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7 Days a Week
Three Course Meal
Ten Entrees to Choose From!
Includes: Soup, Salad or Appetizer,
Entree with Starch & Vegetable & Dessert.
Open For Lunch & Dinner — 7 Days A Week
Mon.-Thurs. 11 am- 1 Opm • Fri. 11 am- 11 pm
Some healthier sweets from Sugar Kisses.
Sat. 4pm- I I pm • Sun. 3pm-9pm
And since it opened in May, Sugar
Kisses has quickly become a fixture
in the neighborhood. People stop by
even when the bakery isn't open. "If
we're here, they just tap on the win-
dow to see if we have anything at all,
even just a coffee," says Lisa.
"Most of our customers prefer not
to eat wheat or have wheat allergies.
And we hit on a community — the
vegetarian and vegan community —
that is very tightly knit."
"Word of mouth has been wonder-
ful," says Brian.
Also, says Lisa, 'A lot of people
who come in here have celiac-sprew.
[People with this disease cannot tol-
erate gluten, which is found in many
grains.] It gives them peace of mind
to know there is no wheat in the
building. I make special orders in
off-time so there is no cross-contam-
ination from the spelt, either."
In fact, Sugar Kisses' pastries were
the centerpiece of a going-away
party held in August for an employ-
ee at Temple Shir Shalom in West
Bloomfield. Both the departing
worker and Rabbi Michael
Moskowitz have the condition.
Temple staff ordered a chocolate
cake and other treats for the party so
that the guest of honor and the
rabbi could partake.
The Hacks have also begun doing
some wholesaling to small establish-
ments in the area, like Xhedos Cafe
in Ferndale. When asked about
Sugar Kisses' pastries, the first thing
out of owner Caleb Grayson's mouth
was: "The brownies, man!"
Grayson carries four Sugar Kisses'
items in his cafe: two vegan and two
regular. "We've been going through
this stuff faster than anything we've
Brian grew up in Huntington
Woods and graduated from Berkley
High School. He attended Central
Michigan and Wayne State universi-
ties. His parents are Cheryl and
Lisa grew up in Rochester, graduat-
ed from Rochester High School and
has a degree from the Center for
Creative Studies in photography. Her
parents are Ray and Alice Turkawski.
Lisa is not Jewish, but she is learn-
ing about Judaism and they may join
the Birmingham Temple. The cou-
ple's Sept. 21 wedding was per-
formed by Miriam Jerris in Brian's
So, what future plans do the new-
lyweds have for their small-but-
growing business? "She's got the nice
little shop and I've got the five-year
plan," says Brian. "I'd eventually like
to make some money."
Lisa smiles and shakes her head. "I
think people are missing the neigh-
borhood bakery," she says. "We try
to use the highest quality ingredi-
ents, which are expensive. But we
want to keep our prices reasonable.
It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to
eat healthy." ❑
Sugar Kisses, 1025 S.
Washington, Royal Oak, is open
Wednesdays through Sundays.
39455 W. Ten Mile Rd. • Just West of Haggerty Rd. • Novi
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At these locations:
Hiller's Supermarket, Fresh Approach,
Holiday Market, Dakota Bread,
Westborn Market, Market Square,
Market Basket, Colosantis, Holdens,
Nino Salvaggio, Milk & Honey,
Plaza Deli, Original Bread Basket Deli,
One Stop Kosher,The Vineyards,
New York Deli, Deli Unique and
Levitt Foods, Inc. (248) 344-0833