Detouring for Sugar at Boulette's Larder

We're often intimidated by the beautiful yet pricey savory offerings at Boulette's Larder (1 Ferry Bldg. at the Embarcadero), but after several visits poring over exotic salts, spices and succulent cuts of meat, we noticed a little bit of sugar in the mix. What a delightful surprise to find house-made sweets, which average about 75 cents apiece.

Picking a favorite in the assortment we selected was nigh impossible. Shortbread in cardamom and brown sugar-cashew varieties valiantly competed for the spotlight with a salted brownie and a classic chocolate chip cookie. But in the end, we easily and guiltlessly snarfled down about a dozen of the memorably chewy sea salted cookies, generously chunked with peanuts. It's the little luxuries that make life worth living.

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