Hadn't been to Stork's in a few months (major conflict with the Point System...)and stopped in after an informal lunch at the Clintonville on Wednesday
which by the way has a really nice,basic, giant-sized chicken parm/chicken francese lunch special. I was a bit disappointed to see that on the bottom shelf of what had been the outrageous cookie case, they were selling supermarket jars of pickles, beets, and the like. I forgot now if the brands were German (most likely) or Russian, but it seemed odd, a harbinger of something not good for one of my favorite bakeries.
The cookies were of course still delicious, especially those dark chocolate leaves, choco-dipped almond rounds, and raspberry mini-hearts (now 30 dollars a pound because they are so "labor-intensive")The Halloween cookies, particularly the orange glazed Jack-O Lanterns, were also fantastic.
I wonder what's going on with the pickled stuff...