Where Is It? It’s Here!

By CHARLES FERRUZZA

This particular “Where Is It?” was almost too easy, but what the hell, here’s special thanks to commenters Bill and Andrea who made correct guesses. I had been craving a flaky Danish pastry from the venerable McLain’s Bakery at 7422 Wornall Road, and the window display was festive enough that I couldn’t resist the impulse to photograph it.

What do I like the most about McLain’s? Well, it smells like a bakery: a delectably sweet, yeasty fragrance. And it looks like an old-fashioned bakery, post World War II vintage, not unlike my favorite bake shop in my hometown, Taylor’s Bakery. I never leave Indianapolis without stopping into Taylor’s for a crisp white bag filled with pastries, which I polish off on the way to the airport.

I wish I could find other bakeries in the metro that are anything like these two timeless classics.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink