Joey D’s Italian Bakery Grand opening this Saturday, 7am to 7pm

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It was once written by a wise man that “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first!” No truer words could be spoken than these for those who fancy a homemade dessert for breakfast, lunch or dinner (and any time in between!) With life so full of the unexpected, one must always seize the moment for sweets, whenever the chance arises ~ and there is no better place to find those sweets than at Joey D’s Italian Bakery on Greenville Avenue in Johnston.

Joey D’s Italian Bakery is home to classic Italian desserts, made with techniques that have been passed down through the generations and honed over a lifetime by Italian baker Joey Di Stefano. Joey is part of a family baking legacy, beginning with his late father Richard Di Stefano and his mother who can be found at the bakery to this day. He has a talented brother who is a baker in North Carolina and a sister, Sherri, who is the friendly face you will meet across the counter at the bakery. Joey dedicates everything he bakes, in part, to his close-knit family.

There are three words, in addition to the words “tempting,” “scrumptious” and “indulgent”, that best describe Joey DiStefano’s baked goods; they are FRESH, FRESH, FRESH! Every day, Joey mixes, sifts, stirs, rolls, kneads, and bakes his heart out to create confections of every variety and flavor. He puts love into every step of baking, and that love can be tasted in each bite of his undeniably delicious baked goods ~ from Cannoli’s to cookies, pastries to pan pizza, breads to biscuits and cake rolls to dinner rolls.

Some of those many baked goods that Joey creates at his newly opened bakery include:

• Loaves of Italian bread; hard & soft rolls

• Egg, Pepper & Wine Biscuits

• Pizza Strips (perfect for any occasion)

• Cinnamon Bread (aka: “Monkey Bread”, a DiStefano family-favorite)

• Calzones stuffed with spinach, meatballs, cheese, cold cuts and more

• Pastries of every type ~ Danishes, strudels, turnovers, muffins & twists

• Brownies, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookies

• Refrigerated pastries ~eclairs, pagoda, Napoleons, and custards

• Special occasion cakes and pies, perfect for the holidays (order yours today)

Joey’s Italian Bakery is celebrating its GRAND OPENING this Saturday, December 15th! Bring in the family for a bakery packed with goodies, and a visit from Santa from noon until 2pm. Free samples and complimentary cup of coffee too!

Joey’s Italian Bakery is located at 269 Greenville Avenue. Hours are Tues. – Saturday from 8am to 7pm and on Sundays from 8am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays. To place your Christmas orders, call today at 401-349-5044.

Be sure to place your order for baskets of Italian cookies by December 19th; pie orders taken until Dec. 21st. Don’t delay, Christmas is only days away!

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Kerri Lyn

One of the best bakeries we've been to in years! They hit the nail on the head by mentioning Sherri's friendly face. We can't wait to go back and taste some more of Joey D's treats!

| Wednesday, December 19, 2018