Not literally. But that would be awesome!
Bri-guy & I have been doing our little tour of South End eateries and I was shocked to hear that he had not been (hadn’t even heard of!) Flour. Oh Flour. Such a fantastic bakery. Thank you to Joanne Chang for following her heart (and gut) and switching careers. She runs a mean bakery! Great spot for a breakfast treat (sticky bun for a real indulgence) and a coffee or cocoa. It’s also a great spot for lunch- a nice break during a stroll around the South End.
I have thing for the sticky bun. I never thought I was into that kind of thing until I tried one- I forget when/where, but it was the best thing I had ever tasted. They are notoriously popular as well, routinely selling out, so it always seems like a stroke of luck when there is a plateful in the case, and that of course you MUST order one because you don’t know when you’ll have another chance! I had to show Bri-guy the light and introduce him to Flour. We got a sticky bun (duh) and a lemon-ginger scone.
The scone was amazing- light, and just the right crumb to it- scones can often be dry & dull. The lemon was bright & vibrant and so refreshing. The sticky bun was my personal heaven. It really shouldn’t count as breakfast, it makes for a lazy morning/afternoon.
When the sugar high subsided and real hunger crept in later in the day, we were contemplating a late lunch somewhere…Picco- of course is an awesome choice, but I wasn’t quite in the pizza mood. Since trying to lighten-up on the gluten & processed foods, I figured baked breakfast goods was enough for one day. I also know that Bri-guy had been wanting to try this Chinese place in the South End, and though it’s not normally my fave cuisine I was trying to be a good sport and suggested dim sum at Myers & Chang. (And yes, that is the same Chang- hence the title of the post-Joanne and her husband opened the restaurant together.) Bri-guy has been itching to go and I figured why not? Especially when I saw they had specifically designated gluten-free dishes. This was also my first shot at dim sum. And gosh darnit, I loved it! We tried all sorts and there wasn’t a thing on the table I didn’t like! Who knew.