Tuesday, December 2, 2008

crazy about these

Soft pretzels. Not the large oily twists you find at the mall that smack of preservatives and chemicals. No, compact, fresh doughy twists mastered in Philadelphia's storefront bakeries. There is now a Philly Pretzel factory franchise in the capital district. See here for details. Walking into a strip mall is not quite the same as sidling up to a truck in Center City, pushing past the construction workers to get your 30 cent pretzel or showing up at 5AM outside the Ben Franklin pretzel bakery under the El in Kensington to purchase 300 salty sticks for the youth basketball play-offs, yet it might satiate my cravings. I might buy a few dozen to freeze. Wow, now I'm hungry.

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