Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Committment to Vegan Food

As time moves on, we have continued to provide diners with an impressive array of vegan (and many GF) lunchtime food choices.  To list some of our vegan options (including sweets), we offer our:
  • Falafel
  • Thai Curry Bowl
  • Dal Curry Bowl
  • Savory Filled Hand Pies
  • Sweet Filled Hand Pies
  • Pumpkin Maple Walnut Cupcakes
  • Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
  • Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Mounds
  • Superchunk Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Homemade Hummus Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper
  • Black Bean Chili
  • Stuffed Flaky Savory Tartines
Many of our longtime diners are aware that Chef Matt Props has moved on to work at a larger corporation, and we wish him the best.  While the Bakery has never been exclusively vegan, we intend to keep these great items running and potentially add on more so that the vegans in the Triangle have really good choices when they dine with us.  I was recently reminiscing on the old days of working with Matt and decided to collect some of my favorite blog posts from his tenure:

Durham DOUGH Recap

Last Saturday, we launched our first community-driven pitch party, Durham DOUGH. Four community organizations presented their projects while the audience enjoyed Dal and Thai Curry Bowls. The presentations featured youth conservation and faith projects, a puppet troupe for at-risk youth, a talent show for developmentally disabled adults and teens, and a start-up pecan milk company supporting North Carolina pecan growers. Rachel Atkinson, the entrepreneur behind Native Beverage, the local pecan milk company, took home the winnings. A big thanks to our presenters and all those that turned out to eat and vote. We look forward to launching our next pitch party in February!

Got a community benefiting project? Let us know (at ninthstbakery at gmail dot com) and we'll give you a chance to win some dough.

Durham DOUGH Ballot

Audience Members
Youth Faith Conservation Network

Reality Ministries

Scrappet Nation

Monday, December 15, 2014

NSB's Best of 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chanukah Party Recap

To the shouts of "Gimmel!", we fried potato pancakes (latkes) all night and gave away driedels and gelt to the kids.  Earlier, Brian and I peeled and fine-grated forty pounds of potatoes and twelve pounds of onions (there was a little bit of crying).   Big shouts to Kathy Jo, Esme, and Kevin, Alyssa and Levi, Adam, Lindsey, and Sam, and Nat, Harris, Madeline, and Margot for coming through.  Big shouts to Brian for helping so much (including three hours of continuous frying) and Nate for crew-ing the night.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Farmer's Market in Winter

Now that the hours have changed for our Farmer's Markets (now 10AM-noon at Hunt Street, 9AM-noon at South Durham Farmer's Market), it's time to recognize the crew that supports our endeavors in what is sometimes less than appealing conditions.  In the cold and wet this past weekend, Michael, Danielle, and Amanda were out slinging babkas, mandelbrot, pastries, breads, Pan Forte, Stollen, and all the other good things we bring to the public.  In addition, Nate, Kim, Adrian, and Christina have been regularly working the markets too, and to them we give our greatest thanks.  We hope that you will join us at the market soon - local farmers still have delicious Fall/Winter crops, plenty of greens rich in antioxidants, as well as root vegetables for your next stew, soup, or roast!