We have put together a little survey and we need all of you to answer it! It takes about 2 minutes, it doesnt matter if you are vegan, vegetarian or neither-only that you are in the DFW area.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the survey. The quicker the response the quicker we can make your vegan bakery dreams come true!
We’ve had a busy week-testing recipes, working on our menu and business meetings/planning galore! Oh, and there’s that one time we catered desserts for the Farm Sanctuary Anniversary Party. You know, the one with Gene Baur? But more on that later, and hopefully with pictures! And the other time we made our chocolate donuts for our favorites-Touche Amore-who put on one of the most amazing live shows we have ever seen (we hope, thanks in part to the sugar rush provided by said donuts!)
We will be out scouting locations this week and we want to know where you guys want us, and what you’d like us to have on the menu when we open. Even if you’re not in Dallas, head over to the Facebook page and leave us your thoughts! And who knows, maybe after seeing your suggestions on our menu you will plan a trip to DFW just to see us?
We have a secret hobby here at Aa. We like to bake things for people we love or for those who inspire us. Its our little way of thanking them for whatever it is they do, and offering up what we do.
Last week we decided to test one of our recipes on our current crushes, La Dispute. The boys were in town supporting Thrice on their latest tour and debuting their newest album, Wildlife. After stalking them via Twitter we received confirmation that most of their van was either vegetarian or vegan.
Our Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies were in their final stages of development and came out beautifully. We dropped them off with Adam Vass, bass player and art dude extraordinaire. We meant to take a photo of him with the cookies, like the fangirls we are, but we were too busy buying all the merch, like the fangirls we are (including a beautiful 4ft banner of the band’s logo we are planning on hanging somewhere when we open our physical location).
The band’s newest album was released the day after the show so we waited to listen to it so we could hear the songs live. And boy did we make the right decision! Everything sounded amazing. Our faith in newer music, and younger musicians has been revitalized. Wildlife is challenging, even within the band’s catalogue, losing a bit of the “loud, quite, loud” approach and letting the lyrics take center stage without losing the intensity, quality, or creativity of the musicianship. Shout outs to Dallas and 1919 in Ft Worth were given and a general appreciation of community was shared.
We are proud to support a band that understands and values how important community is and we hope our cookies made them feel a little more at home. Listen to Wildlife, and if possible, support La Dispute on their current tour (and buy so much merch because it is amazzzzzing!)
What started as a scheme to cover the costs of opening a bookstore has turned into 5 friends working together to open a bakery in Dallas. Using experience gained from working for Spiral Diner-a restaurant in large part responsible for establishing the vegan community in the DFW area, techniques learned from working under macro-biotic chef Christy Morgan, and the help from family members who have been baking professionally (and sometimes we ask Edgar’s grandma) for years, we hope to provide a menu that offers traditional fair-such as cupcakes, cookies, muffins and donuts and also healthier items that are organic, allergy considerate, seasonal and local whenever possible.
All of us came to veganism through different outlets, some through punk and hardcore, others through conversation and a desire to live a little healthier. We are dedicated to seeking ways to further the compassionate philosophy of veganism throughout our community.
Big A Little A is Jade DeGrio, Mike Townsend, Jon Crook, Arianne Grygorczuk, and Edgar Salmeron. Feel free to contact us with any questions through our ASK link or via email at email@example.com