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Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery Restaurant Review: Part loft living room, part art gallery (with bright red walls and a shiny black floor), this devilishly-good gathering place and dessert parlor serves honest, seasonally-driven food with integrity in a thrift store setting. Old sash windows form dividers between the tables, and dozens of teapots stand at the ready to serve the more than 30 black, green and herbal teas on the menu. And the desserts? Well, you have to walk past a tempting spread of lemon tarts, dense brownie wedges, pop tarts, cookies and, the house specialty, a little hedgehog (devil's food cake with a cream center and dark chocolate frosting) just to get to the dining room. But while we come here for the sugar highs, we're just as tempted by the Southern-fried chicken and waffle glistening with a chipotle-honey syrup, savory omelets and eggs Benedict crowned with a lemon-kissed scratch-made hollandaise. While breakfast is served all day --- and night --- the dinner menu is equally sinful, with diabolically rich shrimp and grits, bouillabaisse and robust chicken potpie.