It’s been a long summer on the hybrid pastry front. The cronut, that croissant and doughnut fusion that sparked ungodly lines and an obscene amount of coverage, only came on the scene in May. Although the lines Dominique Ansel Bakery, which pioneered the cronut craze, are still allegedly long (we have been boycotting due to a combination of principle and laziness), the search for the new cronut already started.
“No, stuffed bagel holes are not the new cronut,” NYMag’s food blog Grub Street proclaimed today.
So what is? The race is on to find out.
Downtown may need another crafty, artisanal pop-up market like Williamsburg needs another glassy condo, but if there is one person who can still get Soho excited about bacon mayonnaise, it’s Paper magazine co-publisher and editor Kim Hastreiter. Ms. Hastreiter, whom The New York Times called the “coolest woman in New York,” founded the downtown magazine back in 1984 and has continued to act as a powerful connector even as the magazine’s influence has waned and “downtown” cool hopped the L train to Brooklyn.
Ms. Hastreiter, sporting red-framed glasses and a felt pin in the shape of a sunny-side-up egg, hugged well-wishers at Thursday’s opening party for her Super (Duper) Market. Festooned with signature bull’s-eyes from Target and American Express logos (both companies are sponsors) the flea has moved from last year’s home at the Chelsea Market to the St. Patrick Youth Center on Mulberry Street.