Friar's Bakeshop Voted Best Whoopie Pie!
The Bangor Daily News, on Wednesday, ran the results of a contest to decide the best whoopie pie in north-central and coastal Maine and the winner, by a wide margin, was The Friar's Bakeshop, on Central St., in Bangor. The shop, run by 2 Franciscan Friars, produces heavenly tasting baked goods. Brother Don, in a prior life, attended both CIA and Johnson & Wales, knows his bread, wholly.
The shop is worth a detour if going through Bangor. Check out the article, by Emily Burnham, at www.bangordailynesw.com. But get there early, as the whoopie pies sell out quickly. There is also a chapel upstairs to pray for forgiveness for ones dietary sins. No Devil's food cake, though.
Hail Mary full of grace,
Let me make it to the friars' place.
Although I am no longer in Bangor, I loved their pecan sticky buns. And I remember about 5 years ago, around Christmas, they made a chocolate bourbon cake that was fantastic.
On a tangentially related note, I heard recently that the Friars converted to Catholicism because they were unhappy with the Episcopalian Church. Sounds like it hasn't an an effect on their baking.
No devil's food, but you have your choice of sin-amon buns...venial or mortal (I think that has to do with whether they're glazed or not). Also great sandwiches (both in the sense of "nice" and "huge." Definitely worth a trip for the atmosphere alone. Do be warned, they're only open Tues-Fri, and lunch gets pretty crowded.
Also, that nun figurine on the counter...it squeaks.