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Frisco bakery gets major endorsement from Oprah
Cookie Society, a family-owned, Frisco-based bakery, has landed a coveted spot on tastemaker Oprah Winfrey’s annual Favorite Things gift guide. The bakery’s Holiday Dozen Gift Crate, which consists of 12 individually-wrapped 4oz cookies, is listed under Oprah’s picks for Gifts for Foodies. The kit includes 6 of Cookie Society’s signature flavors, like chocolate chunk, banana pudding, and Snickerdoodle, alongside 6 holiday flavors, including sweet potato pie, peppermint hot chocolate, and Texas toffee. c
This year, Oprah’s gift guide specifically focused on Black-owned businesses, with the media maven writing that “we’ve found dozens of absolutely gorgeous gifts from Black-owned businesses that deserve to be celebrated, because we believe Black lives—and Black businesses—matter.” The Holiday Dozen Gift Crate normally retails for $55, and is 20 percent off with the code “OPRAH” at cookiesociety.com.
Rosario, the Latin American pop-up at the Statler Hotel, is extending its run
Diners have a few more days to check out Rosario, the Latin American-inspired pop-up by El Cantinero that is currently enjoying a residency inside Downton Dallas’s Statler Hotel. The restaurant and bar is located in the Statler’s underground lounge, Bourbon and Banter, and will be open for one more weekend, Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14. The bar is named after the mother of El Cantinero’s owners, and serves up drinks made with Peruvian purple corn and Brazilian pink peppercorn alongside dishes like Argentinean chimichurri and brasas-style chicken bites with aji amarillo peppers. Reservations can be made for the pop-up’s final weekend on Resy.
Fort Worth’s Craftwork Coffee shop to become Trinity Coffee House
A new project from the minds behind Fort Worth wine bar 38 & Vine opens this week in Cowtown’s Foundry District. Trinity Coffee House will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Craftwork Coffee Company at 2700 Weisenberger Street, which is closing up shop due to the economic strain caused by the pandemic. The new cafe’s name is a reflection of the three elements its owners want to cultivate: coffee, collaboration, and coworking. Fans of Craftwork need not worry — Trinity will continue to serve beans roasted by Craftwork Coffee Company.