The Nolens have had quite a year. In 2015 alone, Jeremy Nolen, chef of Brauhaus Schmitz and Wursthaus Schmitz, opened Queen Village's Whetstone Tavern, co-wrote and released the cookbook New German Cooking with his wife Jessica, and was a nominee for Chef of the Year. And now, it's Jessica Vogel Nolen's time to shine.
The Little Bird, her somewhat eponymous bakery and cafe (Vogel translates to "little bird" in German) opens on Monday, November 16th serving sweet and savory baked goods — from authentic Bavarian pretzels and sourdough barley-sage bread to some of the favorite sweets on Brauhaus and Wursthaus dessert menus. Starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, Counter Culture coffee will be served alongside homemade cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins and a egg & cheese breakfast sandwiches.
And since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, The Little Bird is accepting Thanksgiving pre-orders for Nolen's pies, cakes and tortes. You can place your order by calling the restaurant, or through the website.