebec. I think it has a bit of a sweet honey taste while still being 100% vegan (like all our other breads). It will be great for leftover turkey or PB jelly sandwiches.
Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.
Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.
Now Playing: Lando Chill - For Mark, Your Son
This album is a couple years old at this point, but something about the interesting mix of hip-hop/soul/jazz/gospel keeps me coming back. The production is super unique and has you nodding your head even without the boom bap.