by Ian Froeb
This week, I turn my attention to the sweeter things in life -- and a few savory dishes, too -- at Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-277-0882).
I haven't lost my sweet tooth, but as I grow older, I have more trouble remembering where I left it. I don't order dessert often, and when I do I share it. I average one candy bar per month, a desperate-breakfast doughnut maybe every other week. And the good stuff? The cacao-rich boutique chocolates? The artisan baked goods? I suppose it's the lingering aftermath of a Jesuit education, but I rarely treat myself.
Of course, you're not supposed to feel guilty for not eating sweets. But that's what I felt when I learned last week that one of my favorite bakeries, and without doubt one of this town's best, La Dolce Via, will close on January 1, 2013, after ten years. Several months had passed since my last visit there. In November 2011, another very good bakery in the city, BitterSweet Bakery, shuttered after a regrettably brief run.
This is my roundabout way of saying that it's time to celebrate Pint Size Bakery.
Visit Gut Check tomorrow to read my review and see Jennifer Silverberg's slideshow of Pint Size Bakery.