Sweet Farewell

Two Beloved Bakeries Are Shuttering

Gulf Gate's Jim Small Batch and Bradenton's Retrobaked are closing their doors—temporarily, the owners say.

04/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

Batch-elor in Paradise

10 Bucks or Less: Jim's Small Batch Bakery

You had me at "candied bacon."

08/24/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Take the Cake

How a Dispute at a Gulf Gate Bakery Ended Up on National TV

James Plocharsky, owner of Jim's Small Batch Bakery, filed a small claims complaint and ended up on The People's Court.

06/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Law & Order

Watch Jim's Small Batch Bakery on The People's Court

Jim Plocharsky of Jim's Small Batch Bakery in Gulf Gate made a surprise appearance on daytime TV.

04/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 3/3/16

This week: Giant doughnuts, a grilled grouper Reuben and more.

03/03/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Grab 'N Go

Where to Eat Breakfast When You're on the Run

Where--and what--to eat when you're on the go.

01/25/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Eat Beat: The Five Best Things We Ate This Week - 8/6/15

Our top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

08/06/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sweet Treat: Jim's Small Batch Bakery's Lavender Creme Brulee

Get ready to drool over our dessert of the month.

03/31/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Chef Judi's Favorite Local Dishes of 2014

Chef Judi shares her favorite bites of the year.

01/05/2015 By Judi Gallagher