What's a wedding without a little day after celebration? While the bride and groom were basking in the sun at the Four Season's poolside, the mother and father-of-the-bride were taking a much deserved
day off. As we strolled down Abbot Kinney, in search of the perfect snack, we decided upon avacado fries at 3 Square Bakery. But lo and behold, what should catch our bleary eyes? Why it was the attached Rockenwagner Bakery. This review is for the bakery only.
My 3 Square review was posted already. We love Hans Rockenwagner and hadn't enjoyed one of his freshly baked goods in quite some time. (Other than a pretzel bun on a burger here and there!) So we stopped in. The sweet little bakery serves both breakfast and
lunch with about five or six small tables. Whatever you order can also be brought next door to 3 Square. We love the Mini-Sandwiches ($3.50 each) on freshly-baked Rockenwagner bread. Choose from tuna salad, salami, grilled veggies, turkey, egg salad, ham,
brie, or caprese. Tortilla wraps with turkey, spinach, and provolone ($4.50) are big and hearty. But it's the cheese and bacon covered gigantic German pretzel that we come for. This definitely is a meal in itself. A huge soft pretzel is covered, and I do mean
covered for all of you cheese lovers like me in cheddar and thick chunks of bacon. It's then warmed and served with mustard if you please. This baby is at the top of my Best Things I've Ever Eaten list. Try the bacon and cheddar twist ($2.75) for
a smaller scale, yet still scrumptuous treat. The ham and cheese sesame croissant ($4) is one of my all time favorites too. Have it warmed and it literally melts in your mouth. Grab a drink from the back refrigerator and you'll have a great little meal.
After this I got a surprise trip to the Santa Monica pier. Tell me readers, am I the only native who loves the pier? My husband only had to spend $12 to win me a beautiful pink stuffed pig! My smile was worth a million bucks! Rockenwagner
Bakery 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice (310) 399-6504 Hours: Bakery M-Su 8 am- 4 pm.
Recommended Dishes: Pretzels, Mini Sandwiches, Wraps, Pastries.