BLACK FOREST BAKERY, 155 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-226-0257
Tom Lorch may offer the Island's largest selection of chocolate cakes, with a dozen regularly available. Most of the 7-inch cakes sell for under $17, among them the eponymous Black Forest Cake, filled with black-and-red-cherry preserves and frosted with whipped cream; the Victory Cake, filled with pudding and frosted with whipped cream; and the chocolate fudge cake, filled with buttercream and frosted with fudge (a bargain at $12.95). Also of note, a seven-layer cake made with chocolate layers. (Credit: Newsday, 2009 / Alejandra Villa)
On two recent Lufthansa flights, and on a layover in the Munich airport, I enjoyed both fresh pretzels slathered with butter and sandwiches made on baseball-size pretzel rolls. I returned home determined to find these treats on Long Island, and my search ended at Black Forest Bakery in Lindenhurst.
Herb Lorch, a veteran of German bakeries in Queens and on Long Island, opened the bakery in...
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