On some Saturdays, a line of anxious customers snakes along the sidewalk and into the parking lot of Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink for the restaurant’s Bake Sale. Co-owner and pastry chef Jodi Elliott, who creates the restaurant’s desserts and bread items, started the Bake Sale as a creative outlet. Her buttery croissants, giant cinnamon rolls, turnovers, bread puddings, coffee cakes, and even the restaurant’s famous black pepper and gruyere popovers are all popular. Pastries are filled with fruits and vegetables from local farms, and coffee from nearby Casa Brasil is available as well. Customers wait patiently in line for each sale, and the pastries are often sold out within an hour. Jodi and co-owner and chef, Ned Elliott, believe strongly in supporting their community and are proud to donate 20 percent of each Bake Sale’s proceeds to organizations with which they have a strong association. For the months of September through December of 2012, Foreign & Domestic is donating to Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region. Customers come out on top: They are supporting an independent, local business, giving to an important cause, and receiving some of the city’s best pastries.
306 East 53rd St.,
Austin TX 78751