Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart

So many changes are taking place in our retail corridors. Through the years we’ve seen our local small, medium and large businesses open, close, move and sometimes just change their names. One very recent happening is the relocation of Alsace Lorraine Bakery in Bixby Knolls. After decades of providing us with homemade pies, cakes, cookies, wedding cakes, pastries and other yummies at their rented storefront in the 3800 block of Atlantic, the newish owners bought a building above Carson Avenue and moved their operation to 4334-36 Atlantic Avenue. According to Muny Ngo, the lovely gal who bought Alsace Lorraine four years ago, she is thrilled with their new location but wants to make sure their customers know where to find them– especially in time for Thanksgiving. So, if you’ve got a craving for one of their delights, just mosey on down the street a ways to their new fabulous location.

Speaking of pies– here is a short list of local bakeries and restaurants that will be selling whole pies for Thanksgiving– unfortunately for Mom and me– none is gluten free!

Alsace Lorraine– 4334-36 Atlantic Avenue – LB – (562) 427-5992
Closed on Thanksgiving– preorder for Wednesday pickup– pumpkin, apple, cherry, custard crème, mincemeat, pecan, pumpkin cheesecake, etc. Call for full list or special orders.

Arnold’s Cafeteria & Bakery– 3925 Atlantic Avenue – LB – (562) 424-8573
Pre-order for pickup on Wednesday or limited number on Thanksgiving– apple, cherry, chocolate crème, coconut crème, pumpkin crème, etc. Call for full list.

Bake N Broil– 3697 Atlantic Avenue – LB – (562) 595-0396
Pre-order by Tuesday– open Thanksgiving for breakfast and pie pickup – 7 a.m. to Noon
Apple, French apple, pumpkin, pumpkin streusel, pecan, mincemeat, boysenberry, Holiday Lush (pecan/cream cheese/cranberry/apple/French topping & whipped cream), etc. Call for full list.

Café Bixby and Pizza– 3900 Atlantic Avenue – LB- (562) 427-2233
Pre-orders preferred as pies will be first come, first served. Pies available Wednesday and on Thanksgiving. Apple, cherry, pumpkin, peach, etc. Call for full list.

Rossmoor Pastries– 2325 Redondo Avenue – SH – (562) 498-CAKE
Closed on Thanksgiving. Pre-order two days ahead of desired pickup. Pumpkin, blueberry, cranberry/apple, cherry, strawberry cheese, chocolate chip cheese, 10” pumpkin cheesecake, etc. Call for full list or special orders.

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