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Tarry Fine Foods is open

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According to Liz Johnson, Tarry Fine Foods (next to Tarry Lodge in Port Chester) is opening today. Please post your comments after you visit.

Tarry Lodge
18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

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    1. re: chowdom

      Thanks. Who was it who claimed that they weren't going to have bread?

      1. re: MisterBill2

        I was wondering the same thing.

        1. re: chowdom

          it was me, mislead by then sous, now exec chef of the resto.

        2. re: MisterBill2

          Went to check out Tarry Market on Sunday morning and noted that despite higher end prices on most everything in the store the breads were rather reasonably priced. We took this as a sign that they are indeed hoping to draw business from Kneaded Bread.

          That said, the Tarry Market olive bread we sampled wasn't near as good as that from Kneaded Bread. We did buy some foccaccia - the olive/onion and the prosciutto/tomato - and both were very good. Will have to do a side by side with Kneaded Bread's which we've bought in the past and love.

          After buying the focaccia we went to kneaded bread for some treats: sticky bun and donuts plus some rolls and curry chicken salad and partly just to show continued to support. Very happy to note that while there only a few stragglers in Tarry Market (of course it was 11:30 am, a bit early for that type of place) Kneaded Bread was hopping.

          The woman who served us, I think may have been the owner, passed over the large tray of donuts that were set out and went to the kitchen and brought us some that were just made. Still hot and so delectable it was difficult not to down all of them in the car on the way home. It was also hard to walk out without a provolone bread but I was well past my carb load for the month by then. From the bakery perspective, Kneaded Bread makes my mouth water in a way that Tarry Market's baked goods did not. Have to admit that Tarry Market had some yummy looking cookies up front by the coffee bar though.

          My overall thought is that people who are going to Tarry Market for other things may buy bread while they are there but they won't go there just for the bakery. Kneaded's customers will remain loyal and those in the know will still make it their bakery destination. Further, the additional traffic from Tarry Market could even send some new customers Kneaded Bread's way.

          Kneaded Bread
          181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

          1. re: laylag

            an offhand remark from a Tarry employee- well, that's why we don't sell sandwiches, so we don't compete with Kneaded Bread.

            the response from my friend who has been in PC his whole life- yeah, right.

            But come to think of it, I wonder what they willl do with their new space on Mill St.

            Kneaded Bread
            181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573

      2. Questions of competition to the Kneaded Bread aside, do people think this place will survive? I visited on Sunday and thought, except for the bread, prices were pretty high and a fairly limited selection of merchandise. Also too much focus on perishables which I would think would not move that quickly. Of course with the connection with Eataly in the city, maybe they're not really looking to turn much of a profit here and can always transfer slow moving items to Eataly.

        Still, $20 for a panettone ($25 if you want a nice paper wrapper) seemed excessive.

        Kneaded Bread
        181 N Main St, Port Chester, NY 10573