Wednesday, March 5, 2008


by Xani

You all must be hungry for more BCD content, no? Well, here's a little snacker to keep you going until we get a real post up. Last time I was in California I was in Santa Monica for three days. In that three days, we went to Bay Cities Italian Deli not once, but twice!! Apparently the only good source for Italian groceries and pre-made delicacies in LA, their delicious meats, cheeses, olives and house-made caponata cured our donut hangovers and served as a light dinner before I took the red-eye back to Bmore. And the bread... mere words cannot describe this bread. Crunchy yet soft, light yet bursting with flavor... when Ann said "should we get two loaves" I laughed, but shortly thereafter, as we polished off the last heel of our one paltry loaf, my laughter turned to tears...

Olives and caponata (totally worth waiting half an hour in line for!)

Hard Italian Salami and fantastic bread

Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese-- soft, buttery and delicious. We also got a piece of delicious Humbolt Fog chevre, by another local California producer, Cypress Grove

On our second visit to Bay Cities deli we picked up more cheese, more salami and of course, more bread! I even tried to be a good sister and picked up a small round of Cowgirl Creamery's award-winning Red Hawk cheese to bring back to EP. Sadly, after just 30 minutes sitting at room temp in my luggage, the smell of the Red Hawk was... overwhelming. I felt bringing it on the plane would be seriously unfair to the other passengers... I don't need that kind of karma!

Anyhoo... hopefully this little tidbit will tide you all over until we get a more substantial post out!

Happy Snacking,



  1. Reminds me of our totally-worth-it long wait at The Central Grocery. Sounds totally delicious! Add it to the list for my next visit to La La Land...

    And thanks for thinking of me for the cheese!

  2. Cow Girl Creamery - definitely good stuff. Those olives looked awesome as well.

  3. mmmm, thank goodness I can go have breakfast now.


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