You know what I mean. Where can I get one?
I'm a Red Hen detractor esp. the baguettes. They've never done it for me despite the raves. I do however enjoy Bennison's mentioned at the top. Unfortunately, I've found them hard to come by in the city outside of a limited presence at the farmer's markets(which are about done with anyway).
Like I said above, Bennison's baguettes are available at Pastoral on Broadway. They take delivery of a par-baked product from the bakery each day and finish them off in the shop.
Anyway, I'm with you on Red Hen's baguette.
It's an entirely underwhelming product.
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The baguettes at Fox and Obel are far and away the best I've had in Chicago. They are a french style baguette while the offerings at Stanleys are generally Italian. Try one, but eat it ASAP. A good baguette only has about an 8 hour life span.