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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fireman Derek's Bake Shop opens its doors

Fireman Derek's Bake Shop opened in Coconut Grove this weekend, Saturday was the first day of what is a soft opening. I'm told that sometime next week will be their grand opening. But if you want to try something rich and delicious, stop by their new location at 3435 Main Highway.
Here are Gigi Leyva and the man himself, Derek Kaplan. Fireman Derek's story is about two firefighters, Derek Kaplan and his benefactor Patrick Murdock. Patrick would always brag to his wife Kim about the incredible pies Derek would make. Patrick passed away suddenly at age 45 and left an insurance policy for his family. Kim knew what to do with that and she promptly invested in Derek, and Fireman Derek's Bake Shop was born.


Patrick Murdock Jr. and Kim Murdock. When she was 21, she bought Hattie's Place and turned it into Tavern in the Grove, across the street, so Fireman Derek's is a homecoming for Kim.
The pies are very rich. You could pierce a slice with a fork and hold it up like a lollipop, it is that thick and rich. 
The space had been empty and gutted for such a long time. They did an excellent job renovating. It's a bit rustic and modern and clean, all in one - brick, steel and murals, all mix well.


Patrick Jr. says they also have a machine that makes pie ice cream! Check it out if you can!


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1 Comments:

Blogger Elvis Cruz said...

Their key lime and chocolate pecan pies are excellent.

February 18, 2019 8:35 AM  

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