There’s a new shop that just opened practically across the street from us. Across town, on the East Side, it’s called “The Best Chocolate Cake in the World”. Somehow, on the West Side, it’s morphed into “Choco Bolo” (2058 Broadway between 70th and 71st Streets). Perhaps the name change reflects somebody pointing out that the old moniker was slightly obnoxious even in a city of superlatives. Or more likely, the bakery, which has its roots in Lisbon, is just trading on its Portuguese heritage: Choco Bolo translates to “Chocolate Cake”. I have another theory: As good as Choco Bolo’s cakes are, and I am told they are outrageously good, someone had one taste of Matt Lewis and Renato Poliofito’s Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cake and surrendered the title on the spot.
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