Category Archives: Sweets

Eat My Blog 5.0: Blogger Baked Goods for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Chef Valentina

My mom is from Taft, Samar, in the Philippines. Every year she made us attend her hometown fiestas with her, which were parties that people from Taft who now lived in the States threw, celebrating their town and the Filipino culture. Lots of tasty food and lots of dancing. I just thought it was cool…

The Story Behind KCET’s Quest for LA’s Iconic Dish

Strawberry Donut by Ron Dollete

Before there were Cronuts and the Ramen Burger, there were Donut Man’s Strawberry Donut and Philippe’s French Dip. The donut and the dip have long proven they weren’t mere food fads, however, with the strawberry donut gaining a loyal following for about 40 years and the Dip since 1918-ish. But there can only be one…

Blogging and the Beverly Hills Hotel Fountain Coffee Room 8 Years Later

Beverly Hills Fountain Coffee Shoppe by Caroline on Crack

Huzzah! Today is my 8th blogiversary. And this post here is a looong time in the making because back on August 2, 2005 I blogged about Beverly Hills Hotel Fountain Coffee Room. My first blog post ever. Back then it was called Soda Fountain Shoppe and had just been restored to its 1950s glory. I…

Blog Bite: Boozy Gelato at The Mercantile

The Mercantile boozy gelato by Caroline on Crack

Remember beer floats? They were a thing and even now after the buzz has subsided people still like them. But when they first came out, everyone thought how weird and, at the same time, genius they were. Well, you ever wonder why ice cream with hard liquor never caught on? The Mercantile on Sunset Boulevard…

How To Eat a CoolHaus Shop Ice Cream Sandwich

CoolHaus ice cream sandwich by Caroline on Crack

The brick-and-mortar CoolHaus Shop in Culver City has lots of cool things going for it over its truck counterpart. Not only does it serve San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee but it has a Mason Jar program where you can mix ice cream with stuff like hot chocolate, coffee, or hot chocolate AND coffee. But, I…

Trattoria Neapolis’ Stroke of Genius: New Girl Scout Cookies Desserts

Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Tagalong Torta by Trattoria Neapolis

Every time Girl Scout Cookie season comes around, I like to look up dessert recipes because why not make those cookies even MORE delicious? Last year I made these Thin Mint cupcakes for St. Patty’s Day and they were a huge hit at the office. I still dream about those cupcakes. Turns out Trattoria Neapolis…

LA Weekend Events October 26 to 30: Candy Corn and Viognier, 1930s Burlesque, Bourbon Bandits

Drunk Halloween

Boo that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, but you can use these LA weekend events to get your need for costume debauchery out of the way. Friday, October 26 Vintage Enoteca’s 3rd Annual Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing Enjoy your two greatest loves at this annual Halloween candy and wine pairing event. Vintage…

4th Annual LA Beer Float Showdown: Winners and Contestants

Eagle Rock Brewery & Oinkster's Beer-amisu

The sun was downright oppressive shining down on the western side of the Pub at Golden Road Brewing in Glendale where Food GPS’s 4th Annual LA Beer Float Showdown took place. So would-be beer float judges took their beer floats into the pub for further examination and to escape that dang blasted sun. Of course…

Sprinkles Ice Cream Founder Candace Nelson’s Favorite Sundae

Sprinkles Ice Cream's Candace Nelson by Caroline on Crack

Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson must have one monster sweet tooth. She didn’t just stop at kickstarting the whole cupcake trend, she followed that up with a cupcake ATM AND the Sprinkles Ice Cream shop next door to her first store location in Beverly Hills. Even though the red velvet ice cream with red velvet…

Does Jones Hollywood Have the Best Apple Pie in LA?

Jones Apple Pie by Caroline on Crack

What’s your favorite place for apple pie in L.A.? Wherever it is, I bet it’s some diner, bakery, hot new restaurant or coffee shop and definitely not a bar. But after tasting the infamous apple pie at Jones Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard (not Joan’s on Third), your mind will be blown. Now, Jones, a…