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La Boulange in Mill Valley opening this week

Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2006 12:03 AM

Bay Breads is continuing its path of world domination with expansion to the north. La Boulange in the Strawberry Village center has a sign posted that it will open Thursday, Aug. 17. It's across the roadway from Pizza Antica and one door down from Spanish Table.

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    Chubby RE: Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2006 12:15 AM

    In addition to pastries, they will be serving tartines along with organic coffee

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      Chubby RE: Melanie Wong Aug 17, 2006 08:41 PM

      Don't go today. The doors are closed, the chairs are stacked and that sign that was up last week (saying they will open on the 17th) is down. No new sign.

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        Chubby RE: Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2006 10:25 PM

        New opening date is Tuesday Aug 22nd (pending final inspection)

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          Melanie Wong RE: Chubby Aug 18, 2006 10:30 PM

          Thanks for staying on the beat! My favorite morsel is the cannele, but hold out for a very brown and crunchy crusted one.

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            Chubby RE: Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2006 10:42 PM

            I agree, but the last one that I got was rawer than raw inside, not moist and eggy, but battery. Have you noticed a difference lately or was that a fluke?

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              Melanie Wong RE: Chubby Aug 18, 2006 10:49 PM

              The variability in the cannele has been a topic of ongoing discussion here. It was especially bad during the wet season. I eyeball the cannele in the case and point out exactly which one I want. Sometimes none of them look good (too blonde, pale and wet-looking). I hope the expansion hasn't caused a permanent drop in standards at the central baking facilities.

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          ciaogina RE: Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2006 11:25 PM

          Having just moved to MV I eagerly await the arrival of the bread, almond croissants and canneles, all hail the French Wheat God.

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            Melanie Wong RE: ciaogina Aug 23, 2006 05:06 AM

            Ironic that you've moved to MV, after Boulange opened on Union Street. (g)

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            Chubby RE: Melanie Wong Aug 22, 2006 10:16 PM

            All the tables and umbrellas are deceptively set out, but they are still closed. The sign says that they will probably open tomorrow but we'll see.

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              lizelle RE: Melanie Wong Oct 16, 2006 04:48 PM

              Finally had a chance to stop by. The sweets and savories are just as good as those at the Pine & Fillmore location. However, we do love that they have indoor and outdoor seating... something lacking at the SF location due to small space.

              Sitting outside Boulange is nice as they've blocked off cars from parking directly in front, giving the area an open and fresh feel. Early Sunday mornings are not very crowded and are the perfect time to relax.

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