1303 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
(773) 989-7393 or online at bakerandnosh.com.
The building at 1303 W.
Wilson, which has been home to an attorney and an unsuccessful
aldermanic candidate, has found new life with Baker & Nosh.
When it opened its doors, not
only did it meet my expectations, it blew them and my low-carb diet
out of the water.
Baker & Nosh is the
creation of Andersonville resident Chef Bill Millholland.
Millholland spent the last seven years as a chef instructor at Le
Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Before that, he
spent years honing his craft in New York kitchens.
While most food
establishments do their cooking and prepping in the back, Baker
& Nosh chooses to bring theirs to a window display along Wilson
Avenue. Passersby can get a sneak peek while Millholland and his
crew work their magic creating some of their menu items. On any
given day, you can pick up freshly made, reasonably priced bread,
which goes along perfectly with Baker & Nosh's unique cheese
options and pâtés.
In the morning they offer
coffee and lattés and have a wonderful choice of pastries. Our son
loves the "pain au chocolat," and while Mom and Dad are getting a
caffeine fix, he is downing organic vanilla milk. At lunch they
offer incredible soups, sandwiches, chips and flatbreads.
The best part of Baker &
Nosh, however, is the outdoor garden area. We all know the little
ones get restless and Baker & Nosh, knowingly or not, created
the ultimate kid-friendly area. With a 6-foot cast iron fence that
keeps the kids in and the city distraction out, a fountain and
plenty of soft green grass, your kids will enjoy the relaxation
almost as much as mom and dad. Almost.
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