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Q&A With Clint Cooper From Village Baking Company

by Steven Doyle

I had a chance to stop in to see Clint Cooper at the new Village Baking Company storefront and was fascinated by his excellent selection of breads and offerings. The very tiny shop is packed ear-to-ear with unusual breads that you might not normally find in the Dallas area. They are only open a few days a week, so if you decide to go, do so early as the shelves are wiped clean rather quickly.

The afternoon I dropped by, which was a Saturday, a woman popped in and demanded a bag of croissant. They had just sold the last croissant and she was none too happy, in fact I believe she said just that. The production of croissant, and other breads are increased each week to meet the demand, but the little shop that has been selling mostly retail and farmers markets is being hit with an ever increasing demand. And for good reason.  Continue reading

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Tu-Lu Gluten-Free Bakery Opens Third Loction

by Steven Doyle

For a majority of human beings that traverse across the planet the thought of a crouton is hardly worth mentioning. The breadstick you enjoy at any red-sauced Italian joint comes second nature, as does the biscotti you dunked earlier today in your morning coffee. However, for the gluten-intolerant these things are avoided and often times missed. For the gluten-intolerant child it can be disheartening not to enjoy a simple cupcake or slice of birthday cake.

When news scrolled across my desk this morning detailing the third location for Tu-Lu’s Bakery which has set up shop in the West Village in Dallas, these images of simple joy crossed my mind.     Continue reading

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Village Baking Company Opening Retail Space Oct 4

by Steven Doyle

You may not have heard of the Village Baking Company, but they have been quietly been baking their artisan-style breads for the past eight years in the Dallas area. Clint Cooper has been baking his breads using only natural and organic ingredients such as unbleached flour, ground wheat, whole grains, filtered water, and sea salt – and absolutely no chemicals or preservatives. All of Village Baking’s Artisan breads are baked in small batches on hearth deck ovens giving our bread the distinctive goodness and golden crust that is its signature. Continue reading

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US Olympian Tossed For Positive Drug Test

by Steven Doyle

While many Olympians are enjoying their first taste of the Western world in the Big Mac, others appear to be enjoying more exotic dishes. Nick Delpopolo, judo master and New Jersey martial artist conceded today that he has tested positive for marijuana but insists that he did not smoke the illegal herb.             Continue reading

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Bliss Cupcakes Are Dreamy And Creamy

by Steven Doyle

There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of fascinating people willing to invest in this economy, with many new restaurants opening almost daily. Last November there was just such a person who braved through her dream and opened a cupcakery. Brandy Breaux’s dream was set into motion as she premiered Bliss Cupcakes in the Shop in the Village at Fairview in Allen, Texas.

Breaux had a vision after working in corporate America for so long to step out on her own and today enjoys the sweet taste of success as her business grows daily.     Continue reading

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One Arts Plaza Competes With Food Trucks

by Steven Doyle

Due to construction concerns the food trucks on Flora that were located between the Myerson and Winspear on Flora have moved just a city street away to the vacant lot at Flora and Leonard. The small distance offered the group of restaurants located at the east end of Flora in One Arts Plaza a boost of fresh energy and a group of takers for lunch on the Plaza.

Chef David McMillan reports that his pig cart located in front of his restaurant Screen Door has taken on more customers each day. McMillan offers a plate of smoked pork and trimmings for less than $8, making it a true bargain for quick lunch time diners in the area.               Continue reading

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Pizza Gratis, Por Favor

by Steven Doyle

The geniuses behind Pizza Patron, a Dallas based chain with locations strategically placed in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods, are back in the news again. Just a few short years ago the 20-year old restaurant chain made headlines when they began accepting pesos as currency for their products. Pizza Patron’s slogan has always been Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.   Continue reading

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