Picasso's Pastries

September 18, 2016 - 7:43pm
The Westcott Street Cultural Fair celebrated its 25th year with live performances, street vendors and local businesses.

In the summer of 1992, Grace Flusche walked into the local bookstore Tales Twice Told and walked out with the idea for the Westcott Street Cultural Fair.

She chatted with a group of patrons in the store that day about how the Westcott neighborhood should have a festival, and three months later, its first fair was held.

“The very first year it was small, but I think it quickly got big,” Flusche said.

September 22, 2014 - 2:09pm
An assortment of performers dressed in eye-catching costumes mingled with fairgoers at the 23rd annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair.

 Artists, service organizations, trinkets for sale, cultural performances and food from local restaurants drew crowds to Sunday's Westcott Street Cultural Fair.

July 28, 2014 - 11:27am
The co-owners of Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe partner to offer from-scratch goods for the Westcott community.

Sun rays cast weak dawn light on the empty glass cases. Steam rises in wisps above the first brew of the day. In pink bunny slippers dusted with a coating of flour, Kayla Brandt balances a tray of warm butter croissants destined for the front display.

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe smells of French bread and apple tarts.

September 15, 2013 - 1:27pm
Get to know Syracuse, one neighborhood at a time. Up first: Westcott; from pretty parks to several restaurants to organized bike rides, there is plenty to eat, drink, see, do and shop when you tour through Syracuse's "hipster-ville."

EAT + DRINK

When it comes to food in the Westcott area, vegetarians and vegans have nothing to worry about. On Westcott Street alone, you can pretty much eat your way from breakfast to late night bites.