Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Belly Up to The Sugar Bar

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 12:01 PM

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This is just a notice that between the hours of 2 and 4 a.m. this Saturday, the Bites Department of Dirty Tricks will be coming to disconnect your alarm clock. No way in hell are you beating us to the Nashville Farmers' Market before The Sugar Bar opens its long-awaited stall of freshly baked goodies.

Baker/blogger Rebekka Seale, who founded the fledgling bakery with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, reports that she'll have at least three different flavors of cupcake (including the carrot pictured above, courtesy of Seale) as well as slices of that Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie we've been hearing so much about. She plans to open at 8 a.m. Saturday, and based on the level of interest she's been getting since the bakery-slash-sweet-shop was announced in June, we doubt they'll last long.

That's just the most public development in The Sugar Bar's confectionary-domination plans. Seale says that after a brief search, she and Branch are now sharing a warehouse kitchen space with Lunchtime Catering in The Gulch. They're now taking catering and wholesale orders on 48 hours' notice for customers such as East Nashville's soon-to-open Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea. Anyone with a sweet tooth can peruse the menu and get in touch by calling 715-1240 or emailing orders(at)thesugarbar.com.

Still to come is The Sugar Bar's retail sweet shop and dessert bar. "I know for sure it will be in 12South," Seale says, but she's mum for now about the exact location. You can show up Saturday at the Farmers' Market for a taste of what she'll eventually have to offer there. Just don't get there before us.

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