About Owner Ari:
Prior to Ninth Street, Ari wrote fiction and worked in a corporate bookstore before doing a requisite stint as a graduate student at UNC.
Previously, he was a home baker who attempted fifteen goes at the perfect blueberry pie (which could be found on Cape Cod and uses wild Maine blueberries). After training as a baker at Ninth Street, he started a sliding-scale baking business where anyone could purchase bread and pastries regardless of their means.
Since taking over Ninth Street Bakery in Fall of 2013, Ari has been modernizing recipes, improving quality, adding bread selections, and generally being inspired by all the new movements in both baking and the culinary arts. As a business owner, he cares about the Durham and Triangle communities, and throws organizing events, pop-up dinners, and classes at the Bakery on a weekly basis.
Products offered through Papa Spud's:
Biscotti, Chunky Chocolate | Biscotti, Hazelnut | Biscotti, Mocha Almond | Biscotti, Orange Almond | Brownie, Chocolate Nut | Cookies, Gingersnaps | Country Black Bean Chili | Granola, Hazelnut | Hand Pie | Loaf, 3 Seed | Loaf, 7 Grain | Loaf, Cinnamon Raisin | Loaf, Everyday Rye Bread | Loaf, Whole Wheat | Muffins, Blueberry | Muffins, Cranberry Orange, has nuts | Pastries, Bearclaw | Pastries, Croissant | Rolls, Brioche | Rolls, Dinner, 7 Grain | Rustic Country Loaf | Whoopie Pie | Winter Stollen |