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Did You Hear? milkbread is OPEN!

by | Jan 20, 2022

milkbread is OPEN! Bill Giduz photo


As News of Davidson reported last year, our neighbors Joe and Katy Kindred have been planning to open a third local restaurant for a while. Finally, on this otherwise unremarkable Thursday, the doors opened on Davidson’s highly anticipated and newest restaurant: milkbread.

Joe and Katy Kindred in their new restaurant – milkbread. Bill Giduz photo

The Kindreds’ latest culinary adventure is an all-day café offering milkbread donuts, crispy chicken, bowls, and salads. To continue their partnership, a private label house roast by Summit Coffee will be served at milkbread.

The dynamic duo of the culinary arts opened Kindred on Main Street in Davidson in 2015 and Hello Sailor in Cornelius in 2017. The accolades came quickly. Joe Kindred has repeatedly been on the James Beard short list, and Kindred has been named “The South’s Best Restaurant in North Carolina.”

News of Davidson reported August 2018 when the CBS Morning Show interviewed Joe and Katy in front of Kindred (in July) about their appearance in Bon Appetit magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” issue. [Kindreds on CBS This Morning]

While a lot of the attention is on Chef Joe, Katy has an equal place in the spotlight. In 2019 she was named one of 20 Fellows for the James Beard Foundation Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. And as sommelier, Katy led Kindred to America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurant list in 2016.

The Kindred team partnered with Summit Coffee last spring to serve milkbread donuts to the community through Summit’s takeover of the old Wells Fargo drive-thru on South Main Street. It was a pandemic partnership that brought smiles across our community. More importantly, it convinced Joe and Katy that their comfort food needed a new venue.

Check out the milkbread menu:

The restaurant offers counter service for dine-in, outdoor seating, and takeout, with delivery available.

Eden Lindley – head baker. Bill Giduz photo

Located in the Harris-Teeter shopping area at the Circles at 30, the street address for milkbread is 624 Jetton Street. The restaurant is scheduled to be open seven days a week, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.

And if you are interested in joining the milkbread team – they are interested in talking to you. Their website says, “Now hiring culinary and guest experience professionals.” Check it out.

You can also visit their website to buy swag (ballcaps) or to buy an e-gift card.



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