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thejamesberdfoundationJanuary 2002

Nick Nikolopoulos, top toque at Bay Ridge Bakery, is an Italian only by neighborhood: he’s the scion of a bakery family, and his sweetly scented digs were first opened by his parents, John and Peggy Nikolopoulos, some 30 years ago. They still own the place, but Nick—who learned the secrets of perfect pastry from his dad long before he received his French Culinary Institute degree—is running the stoves these days, turning out the sort of "outstanding" treats that earned him notice in the Daily News and a clutch of other publications.

So for the purposes of geography and deliciousness, we’ve named him an honorary Brooklyn Italian. He’ll share baking honors with that bastion of Brooklyn Italian bread, Royal Crown Bakery.

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