Five Daughters Bakery
“Nothing is sweeter than family.” That is the slogan of Five Daughters Bakery, which opened its Seaside Airstream recently. Owners Isaac and Stephanie Meek named it after their five daughters, and include the girls in the business. They’ve been featured in Southern Living, US and People magazines and others. Celebrity fans include Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Meeks started the bakery in their Nashville, Tenn., home in 2015 as Isaac, an accountant, made a career change when the couple was expecting their fifth daughter. “We did it so we could be together,” Stephanie says, “when our youngest was born. She’d sleep through the night and we’d bake while she slept. Now it’s fun for the girls to be in the bakery and meet people with us. The kids love to help.”
The bakery is most known for creating the 100 Layer Doughnut, their take on a cronut (a hybrid of a croissant and doughnut). The eatery also offers healthy paleo doughnuts, gourmet vegan doughnuts and common bakery items such as cookies, muffins and cupcakes. “We exclusively use either organic
or local ingredients in all our pastries,” Stephanie says.
“And we never use GMO or artificial colorings.”
The bakery also uses 100 percent recyclable and environmentally friendly compostable materials. “From individual doughnut packaging to forks and knives,” Stephanie adds, “we believe it is better to pay a little more to support our planet.”
The business concept is about bringing people together over quality food and having an unforgettable experience. “It’s a nostalgic thing for me, as one of my favorite memories is eating a doughnut with my dad. And we want our customers to make their own special memories,” Stephanie says. “Not only will they have the best doughnut of their life, they will feel joy, comfort, and at home at Five Daughters Bakery. This is a way to enrich our community and make people happy with pastries.”
Pizza Bar’s New Bar
Belly Up to the New Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar … Bar
What is better than pizza at the beach? A pizza bar at the beach, to be sure. As part of Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant’s enhancement project, the Pizza Bar has a newly configured bar location that is serving up the same great food expected from a Bud & Alley’s restaurant delivered with the same friendly service.
Pizza Bar, inspired by the authentic cucina’s of Naples, is open daily from 11 a.m. and features Neapolitana-style made-to-order pizza pie baked in a wood-fired brick oven stoked with Southern oak. Bar service includes a full menu of domestic and imported beers, a rotation of craft beers on tap, premium cocktails, as well as red, white and sparkling wines by the glass and by the bottle. Once the project is fully underway, Taco Bar will operate temporarily from Pizza Bar, too.
“Though you will begin to see progress this fall as our plans of our exciting expansion take shape, all of our Bud & Alley’s restaurants will remain open for good food, good people and good times as usual,” says Bud & Alley’s founder/owner Dave Rauschkolb.
The Bud & Alley’s enhancement project will happen in phases, and is slated to be completed in spring of 2018. “As we improve, we hope our guests will continue to find comfort in what Bud & Alley’s has always been about — honest food prepared with care and served with a gracious spirit. Add a setting with a front row view of the Gulf of Mexico and you have a dining experience to remember,” Rauschkolb says.