Toasted Coffee + Kitchen is slated to open in Dallas in summer 2016 and focus on toasts.

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen is slated to open in Dallas in summer 2016 and focus on toasts.

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In the summer of 2014, Dallas Morning News special contributor Kim Pierce wrote about the toast trend: restaurants nationwide assembling bread bites topped with ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables and schmears.

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Local chefs called toast "comfort food" and a "blank slate" to do something culinarily creative. Clint Cooper, owner of Village Baking Co. in Dallas, also said in that 2014 article, "It's day-old bread that somebody finds a use for."

Since 2014, restaurants such as The Theodore have dabbled in toasts, but none in Dallas had centered their entire eatery around the concept until now. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen does just that.

The restaurant, expected to open this summer, will be located on Lowest Greenville in Dallas. Toasted will serve sandwiches, toasts, coffee, beer and cocktails. 

5420 Ross Ave., Suite 180, Dallas. facebook.com/toasted.coffee.kitchen.

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