Tasty treat

Carol White, owner of Temple’s Kolache Kitchen, prepares a traditional Czech pastry called a frgal that she will bake to celebrate the 35th anniversary of her restaurant.

Buttery crusted and fruit-topped pastries are one of the several things residents who visit Temple’s Kolache Kitchen next weekend will see.

The kitchen, which has two locations in Temple, will hold specials Nov. 16 to commemorate its 35th anniversary. In addition to its many other Czech treats, the store will be serving a special celebration pastry called a frgal.

Although the restaurant has two locations, the celebration and the special pastry only will be at the South Temple location, 23108 S.E. H.K. Dodgen Loop. The store will be open from 6 a.m. until noon during the anniversary.

Carol White, owner of the restaurant, said that in addition to the frgal there will be other special giveaways and drawings for customers.

“Temple has been really good to us,” White said. “Every 35th customer will get their order for free up to $35. Then we will have some drawings for some other stuff.”

The frgal, White said, is basically a pizza-styled kolache topped with fruit and streusel, which is usually made by the Czech people to celebrate special occasions such as weddings. On the store anniversary, each of these roughly 6-inch-wide pastries will be sold for $3.50.

While this is not the first time White has sold the frgal, next Saturday will be one of the very few times they are sold.

This also will be White’s 18th year running the family business, after taking over from her mother who started and ran the business for 17 years. White hopes to one day pass on the ownership of the restaurant to one of her two children, she said.