Friday, October 8, 2010

#48: Coffee and a Pastry at 222 Artisan Bakery

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Coffee and a cranberry-walnut muffin at 222 Artisan Bakery - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Coffee and a cranberry-walnut muffin at 222 Artisan Bakery
Ian Froeb
Coffee and a cranberry-walnut muffin at 222 Artisan Bakery
Edwardsville, Illinois, isn't that far from St. Louis. Still, the drive might seem a bit much for a cup of coffee -- even if Goshen Coffee is among the area's best. Besides, you can purchase Goshen Coffee beans at several St. Louis spots, like Local Harvest Grocery and Foundation Grounds.

But then you would be denying yourself a chance to enjoy a pastry from 222 Artisan Bakery -- like Goshen Coffee, owned by Matt Herren -- to pair with your cup of coffee.

My pastry choice this morning was a cranberry-walnut muffin that was beautiful in its simplicity: perfectly moist, the mild tartness of the cranberry offsetting the equally mild sweetness of the muffin itself.

No matter which coffee you drink at 222, you can be sure that the beans have been roasted exactly as long as necessary to produce their peak flavor. If you're like me, the temptation to purchase a bag of roasted beans along with a cup of coffee will be too great to resist.

222 Artisan Bakery
222 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois
$2.40 (coffee) / $2.50 (muffin)

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.


#49: The torta ahogada at Taqueria Durango
#50: The "Morganford Mediterranean" Sandwich at Local Harvest Café & Catering

#51: Vegetable korma at Gokul Snacks & Sweets
#52: Schnitzel & spaetzle at Iron Barley
#53: Oxtail stew at De Palm Tree
#54: Pho at Pho Long
#55: Gyro at Anthonino's Taverna
#56: The Lemon Drop Cupcake at the Cup
#57: Pupusas at Tres Banderas
#58: Gumbo at the Gumbo Shop
#59: The burger at Newstead Tower Public House
#60: Quesadillas tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican

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