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Don't Skip the Bread at Commerce; Oh, Yoko, Save Café La Fortuna!

Bay Ridge: One of the city’s greenest cake shops, Little Cupcake Bake Shop, actually makes awesome cupcakes, too. [NewYorkology]
Carroll Gardens: Frankies’ third location is sizable, but still at least a few months from being completed. [Eater]
Upper West Side: Blossom at 466 Columbus Avenue is a candlelit vegan restaurant with a fireplace. [Gridskipper]
Former John Lennon and Yoko Ono favorite Café La Fortuna is closing this Sunday. [Lost City]
West Village: At newly opened Commerce, Andrea Strong "had the bread basket of the century," which included "about a half-dozen types of bread, all fresh baked in house that morning. There was a buttery mini brioche, an sourdough olive roll the shape of a fat bullet, a ciabatta and a sesame roll, and my favorite, and one that I think they should turn into a bar snack with mustards and cheese—the soft malt pretzel." Sounds like a good start. [The Strong Buzz]

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