Pastry Los Angeles

BakerCakeMaker Ensaymada (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

At BakerCakeMaker in Hollywood’s Sunset Kafco Plaza, “Sweet” is tagged on the wall and chef Aris Rodriguez showcases pastries that are “Filipino inspired with an L.A. flair.” Rodriguez, who joked that he’s the A-Rod...
Croissant San Francisco

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Cruffin (Food of the Week)

Whatever you do, don’t let Mr. Holmes bake for you. There’s a good reason. Mr. Holmes is a cat. Thankfully, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco belongs to chef Ry Stephen and partner Aaron...
Croissant Los Angeles

Republique Cubano Croissant (Dose of Vitamin P)

Croissants au beurre, pain au chocolat, croissants aux amandes. Sometimes, you may also find ham and cheese, but there must be more to croissants than the standard rotation. Thankfully, in Los Angeles, pastry chefs...
Pastry Los Angeles

Maison Giraud Chocolate Hazelnut Kouign Amann (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Don’t call it Nutella. Yes, at Maison Giraud, the French restaurant in bucolic Pacific Palisades from Alain Giraud and wife Catherine, pastry chef Noubar Yessayan produces his own version on the famed chocolate hazelnut...
Pie San Diego

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon Chicken Pot Pie (Food of the Week)

Elizabeth Harris, who’s found success with her Elizabethan Desserts, now shares an Encinitas compound with Sunshine Gardens Nursery. Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon has a cowgirl feel, complete with Wagon wheels, wooden dining room with...
Muffin Los Angeles

Sugarbloom Bakery PB&J Croissant Muffin (Food of the Week)

People who grew up in the U.S. are bound to have strong memories of peanut butter and jelly. The sandwich, normally Wonder or wheat bread with grape jelly and either chunky or creamy peanut...