Show 59, February 1, 2013: Chef Hans Rockenwagner, Rockenwagner Bakery and Café Rockenwagner. Continues…

Cafe RockenwagerIn addition to the growing wholesale bakery Hans Rockenwagner has a network of busy bakery cafes in Santa Monica, Venice, and Mar Vista. The most ambitious café to date just launched in Brentwood. This Café Rockenwagner is in the bw (a high-rise luxury apartment building) at the corner of Barrington Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.

Besides a full food menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner there is an on-site pastry chef here so there is an impressive selection of fresh breakfast pastries, desserts, breads and pretzels available. All the bakery items can be secured grab-and-go, too. Hans likes to think of it as a modern day bistro.

Show 16, February 9, 2013: Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery at The Camp in Costa Mesa and Irvine (continued…)

Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery and the CampIn early January, Klemek debuted a new 1,800-square foot retail location and bakery at The Camp in Costa Mesa (with indoor and patio seating) located just a bit south of South Coast Plaza. On the extensive menu are breakfast pastries, cookies, buttercream cakes, tarts, and retro breads and rolls. Part of the funding for the equipment there was raised on Kickstarter.

Also in the mix are brioche buns, oatmeal stout rolls, shortbreads. Her signature Marche Noir Cabernet brownies (made with wine flour,) bars, cobblers, incredible marshmallows with natural flavors, and open faced ice cream sandwiches.

On Monday, February 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blackmarket Bakery at The Camp is celebrating it’s Grand Opening. 15 percent of all sales during the festivities will go to Share Our Selves.

The Camp location has already been so successful that you can expect other Blackmarket Bakery retail bakery locations on the horizon.