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John had one. Thomas too. Jim knew this was more than just a coincidence. Strangers with the same uniquely red bird as their totem--it was a sign of things to come.

It turned out, Thomas, John and Jim also shared a dream: to open a bakery that brought the best baked goods to their friends, family and neighbors in Rockaway Beach. The food would be familiar, yet unexpected. They started testing recipes. First came the Mexican Hot Chocolate cookie. Then the Malted Chocolate Chip. And then, their first sales.

In the spring of 2016, they opened a counter at Uncle Louie G’s in Rockaway Beach. Customers responded, and more treats joined the menu. Brownies, pies, and our biggest seller, The S’mores Pie.

Soon the cardinal needed a bigger nest. And in 2018, Jim, John and Thomas opened their own storefront: Fat Cardinal Provisions in Rockaway Beach. Sandwiches, soups and salads joined the menu, along with coffee, hot chocolate and other surprises. Products and goods are

proudly made and sourced from New York City businesses. As always, all baked goods are Fat Cardinal originals.

We invite you to visit us at Fat Cardinal Provisions. Savor the new twist on homemade favorites.

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