Strudel at the Butcher
Over the past couple of weeks, I've become a big fan of the oddly named Chicago Butcher Shoppe (289 Roncesvalles, at Westminster, 416-588-2001). It sells a standard selection of Eastern European deli, but this Polish bakery just two doors south of Freshwood Grill (See feature, page 75) makes a mean apple strudel. For two bucks you get a huge 6-inch square of inch-thick sugar-glazed phyllo-like pastry spread with Old World fruit. Eat only half and still get stuffed.