Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:24 PM
We've now stopped in to the HT in AM twice on the way home from work. So convenient, parking a breeze. And the staff at the store is incredibly nice and helpful. Now that may wear off, but to have a store that is pleasant to do one's shopping is reason enough to bring me back. How often does one leave a store with a smile on their face?
I had called to inquire about their custom cakes, since on my first visit I noticed the large assortment in the case. I've ordered cakes at Bread & Chocolate, Washington Deli, Heidelberg, Giant, Costco, WF and probably every other bakery in the District. Again, the customer service here was incredible. I will definitely order from them again, even before anyone has tasted the cake! It's a Strawberry Shortcake--when I asked if they had one, the baker suggested a filled cake with fresh strawberries on top, covered with whipped cream icing. It looks gorgeous and delicious, and my husband had a sample of a strawberry from the tasting bins, and said they were incredibly sweet. The cake will be cut before the end of the day, so I'll report back with the feedback from the office. Unfortunately, I can't eat strawberries myself but my husband was impressed enough by the flavor to buy a large container of strawberries for himself.
(Oh and I definitely used the $5 coupon! The checker forgot to scan it however, but she caught it, and immediately a manager was there saying "follow me, I'll take care of it". Lickety split and I was given a $5 bill. These people seem genuinely happy in their working environment.)
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain"--The Great Oz