Location: Cakery Square, 159 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead
Ambiance: A bakery offering cakes, cookies, cupcakes, boozy cupcakes and gelato
What I ate: Large-size chocolate-chip cookie
Hot take: The mark of a good chef is not facility with the extravagant, but perfection with the simple, where there is no room to hide. And thus, the chocolate-chip cookie, with its few basic ingredients, should find the perfect balance between cookie and chocolate, crisp and chewy. Cakery nails it. Cookie is big enough to share, or small enough to eat alone.