just returned from a jaunt to los feliz to get cannoli & cookies as sarno's. learned my lesson about trusting zagat & not checking the message board.
i am looking for ethnic bakeries...not those which carry this sort of novelle pastry where everything is a fruit glazed tartlet or flourless ganache covered cakelet.
just to let you know, i think europane (in pasadena) is terrible and fredrico's has what i consider a limited selection (unless you're looking for a cake). i'm trying to find something like sciortino's in milwaukee or mike's pastry in the north end of boston.
hard rolls (kaiser rolls) are a big big big plus!