Black Restaurant Week’s mission is to pay homage to African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine. They’re committed to bringing awareness to the Black Culinary Industry in our country. In effort to carry out their goal, Black Restaurant Week partners with local restaurants in different cities to sponsor an event which gives diners the chance to partake in special lunch and dinner selections at the area’s most popular eateries. Black Restaurant Week kicked off October 14th and ends October 21st. For a list of participating restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, see the link below.
I am a sucker for sweets. I don’t have these “Moobs” for no reason. In case you were wondering, “Moobs” are man boobs! Anyway, when I noticed Black Restaurant Week partnered with a bakery, I decided it would be my first stop on the list.
Kessler Baking Studio is located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX. This bungalow bakery offers fresh baked goods which include brownies and cookies made from scratch. Nuts and confections also round out the menu. And for my gluten sensitive nieces and nephews, there are gluten-free options as well. Uncle has to look out for all his kiddos.
Upon arriving at the bakery, I knew it was a place for me. The modern decor of the bakery exuded with vintage character. It’s fun, inviting, with a touch of sophistication. I even got the gentle reminder I needed as I was walking to the front door. It was affirmation that before and even after I ate all these calories that I am still good looking.
The charm of this boutique bakery continued to allure as I entered the front door. Everything was so tasteful (pun intended) and neat from the welcome sign, to the menu and the display of sweetness on the counters. I was in heaven.
Customer service is a big deal to me. I will admit, the level of service received from the owner Clyde was impeccable. I mentioned it was my first time in and he took the time to explain the products available while providing details of the ingredients in each baked good. He was patient and thorough. His love and passion for baking was like a light emitting from a lighthouse. It seemed as though the cookies were beckoning for me saying “Come to the light Chris.” Was I in the Poltergeist? Needless to say, before I knew it, I was leaving with a bag full of treats.
There were so many options but after much deliberation, I decided on the a blondie, oatmeal double raisin and peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. The blonde melted in my mouth. Each bite got better and better. It was moist and wasn’t too rich. It was just right. If you like white chocolate this is a winner for sure. I wanted to drive back and slap Clyde it was so delicious.
The peanut butter cookie was tasty but not my favorite. I wish it had more chocolate chips in it. I love oatmeal raisin cookies so my expectations where high. Plus, it consisted of extra raisins so my taste buds were beaming with anticipation. It was like that cookie spoke to my spirit. My night, no my entire day was made perfect in one bite. I wanted to savor every bite. It sounds so fat of me but I don’t care. The cookie was just that good. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be a repeat customer.
Kessler Baking Studio is definitely worth trying out. The price point is a little higher yet worth the money. These baked goods are fresh, made with local ingredients and love. You can’t go wrong with that. If you are in the mood for a snack or in need of catering, Kessler Baking Studio has you covered! Go see them today and tell them Mr. Uncle Chris sent you.