Tag Archives: Dessert

Atlanta’s first cookie dough counter, Batter, lands at Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Batter Cookie Dough Counter at Ponce City MarketPhotograph by Matt Walljasper Anyone who tells you dessert isn’t important is plain wrong. Dessert is the best part of any meal. If suddenly the apocalypse were upon us, are you going to crave a bite of a kale salad or a bowl of ice cream? Exactly. But beyond traditional ice cream counters and bakeries, ultra trendy (and Instagramable) concoctions of rolled iced cream, mile-high milkshakes, doughnut cones, and all unicorn everything have been popping up on menus across the country. Last month, native Atlantan Julie Abes launched Batter Cookie Dough Counter inside ...

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How Helen Goh Became Yotam Ottolenghi’s Go-to Baker

Source: Grub Street NY

When Helen Goh was growing up in Malaysia, dinner always required a certain degree of constructive criticism. “At the table, you would not get away with just, ‘Thanks, Mum,'” Goh says. “You would have to say what was nice about the food, what you didn’t like, and how could she …

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Eat this: Hot Milk Cake at Watershed on Peachtree

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Hot Milk Cake at WatershedPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee I am weird about desserts. I don’t really like ice cream and, while I can appreciate the artistry and discipline involved in super fancy desserts, my cravings are much more basic. My favorites are as simple as a slice of peach pie or chocolate layer cake—or anything with caramel, the creamier the better. Caramel is just one of the reasons the Hot Milk Cake at Watershed on Peachtree is my favorite dessert to order from an Atlanta restaurant. The Hot Milk Cake was initially just an occasional weekend special at the original ...

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Empellón’s Fruit Plate Takes a Safe Dessert Choice to a Whole New Level

Source: Grub Street NY

“People don’t eat dessert all that much anymore,” says Empellón’s Alex Stupak. And when they do, they want … fruit plates. For an ambitious kitchen, this can be “soul-crushing.” Rather than give in entirely to the fruit-plate barbarians, Stupak and pastry chef Justin Binnie came up with a rather …

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This Berry Pudding Is the Perfect Midsummer Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

This lighter, simpler version of a trifle is among the best ways to showcase summer berries. Cooking them into a quick compote brings out their sweetness and natural juices, which soak every bite of the cake. (The cake is easy to vary, too: Pound cake is dense enough to hold …

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Barbuzzo Debuts Salted Caramel Budino Choco Taco, Gives Us Life

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Frozen Salted Caramel Budino Stuffed Choco Taco / Barbuzzo

We’re rarely optimistic about the week ahead on a gray Monday morning like this, but a ray of hope just peeked through the clouds: Barbuzzo’s newest budino-based dessert is the Frozen Salted Caramel Budino Stuffed Choco Taco, and it’s available this Friday only.

This time, chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have filled a chocolate-dipped homemade waffle cone with frozen salted caramel budino pudding, topping the confection with a sprinkle of pecan toffee crunch and a few grains of fleur de sel. It’ll set you back $6.50 (cash only), which ...

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Drink Your Dessert With Amari Floats at Plenty

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Move over, affogato. Be gone, boozy milkshakes. Plenty Cafe has introduced a new way to get that bittersweet fix.

Amaro floats combine the joys of gelato and amari, herbaceous and bitter Italian liqueurs traditionally used as an appetite-stimulating apertif or as a digestif to promote good digestion. The European-style cafe’s spring menu includes two takes on the amaro float, made with none other than Capogiro’s gelato.

Pistachio gelato and Averna play well together (both Sicilian flavors). In another, milk chocolate gelato and wine-based Cappelletti recall the classic combination of bitter orange and chocolate. The floats get their fizz from the ...

