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THE GREAT KOLACHY HUNT

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we just lost Blackey's Bakery in Nordeast Minneapolis, a major kolachy source. any other kolachy bakers in the Twin Cities or anywhere in Minnesota or ANYWHERE IN THE MIDWEST???

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    1. There is a kolache-as-fast-food joint in the suburbs:

      Kolache Factory
      5711 Xerxes Ave N.
      Brooklyn Center MN 55430
      763-566-3545

      But they're just so-so. I believe I remember having some nice ones at the French Meadow bakery, maybe?

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      1. re: KTFoley

        The Kolache Factory here in Overland Park, KS is just terrible! They are not at all like the ones my Polish baby-sitter used to make!

        1. re: Katie Nell

          Katie, I don't know if you saw this already in the Food section of the KCStar last week, but a bakery that makes kolache and bierocks, etc. has opened up in Shawnee. It's called Barb's, on the commercial road that runs between Hilltop Drive and Monticello north off SMP out near K-7, which is probably a good drive for you, but maybe worth it? (Dillon's is the anchor store in the shopping center.) Unfortunately, they're only open until 1 pm, and they only make enough that they intend to sell out, so they recommend calling ahead in the morning and having an order held. I haven't been yet, but am hoping to go before 2008 begins...will report back.

          ETA: I should add this is Shawnee, KS for any Minnesotans reading, sorry.

          1. re: amyzan

            I wrote about Barb's under "KC - croissants for Christmas" and again today.

      2. ok, I'll ask.

        What the heck is a kolace? (and is it available on a stick?)

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        1. if you're this far east...There's an excellent Kolache Bakery in Beaver, Pa. fairly close to Ohio border, north west of Pittsburgh!

          1. Blackey's is gone! Oh, woe! I'm weeping and tearing my hair as I type this. It's all Mr. Tastebud's fault - he used to go there every week to get treats for work, but he stopped six months ago (coincidentally, exactly when he started a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet).

            But when Mr. Tastebud saw the pastries at the Scandinavian booth in the Midtown Global Market, he stated that they looked exactly like those from Blackey's. (I seem to be married to a man who can identify the source of any baked good in the Twin Cities, despite his diet!) So, either the baker is working for them, or Blackey's sold the recipes. No kolaches, though - I guess they're not Scandinavian.

            Dare we hope that the kolaches survived?

            Anne