A new business in a new building on Park Street will add to Alameda’s already extensive selection of inspired eateries. Crispian Bakery, named after the feast of Crispian, as quoted from William Shakespeares’s Henry V bakes small-batches of French-inspired American breads and pastry daily at 1700 Park St.
Crispian is a collaboration between two head chefs, Beth Woulfe and Christian Fidelis de Goes, who met while working together in Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery in New York City.
At 6:49 a.m. last Tuesday the Hayward Fault tapped the East Bay on the shoulder and said, "Here is a small taste of things to come, are you ready for everything I can throw at you?" How many Alameda residents would have been truly ready if that earthquake had registered 6.9, rather than 4.0, on the Richter scale? Would they have been prepared for a temblor that would have closed all the bridges, shut down the tubes and disrupted telephone service?