Whenever I’m biking home after a ride up the West Side Greenway, I find myself drawn to Billy’s Bakery. I’m a sucker for the kitschy decor.
And even more of a sucker for a sweet treat.
My favorite here is the red velvet cake ($4.75). Dense and moist, topped with a boiled vanilla frosting. It’s an almost perfect rendition of the cake I grew up eating in Louisiana.
184 9th Avenue
L. Nichols is a Brooklyn-based artist.