You've seen them on Pinterest. But lately, these dainty little French cookies have been a faraway fantasy for most Tucsonans.
A new UA-area shop is bringing them back to town. Woops Bakeshop is a national concept with more than a dozen locations around the New York area. Tucson sisters Ellie and Naomi Lippel are bringing one to Main Gate Square, setting up in the former Finally Made clothing shop at 845 E. University Blvd., Suite 145.
Woops specializes in those brightly colored meringue cookies that crackle and dissolve in your mouth like sweet little rain clouds. The delicate Parisian puffs have become super trendy in bigger cities, where they've even been called "the new cupcake." (You used to be able to get them up north at the now-closed Frogs Organic Bakery, but I haven't seen them in awhile. Have you?)
Stay tuned for more info on Woops, including an opening date ...
Other changes coming to University Blvd.
- Everyone's favorite "food-in-a-cup" restaurant Cup it Up American Grill will open its second location at the recently-closed Silver Mine Subs, 760 N. Tyndall Ave. (Devoted Silver Mine fans can still go to location at 4280 N. Oracle Road.) Cup it Up should be open in the fall.
- The popular pizza joint No Anchovies has closed for the summer to undergo a big remodel, according to a note on its Facebook page. It should be open by the Fall semester as well.