Tasty Tuesday: Our Daily Bread
Some people don't expect a full meal and a drink at church- but those people have never visited Our Daily Bread.
"People joke, you know, about having a beer in the sanctuary. Especially on Sunday morning, having a mimosa with breakfast," Co-owner Catharine Perkins told me.
Our Daily Bread was originally a Pentecostal church- after the church moved to another building, Rick and Linda DeAngelo bought the building and added a steeple, bell tower and kitchen. Thus, Our Daily Bread was born.
The DeAngelos closed the restaurant in 2005, but by 2006, Tim and Catharine Perkins took their place, taking over the restaurant and bakery of Our Daily Bread.
Now, you can have a glass of wine in their chapel or a party in the parsonage. They tried to get a violinist for the loft above their dining room, but the fire marshal suggested against that.
The name Our Daily Bread isn't just a pious pun. The restaurant bakes magnificent baked goods and cakes, and they bake their own bread.
"I can't eat store-bought bread anymore because I'm spoiled," Co-owner Tim Perkins said.
Some of that bread, like their sourdough rye, gets cut into thick slices and served up for their most popular sandwich, Our Daily Reuben.
"The bakery has a following, the bread is awesome, dinner has a following, brunch on the weekend is huge," Tim said.
Pass by the restaurant, and you might mistake it for a church. But if you want a meal with history, have a little faith, and visit Our Daily Bread.
88170 Territorial Hwy, Veneta
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