EVENTS: What two things do marauding Vikings and Madmen character Peggy Olson have in common? A Scandinavian background and Bay Ridge of course!
BUSINESS: After almost closing its doors forever in 2011, the owner-saviors of Leske’s Bakery are already preparing to open a second store.
FOOD & DRINK: Eater staff writer Brooks of Sheffield recently paid a visit to the Danish Athletic Club [741 65th Street], one of New York City’s last remaining strongholds of Scandinavian comfort cooking.
It’s official! Leske’s Bakery has set a reopening date.
Bay Ridge’s only Scandinavian Bakery is planning to open its doors once again on Wednesday, August 8, at 11:30 a.m.
After arousing the interest of blogger Brooks of Sheffield in April, co-owner Harry Hawk had personally assured readers that Leske’s latest incarnation will be “turning back the clock” in terms of fresher, storemade ingredients and a renewed commitment to the bakery’s original level of quality.
We can’t wait to check it out!
A little over a year ago, Bay Ridge lost Leske’s [7612 5th Ave], its last Scandinavian bakery. Now, not only is Leske’s returning, but one of the new owners is insisting that the quality – which customers say had declined in recent years – will be better than ever. Brooks of Sheffield from the blog [...]