Still haven't tried Dough Exchange, the Playground's bakery next door? Well, Jason Quinn's removed another one of your excuses. Starting today, you can get as many free pastries as you want from the bakery, given that you eat them on premises.
Why the lack of charge? According to Quinn, the bakery's business has been inconsistent, and he wants people to at least try the bread and give him feedback leading up to the opening of the 4th Street Market later this year (the market will sell Dough Exchange bread and pastries, as well as other take-home friendly Playground foods). For more details about Dough Exchange, check after the jump.
Here's the nitty gritty. One, you have to eat the pastries in the bakery or on their patio. Two, you can only get two pastries at a time, although you can go back as many times you like. Three, the deal only applies to the baked goods. You still have to pay for drinks and other foods, and if you want to take stuff out, you actually have to buy it. They're also accepting donations to help cover food costs.
"Drinks are on you, but the food you'll be enjoying is on me," Quinn said. "We want people to live our bread. We want people to feel like this is their bakery."
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The promotion will run for between roughly five and seven weeks, or until the 4th Street Market opens. Like the Playground, Dough Exchange's offerings change daily as the bakers try new recipes, so there'll always be something different to try, from savory meat pies to donuts and breads and other flour-based things you can pull out of an oven.
The Dough Exchange is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. Go eat some bread and let them know what you think.