Friday, November 11, 2011

Fat Fridays: Poseidon Bakery

This week's edition of Fat Fridays brought me to family-run Poseidon Bakery in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. The shop has been turning out authentic Greek pastries since 1923, in a neighborhood that is much different than today's gentrified area. Its baklava is legendary- as thick as a triple decker sandwich, layered with homemade phyllo dough, chopped almonds and walnuts, and drowned in sweet honey. At $3 a square it is messy, gooey, and undeniably delicious- a Fat Fridays treat I would happily repeat week after week.

Three pieces of uncut flaky, sweet baklava
Thick baklava overrun with chopped nuts and sticky honey

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