Tuesday, February 17, 2009
There's something about pretzels. Not the hard plastic bag at the grocery store kind, I mean soft pretzels. Ever since I was little I have loved them.
There's such disappointment when the perfectly browned pretzel is too dry, too bready, or too salty. There will be none of that here: I have found the best pretzels, and they are in the South Side of Pittsburgh at The Pretzel Shop. The bakery is family run, and they sell little more than pretzels. They have pizza pretzels, cheese and pepper pretzels, pretzel sandwiches, but mostly pretzels, large, medium and in stick form. They sell them by the brown bag. When I make the trip, I get a dozen and freeze some.
They are perfectly moist and flavorful. You'll have to try some.