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Max’s Wine Dive Has Killer Cinnamon Rolls

DSC05822by Steven Doyle

A sweet note to end this long work week. If you have not tried the brunch at Max’s Wine Dive, it is worth an investigation. There are plenty of things to choose from that are uniquely Max’s such as the Chicken Fried Steak and Waffles or the Waygu Steak and Eggs, but one thing you must order are their cinnamon rolls.

The cinnamon rolls at Max’s come three to an order and are laced with a royal icing and are as flaky and tender as a roll could be.

The fresh juice mimosas are pretty special as well.

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Empire Baking Company Now Offering Pastries

DSC05649by Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite bakeries in Dallas is Empire Baking Company owned by the very talented Meaders Ozarow. The bakery does the majority of its business wholesale to local restaurants, but they also have a store front located in Inwood Village just off Lovers Lane.  Continue reading

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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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