In November, Boonzaaijer’s
added a pastry case and small retail counter to the Colorado Avenue-facing end of English Dockside, selling desserts trucked over daily from their main hub on Fillmore Street. They also sell breakfast sandwiches and po-boys, made at Dockside, at their Fillmore location. For a quick lunch, we pick up a beef brisket po-boy ($4.95) and a slice of princess cake ($4.25). On advice from a Dockside employee, we reheat the sandwich, and find it delightful — the barbecue sauce doesn’t add too much sweetness, and between the brisket fat and remoulade, it’s rich and plenty filling. The brisket’s got some tooth to it, too. For the price especially, it’s a sound lunch deal. As for the princess cake, it’s a Swedish thing: layers of tender sponge cake and vanilla pastry cream, frosted with whipped cream and coated with a layer of green marzipan. Every piece is executed well, and added layers of cherry pie filling keep it bright.