Former Range pastry chef Michelle Polzine is gearing up to open 20th Century Cafe (198 Gough Street) in April, and this Sunday, March 3, will be the last in a series of pop-up bake sales she’s been doing at State Bird Provisions. We first reported on the project last June, and Polzine has been refining her slate of offerings, inspired by the baked goods of the Danube region — as in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. Her knishes (pictured) were just featured on Bon Appétit’s blog, and you can get an idea of the menu from this past Sunday’s pop-up, which included things like a hot date turnover, a chocolate Buddha’s hand cookie, and a savory sauerkraut-apple tart with duck prosciutto. Find her at State Bird for three hours only on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and we’ll let you know as soon as there’s a firm opening date for the café.
Polzine’s potato knishes. Photo: Michelle Polzine