I've lived in Astoria for thirty-some years, and the Blue Scorcher is one of the best things that's ever happened here. You know the food you're eating is wholesome and good for you, you know you're not going to come away from lunch suffering from being overstuffed with fat, corn-syrup-laden crap from Sysco and Costco, and you feel great about supporting a real, local business that's doing everything to keep this community alive.The baked goods are exceptional, up there with Ken's Artisan Bakery in Portland, and all ingredients are organic and sourced as locally as possible. The Blue Scorcher is a collective, which means the workers get paid the same as the owners. Very interesting.
I take people to breakfast lunch here all the time. Every once in a while, the quality wavers and occasionally the service is slow, but hey! it's a collective. On the whole, this is a fabulous place, a true experiment in community.
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