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Bird Cafe bows out
After seven years of slinging creative eats in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, Bird Cafe is calling it quits. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the restaurant was hit hard by the substantial decline in foot traffic in Sundance Square caused by the coronavirus. Speaking with Fox 4, owner Shannon Wynne said that the restaurant was approved for a Payroll Protection Program loan from the Small Business Administration, which means that employees will continue to be paid for at least a few weeks after Bird Cafe closes on May 22.
West Dallas scores a new taco spot
Frida’s Tacos is moving into the space formerly occupied by popular Singleton Avenue spot Taquero. According to CultureMap, the new restaurant is a project of catering truck veteran Maria Barragan, and will serve an extensive menu of Mexican-influenced dishes that ranges from breakfast tacos and avocado toast to quesadillas and veggie bowls. For now, Frida’s Tacos will offer curbside pickup only.
Plano bakery launches new low-cost bread delivery program
Tart-A-Licious, a Plano bakery known for its sweet and tiny tarts, will begin delivering freshly baked bread across DFW. According to the Dallas Morning News, the bakery opened an order form on its website, where diners can order a specific type of bread (last week’s was Japanese milk bread) for delivery to their home for $10. The order form opens up on Tuesdays each week, and baker Uma Iyer says that she’s sold out of bread every week thus far.