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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

das is goot

Have you tried Yagoot? (Sorry, I can't figure out how to do the umlauts) I tried it when they were first testing it at Buskens, but hadn't really gone in and bought it like a regular customer, so I did last night--ordered a small with raspberries and granola. It's as good as I've been remembering, and just as good as pinkberry, which is so big in L.A. It's light, very milky, with a pleasant tang. It melts easily into a consistency that indicates its made out of real ingredients, not a lot of emulsifiers and so on. It wasn't quite frozen enough, though, a little soft.

Buskens is opening a freestanding Yagoot store in Rookwood Commons, in the former Maggie Moo's store. (on the P.F. Chang's side) Brian Busken told me that the freezing equipment in the store will be better, so it will freeze a little more stiff. In addition to the original flavor, which isn't exactly vanilla, they'll have coffee flavor. That sounds good. They're also serving that old yogurt "salad" they used to have in the cafes, with lettuce, fresh fruit, granola, coconut.

They hope to open in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can try it at the Hyde Park Busken. It's low-fat and good for you, so don't succumb to a Maysville while you're there.


at 12:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a Masters degree but I don't know what a "Maysville" is. It makes me so mad that you use big words that I don't know. I don't like you, and I am not going to be your friend.

at 2:09 PM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

OK-- I'm not going to beg.
Maysville is a place in Kentucky where if I was smart I could have gone recently and told George Clooney it was my birthday and have him hug me. Busken's names their quite good chocolate frosted brownies after it.

at 2:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were smart you'd have a Master's degree. People who are smart have Master's degrees, you know

at 3:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polly- any chance Busken will ever serve Maysville's other traditional dessert. I know Magee's has the Maysville market cornered with its Transparent Pie, but I'd sure love to get one of those up here. Thanks!

at 4:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that Busken open 24 hours a day? Is the Yagoot available at all hours too?

at 8:18 AM Anonymous Sommer said...

I read the blogs in the morning so I am always a day late (so I rarely comment, I just like to read about people and their ideas) but.......does having a Master's degree bring on rudeness, disrespectful comments, and lack of manners. If so, I'll just stick to my Bachelors.

at 8:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, we're just smarter than you, being we have Master's degrees and all. So what you see as rudeness on our part is actually jealousy on your part. Always happy to help lesser folks like you.

at 8:59 AM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

I think it is available as long as the store's open. . . .

I haven't had one of Magee's pies, though I've heard of them. Good, huh?

at 10:38 AM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

I just looked at the original post. I meant to say Maysville BROWNIE. No wonder it was confusing.

at 1:29 PM Blogger Drew said...

FYI, Yagoot just launched a new website in preparation for the new store grand opening....



at 9:13 PM Blogger Jacqui said...

I was at Busken in HP today getting a Yagoot (I'm hooked!) and heard folks talking about the new store. Prob will be open to the public around May 9.

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