That was quick. The decades-old Berger’s Bakery in Lexington Market reopened on Wednesday following an inspection, just two days after the Baltimore City Health Department ordered its closure.
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The bakery that sells everyone’s favorite hometown cookie in Lexington Market has closed its doors by order of the City Health Department.
The unique culinary tastes of Baltimore are making a comeback on cable television.
I’ll admit it. Every year, right around November, get a wellspring of ambition as the holidays approach. I’m going to finally send out a holiday card this year. I’m going to make and purchase the most thoughtful, lovely gifts my family has every seen. I’ll make truffles and cookies and fudge and send them to friends across the country. How many times have I accomplished this dream? Well, going on zero. But there is hope yet (kind of). I can at least ease my burden by relieving myself of my cookie-making delusions and going a bit kitschier (though just as delicious) by sending tins of Berger cookies.
I was shocked, intrigued, and a little grossed out when I read about the Berger Cookie milkshake (basic recipe: combine a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream with a pack of Berger cookies; blend) — but this new Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout from Full Tilt Brewing is something I can definitely get behind.
Need a calorie boost for your Thursday? Why not toss some ice cream, cookies, and milk in a blender and whip yourself up a Berger Cookie Milkshake?
According to the man who masterminded this idea — which I have to admit I find both very appealing and kind of scary — a proper B.C.M. requires an entire box of Berger cookies, a half gallon of vanilla ice cream, and some 2% milk. The result? “A decadent and over the top milkshake.” With emphasis on the decadent.
Thanks to a FDA report citing “violations” at the factory where Baltimore’s iconic Berger cookies are made, no one has been able to get their fudge-coated chewy cookie fix in Baltimore for several weeks now. (The city shut the factory down on January 31.) If you’re really desperate, though, we have one potential solution:
First, Baltimore’s beloved fudge-topped cookie pillows expanded to D.C., and found a bunch of snobs: “Is this cosmopolitan region really ready to embrace a cookie that admittedly looks as if its fudge creme topping was slapped on by 5-year-olds hopped up on Mountain Dew?,” Andrew Reiner wrote in the Washington Post. Hmph. And it gets worse from there.
Saveur, that glossy monthly magazine for aspirational foodies, has finally started paying attention to Baltimore. “If you haven’t been [to Baltimore] in a while, you’re in for a tasty surprise,” Melissa Klurman writes. Here’s her list of six foods you can get only in Baltimore, plus a few additions of our own: