Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery
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JM ate the Porchlight pancakes with a chocolate strawberry cupcake.
Nichole ate the Porchlight orzo salad with an orange banana cupcake.
Ross ate the potato leek soup, Sprecher root beer, and banana pecan cream cheese cupcake.
Samantha ate the half house salad with a cappuccino and a raspberry vanilla cupcake.
The bill was $30, or $7.50/person, plus tip.
Nichole gave Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery a B+; JM gave Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery an A-; Ross and Samantha gave Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery an A (see our grading rubric).
So, after Circolo's Atkins-like protein loading, we needed to celebrate a successful wedding task done and, incidentally, a birthday. We headed to Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery to get some vegetables and carbs.
Ross's potato leek soup was very creamy, and Sam's house salad was fresh. JM and Nichole appreciated the care the Porchlight folks had put into their pancake mix and orzo salad, respectively. The pancakes really soaked up the syrup, which was nothing too special, and the pasta salad was very dilly and had a nice quantity of good Havarti and snappy peas.
Of course, you come to a cupcakery for cupcakes. These were very good, indeed, especially if you like a light, fluffy frosting; the texture is delicate and the recipe must be simply superb. Ross graciously submitted to a rendition of "Happy Birthday to You" even after the betatted server called him a "sucka" for letting us submit him to annuitized birthday torture.