You forgot the best gluten free of all, Café Chocolade.
No one else in the Pittsburgh area has as many gluten free items as Café Chocolade. Who else has 30 pastas, 2 quiche, 2 lunch, and 30 other different sweets every day and they have 25 different macarons more then any one else. and all gluten free, of yes and gluten free soft pretzels and pierogis.
The woman in soccer shorts is HOT. The cycling bloomers are attractive too.
As the others have stated Dozen's cupcakes are very dry, have no taste and are overpriced, once was enough. I cannot seem to understand why anyone would go back and why this place seems to be so popular. I guess people have no clue as to what a good cupcake tastes like. The same mentality abounds, if it's a "trendy" spot people will flock to it like ants to a spilled soda on a hot summer afternoon. If you're ever in NYC try a REAL cupcake from JUNIORS, especially the red velvet. Now that's what I'm talkin bout!!!!!
I had a bad experience with, James Gray, the owner of Dozen also. He scheduled a job interview with me and then never showed up. Everyone also says the cupcakes are dry, although I would never set foot in his shop after being stood up for a job interview. He told me in an e-mail that my 10 years of baking experience were not enough for him so he didn't think I'd be a good fit for his shop. Who's the "snob" now?
hello my name is loren holmes i boxed at one of your events in june of this year 2008 i dnt kno the exact location of the fight it was at some location pretaining with the name palace in it im not to sure what it is the only thing i remember is i knocked my opponet down in the first round i was wearing white trunks and a black top if you have any photos would u please email me them it would be very generous of you because i daont have any pictures of my first fight my trainer is drew mcnaire and he runs the bethesda boxing club in erie pa if that helps thank you my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I had an awful experience at Dozen. It all stemmed from their dry, flavorless cupcakes. I emailed the store with some constructive criticism...such as adding a case of some sort that would enable them to serve fresh cupcakes. However, the cupcake proved to be the best part of my experience with Dozen (even though it was awful) as the response to my email was by no means professional and clearly showed that their customer services is obviously as lackluster as their products. They replied to my email by calling me "prejorative" and made it apparent that he (the owner) was by no means tying to apologize for the horrible cupcake. He said that they do not use display cases as they seem to be "tacky and tipical." Apparently a fresh product is tacky and tipical as well. I expected more from a place that charges nearly $3 for an average sized cupcake. The owner says in his email, "As our website expresses, we do home-style from scratch baking. It is not high-end." I think anyone would agree that their pricepoint would command a product of higher quality. Also, I mentioned in my email that I am a "food snob." Perhaps this was a poor choice of words as I can enjoy a meal from Wendy's just as much as the next guy...but i do appreciate food. This, however really angered the owner of Dozen. He said in his email, "And coining yourself a food snob only attempts to make you seem more knowledgeable than I am. I don't know anyone who would take such claims serious. It also suggests that my customers don't have a palate as refined as yours." In my initial email, I even apologized for complaining, but the owner still said that my "email approach seemed rude and aggressive." Wow! I was just telling him that I was not satisfied and offered a few suggestions. Needless to say, I won't return. A simple, "I'm sorry you had a bad experience at our store" would have make a world of difference and certaintly would have enabled me to re-try their products.
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