Just in time for the holidays, two new bakeries are starting up in the Akron area.
Dipped and Dazzled Bakery opens at 3732 Darrow Road Suite 10, in Stow this weekend. Owners are Heather Rice and Tara Colopy.
Rice had been baking cakes out of her home, and Colopy was one of her customers. When Rice decided it was time to take her home-based business to the next level, Colopy was ready to get involved.
They specialize in special occasion cakes, cupcakes and party favors and treats, including a variety of cookies, brownies and cake pops.
They will hold a grand opening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out their work at www.dippedanddazzled.com; phone 330-689-7002.
In Cuyahoga Falls, Trigo’s Market Bakery will celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 1, with a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. at its new spot in the On Tap Plaza, 3247 State Road.
The bakery is operated by brothers Bradley and Randall Shipp. The pair had been baking out of a church kitchen and selling artisan bread at farmers markets.
They make European-style breads and French pastries, including baguettes, croissants, cinnamon bread and scones. Phone 330-802-1191.
New steakhouse to open
The Galaxy in Wadsworth has revamped its restaurant, which will reopen Nov. 1 as the Circle L Steakhouse at the Galaxy, 201 Park Centre Drive.
The new restaurant will specialize in Limousin beef, from cattle raised at the Circle L farm in Burbank by the Leatherman family, which owns the Galaxy. Limousin is a French breed of cattle.
The new menu at Circle L, crafted by chef Angus O’Hara, will also feature appetizers, salads and entrees.
Gervasi to expand again
Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, has announced plans for its newest venture, the Crush House. The building will expand winemaking capacity from 8,000 gallons to 30,000 gallons. It also will include a wine bar, tasting room, and casual eatery.
Construction is under way, and the Crush House is expected to open late next summer. Visit www.gervasivineyard.com to watch the progress.
Cooking school on hold
Catherine and Carl St. John, owners of the Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson, have decided not to move forward with their plans to open a branch in the Ohio City neighborhood near Cleveland’s West Side Market.
Catherine St. John said they canceled the project due to financing issues, and will focus more attention on their Hudson location at 140 N. Main St.
Scary good deal at Chipotle
If you go into any Chipotle location on Halloween between 4 p.m. and closing dressed in a Halloween costume, you’ll get your burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for just $2.
The company is donating the proceeds from its Boorito program, up to $1 million, to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, which supports a sustainable and healthful food supply.
UA chefs’ dinner
Reservations are being accepted for the Sixth Annual Graduate Chef Showcase Dinner, Nov. 3 at the Crystal Room Bistro in Gallucci Hall, 200 E. Exchange St., Akron.
The dinner brings back graduates from the University of Akron’s hospitality management program to prepare a meal, which will raise money for the UA’s Garde Manger Club. The club teaches students how to carve fruits, vegetables and ice. Money raised will help the group pay for supplies and travel to fruit and ice sculpting competitions.
The meal is eight courses, plus wine pairings by the Winery at Wolf Creek in Norton. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar.
Tickets are $50. Call 330-972-6615.