Visual Goodies

02 Apr 2004|Terri Ducay

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In the small town of Soledad, CA, there is a wonderful bakery called La Plaza. It’s full of decadent delights. There is sugar, powdered sugar, coconut, chocolate, pastry cream, glaze, and every flavor of jelly known to man.

When I travel South on California’s 101 highway heading out of San Francisco, I look forward to stopping in the small valley town of Soledad. It’s known for agriculture, a state prison and very hot weather, but more notably there is also a small Mexican bakery, called La Plaza.

Upon entering one comes face to face with a four sided pastry case containing every high calorie Mexican dough product you can imagine.

There is sugar, powdered sugar, coconut, chocolate, pastry cream, glaze, and every flavor of jelly known to man sitting in the case. In the rear is a small café that makes burritos, and tacos and plenty of other good stuff.

What is so endearing about La Plaza is that it reminds me of the bakery my uncle had when I was growing up. The sweet smell of fresh pastry wafts through the air. The colors of the different bakery goods is a visual delight… they are happy colors. Although I visit this bakery infrequent, it always makes me feel at home.

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