What is is with Pittsburgh and pastries? I'm serious.
or let's talk about The Cookie Table. Just another tradition that Pittsburgh has no
particular uniqueness? Even Wikipedia explains "it is basically a Pittsburgh tradition." Yes, Cookie Table has a Wikipedia page.
politics? Local A listers may skip the Pennsylvania Society Dinner in NYC, but would not be caught ashore when the Cookie Cruise shifts colors.
Then there are the Cupcakes. I think some have forgotten already the scale of the late in coming cupcake craze in Pittsburgh. Long gone in a sense; can't get the pomegranate tea cupcake anywhere these days.
No, of course cupcakes are neither a Pittsburghism, nor are we any hot spot on
the cutting edge of cupcakedom. But remember
when the mere hint that Pittsburgh was catching up to the wave of retro cupcake
appreciation set off waves of a media frenzy; only in Pittsburgh did the cupcake phenomenon get raised to anexistential issue, to the point of becoming nonsensical. We really want to be cool, we really do.
The funniest pastry story however is what few remember of
the great East Liberty resurgence. Ready
for this. The original plan for the
Eastside Whole Food development was that it would be paired with a Krispy Kreme. I do not make this stuff up! Only in Pittsburgh. Even if it didn't happen in the end.
and if you ask me: http://www.paddycakebakery.org/
Ok.. got that out of me.