Pie master and baker John Hinman opened his own bakery in north Park Hill just over a year ago and has been steadily acquiring new accounts for his rolls, buns, baguettes and desserts. If you've made the trek to the Post Brewing Company in Lafayette, you've probably tasted his award-winning pie, and more recently the Hinman's Bakery name has popped up on menus at the Thunderbird Imperial Lounge, Culture Meat & Cheese and Steuben's, to name a few. Beginning on Tuesday, December 13, Hinman's will open a retail room to the public at 4850 East 39th Avenue.
Head over between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays to peruse a bake-sale-style variety of breads and sweets, or order and pay online for pickup. Holiday standouts include buche de Noel cakes (in traditional chocolate or colorful red velvet), Laws whiskey-pecan pies (and jars of caramel sauce made from the same bourbon), sticky-toffee cranberry gingerbread and assorted holiday cookies. There are also sourdough batards, cranberry-walnut boules, rich brioche rolls in pull-apart twelve-packs, and homestyle buttermilk biscuits. The bakery requests 48 hours advance notice for pre-orders, which can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hinman is also considering adding grab-and-go sandwiches to give a new lunch option to the neighborhood, where residential blocks are being revitalized and a commercial warehouse district has attracted quite a few new businesses. After the holiday season, the baker will reassess hours for the retail market and may also add food-truck days to help provide lunch to local businesses.