early to rise: chef tracy obolsky's rockaway beach bakery

"Tracy Obolsky has had 3 hours of sleep, yet she looks better rested than the whole of Manhattan. 'We had a party last night for a new female-run surf brand,' she explains. 'It was such a chill group of women – including this amazing female DJ. I’m running on fumes, but I still woke up this morning to paddle out.'

 Image compliments of La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Image compliments of La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Toned and tan – with a smile so broad it garners the descriptor ear-to-ear – the immediate reaction to Tracy is, “I’ll have what she’s having.”  (Which, at the moment, is a tall to-go mug of iced drip coffee.) But her buzz is more compelling than simply caffeine: after ten years of keeping the grueling schedule of the city’s culinary elite, this first-time entrepreneur is finally getting a taste of her just desserts."

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