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10:47 a.m. Sunday: Best Spot to Score a Sunday Times Sugar-Rush 

Nabolom Bakery

Residents of Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood already know there's nothing like the one-two combo of the Sunday Times and an Infamous Twist at Nabolom Bakery. The small bakery offers a delicious array of wonderful pastries, cookies, breads, and even pizza, but the sugar fiends among us have eyes only for the Twist -- a mound of gooey pastry dough slathered in brown sugar. The I.T. has such a high sugar content, it'll keep a middle-aged man high on the goof until Sixty Minutes comes on later that night. (We're estimating here, but you get the idea.) Arriving early is always a kosher idea at Nabolom, but like most items, fresh batches of the Twist arrive frequently as the day grows long. So, even if you bed-head it on over around noon, you might luck out and pluck a hot one out of the oven. If not, there's always a microwave to re-create the warmth. The bakery also attracts a great cross-section of Sunday-morning stragglers: bicyclists, kids, parents, golden retrievers, young couples, old couples, odd couples. So it's a great spot to pull up one of the lawn chairs outside and park it with the Paper of Record for an hour. Or for however long that sugar high lasts.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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