On Wednesday we made a stop in Hoboken and visited Carlo's Bakery. It was a great time! We were blessed with a parking spot right in front of the bakery, and immediately jumped out of the car, seeing there was a line. Annika and I got in line. It was a little chilly, and we both had flip flops on and no coats, seeing we had just been in Florida. We stood in line for about an hour before being let into the bakery. The time went by really fast, and there were nice people in line to chat with. The women behind me were sisters, one from Hackensack and one from Florida. One of the ladies offered me her coat, which I didn't take, but I wore her gloves for awhile.
When we got inside the bakery, it was wall to wall people. We were given a number as we stepped into the door. It was difficult to see what was in the cases, but exciting to be there looking around.
The film crew happened to be taping the day we were there, so that was extra exciting! We saw them carrying cakes down the back stairs and out the door. We heard one of the sisters hollering with her distinct voice.
After I made my choices on what I was purchasing, (When we stepped in, they were calling number 63, and our number was 90 ~ almost an hour to get called) I paid, and who comes walking from the back, but Buddy! Soooo exciting! He greeted us, thanked us for being there and supporting him, etc. and was very appreciative. The girls at the counter claimed that he doesn't often get to come out front and greet the people, so we felt extra lucky! We also saw Joey, Mauro and Frank.
Now, on to the bakery . . . . I really, really liked it all!!
I LOVED the Lobster Tails. They were delicious. Everything we tried was great. I had truly expected run of the mill, grocery store tasting bakery that is just pushed out the door. I was thrilled to taste it and so glad that it was so yummy!
All in all, I would visit again in a heartbeat! I have lots more pictures, but here is a good sampling of our experience and what we purchased. Maybe I will add more later:)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Okay, I know I just did a Key Lime Pie post, BUT ~ after eating this pie, I had to do another post. We purchased it at a local Amish store/restaurant. It's hands down, the best Key Lime Pie I have ever had. Adam Richman from "Man vs. Food" visited this restaurant as well, with wonderful reviews. The kids are hoping we can make it over there to eat.