Now you know that I can spell, at least somewhat, so the misspelling is on purpose. I do love flowers, especially daisies and sunflowers, but Flour is a wonderful bakery and cafe in the South End section of Boston. According to the Flour website and an employee, within the next few weeks, a new Flour is scheduled to open in the Fort Point Channel district, which is near the waterfront. Then there will be two, thus Flours plural.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the Flour Blog. The owner Joanne Chang is a blogger! The blog lists the weekly dinner specials, plus the soups, quiches, pizzas, and stuffed breads that are available for lunch. And it is updated regularly. I've been checking!
Today, Wednesday, I didn't make my lunch, so I decided to stop by around noon. Luckily, I found a parking space very close by. I'm still mostly driving to work and have only taken the T once this month. I officially cancelled my monthly pass, but I digress.
Flour was really busy. As I was walking in the door, an employee walking in at the same time, greeted me, smiled and held the door open. Everyone seems pretty happy and friendly there. The tables were full and as people left, others sat down. I waited in a small line, but it moved along quite well. There were a lot of employees out front and working out back too. Although there were a lot of people in a rather small area, they seemed to move around each other like a well-oiled machine.
I caught a quick glimpse of the owner, as I was waiting in line. I recognized her from the picture on her website. She was out back and walked toward the counter area to greet one of the employees. She was smiling and seemed very friendly. There's a good vibe in this place, which I'm sure will transfer to their new location.
I had one of the weekly specials - smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese and red onion quiche. It was very good. The consistency was different than most quiches, really creamy almost pudding like, maybe because of the cream cheese. I'm not sure, but it had a nice feel to it. I've been to Flour before to buy some bread, which was delicious. They have a wonderful array of breads and desserts too. In fact, Flour's motto is "make life sweeter ... eat dessert first!"
Now you know that I love dessert. And you may also know that I love to eat backwards meals, where dessert is first. A place after my own heart.
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