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Following my nose from the Hewes stop on the J/M train

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Following my nose from the Hewes stop on the J/M train

brooklynmonkey | Jun 4, 2003 09:44 PM

I found myself at the Hewes Avenue (Hewes Street?) stop on the J/M train earlier this evening. As soon as I got off the train I was overcome by the scent of baking bread...or pastry...or SOMETHING! This was my first time at this stop, so I had no idea where it could be coming from. I followed the scent from the platform down to the street, and despite the nasty weather I wandered around in a 3 block radius from the station trying to find the source. I couldn't figure it out--so frustrating! The only bakery I spotted was a matzo bakery--and I know that wasn't it. Anyone have any idea where this amazing scent might have been coming from? More importantly, any idea if the baked goods at the source taste as good as they smell?

I should also add that I was in Williamsburg to give Chickenbone another try. I hadn't been since April and since some on this board reported being underwhelmed, I was curious if it was already on the way downhill. I had the salmon and watercress sandwich on pumpernickel, my husband had the wild mushroom sandwich. His was amazing. I'd tasted it before and was blown away then. It was every bit as good tonight. The salmon sandwich, on the other hand, struck me as a--perhaps the--low point on the menu. The salmon itself tasted less-than-fresh, and unfortunately that was the predominate flavor. I've no doubt I'll be back there again...I just won't order the salmon next time.

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