On The Rise Artisan Bread and Pastries

“Is that from On The Rise?”  Well, good morning to you too, Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan!  Never had I met someone who could name a bread’s origin in less than ten seconds after seeing it.  The bread in question was part of a sandwich I was enjoying for my “second breakfast.”

Steve and I recently tried On The Rise Artisan Bread & Pastries, a local bakery in the same small commercial district as Gigi’s on Fairmount.  On The Rise had been on my radar for a while, but it seemed like a very small place that specialized in bakery goods.  The weekend we tried it together happened to be soon after they renovated to increase the space.  I am not sure what they have offered in the past, but On The Rise currently offers a variety of sandwiches that are perfect for a grab-and-go weekend lunch (Figure 1).  Steve and I think it’s still too small of a space to sit and linger for lunch, but we saw many customers try.  The place is very, very busy, serving both walk-ins like us and call-ins (apparently, like Jill).

Figure 1. Banh Mi sandwich from On The Rise Artisan Bread & Pastries.

Figure 1. Banh Mi sandwich from On The Rise Artisan Bread & Pastries.

Figure 2. Look, Jill! Bread and pastries from On The Rise Bread and Pastries.

Figure 2. Look, Jill! Bread and pastries from On The Rise Artisan Bread and Pastries.

The sandwiches were excellent, and the bread does look tempting (Figure 2).  I suspect we’ll be back many, many times.  And, maybe we’ll run into Jill!

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Dana Crawford

Dana Crawford

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!