Rhubarb galette from Floriole (photo by Joseph Storch)
I've always been a fan of Sandra Holl's work. Over the past few years, she's maintained a small booth at the Green City Market in Lincoln Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays, selling her French pastries and ethereal seasonal berry bread pudding. But she's always wanted to have a full-time space, with a real kitchen and a cafe, so she could expand her offerings as well as start selling some savory items as well. After more than a few delays and equipment setbacks, Holl opened Floriole Cafe & Bakery on West Webster Avenue (just a few doors West of Sweet Mandy B's) a few weeks ago, to the delight of many of her weekly fans at the Market.