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    Posted December 14, 2012 by
    Arlington, Virginia
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    Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery - Arlington, VA

    Louisiana native chef David Guas who owns a Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, a rustic ‘funkified’ southern-style hangout in Arlington, Virginia, featuring southern comfort fare and his signature desserts. Guas’ Cuban heritage [through his Havana-born father] inspires the barista-quality coffee service and tasty Pressed Sandwiches.

    His Louisiana country cooking really comes through in his Breakfast Biscuits, House-made Gumbo, Pimento Cheese and his Muff-a-lotta, which was named one of the top 20 “Best Sandwiches in the U.S.” by Food & Wine in 2012. Hot Beignets and Chicory-Coffee Pralines are good-to-go, along with Guas’ more elaborate Pies, Puddings, and his gourmet New Orleans Sno-balls and sweet-n-salty ‘PorKorn,’ a bacon-tinged confection.

    Guas’ cookbook, DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style, earned heaps of critical acclaim. His comfortable, down home persona gets him regular invitations to appear on The Today Show, the Food Network and Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel.
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