Wednesday, September 7, 2011
New York Cupcakes arrives
Stories about new food outlets in the neighborhood are often the most popular postings on this blog. So we expect that lots of readers will be happy to learn that New York Cupcakes has officially opened, though with this caveat: "It's a soft opening only--this is still not everything we will ultimately have." Nevertheless, things looked pretty much in place when we stopped by the new shop in Madison Valley yesterday afternoon. By our count, first-day customers were able to choose from at least 15 cupcake varieties (there are 40 flavors or more in the NYC repertoire, rotating daily).
All of the cupcakes looked scrumptious, but we chose the red velvet variety ("many people think these are our very best') and received this parting advice: "New York Cupcakes don't like to be left in hot cars or put into the refrigerator." No problem there.
New York Cupcakes' hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. The shop is located in the space vacated earlier this summer by Bella Dolce at 2711 E. Madison St. (328-5161).