05/07/08 — How to tell you’re in a nice place…

We just got back from eating too much good food in Asheville, NC. I’ve noticed while traveling that a lot of places have many more independent bakeries than where we live now. I think this may be a criterion for finding a new place to live – does the place have a lot of bakeries to choose from? Not just to eat, but to determine if the area is friendly to small businesses.

Here’s one of our favorites, Kelly’s French Bakery in Santa Cruz, CA. It’s not just the food, it’s the lovely patio and atmosphere.

Kelly's French Bakery, Santa Cruz, CA