I attended the Atlantic Antic today. So fun! I love seeing all of the local restaurants and stores exhibiting and also listening to the live music. It’s a great chance to learn about local vendors (both sweet and savory) that I haven’t checked out yet. I brought my camera and got some good shots of the local sweets. Enjoy!First off is Damascus Bread and Pastry Shop. This is a landmark Middle Eastern bakery (next to the equally wonderful Sahadi’s). They had a HUGE display of their delicacies including Lady Fingers, Baklava, Knaffee, etc.
My fave is the cheese Knaffee . Mmmm…
Next local vendor, this one I had never tried before and really enjoyed. Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies! They also have an adorable truck!
I was also pleasantly surprised to see the Wine Cellar Sorbet guys there. They were selling single serving sized portions of their luscious sorbets. I had the champagne flavor. Great as always!
There was a stand labeled “Cannoli Grdn” serving cannolis that were made to order and you could watch them piping in the filling. The filling was fresh ricotta, vanilla bean, chocolate flake, and lemon zest (if I recall). These were amazing cannolis ( thin shell, flavorful filling, not overly sweet) and I witnessed a few repeat customers rushing back to this stand after trying one. Always a good sign. Turns out they are from Salvatore Bklyn, a local cheese artisan.
They were also selling sandwiches with apricot rosemary jam (a sample with the jam is pictured beside the cannoli). It was really unique, I’ve been seeing rosemary used in sweets a lot lately and it is a GOOD thing.Blue Marble Ice Cream was out and had a lot of yummy items on display. In addition to their ice cream they had brownies from baked, Divine Chocolate, and coffee. Since it was cooler out today, I think it was a smart move to diversify, but their ice cream is lovely too.
Brooklyn Fudge was there with plenty of samples. They have original flavors like Wasabi Pecan!
Make My Cake was there with lots of slices and cupcakes. So rich!
Betty Bakery was there too. (I haven’t tried them yet but I will soon!)
Some of their delish looking goods here:
I tried Cynthia’s Creations “Cosmo’s Cappuchino Crinkle” and enjoyed the soft texture and flavor. I would have considered the red velvet cupcake but am still worn out from last month’s red velvet cupcake research.
Downtown Atlantic was there full force with a whole stand of just cupcakes!
The local caterer Eventfull NYC had white and dark chocolate mousse on offer too!
There were other things there that I didn’t photograph like loads of the typical deep fried oreos and crepe type fair stands, but I want to focus on the local places, so I’ll leave you with this somewhat forlorn looking eagle… Don’t worry, we’ll be back next year!
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