If you didn't make it to her grand opening celebration this weekend, here are a few pictures of the festivities. We ate free brats (and they were the good kind!), sauerkraut and dessert and visited with new friends. Of course, the camera I was using had technical issues that night. Thank goodness my husband had his phone!
Stefanie passing out the amazing brats
Some Halloween fun
And CHOCOLATE, of course!
People enjoying their neighbors
More chocolate. Shimmering, glimmering chocolate...
A friend who gave me some good advice on homemade sauerkraut.
Me with Christine - we were trying to get the chocolate
in the background of our self portrait. Hahaha!
Fall petit fours
People filtered in and out during the hour that we were there and it was packed the whole time. The Baker's Daughter & Karl's Bakery are both places where you're likely to experience a wonderful smattering of different cultures as you hear English, French, German and Spanish spoken - all in one visit. And their customers all have favorites for which they come - the apple dumplings, Challah, petit fours, linzer cookies, pumpkin donuts and of course, the chocolate. Everything is made fresh daily with high quality ingredients.
But the people who visit year after year really come because when they walk into the stores, they know that the Boerner family - who own both shops - will remember who they are and welcome them with genuine friendship. You really can't ask for more in a local shop. If you didn't stop by this weekend, check them out in the next few months and try their holiday treats. They are located on 7th Street and Dunlap. You'll be glad you did!