Smoke & Porter Baker’s Breakfast Basket

Is there a better place to share breaking life news with your BFF than at brunch? And is there a better way to start a brunch than with a bread basket? This blog thinks not. We’d heard great things about the brunch at Smoke & Porter, but rarely make it to that side of town unless…

Village Cheese Shanty Pretzel Bread

We thought a great kick off to this reboot would be the perfect marriage of all things holy: pretzels and bread. Just as we welcome the first day of fall, we must prepare our goodbyes to the final days of salty goodness in the sunshine. Seriously, the Village Cheese Shanty will close for the season October 21 and then…

We’re Back! And expanding our criticism.

Well, we’ve decided that after two quiet years we’d come back and start bitching about bread again. This isn’t to say we haven’t been enjoying a carb filled lifestyle like Oprah during our hiatus (cause you KNOW we have). But like some of our other projects that we’ve gone quickly and all-in for, you do it for…

The Cooks’ House Amuse-Bouche

This was our very first dining experience at The Cooks’ House . You might be asking yourself what took us so long. Well, while we had been to the restaurant in its more casual incarnation on Front Street, its Wellington location has always been shrouded in an air of intrigue and mystery. Are we cool…

North Peak Bread Board

For us, North Peak is the go-to for a quick after work meal. A TC-staple, North Peak has gone through some great renovations and upgrades over the past couple of years. In the summer, it’s a great place to meet friends on the patio for some music and sun. And in the winter, cozy up…

Dressing with Bread — and Not the Thanksgiving Kind.

We’ve recently started acquiring some bread-themed accessories thanks to some friends and very specific google searches. Big thanks to our fans who got us these awesome bags — we’ve been toting loaves all around in them! These adorable socks just arrived. We think they’ll be great for a cozy Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, there’s also some…

Pepe Nero Underground Bread #2

We returned to the halls of Building 50 to sample another renowned bread. A local media mogul (who shall not be named) gave our boss a hot tip that this was the best bread in Traverse City, so with that recommendation we simply had to go check it out. One lunch break later, we’ve got…

Traveling Bread – A Trip to L.A.!

As you may have guessed, the bread bitches have been on a bit of holiday hiatus. But during that time we were both fortunate enough to sample some exotic breads while on vacation. I returned to my old stomping grounds in Los Angeles to sample some of my old favorites and try some new kneads…

Back in Action at Aerie & an Amical Update

We took an unplanned hiatus due to some travel and scheduling conflicts, but we’re back and in action. Plus, we had to gather more ideas and put even more future breading on our schedule. Have No Fear! On our break we still caused some shift in the bread world. Amical has now updated their lunchtime…

A Trip to Copper Falls

We will never think of the Cherryland Center mall parking lot in the same way. Yep, that’s right. Hidden amongst reasonably priced footwear and bath gels lies a sophisticated steakhouse that surprised us in every way. Having driven by a few times, mistakenly thinking it was called “Golden Showers,” we thought we’d go out on…

Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen

     We knew that once we mastered Stella we had to head to Pearl’s. We’d had many incredible bread experiences in Cajunville in the past and had to go back to review. Thankfully we got there early (because we at the retirement hour) and didn’t have to wait in the always worth it, but very long…

Traveling Bread – Zingerman’s visits TC!

Our gluten-free bread beard brought us some delicious treats from Zingerman’s following a birthday trip to Ann Arbor. What’s a bread beard you ask? A bread beard is the best type of beard, no need to feel guilty about that second piece of cake, extra helping of bread pudding, no, none of that. The bread…