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Monday, July 16, 2012

Craftsman and Wolves' Sell-Out Muffin: What's The Deal With The Rebel Within?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM

CAMILA MCHUGH
  • Camila McHugh


It took me three trips to Craftsman and Wolves before I could get my hands on The Rebel Within. This buzzed-about Asiago cheese and green onion muffin with pieces of Easton sausage and a sous vide egg hiding in the middle has been selling out by mid morning. I kept making my way to this sleek and chic hipster hot spot just a minute too late.

But good news for me and anyone else tracking down this $7 muffin of all muffins is that pastry chef and owner William Werner has increased production so that you can get one any time of day.

 
I've stuck to the savory options at Craftsman and have fallen in love with the gougère. Absolutely airy and even lighter next to the weighed-down muffin, it offers subtle hints of chile and cheese in this gooey, eggy pastry. I wasn't as wowed, however, by the financier with zucchini, olive oil and pistachios. I was downright disappointed by the too crunchy, too bready chocolate chip cookie. My expectations for this chocolate chip cookie were high, however, as I, never one to purchase something that I think I can do better with a tried and true Toll House recipe at home, had my mind blown by the chocolate chip cookie at Outerlands. Absolutely unreal. But anyhow, I digress.



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