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A Sweet Bake Sale At The Stock Exchange Today


You see all sorts of pop-ups these days, and many of them are pretty wonderful. But it’s the pop-up bake sales from these marvelous pastry chefs that get us up early on a Saturday morning as not to miss a single morsel.

The Bake Sale

Lily Hanson and Skye McDaniel, both chefs with a knack for baking will be bringing an array of freshly conjured bakery goods that you may wish to share at your Halloween party, or just pull over in your car on the way home to secretly inhale (that’s what we do).  Continue reading

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Scenes From Trigger’s Toys Event

bryanby Steven Doyle

If you missed the Trigger’s Toys event last night at Henry’s Majestic you missed plenty of hijinks, cocktails and  generally a fantastic evening. But beyond a boozy good time with nearly every magnificent bartender in North Texas and beyond, you would’ve helped raise money for an extremely good cause.

The annual event that has assumed a life of its own growing larger each year started as a dream of Bryan Townsend the Vice President and Sales Director at the 86 Company, a liquor company that includes Cana Brava rum, Aylesbury Duck vodka, Ford’s gin and Tequila Cabeza. Last year, the event raised $100,000 and this year pre-event walked in with $87,000 from recent fundraisers.  With this money, Trigger‘s Toys has been able to fund therapeutic equipment, Christmas toys and construction of a courtyard at Our Children’s House, as well as ongoing needs from departments that do not have certain equipment within their budget.  Continue reading

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An Easter Pop Up With A Cause


A group of pastry chefs will be holding a pop-up shop for Easter on April 4th from 10am-3pm at 3001 Gaston Ave at the Big E’s store. This pop-up is extra special because they are all including something to donate to a charity of their choice.

Bark Chocolate is sponsoring DFW German Shepherd Rescue as the charity they will be donating to. More specifically, to a particular dog named Jake, who was surrendered by his owners in extremely poor condition. He will need a lot of vet care and TLC until he’s healed enough to be available for adoption. Bark  will be selling organic dog treats and 100% of the proceeds will go to Jake’s vet bills. Additionally, they will have a donation jar set up for him, and people are welcome to bring dog toys for Jake as well.   Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar For This Special Easter Pop-Up Bakery


The Bake Sale is a popup bakery and flower market Easter weekend in East Dallas.  Hand crafted teacakes, cookies, chocolate confections, and Easter breads will be for sale to eat-in or takeaway.

From the skilled hands of Lily Hanson and Skye McDaniel, both chefs who love to bake, comes an array of delicacies, all from scratch. Hanson is a self-taught pastry chef whose work experience includes Hotel Za Za, and Bolsa. McDaniel studied culinary arts at El Centro and is currently with Murray Street Coffee Shop also stints at Village Baking Co., Boulevardier, and Cafe Momentum. Both also have backgrounds in fine arts.  Hanson has a MFA from SMU.  McDaniel is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for The Performing and Visual Arts. Their combined skill sets promise a creatively delicious experience.   Continue reading

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A Visit With Bark Chocolate Owner Katy Priore

bark1by Steven Doyle

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


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