Mon Ami Roger in Lexington Market
Even though it looks out of place, I'm glad to see a French bakery in the market. The owner told me his goods come from DC. I'm not sure if that means he makes everything himself in DC or purchases from somone in DC. It was closing when I stopped by, so I didn't prod further. The baguette (only $2!) was surprisingly decent. It wasn't Bonaparte, but still a nice crisp crust with soft interior. Has anyone tried anything else from this stand?
The only other real information I could find on this place was this: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/...
Calling this place a "french bakery" is quite a stretch. Its a deli counter. That also serves muffins. I've eaten there at lunch. First, they will definitely need to speed up the process if they have a hope of getting any lunch business in the market. It just takes too long. And not in a "good food takes time to prepare" type of way. In the, "let me make individual tomato slices with a plastic knife at the time of order" kind of way. Second, it seems to be a great example of two guys who really want to make it work but simply don't have the culinary chops. My sandwich tasted exactly as you would expect from any other sysco inspired lunch counter in the city.
Its unfortunate, because the guys seem nice, but as it currently stands, its not chow-worthy.