Want to know what it takes to open a neighborhood bakery? Mark Furstenberg is giving us a detailed account of the costs, planning and regulatory hoops one must go through to open an eatery in DC. Not only is this a rare window into the nuts and bolts of opening of a new bakery – he is even talking about literally letting us peek through the windows into Bread Furst while construction is under way.
And though fans of Breadline and Marvelous Market might consider Furstenberg an ace baker, he thinks he has more to learn. He recently flew across the country to take a class.
The opening date of any eatery is a moving target. Little Red Fox had planned on a late October opening. Now, it’s looking like we can head over there for breakfast burritos and local meats and preserves around mid-November. Little Red Fox’s Twitter feed reveals that the ovens arrived on October 25th, and: “We get our final delivery of equipment on Monday [today] then need 10 days or so for inspections, permitting.”
Never a dull moment since we talked to co-owner Matt Carr. Little Red Fox has hired a pastry chef and acquired liquor licenses. Carr very kindly donated scones and cookies for the bake sale at the Forest Hills Playground’s Halloween party. And in its latest newsletter, Little Red Fox is inviting people to reserve a Thanksgiving turkey from Polyface Farm, for pickup between November 22nd and 27th. And on the 18th, they’ll be taking orders for Thanksgiving pies.