A few weeks ago, I promised to write more about David Madrid, the bread- and patisserie-maker extraordinaire who’s behind Wheat & Sour. “If you love good bread as much as I do,” I wrote, “you’ll be glad to know he’s here.”Read More
12 days of gift giving ideas.Read More
Bird Bakery, a San Antonio-based bakery, breakfast, and lunch spot, is slated to open in Highland Park Village in the spring of 2016.Read More
Gluten-free baked goods are hard to find. I just discovered a cinnamon roll that is gluten-free and delicious.Read More
Last December we announced that Bisous Bisous Patisserie was slated to move into the West Village in Uptown. Early this morning, the tiny pastry shop opened its doors behind a dust-ridden construction site on McKinney Avenue.Read More
Thanks to a partnership between La Française Bakery and Four Seasons Markets, Four Seasons Local Bakery will sell bread at both the Richardson and Fairview farmers markets.Read More
Stop the presses. Empire Baking Company has just debuted a naturally leavened Whole Wheat Sesame.Read More
This cry comes from a woman who is pregnant. She is obsessed with biscuits in gravy. Tell her where to find the best.Read More
Tomorrow, Caroline Wright, author of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals, is hosting a bake sale at CityCraft (2104 Irving Blvd), a modern fabric boutique. She will be offering a variety of cakes that will be featured in her upcoming cake book. Proceeds from the sale will go towards Café Momentum.Read More
We are searching for the best chocolate eclairs in Dallas. Someone’s love life depends on your efforts.Read More
It takes guts—and a love of macarons—to quit your corporate job after six years, enroll in an intensive pastry program, and start your own French bakery business in Dallas. But Andrea Meyer, head pastry chef and owner of Bisous Bisous Patisserie, did just that.Read More
Mockingbird Station is welcoming a cupcakery, located between Rockfish and Urban Taco, on March 3. Smallcakes is a chain with more than 60 shops in 13 states, and it’s already planted a location in Southlake and Frisco, each. Pretty soon, it’ll have storefronts in Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, McKinney, and Plano.Read More
As a kid growing up in Haiti, Valery Jean-Bart used to watch the television show, Dallas, and dream of Southern cuisine.
“It’s ironic how I’ve ended up here,” he muses.
After moving to Dallas in 2008 to take a civil engineering job, Jean-Bart (who goes by ‘Val’) decided to start a dessert business with his friend, Christopher Reece. They launched Val’s Food With a Twist 18 months ago, after the Haitian baker spent four years taking care of his mom, sick with terminal cancer.
“I would cook, constantly, and I knew she liked desserts. I would try a different cheesecake, cookie, and different pie. She would always finish the dessert. She never finished her beets or carrots, but she’d finish that one little piece of cheesecake,” Jean-Bart says. For years, he would experiment on Sundays for his mom, who loved cheesecake day.Read More
Four years ago, mother-and-daughter duo Anne Hoyt and Taylor Nicholson opened Unrefined Bakery on Buckner Boulevard with a huge leap of faith. They didn’t have any formal culinary training and used only word-of-mouth and grassroots marketing. Such efforts have proved fruitful, as the flagship bakery is now one of three locations, with new stores recently opening in the old Society Bakery spot on Greenville Avenue and in Frisco.Read More
I say this with love: Flower Mound is a desert when it comes to good food. Very few non-chain restaurants are able to survive and thrive in this northern suburb, and places like Empress of China are your best bet along Justin Road. Lunchtime options, if you’re not into Subway and Chick-fil-A, are basically nonexistent. It’s a little sad.
But now, hope comes in the form of Dolce Cafe Bakery at 1913 Justin Road. When the small, independently owned place opened next to the Village Church, it came as a real shock. Here was a restaurant so different from all the other surrounding joints, it didn’t make sense. But then again, it did. Flower Mound people were starved for something cool, and after December 9, Dolce’s first day, they started trickling into this Italian bakery and restaurant, eager to try something new. Word spread quickly about the tasty house-made artisan breads, savory scones, and coffee.Read More
You are no doubt super pumped about tonight’s episode of Bakery Boss on TLC because you watch every episode of Bakery Boss, and tonight will be no different. Either that or you are like me and you’ve never seen or even heard of Bakery Boss.Read More
Well, Fair Park Holiday has been cancelled, and I’m pretty sure the rest of Dallas is on hiatus for now.
This ice storm is putting a kink in our weekend plans, isn’t it? But at least we have our internet and heaters. (To the 200,000 people out there without power, I feel for you. Stay warm. Hug other bodies.)Read More
Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]Read More
On bad days, I like to treat myself to a little croissant and a cup of tea. Something about a flaky, soft, slightly-sweet-and-slightly-salty pastry (with a beautiful honeycomb structure on the inside) can make a dreary day into a good one. There’s no need for butter or jam or anything that could possibly taint the […]Read More
VNA Meals on Wheels is raising funds by selling Thanksgiving Day pies. If you have not had the pleasure of volunteering to drive Meals on Wheels, consider signing up. Each year the program provides one million meals to homebound senior citizens who can not provide for themselves. It is a remarkable experience. This year, VNA […]Read More