Wednesday, April 2, 2008

R.I.P.: Proof

That's right...rumor has it (from pretty good sources) that our favorite bakery, Proof on E. Patrick St., will soon be closing its doors. Get your mini lemon-meringue tarts before it's too late!!

The owner is selling the super fabulous bakery and opening yet another great (if his track record has anything to say about it) restaurant a little further up South Market St. toward South St. No word yet on when we can expect to see the new place up and running, but I'll be sure to keep you posted as I hear scuttlebutt on the street.

The question is, NOW where to we go to satisfy our sweet tooth??? I have yet to find a local bakery that can even hold a candle to Proof. Cafe Nola makes their own desserts, but those aren't in the same league as the bite-size pastry masterpieces next door (and they're not supposed to be). Dolce Vita gets theirs from an outside supplier of baked goods, Starbucks, well, let's not even go there, and the former Stone Hearth Bakery on East St. is more expensive than Proof and frankly, just not as good. The Carriage House has it's devotees, but it's the whole way out Rt. 26 in Mt. Pleasant, and I'm just not driving that far. Plus, I like the fancy pastries (I'm totally a sugar snob...can't help it).

Whatever shall I do? Wherever shall I go???

7 comments:

Proud Geek said...

Hope this isn't because of the new downtown Starbucks restaurant!

Chef Christine said...

No, no. Nothing to do with Starbucks at all as I understand. Just time to try something new and exciting.

Ross said...

Yeah, this pretty much ruined my day. I mean week. I mean month. Gah, I give up.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Where shall I get coffee with "crunchies" when I visit? That was my favorite thus far...so sad! (Mel)

Formerly of downtown Frederick said...

I haven't been there recently but Market Street Cafe used to sell dessert selections that came from Carriage House.

Anonymous said...

I actually grew up going to the Stone Hearth Bakery and I knew that the owners sold it but what is the bakery like now? I live in another state now and would love to know what happened to one of my childhood places?

Reesie V said...

PROOF is back. I ate this on Thursday. I love 'The Med' veg style (no meat extra eggplant)

Yippee there is a gourment god after all!