From Our Editors
With an arsenal of fresh ingredients and rich recipes, Kretchmar's creative chefs conjure up spot-hitting sweet treats and oven offerings. Cookie options ($0.44?$0.47 each) include soft butter cookies with sprinkles, powdered-sugar butterballs, classic chocolate-chip bites, and drop cookies. Contemplate the cyclical circle of life with a doughnut ($0.69?$0.84 each), or scale a stack of sky-high scones ($0.58?$1.77 each) to climb beyond city limits and escape rampaging city councilors. Kretchmar's torte cakes have won the hearts of Beaver's bakery buffs. Sample the sweet splendor with the tres leches torte ($16.70), containing three different milks, and the toasted-almond torte ($15.40), the bakery's most popular torte.