It’s only been a few months, but downtown denizens already understand that the shared Fashion District space from Verve Coffee Roasters and Juice Served Here delivers a waterfall of delicious beverages. This fun fact may not make the marquee, but Short Cake pastry chef Ivan Marquez prepares Savory pastries for the case, including Focaccia Uva & Lardo, Polenta & Sage Madeline, and my top pick, Bacon & Mustard Monkey Bread ($4.50).
Marquez fills an aluminum tin with crisp, interconnected squiggles of croissant dough folded with whole grain mustard, savory lardons and of course plenty of butter. This monkey bread is a major departure from the sweet, cinnamon bombed bread domes that became popular in the ’50s, and I’m totally cool with that, especially since cappuccinos are readily available.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.