Michelle and Vinny Garcia Plan New Bakery in Pilsen


Time Out Chicago has the news that Bleeding Heart Bakery duo Michelle and Vinny Garcia are opening a Mexican-themed bakery, Lucha Dulce, in Pilsen. TOC bills it as their “return” to Chicago from San Francisco, though in fact (after a short stint for Michelle at the Four Seasons San Francisco) she had been working at E. Leaven in Chicago around the end of last year, as was widely reported at the time. Anyway, they tell Time Out this isn’t the latest incarnation of Bleeding Heart Bakery but a break with their past of “punk rock pastry,” offering instead an “American girl’s take on Mexican pastry,” including conchas, Mexican-flavored macarons, gingerbread pigs and candies. They hope to open late spring or early summer, but in the meantime, the mere mention of the controversial couple has lit up the comment board at Time Out. [TOC]