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These Are the New Ice-Cream Flavors That Are Definitely Worth Trying This Spring

Source: Grub Street NY

Ice cream is a treat that should be enjoyed year-round, of course, but it’s understandable that some New Yorkers prioritize it in the warmer months. Finally, it seems that spring weather is here for good, and that means pastry chefs are seriously stepping up their game, unveiling bold flavors like …

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The Absolute Best Cake in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Let’s be honest: There is no perfect cake. There is no perfect cake because as long as it looks like a cake and walks like a cake, it is most likely a perfect-ish cake. Even bad cake can be great. Sure, one person’s frosting ratio may be too heavy for …

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The Absolute Best Ice Cream Shops in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

In a city where you can find ice cream basically anywhere food is sold, from grocery and corner stores to restaurants and bars, and even on the street (Mister Softee cravings are real), an establishment that specializes in the stuff had better go big or go home (and drown its …

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Sublime Doughnuts wants to know: “Will it Doughnut?”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kamal Grant asks viewers: “Will it doughnut?”Screenshot via YouTube/Used with permission of Sublime Doughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts owner Kamal Grant has always been a true kid at heart. When his funky doughnut boutique opened on the Westside in 2008, Grant showed Atlanta that there were no hard and fast rules to doughnut making. If he wanted to make an “A-“shaped doughnut called the “A-town” instead of a standard Boston cream variety, he damn well would. What followed is a pretty sweet love story between Atlanta and Grant, who continues to grow his business not only in Atlanta, but internationally. Along with the ...

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Sublime Doughnuts wants to know: “Will it Doughnut?”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kamal Grant asks viewers: “Will it doughnut?”Screenshot via YouTube/Used with permission of Sublime Doughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts owner Kamal Grant has always been a true kid at heart. When his funky doughnut boutique opened on the Westside in 2008, Grant showed Atlanta that there were no hard and fast rules to doughnut making. If he wanted to make an “A-“shaped doughnut called the “A-town” instead of a standard Boston cream variety, he damn well would. What followed is a pretty sweet love story between Atlanta and Grant, who continues to grow his business not only in Atlanta, but internationally. Along with the ...

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Why, and How, You Should Drink Beer With Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

Recently, at a bar that puts equal emphasis on drinking and eating, a generous server gifted me some free dessert. The dessert itself — a fluffy doughnut covered in cinnamon and sugar and topped with whipped cream — was good, if a little unexciting. Instead, what made me really take …

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18 Valentine’s Day Sweets That Are Way Better Than Those Heart-Shaped Chocolates You Always Get

Source: Grub Street NY

Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming. Even if you don’t really care about the holiday, and just want to hole up together in your sweatpants with a bottle of wine, you’ll probably want to get your better half something. This being Valentine’s Day, that …

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18 Valentine’s Day Sweets That Are Way Better Than Those Heart-Shaped Chocolates You Always Get

Source: Grub Street NY

Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming. Even if you don’t really care about the holiday, and just want to hole up together in your sweatpants with a bottle of wine, you’ll probably want to get your better half something. This being Valentine’s Day, that …

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Celebrate National Pie Day with 25-percent off all pies at this Buckhead restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

To celebrate National Pie Day, Southern Art is offering 25-percent off all pies. HANDOUT / Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Today is National Pie Day and to celebrate this decadent food holiday, Southern Art is offering 25-percent off an assortment of curbside pies with the promo code PIEMONTH. A selection of signature homemade pies inspired by celebrity chef Art Smith’s family recipes are available—from bourbon pecan pie and Ellijay apple crumble pie to a creamy sweet potato pie. To take advantage of this offer, which is available now thru Jan. 31, place an order then pick it up at Southern Art’s ...

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Atlanta, here’s where to outsource your holiday baking

Source: Atlanta Magazine

I can cook, but I am not a gifted baker. Sure, I can turn out some gingerbread cake and thumbprint cookies, but the more elaborate holiday treats are too labor intensive for an impatient amateur baker such as myself. Do you know how hard it is to crush peppermint sticks for those peppermint ball cookies Martha Stewart makes? Exhausting. I would rather pay someone else to do it. Here are some of my favorite beautiful and tasty treats that will take the pressure off your less-than-stellar baking skills and get some gifts out of the way, too. Holidays, handled. An assortment ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment of shakes at My Fair Sweets.Photograph Courtesy of Kandace Marie. My Fair Sweets owner Kandace Marie got the idea to open her shop on Mitchell Street during a visit to Six Flags. A fan of funnel cakes, Marie thought the treat should be available somewhere other than amusement parks and state fairs (hence the shop’s name). After she was laid off from her construction job, she taught herself how to bake via YouTube tutorials and opened the store. At first, she sold cupcakes in a jar, push-up cakes, and funnel cakes topped with pieces of fried chicken. But ...

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