It’s that time of year ago when hearts think amore, and our tummies think chocolate. One of our favorite chocolatiers in Dallas is putting together a pretty special one-stop-shop pop-up venue. And they really all chocolatiers are our favorite because, you know, chocolate.
Look for Katy Priore, owner of Bark Chocolate, and a slew of her creative friends who will situate themselves at an open house deep in the heart of Lakewood. The group will be offering all sorts of gifts including confections, crafts, clothing, work from local artists and more. Ten percent of sales from all vendors will go to DFW RESCUE ME, a Dallas-based dog rescue group committed to giving pups “a new leash on life”. Continue reading →
Plenty has transpired in the life of Katy Priore since we first reported that she started up her delicious local chocolate company, Bark back in May of 2012. It was then she premiered her pretty packages of tasty chocolate treats that come complete with tiny blessings from the chocolatier. Since that day she grew to the point where the best local shops wanted to carry her product, including Carbone’s, Bolsa Mercado, the Joule Dallas and many of the hot spots around Dallas. Continue reading →
It was just a few short years ago that chocolatier Katy Priore started her boutique company Bark Chocolate which specializes in flavors of bark, that thin layer of chocolate often layered with interesting surprises. Katy comes from a sturdy culinary family, her mother was a successful Dallas restaurateur. Susie Priore ran the wildly successful Suze and Iris restaurants. Suze is still in business with a new owner, Gilbert Garza. It was Katy’s mother that inspired her to cook, especially pastry, at a very early age. In their kitchen she would forgo the typical toddler EZ Bake oven, instead baking cookies and other pastries with a big girl spatula in hand.
“I would follow mom around the kitchen all the time. I have pictures of me half naked wearing an apron baking cookies [we found the photo in question]. I loved baking, probably because I have a sweet tooth,” said Katy on a recent visit. Continue reading →
The word local as it pertains to the food we consume is bandied around to the point where we have almost become desensitized to the entire concept. Please do not allow this to happen. The very idea that we can source products from people we live near not only supports our ecology, but our health and pocketbooks.
The latest young entrepreneur to step up to the local food movement in Dallas is Katy Priore. You may be familiar with her mother Susie who ran beautiful single named restaurants such as Suze and Iris, and is a champion of our local food scene. It only made sense that her daughter, who herself is a food enthusiast, would eventually break out on her own to open chocolate business named Bark. Continue reading →