Review by: Michael Stern
Memorable | One of the Best
As the name suggests, Bakesale Betty’s is all about cookies, cakes, bars, and scones. Strawberry shortcake is made upon a big, creamy biscuit and loaded with real whipped cream and full-flavored strawberries. Blueberry pie is built upon a crust as beguiling as a sugar cookie. The brownies, sticky date pudding with caramel sauce, and cinnamon-crumb-topped banana bread all are marvelous.
Better than all of the above is Betty’s fried chicken sandwich. While ordering at the counter, you can watch sandwiches made in the open kitchen. Chewy-crusted buns are loaded with coarse-cut cole slaw then piled with pieces of chicken still hot from the fry kettle. There is a spicy crunch to the chicken’s golden crust, which is thin enough that the sandwich’s potential redundancy of bread and breading is immaterial.
Chicken comes first, but egg, in the form of egg salad, shouldn’t be ignored. While it lacks the crunchy, spicy punch of the chicken, it delivers its own excitement in the form of peppery arugula rather than lettuce. To drink, there is tart lemon slush; and as for dessert – the sky is the limit at Bakesale Betty’s.
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