The streets were really quiet. I think the earlier torrential sheets and buckets of water kept the crowds away. Really wish I were exaggerating that, too.
One of the places we ended up was at the Placid Baker, which was staying open late for Troy Night out. Normal hours of operation are Tues – Sat, 8 am – 6 pm. I got a sample of their raspberry butter on a baguette. It was so sweet and yummy, they sell small cups of the pink butter for 75 cents. Yes, $0.75! It looks like icing in a cup, or as Albany John said “The cupcake, when all you really want is the icing part,”
Caroline at Eat Local has also visited the Placid Baker and enjoyed the raspberry butter!
Here’s a crappy picture of their building! 250 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180 (just off of the triangle area on the same street as Tosca and HSBC’s ATM)
Albany John and I thought their prices were rather fair. The pastries were in the $2-3 range. And they looked so delectable.
Coffee! Albany John said that the coffee prices at The Placid Baker are one of the lowest in Troy. He says the next time he has to get coffee and do some work, he is definitely going here. I was quite impressed since Albany John doesn’t prioritize remembering prices. He may yet be a viable contestant on Supermarket Sweeps.
Iced coffee is $1.75 for a small and $2.00 for a large. Regular coffee is $1.50 for a 12 ouncer and $1.75 for 16 oz.