Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sweet Rose Creamery

The owners of Rustic Canyon and Huckleberry opened this new ice cream parlor, Sweet Rose Creamery, in the Brentwood Country Mart and it is so cute. It's refreshing to have real ice cream, everywhere else is frozen yogurt!

I had never been to The Country Mart before, and it reminded me so much of the Hamptons, I really liked it.

I chose the Brownie Sundae, which was really good. The vanilla ice cream was wonderful, and all the extravagant toppings were all so fresh. I watched the guy making it acutally whip the cream himself, and the cherry was real!

They had so many bizarre flavors, many of which were sold out. I was sad I couldn't try the mint because it sounded amazing, but I tried the salted caramel (incredible), the coffee (very strong), and summer corn (so weird!).

Some of the girls tried this coconut bar, it was delicious. I highly recommend this if you don't want a huge portion.

They had so many pies, pops, bon bons, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches. I'll have to go back and try some more things!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Magnolia Bakery, LA

It finally opened! I'm not the biggest Magnolia fan ever, but I was excited for this to come to LA. I like Magnolia, it's very charming, I just think Sprinkles cupcakes are much better. Magnolia, however, does have something no one else has: the best banana pudding ever!! I picked out a few things to try, which were all good, but the pudding outshines the rest.

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The inside of the bakery resembled the NY locations, especially with the long lines, but was larger and more industrial. It's very cute, but no where to sit!

Banana Chocolate cupcake, the special of the day.

Chocolate Brownie

Banana Pudding, a whipped banana cream with chunks of banana and cake.

"The Fat Kid Bite"

Charlie Brown

My friend and her Mom stopped by the Charlie Brown Farms in Littlerock, CA on their way to pick up their new puppy. They so generosity shared their candy finds with me, which included almond brittle, caramels, honeycomb, and marshmallow chocolates.

This almond brittle was my favorite! It was perfectly crispy and sweet.

These caramels, honeycomb and marshmallow chocolates were also great. There's such a distinct taste to home made candy.

This trio of caramel, marshmallow and chocoalte was very cute. Super sticky!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Todd English Candy Bars

I wanted to buy something to bring back to LA with me from the Food Hall, and these bars seemed perfect. The two kinds they had sitting out couldn't have been more up my alley.

The Salty Sweet bar was milk chocolate filled with peanuts, toffee and mini pretzel rods...

The PB & J bar was made of a crispy peanut butter creamy filling that was topped with a thin layer of jelly, covered in dark chocolate... this was my favorite of the two.

They were both so good, I may need someone to start mailing them to me regularly... hint hint...

Todd English Red Velvet Cake

While roaming around the Todd English Food Hall, someone at the bakery told the red velvet cake was their best, so I had to try it. It was defiantly one of the best red velvets I've had. I really loved the icing. It was so fresh and tasty!