News Bites: New owner of Bread Winners wants to 'dominate' brunch again

News Bites: New owner of Bread Winners wants to ‘dominate’ brunch again

Bread Winners Café & Bakery transfers possession after 28 years

Jim and Cindy Hughes, the founders of Bread Winners Café & Bakery, have offered their iconic brunch-focused Dallas restaurant to Stratega Capital’s Josh Bock after practically three many years of possession. Bock plans to maintain the administration group in place, based on a press launch, which the couple say is a “dream situation.”

Bock will take over the 4 Bread Winners places in Dallas-Fort Price, restaurant catering and the Quarter Bar in Uptown.

Bread Winners is greatest identified for its brunch menu, which options requirements like eggs Benedict and French toast, in addition to a killer cocktail menu. However additionally it is an actual household institution. The Hughes bought the Bread Winners identify for $1 from a pal who was closing a restaurant of the identical identify.

They opened the primary Bread Winners in 1994 on the nook of McKinney and Corridor streets within the former Verlaine house. The couple, their dad and mom and their kids all labored on the restaurant in a single type or one other.

Andrew Popp, the Hughes’ eldest son and the corporate’s chief working officer, labored on the Inwood web site all through faculty in quite a few entrance positions. He says Journal D that his dad and mom’ resolution to promote the enterprise was bittersweet, however they discovered a accomplice in Bock who plans to broaden the eating places.

“It may assist us enhance the present expertise we have already got on the 4 Bread Winners places,” Popp says.

In a press launch, Bock mentioned he “invented” Bread Winners brunch and needs to dominate it once more. Popp says that would probably imply increasing eating alternatives, opening up new places and including new menu gadgets.

“We discovered the right match with Josh,” Popp says. “He got here in and mentioned, ‘Let’s get this factor going.'”

Bread Winners Café | a number of places

Andrew’s brings 5 kinds of pizza to Plano

The household that owns Picasso’s Pizza & Grill is opening a brand new pizza and pasta restaurant in Plano this fall. The pizzeria, referred to as Andrew’s, will serve 5 totally different kinds of pizza, together with Chicago, Detroit, Tavern, New York and Dallas, a hand-rolled thin-crust pizza topped with home sauces and a mixture of toppings. by Picasso closed early 2020 (unrelated to the pandemic) in Lake Highlands after 30 years and has been claiming “Dallas-style” pizza since 1991. Chez André | 1401 Preston Street, Plano.

Cooks bake pies to boost cash for culinary scholarships

Want a scrumptious pie and really feel beneficiant? Forty North Texas cooks are collaborating in Challenge Piehole, an internet fundraiser that can public sale off specialty pies to assist increase cash for a culinary scholarship. The occasion, now in its third 12 months, has expanded to Austin and is predicted to boost a complete of $40,000 for college students searching for culinary packages at Dallas School, Collin School, and extra.

You may acknowledge a few of these cooks: John Tesar, Katherine Clapner, Anastacia Quinones-Pittman, Misti Norris and extra are anticipated to current stellar pies for the fundraiser. The pies are savory or candy, relying on how you’re feeling. East Knife Tesar make a caviar pieAsian Mint’s Nikky Phinyawatana does a Thai tea cream pieand there’s many more choices.

They are not low-cost both: the pies are valued at $500 every and bidding begins at $95. Or, in the event you want the pie now, you should purchase it instantly for $1,500. The the auction begins October 17 and lasts till October 27. Winners might be contacted for pie pickup.

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