Homemade cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls emerge from ovens at Mary’s Morsels, tag-teaming taste buds with a menu of breakfast and lunch fare in an intimate bakery and café. Mollify petulant sweet teeth with slices of old-fashion cheesecake ($3.99/small, $6.99/large) and giant cinnamon rolls ($2.49), which diners can affix to ears as an edible ode to Princess Leia. Fifteen cookie varieties ($3.99/dozen) provide an appetizing epilogue to an ample spread of lunch fare, including classic sandwiches, honey cornbread, and, on Thursday, home-style chicken and dumplings ($4.29/small, $5.29/large). Gobs of rich gravy ooze over fresh-baked biscuits ($3.99/small, $4.99/large), appeasing early-morning appetites alongside open-face croissants crowned with fluffy scrambled eggs ($6.99).
From The HIll in St. Louis, Chef Vcucina draws on nearly 30 years of culinary experience to completely customize each dinner he makes. He emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, oftentimes sourced from The Hill, and recipes that combine tradition and creativity. Five-course feasts come to fruition in diners' homes to feed intimate gatherings and parties with fresh pastas and succulent meats. Following meals, Chef Vcucina leaves behind his telltale calling cards: a sparklingly clean kitchen and a gold-plated spatula.
Frustrated by bakeries that lacked imagination, Laulie Cakes' namesake Laura began steadfastly whipping up custom confections in her home kitchen before moving into the business's first storefront in 2011. Each day of the week, Laura artfully bakes batches of traditional and specialty cupcakes and helps party hosts to plot out their soiree's sweets. The shops cake artists work with event planners of weddings and birthdays, embellishing cakes in the flavors and design of the customer's choice, whether it be a dulce-de-leche cake adorned in lovely swirls of realistic flowers or a coconut cake topped in fondant figurines of a bride and her ostrich groom. Cheesecakes, flourless chocolate cake, cookies, and a variety of flavors of gooey butter are also available. Cupcake vase centerpieces and other elaborate confections are freshly baked each day, often with help from Laura's young daughters, who share their mother's passion for great-tasting icing.
At Adam's Caf??, the aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean caf??mingle with those of the?American?diner. At lunch, classic burgers and chicken or beef philly cheese steaks are served alongside plates of steaming chicken shawarma and beef kabab. In addition to savory meat-based lunch dishes, Adam's Caf? also serves up a variety of vegetarian dishes. During breakfast, the kitchen turns out hearty egg-and-cheese sandwiches on texas toast, croissants, pita bread, or bagels. They also dish up omelets stuffed with gyro meat and saut?ed vegetables. Throughout the day, hot coffee and sweet treats such as housemade cake donuts and baklava keep the spice levels under control.
Established in 1902, Valenti's Bakery & Deli has been luring curious noses into its aromatic shop with baking breads and italian pastries for more than a century. Bakers slice up their signature italian and hearth breads each day before delivering loaves to numerous local restaurants. Display cases showcase colorful cakes, ricotta and cream cannolis, and assorted fruit and cheese stollens, and custom cakes showcase iced messages, flowery designs, or detailed furniture-assembly instructions. A full-service deli appeases appetites with hot sandwiches, holiday hams, and salsiccia sausages.
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children?s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.