Another dessert option is on its way, via Venice Beach, to the food mecca that is now Hayes Valley: Schulzies Bread Pudding. The SoCal outfit is expanding with its second California location on February 14 at 364 Hayes Street, a former retail boutique. Founded by Sarah Schulz, it's a good example of a topic discussed yesterday, making one thing well and building an empire from there. Says Schulz, "I wanted to create something special, something unique, something so good that you could taste the emotion that went into it." Furthermore, she was never satisfied with the bread puddings she had around L.A., so she set about crafting her own recipes 108 flavors worth.
Salted Caramel Sutra or PB&Joy;, anyone?
7x7's blog reports on the opening today, which has kind of flown under the radar until now, though Schulzies has been testing the local waters a bit with a couple of pop-up events at Bloodhound in SoMa.
All the puddings are fresh baked each day, and Schulz has tried to keep her formula from being overly sweet. She also tries to source all her ingredients locally and sustainably, and she'll be keeping local with the coffee as well, serving Blue Bottle just around the corner from the coffee company's original location. See an early rendering of the shop here, by architect Michael Francis, whose vision was "Parisian Pudding Parlor."
There's always a chance for last-minute delays with inspections and stuff, but look for Schulzies to possibly make it open in time for a Valentine's Day treat.