The Reader

When I last checked in with Mike Bancroft, he was pushing a line of three excellent hot sauces in order to fund Co-op Image, the youth arts-education center he founded on the west side. Since then the sauce business has been very good to him—and to the arts center. Today Co-op Sauce is an independent business, with a full line of ten sauces (plus short-run seasonal and collaborative ones), as well as vinegars, salsa, barbecue sauces, and pickles, all produced with a bounty of locally grown produce... Read Full Article

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Thrillist

Not just a descriptor of your kitchen when you haven't gone shopping in a while, Sauce and Bread Kitchen's a locally focused Edgewater eatery from the Co-op Sauce & Crumb folks, slinging breakfast and lunch options Thursday-Sunday posted on their ever-changing chalkboard menu, while also hosting the monthly Stew Supper Club... Read Full Article

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Chicago Magazine

Take your pick from the chalkboard at Edgewater’s new Sauce and Bread Kitchen.

To conceive Sauce and Bread, an Edgewater spot you could consider the archetypal neighborhood café, Anne Kostroski and Mike Bancroft married their foods. Crumb, her bread biz, joined up with Co-op Sauce, his small-batch hot sauce venture, which supports the youth arts education project he founded... Read Full Article

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ABC Chicago

Edgewater is known for ethnic foods and neighborhood bars. Sauce and Bread Kitchen adds a Midwestern cafe into the mix.
Sauce and Bread Kitchen is a combination of three businesses: a hot sauce company; a bread bakery and a former underground dinner operation. They are all rolled up into one cafe near the corner of Clark and Devon... Read Full Article

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Serious Eats

Sauce and Bread Kitchen could very well be to Edgewater what Central Perk was to Friends. But where Friends fell short (bickering adults, sociopathic managers, pastries that look tragic and unappreciated), Sauce and Bread excels (charming service, fantastic pastries, quaint brunch). The concept is simple: combine two adjoining businesses (Co-op Hot Sauce and Crumb Bread) to make one harmonious cafe... Read Full Article

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DNA Info

The concept of a Humboldt Park couple's new Clark Street cafe is simple: Hot sauce and bread.

Mike Bancroft, of Co-op Sauce fame, and Anne Kostroski, of bakery business Crumb, plan to open the doors of Sauce and Bread Kitchen on March 2 at 6338 N. Clark St... Read Full Article

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Daily Candy

Anne Kostroski and Mike Bancroft know the true meaning of a passion project.

The couple — she runs Crumb Chicago; he mans Co-Op Sauce — debut their joint venture, Sauce and Bread Kitchen, tomorrow in Edgewater... Read Full Article

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Chicago Foodies

Co-op Sauce and Crumb Bread both originated as entities designed to give back to the community in their own ways, so it’s fitting that their new collaborative cafe in Edgewater, Sauce and Bread Kitchen, would be the culmination of their community-focused philosophies... Read Full Article

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Loyola Phoenix

Let’s start with a simple equation: Co-op Sauce + Crumb Bakery = Sauce and Bread Kitchen (SBK), Edgewater’s newest café... Read Full Article

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Steve Dolinsky

You could do just fine with a visit to Sauce & Bread Kitchen in Edgewater, and stick to the sandwiches. Or, if you were in a hurry, grab some of the hot sauces, maybe a bottle of chow chow (relish) and a loaf or two of the homemade bread... Watch Video

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NY Times

In the Edgewater neighborhood, Sauce and Bread Kitchen is worth the trip. This collaboration between Crumb bakery and Co-op Hot Sauce has a B.Y.O. (vodka) Bloody Mary bar ($12.99 for house-made mix, pickles and beef sticks for four) and wonderful sandwiches (from $5.99) like grilled eggplant with a pimento spread. Half of Co-op Hot Sauce’s profits support a local arts nonprofit... Read Full Article

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Urban Daddy

You’re probably thinking about the weather right now.

You’re probably not thinking about ricotta-and-rhubarb-filled pop-tarts.

Let’s get your priorities straight... Read Full Article

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