It's rumored that here at the Apron HQ, we wear aprons for any and all tasks simply because we love them so much. I neither confirm nor deny these rumors (**confirm**cough**cough**) but for me, the real cherry on top is when I go out in the world and see our aprons in action. This, my friends, fills me to the brim with genuine Apron Squad Pride.
Had you been at Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe earlier this week, you would have found me rolling on the ground, overcome with happiness. I'd gone in search of Zoe Nathan, new Apron Squad member and Pastry-Chef-Bad-Ass. Nathan and her husband Josh Loeb, are owners and operators of Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon Winebar & Seasonal Kitchen and what they're creating in both locations is nothing short of incredible.
The pastries...Give me a second to pull myself together to talk about the pastries....
First there was the bluberry cornmeal cake and the Niman Ranch maple bacon biscuit. It made sense to stop there. There was, after all, a full meal still to come. But both were so delicious, it was clear I'd be missing out if I didn't try more. I mean, come on, there's a reason Nathan has earned the title Pastry-Chef-Bad-Ass.
I finally left, content and full, having also nibbled on the cinnamon sugar donut, gluten-free lemon poppyseed teacake, organic brisket hash, egg sandwich, and the chopped salad.
Bottom line, we're proud to see our aprons on people who are hustling, whose craft is impeccable, and who feed us to our hearts content. Not only are Zoe and Josh some of the kindest and hardest working people I know, they really care so freaking much about their employees and the quality of every epic dish they send out. They somehow manage to juggle their kids and their now growing empire of bakeries, ice cream shops and restaurants all without missing a beat. I am so honored to know them and have them on the apron squad and they really are a shining example of how to live life to the fullest.