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SEP-OCT 2017

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13 From bittersweet beginnings, the Ambrosia Bakery and Deli has served the Baton Rouge community (and dessert enthusiasts) for over 20 years. The eatery got its start in December 1993 when, after losing his 27-year position as a branch manager for a local beverage company, Felix Sherman began to lose hope of finding new work. It was at that point that his wife, Cheryl, who had herself been decorating cakes out of their home since the 1980s, got fed up and proclaimed "That's it, we're opening a bakery!" And so they did. Today, Ambrosia is owned and operated by Felix and Cheryl and their sons, Felix Jr., David and Michael. As a family, they continue to provide Baton Rouge residents with the very best (and sweetest) of desserts and more! Among their menu items are a wide array of treats including, but not limited to, pastries, cookie trays, birthday cakes, wedding cakes and last, but not least, a full deli! Although each menu item is bound to hit the spot for each and every customer, it is a known fact that the fresh strawberry cake is their biggest-seller. "Everyone loves it!" says Felix Jr. Additionally, the bakery offers over 23 different kinds of specialty cakes ranging from the "Scarlet O'Hara," "Italian cream," "doberge" and many, many more. They also offer 12 fabulous flavors of gelato that include fresh strawberry, Oreo and a variety of sorbets. With a display case that's over 50-feet long, it's not hard to find just the thing to eat! Not in the mood for dessert, just yet? Try one of the many items available in Ambrosia's deli instead. A staple of the eatery since they first opened it, it has recently undergone a change—whereas the old shop sold primarily cold sandwiches featuring traditional deli meats, the eatery now offers not only hot sandwiches, but a surplus of breakfast and lunch items such as omelets, bacon, wraps, specialty salads and more! With so many options, it may be difficult to decide what to choose. Luckily, patrons have the option to dine-in or request take-out. Better still, customers can order take- out or to dine-in ahead of time by phone or online thanks to Ambrosia's newly revised website at www.ambrosiabakery.com. Featuring an easy to use order form, as well as scores of mouthwatering pictures, Ambrosia's website offers online ordering for in-store pickup to customers, a service begun over 12 years ago. Recent updates have likewise allowed customers the opportunity to view items—be it cakes, cookies, deli items or otherwise—which they'd like to order and receive help from experienced, knowledgeable employees. What's more, the newly-revised website is very current and up-to-date with Google, ensuring that it is Mobile compliant for someone on-the-go! In all, the website is a testament to community and customer satisfaction that Felix Jr. and his parents before him, insist upon delivering! "We always expect the BEST and work very hard to make sure our customers get the very best products," Felix Jr. affirms. And, when visiting or ordering from Ambrosia Bakery and Deli, customers—whether a newcomer or returning face—can expect it. Sweets and Treats from Ambrosia's Bakery and Deli By Alexis Marie Egan Libby is the new OverDrive app for East Baton Rouge Parish patrons. It was built for readers to discover and enjoy 1,000s of e-Books and audiobooks from the Library's OverDrive collection. Inspired by user and Library feedback, this FREE one-tap reading app was designed to get your digital pages turning as quickly & seamlessly as possible. Libby replaces the original OverDrive app and is available with Android, iPhone and Microsoft devices . Simply download it for your smartphone or tablet. Check out Libby's new features and enhancements: • Quick and easy for first-time OverDrive users • Faster performance and powerful search • Customizable browsing options to find books faster • Simplified download settings ebrpl.com/DigitalLibrary 225.231.3750

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