Well, they did it!
Nick & Britin Foster has opened their flagship bakery, breakfast & lunch spot and future location of cooking classes (and more) at 540 Delaware Avenue in Albany, NY. Yes, they had a teeny space on Quail Street but it was just a stepping stone towards finding a bigger & permanent space with a lease under their own name. THEY DID IT!
In some twist of fate, Christine, Heather & I were able to meet up for lunch on Friday at the new space. We got an up-close & personal tour by our girl (and FSC Contributor) Britin (hydroponic garden, locally sources ingredients, future space of their raised bed garden) and then enjoyed a lunch while we watched endless amounts of excited customers poured in to feast on sandwiches, salads, breads, scones and desserts.
What makes this such a satisfying visit is that within the same time frame of this very blog, Nick & Britin have worked hard to bring their ethics & talent to a larger & larger audience. They are dedicated to local & whole foods created in the atmosphere of community. When I first interviewed the duo, in October 10th, 2010, they were baking in their home kitchen and now they have the space that they need to thrive- Way to go Nick & Britin!
Here’s a peak and if you’re in the neighborhood, stop in Wednesday-Friday 8am-3pm and then Saturday & Sunday: 9am-3pm w/ brunch and grab some serious grub!