March Madness with Main Street Bistro & Bakery

The first official day of spring is just around the corner, and so is the start of March Madness! To celebrate the start of the highly-anticipated NCAA basketball tournament, we’re hosting an exciting bracket-based competition. Hoop it up with our team by casting your Final Four vote and you just might scoop up some of the incredible, edible prizes we’re offering! Read on for all the details. (more…)

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Main Street Bistro and Bakery!

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but there’s no reason to be blue. We’ve got some delicious Mardi Gras treats lined up just for you! So grab some beads, and friends, and a mask or three, then join us on Main Street for the best Fat Tuesday celebration this side of New Orleans! Featuring a chocolate-y spin on our traditional King’s Cake, miniature Galettes des Rois bites, and other specialty desserts. Read on for all the delicious details!

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DIY Crème Brûlée

Ahh, Crème Brûlée! Is there any other dessert that’s quite so sweet…or intimidating to bake?

Perhaps it’s the many accent marks hovering above the name, or the deliciously crispy caramelized sugar crust, or the creamy “Is it done or not?” texture that gives crème brûlée such a difficult reputation. If you know the right steps to take, however, you’ll quickly discover that creating this classic is easy as pie. Literally. Read on for our DIY recipe and step-by-step photos!

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An Evening of Romance: Valentine’s Dinner at Main Street Bakery

Valentine’s Day is meant for love, and yet it’s often accompanied by more pressure than passion, n’est-ce pas? We (and by “we” we mostly mean you, men of the world) must make the perfect plans. Say the most romantic things. Purchase the most beautiful flowers. It’s enough to make a guy or girl want to sit down and eat an entire box of chocolates, all in one sitting. Or at least it used to be, until we unveiled our Valentine’s Day dinner menu and celebration. We’ve curated a fantastically French evening full of amour so that you can relax, clink glasses, and romance the one you adore. Read on for all the details!

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Oh, The Places We Go!

You already know that you can find Main Street Bistro & Bakery’s croissants, éclairs, tasty tomato basil soup, and delicious lattes at our Grapevine, Plano, and Richardson locations. But did you know that our macarons, chocolate croissants, specialty desserts, and hundreds of pounds of bread fly to Dubai, Australia, and Abu Dhabi? Non? Then it might also come as a surprise to learn that our pastries are stocked by Nordstrom Cafés, hotels, and coffee shops all across the Dallas/Fort Worth area! For more little-known facts about where to grab one of your favorite snacks, please pack your bags and join us for today’s trip around the world!

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Reintroducing the Croidonut!

You know it. You love it. You might even dream about it (or maybe that’s just us). We’re talking about Main Street Bistro & Bakery’s Croidonut, the incomparable French-Texan pastry formerly known as the Croi-dough-nut. Although the name has been tweaked, the pastry is the same: a deep-fried croissant cut into the shape of an all-American donut, filled with crème brûlée and covered in a glaze of salted caramel accompanied by chocolate drizzle. And in 2015, you’re going to experience it like never before.

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Introducing the Galette des Rois!

Look out, Main Street Bistro & Bakery fans! There’s a new dessert (or two) in town. By now you’ve come to know, love, eat, and compete on social media for our Christmas special, the Bûche de Noël. While our Yule Log will still be available for a few more days, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to two new treats available at the bakery—our Beethoven chocolate bomb and the traditional French King’s Cake. Read on for full descriptions!

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Our New Year’s Eve Dinner Brings France to Texas!

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, then you’ve most likely seen a sneak peek of our New Year’s Eve dinner menu (very Gatsby, n’est-ce pas?). Today, we’re excited to tell you more about what to expect at our Paris-meets-Grapevine celebration. Read on for details about the five-course meal we’ll be serving and the live entertainment guests will be enjoying!

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Shop With a Purpose at Marché de Noël and Main Street Bistro & Bakery

Lights are twinkling. Peppermint lattes are brewing. Children are wishing (and sending letters to the North Pole, c/o Saint Nick). It’s official: The holidays are in full swing!

‘Tis the season of gift giving, and we are so excited to invite our friends and customers to shop with a purpose this year by attending the Marché de Noël and purchasing a Bûche de Noël! These opportunities combine tasty eats with the truest treat of giving back. See? It really IS better to give than to receive. Read on for details!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Remix

Many thanks to our Instagram follower @mightyem1 for submitting today’s blog topic!

“@mightyem1: @mainstreet_bistrobakery I’d love to see a blog on your suggestions for thanksgiving leftovers. I bet they’d be delicious #tastycombinations #usewhatyouhave”

If your refrigerator is filled with half a turkey and some leftover cranberry sauce, don’t throw out the basting with the bathwater just yet. These tasty combinations developed by Fabien will stretch your holiday dinner into two (or three!) additional meals.

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