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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Weinhard Cafe & Bakery changes owners

Chef Daniel Rossi thought that moving to a small town meant a quiet retirement, until the Main Street Cafe caught his attention

 

April 29, 2021

Beka Compton

Exciting things are happening at the Weinhard Cafe & Bakery in Dayton. The new owners are busy getting ready to open, bringing a lifetime of culinary experience to the Main Street eatery.

DAYTON-Chef Daniel Rossi thought that moving to a small, rural town like Waitsburg meant he could live out retirement peacefully, picking away at his banjo and sharing his musical knowledge.

In 2020, he hit the road just moments before the global shutdown was announced, escaping the bustling cityscape of Los Angeles and driving north. He spent the pandemic with his partner, Vicki Sternfield Rossi, doing exactly what he set out to do in the first place, for roughly a year. The kitchen kept calling to him and it was just over a year before he started a take and bake meal business, operating...



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