Blogging Bayport Alameda

November 6, 2013

C is for CookieBar

Filed under: Alameda, Business, Public Resources — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

Finally!

Webster Street gets something awesome that Park Street does not have, and no people, I’m not talking about a pot dispensary.

CookieBar Shop.

The website is not up and running yet.  No one is actively tweeting on their Twitter account.  There is only a little activity on their Facebook page.  But the Yelp reviews are growing.   According to the Yelp reviewers the concept is a little like Cookies Rules Everything Around Me (CREAM) where you can choose a cookie and an ice cream flavor and they will create an ice cream sandwich for you.  The ice cream is Thifty’s ice cream, which I know has a huge nostalgic following, so it probably won’t be anywhere near as good as Tuckers Ice Cream, but in a pinch…

It’s located at 1606 Webster Street between Lincoln and Haight so kinda across the street from Otaez.   So for all the people lamenting the opening of another nail shop or salon, this is your opportunity to bring more local small businesses to Alameda.  Frequent the ones that make the leap to open a shop and prove that Alameda can support a niche business like this one.  Get your cookie on.

Oh and speaking of food related news Baron’s Eats, a offshoot of Baron’s Meats and Poultry in the Alameda Marketplace, has a new hamburger offering for Alameda: the town that can’t get enough hamburgers.  It’s called the 5150 and the patty is half ground beef half ground bacon.   How the 5150 came into being:

According to Samiljan, the idea for the 5150 came about as a matter of happy coincidence. He had some bacon ends at the butcher shop that he needed to use up, and customers had been pestering him for a bacon add-on option for the regular burger. The problem, Samiljan said, was that the sliced bacon he sells is so expensive that it would tack an extra $4 onto the price of the burger, and he felt that was too steep. Instead, he and Coucaud came up with the idea of grinding the bacon ends and other oddly shaped pieces into the patty, infusing the bacon flavor into the burger itself — at a much lower cost. (The 5150 is quite reasonably priced at $8; cheese costs an extra buck.)

If anyone has actually had this, let me know if it’s worth the schlep to Park Street, it sound delicious.

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5 Comments

  1. I had the roast beef pullman at Barons and was really disappointed. When they heated the beef, they leached all the flavor out of it. This always happens with French Dip sandwiches, too, so I always tell them to just use the cold roast beef and with the hot dip. My husband liked his ham pullman though but we thought they were a bit pricey.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — November 6, 2013 @ 8:52 am

  2. The pullman rolls are really nice, though.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — November 6, 2013 @ 8:52 am

  3. “for Alameda, the town that can’t get enough hamburgers..” Now a Burger for a police department that can’t issue enough 5150s! Guaranteed to be an instant hit with the local cops!

    What a priceless double entendre! Thanks, Lauren!

    Comment by vigi — November 6, 2013 @ 10:46 am

  4. Took the kids to CookieBar yesterday. Yummy! And the people working there were friendly and patient with my kids, who naturally had to sample a bunch of different flavors before getting their ice cream sandwiches. It’s a very nice addition to Webster.

    Comment by Kristen — November 6, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

  5. Went to the CookieBar today. Yay!! I can’t believe it’s here in Alameda. My son said that it was better than C.R.E.A.M. Go and check it out.

    Comment by Cybelle — November 7, 2013 @ 4:31 pm


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