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Delish!: Cooking Class

Now that Delish! is hitting its full stride on Amherst Street (see original post), it’s time to take a step back to see just what this business has brought to the Black Rock neighborhood. First of all, I never got a chance to showcase the opening of the second half of the operation. That’s the part where all of the cooking classes take place. It’s also the room where owner Deborah Clark does her daily food preparations for the lunch menu. “My classes are all sold out,” she told me as she stirred the ingredients in the pots before her. “And they have been for months. Every morning I take a look at the surplus food from the previous evening’s cooking class and prepare a lunch menu. That means that every day our lunch offerings are different because every class is different. It’s a win-win for me, the students and the customers.”
Deb has a knack for baking and cooking. What most people might not know is that she also has a knack for business design. There are few people who could have done what she did with such a a gutted out storefront. The layout is extremely conducive to myriad facets of the business. There’s a small retail culinary section (I picked up a couple of miniature colored spice canisters), a deli case filled with cupcakes, another one filled with cakes and desserts, platters of cookies, a cafe seating area… and the smells! Oh man, the smell of baked goods is enough to make anyone go bananas. Then you mix in some of the aromas that waft in from the kitchen and it’s completely over the top. 
To learn more about the pastry shop, the cooking classes, etc, visit Today the Delish! lunch menu looks something like this:
SOUPS:  $3.50 cup $2.00 with any sandwich
1.   Chicken Vegetable
2.   Texas Roadhouse Chili
3.   Southwestern Stew with Pork, Chicken & Beef
Lunch Features:
-Quinoa Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables and Pomegranate Vinaigrette $6.95
-Roasted Turkey BLT made with Spicy Candied Bacon on Ciabatta $6.95
-Sloppy Joe’s with Cheddar on toasted Roll $6.95
-Roasted Zucchini & Red Pepper baked with Provolone Cheese on Baguette $6.95
-Grilled Cheese: American, Swiss & Cheddar Cheese and Dijon Mustard, grilled on Ciabatta $5.95
-Classic Mac & Cheese twice baked with Panko Herb Topping $5.95
 5 of Delish!’s best selling desserts….
1. Cookies – the Delish “Amazing” Cookie (oats, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, pecans & walnuts) aptly named!
2. Cupcakes – Red Velvet, Chocolate Fluffernutter
3. Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
4. German Chocolate Brownie & Big Beautiful Brownie
5. Dessert Bars – Key Lime Cheesecake Bar & Espresso Walnut Bat
414 Amherst St, 
Buffalo, NY 14207, USA

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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