Brick Street Bakery wins ‘Sweetest’ title!

Brick Street Bakery participated in the 2018 Best Buddies Chef Challenge on Thursday evening and was awarded the top prize in the "Sweetest" competition.

"It is an honor and joy for our Brick Street teams to participate and support this wonderful organization," said Bakery Brick Street Business Manager Peg DeLoriea.

The Brick Street Bakery team made pumpkin rolls from scratch for the contest, with bakers and job coaches learning to assemble, mix and bake the rolls.

Attendees raved over the pumpkin rolls, some returning for a second and third helping.

This is the 5th year Brick Street Bakery has participated in the event. This is the second time Brick Street Bakery has been named the 'Sweetest."

The competition is a major fund raiser for Best Buddies Iowa, a non-profit organization serving people with and without disabilities. The Brick Street businesses became involved with Best Buddies after John Kielgl, then director of Best Buddies Iowa, visited Brick Street Café for lunch and learned about Optimae’s mission of one-on-one job coaching for adults with disabilities. 

Also representing the Brick Streets at the event were Sadona Mondabough, Brick Street Bakery assistant manager, Kiersten Pryor, Brick Street Books and Café assistant manager, and Brick Street Books and Café employee Cara Kazor.

"I want to thank the Brick Street Bakery team for their hard work and assistance making this happen, and to Kiersten and Cara from the Brick Street Books and Café, assisting at the event," said DeLoriea. "Our Brick Street teams are amazing and do an awesome job supporting our bakers and café employees."

Now serving Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast coffee

Brick Street Bakery, Plain Talk Books & Coffee and Railroad Bill’s Dining Car are now serving our very own fresh roasted L&N Roast coffee.

Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast is fresh roasted each week by our friends at Raccoon Forks Foods in Ames. The L&N Roast, a medium dark to dark roast, is roasted on Fridays and delivered on Mondays to ensure you are drinking the freshest coffee possible when you visit our stores.

The roast is named after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Railroad Bill, our founder, is fond of the L&N line and has familial ties to it. The L&N line was also favorite target of the original Railroad Bill, the legendary train robber.

Stop by one of our stores today and give the L&N Roast a try. Toot toot!

Get to know Brick Street baker Sarah

Brick Street Bakery would like to take a moment to share with you a little about Sarah, one of Brick Street's remarkable bakers. Sarah has worked at our Brick Street businesses for three years, and has been at the Bakery for just for over a year. We hope you enjoy getting to know Sarah a bit.

Sarah’s favorite activity at the Bakery has been learning to make yeast donuts. Brick Street Bakery is helping Sarah work towards her goals, which is to work more hours and to work independently. When Sarah is not at work, she likes to volunteer at her local library, ride her bike and make crafts.

Sarah wants people to know, “This is the best place to get the best homemade donuts and coffee.”

So stop in and visit sometime soon to say hi to Sarah and pick up the best homemade donuts and fresh-roasted coffee around.