Levain Bakery

Any trip anywhere isn’t complete without a bit of sweet to over indulge in.  While a trip to NYC usually necessitates a hike to The Doughnut Plant, the 3 Little Monsters made it too difficult to trek all the way out to the Lower Eastside.  Luckily we found Levain Bakery which was just a short…

DK Donuts

The cronut craze has taken LA by way of Santa Monica.  What’s a cronut you might be asking yourself?  Uhh, have you been living under a rock?  I guess there are actually a lot of under rock dwellers.  It’s been described as a “half donut, half croissant pastry hybrid.”  It originated at Dominique Ansel’s bakery…

Molly’s Cupcakes

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for sweets.  If you didn’t know that, you do now.  Lately I’ve been on an ice cream binge, but I’ll only eat the good stuff, the artisanal stuff, hand made, small batches, interesting flavors.  Unfortunately, Chicago didn’t have anything like that.  They most popular ice cream shop is some parlor/diner…

Papa Haydn

Papa Haydn is a restaurant that falls on the many different lists of “Top Portland Restaurants.”  It’s probably misleading because the food really isn’t all that good.  I think the “must-try” eats at this restaurants is the desserts, which unfortunately isn’t all that good either, unless you like cake.  I have a sweet tooth, but…

Extraordinary Desserts

No trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to Extraordinary Desserts, especially if you’ve never been before.  It is the “go-to” spot for some of the prettiest cakes and desserts.  After many years since opening this 2nd location near Downtown San Diego, the place still has a busy line out the door with…

Syrup Desserts

The problem I often encounter when I dine with friends, is that people are so full by the end of the meal that nobody wants to get dessert.  Or out of guilt, they don’t want to get dessert.  Syrup Desserts has been on my radar since its early opening.  But its location in Downtown and…

I Want Mee Sum Pastry!

Get it??  I usually don’t get lame or corny on the blog, but I could not resist with that title.  Today I just saw a Chinese restaurant called Hung Far Low.  I was cracking up.  Sometimes you wonder if the naming is a deliberate process.  Dumpling Man says Mee Sum doesn’t mean anything in Chinese,…

Cake Weekend

To celebrate a birthday and a wedding this weekend, some cakes were in order. The first cake was as delicious as it was beautiful. I had heard of this bakery called Sweet Lady Jane over the years, but never had any occasion to buy anything from there. I read on yelp that the “Triple Berry…