Cincinnati in the hizz-ouse
The Midwest must be represented.
If you are an artisan bread junkie and are ever anywhere in the vicinity of Cincinnati, OH, you must visit Shadeau Breads. 1336 Main St., 45202, 513-665-9270, Fantastico artisan goodies used by many of the city's best restaurants (and there are more fine dining spots than you would guess, if you're from one of the provincal, isolated, under-informed coasts). They open at 7 a.m. and close early, so get there soonest.