When I first knew I was going to be moving to Boston, Jake and I came here for a few days last October to check it out. Some friends of mine suggested checking out this small family-owned bakery on North Shore called Mike's Pastry. Unfortunately, we weren't able to squeeze it into our few days here. So I vowed to try it at least once after we moved here. Last weekend, after we went whale watching, I was checking my map and saw that the bakery was about a half a mile from where we were. I told Jake I would run over to it and get a slice of cake while he and the kids played at this playground. So off I ran! I found it easily. How could I miss the CRAZY-INSANE line out the door and down the block??? (see exhibit A)
So I wasn't able to get a slice of cake. Instead I slowly walked back the way I came and realized I was strolling through Little Italy. It was AWESOME!!! There were cool accents, cooler stores and the COOLEST cars (see exhibit B).
Not to be discouraged, I planned my next attempt. Owen's first day of school was the perfect time. He was in school all day, Jake was taking Allie on a date. I had the day to myself to explore. So as soon as I could, I walked to Porter Square... I took the T to Park Station... grabbed the Green Line to Haymarket Station... walked to Hanover Street... turned left and walked about 3 blocks through Little Italy and there it was. With NO LINES!! Of course it was 11:00 in the morning. I walked right in and took 10 minutes just looking at all the coolers of baked goods. It looked like what an Italian bakery should look like. I was so excited! I couldn't decided on just one slice. So I gave the lady my order and she gave me the elusive box. (see exhibit C)
Exhibit D is the insides of that fabulous box. 1 slice of Boston Cream, 1 slice of Chocolate Fudge, 1 slice of German Chocolate and 2 white cupcakes with white frosting/sprinkles (for the kids). These were AMAZING!! I had to take 3 different nights to eat all my slices, but the last one I ate last night still tasted good. Mike's Pastry might be an adventure to get, but it is well worth the wait. Now... when can I go back?