SAN MATEO, Calif.
After a night of eating Japanese food, my recent impromptu food crawl of San Mateo landed our group at the Hong Kong-style dessert cafe known as Dessert Republic.
A few years back I read about a store in Manhattan that sold only rice pudding and I wondered how anyone could just eat rice pudding day in and day out? Well, that’s the same feeling I got when I noticed the new Schulzies in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, which sells only bread pudding.
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Premium desserts and pastries are on the upswing in San Francisco, with openings of stylish spots such as Craftsman & Wolves and Tout Sweet (inside Macy’s) within the past year. The latest to join this wave of sweet spots is b. patisserie by Belinda Leong.
Leong is a former pastry chef at Read the full post →
Every cupcake at Saint Cupcake Galore is like a vision, perfectly frosted swirls or shimmering ganache. The large bakery makes decision-making a tough task, but one most willingly take on.
I checked out the bakery – on the edge of the Pearl District and downtown – because it was my brother-in-law’s birthday [...]Read the full post →
It rained all week during my Portland trip, so I had to break one of my rules of eating – never eat ice cream on a cold day. I knew that come rain or come shine, I had to try the artisan ice cream at Salt & Straw.
The boutique-like premium ice [...]Read the full post →
If Portland is a town that celebrates its quirkiness, it’s no wonder that Voodoo Doughnut is such a big hit.
The doughnut shop, which started off as just a window selling doughnut treats to late-night bar crawlers in Old Town, is a worldwide sensation, featured in various food media from New York [...]Read the full post →
Doughnut Dolly was a term used in London for women who brought doughnuts and coffee to the troops during WWI. But a two-month-old donut shop of the same name that opened in Oakland is not a throwback to war times but an elegant modern bakeshop.
The tiny store opened in what’s known as Alley 49 [...]Read the full post →
The weekend weather turned out warmer than what the TV forecasters predicted (surprise!), so it turned out to be a good day for the activities around the Embarcadero with the America’s Cup and Fleet Week.
While I was at the Ferry Building, I discovered that the Gott’s takeout counter has now been transformed into a [...]Read the full post →
Walking into Craftsman and Wolves, you might think you’re walking into a jewelry store, with a glass display case showcasing colorful jewels of all shapes and sizes.
But the “jewels” are exquisite pastries, cakes, and desserts created by William Werner, the former pastry chef at high-end restaurants like Quince.
After a failed attempt to launch [...]Read the full post →
Rosa Porto has a story picture-made for Hollywood. A matriarch who loves to make Cuban delights for her family, she immigrated with said family to Southern California in the late 1960s and opened a bakery in Echo Park.
Her success in feeding those in La-La land with her Cuban-influenced baked goods grows [...]Read the full post →
Apparently just as popular as the afternoon siestas in Madrid is the treat of hot chocolate and churros. You don’t have to go very far to spot a hot chocolate shop, almost like how you’d spot a Dunkin’ Donut.
One chocolateria steep in tradition is right in the shadows of the Church of [...]Read the full post →
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