Well after nearly 10 years of feeding the just-west-of-Uptown set, Patti Soskin is opening another Yum! Kitchen & Bakery.
This is hugely great news for the Opus Complex hive, as she’s setting up shop in the former Pairings Wine Bar space off of Shady Oak Road. It will be unmistakably Yum! with new hard wood floors and a healthy splash of white tile all over. Expect beer and wine, plus the same great take-out and bakery (including patticakes and pull-a-parts!) like the original location.
“Honestly, when I was telling my staff, I burst into tears!” Soskin told me. “It’s just great timing, the perfect storm of having the right people in place, grabbing the right space (which is halfway between my house and the original spot), and my youngest is graduating from college so I need another baby!”
There’s that great patio on site, which should be awesome when they open in late summer. Soskin is also planning to boost their website to make online ordering easier. Not going to lie, having the French fries and tarragon chicken salad a bit closer to me is just fine in my book.