to take Jegunda to the West Side
Market in Cleveland for some tasty Greek sandwich from
Steve’s, some tasty middle eastern
sandwich from Maha Falafel and some
other familiar treats, it was fun to travel the market with her, she
is taking us back to the food truck extravaganza in Cbus soon. One
new stop in the newly bright and shiny market (I guess every smoky
fire has a silver lining) was Reilly’s Irish Bakery.
So Well Flavored. So, So, So, Dry
I can’t say for certain what inspired the stop, I was waiting in the long and laborious line for Steve’s when Steph and Jegunda arrived and made everyone else who was jonesing for gyro seriously jealous when they showed up with food for waiting in line for food. The longing stares from our compadres in the que said it all.
strolled by Reilly’s previously and it never really struck me that
it was an Irish bakery, I guess I never really considered the idea
of an Irish bakery tradition. So, there is more than corned beef and
cabbage. They had chosen a couple of savory treats and one sweet.
The savory pastries or pastys were chicken and sausage. The pastry
itself was nice and flaky, the three cultures of the Emerald Isle
might get a harder time than they actually deserve. Jen put the
hammer on the nail when she said the chicken was wonderfully
seasoned and tasty but oh, so dry. Like sawdust dry, such a nice
start but the aridness made it more difficult to enjoy.
The Sausage Pasty
Much Better Moisture Content
We did get through though. The sausage was another matter. Similar pastry envelope with a strongly flavored and juicy, free-formed meat lump. It was actually really tasty/juicy/satisfying.
tried a fern cake. It lacked the fern design on the top but beneath
a drop of chocolate and sugary glaze was a sweet pastry shell filled
with a lightly almond cake with a light dab of apricot jam at the
bottom. Not the best pastry but actually good with a distinctiveness
which makes it quite a treat. I am really interested in trying their
triple chocolate Guinness stout cake. Hmmmm, another reason to
return to the market.
The Fern Cake Was Good
And Different Enough To Be Distinctive