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Jul 15, 2009 01:38 PM

Athens, GA - Ciabatta/focaccia, red pepper salad?

Hi, all,
I'm looking for a source in Athens for good, consistent ciabatta or focaccia bread. Any recommendations?

I'm also really missing the red pepper marinated salad that they used to serve at Tuscan Market (which closed a long time ago). I would buy it by the pound. I have been thinking about it all summer. Anyone know where I can get a substitute, or a similar recipe try to make it on my own?

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  1. Luna bakery has a wide selection of great breads sold through athens locally grown and a few other vendors I believe. Also, big city bread has seemed to go up in bread quality in the past year.

    1. We buy Luna bread at Earth Fare. Really good bread, and we occasionally see their ciabatta bread packaged two small loaves to a bag.

      Luna rocks. Athens is very lucky to have them.

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      1. re: uptown jimmy

        Big City's website lists both ciabatta/focaccia

        Doesn't that new bakery/deli place in Normal Town (former Black Forest location) serve/sell Luna? Or is it Big City Bread they sell? I haven't been to it yet.

        1. re: Dax

          I swore off Big City bread years ago. Maybe they've gotten their act together? Different owners and such?

          We used to really enjoy their pastries. Their rugulach was really good.

          1. re: Dax

            It sells Luna bread because it _is_ Luna bakery, basically.

            1. re: hillarybrown

              Thanks for all the replies. I have not tried Luna yet and haven't had Big City in a few years.

              Still trying to cobble together a recipe to make the red bell pepper salad . . .

              Enjoy your weekend!

              1. re: pinkboa

                Both Luna and Big city have stands at the farmers market in Bishop park.. Couldn't find Antonio Zenere in the phone book or I would have sugested you call and ask him. I was too hooked on the tuna sandwhich to cast my eyes elsewhere..

                1. re: mfc423

                  Focaccia from Luna Bread is superb.