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Friday, February 6, 2015

Simpsons-Themed Doughnuts Are Coming, Courtesy of Dynamo and A.C.T.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:55 AM

ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth

The city's esteemed Dynamo Donut has teamed up with A.C.T. Theater to make the D'oh Nut, a Simpsons-themed doughnut in honor of the new show Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. It's a tasty replica of Homer's favorite treat: a zingy, light vanilla and orange zest cake with a tart raspberry Belgian-style beer glaze and rainbow sprinkles. 

They will be sold during the play's run — Feb. 18 through March 15 — at Dynamo locations in the Mission and Marina Green as well as at A.C.T. Theater.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

On-Demand Cookie Service is Finally Here, Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted By on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Click and ye shall receive gingersnaps 20 minutes later. - ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth
  • Click and ye shall receive gingersnaps 20 minutes later.

Are you craving holiday cookies but can't be bothered to make them, or even traipse to the store to buy them? There's never been a better time to be a lazy cookie-craver! Doughbies, a new dessert-based startup in San Francisco, promises to bring holiday cheer (in the form of cookies and the occasional Santa hat) to your door in less than 20 minutes. We put the service to the test.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse: Cruffins, Croissants, and Pink Neon in the TL

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:08 AM

A banana donut and a twice-baked caramel croissant. - PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
  • A banana donut and a twice-baked caramel croissant.

As well as being home to Little Saigon, the area around Geary and Larkin is suddenly home to a few excellent bakery-cafes. Although Flour & Co., Libby Jane Café, and Jane on Larkin are all within a few blocks, there’s a new contender: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Macarons and Navettes at Chantal Guillon #2 in SoMa

Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Macarons! - PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
  • Macarons!

If Hayes Valley is San Francisco’s most logical home for macarons, then the grittier end of SoMa ought to have its own signature confection as well. South of Market has so many disparate identities that it’s impossible to choose, but whatever it is, it’s probably at the new Chantal Guillon on Howard Street.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For S.F.-Based Petit Pot, the Proof is in the Pudding

Posted By on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 7:48 AM

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While the world may not need another dessert, I think we can all agree that some of the best things in life are not necessities.

Petit Pot falls into the latter category. Founded by Frenchmen Maxime Pouvreau, Petit Pot boasts gourmet puddings in glinting glass jars that are as portable as they are palatable.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Twister Donuts Will Keep the Sunset Quite Content

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM

PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
Allstar Donuts is gone from the Marina after almost three decades of never closing, but mercifully, San Francisco endured the week with net gain/loss of zero doughnut shops. Just off busy, commuter-heavy 19th Ave., full of impatient drivers who could really use a coffee and a French cruller right about now, is Twister Donuts.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watch This Sweet Video of Candy-Making at Papabubble SF

Posted By on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Papabubble's rainbow confections sometimes have messages inside. - INSTAGRAM/PAPABUBBLE

If you haven't made it to Hayes Valley's newest candy store, Papabubble yet, you're missing out on a wondrous world of confections.

See, much like Willy Wonka's famous factory, the mini-chain makes its intricate candies in-store, and it is quite a production to behold if you're lucky enough to catch them mid-process (most afternoons).

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Cream Puffs at Choux Can Heal the World

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:37 AM

PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
Is there a void in your soul formerly filled by red velvet cupcakes or possibly pistachio macarons? Did you have a most trying day but already burnt through your allotted beer money? Are you trying desperately to differentiate yourself from the 143 other people who applied for the apartment you wanted by bringing the prospective landlords a little something special? If so, you have the answer to life’s little worries in Choux, the French cream puff bakery in the Lower Haight.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eat Some Concrete at the Velvet Scoop in the Mission

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM

The Giant's Bonanza (chocolate frozen custard, Reese's peanut butter cup, Reese's Pieces, dark chocolate drizzle.) - PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
  • The Giant's Bonanza (chocolate frozen custard, Reese's peanut butter cup, Reese's Pieces, dark chocolate drizzle.)

Considering how much coffee there is in this city, there should always be room for more ice cream and related frozen treats. The Velvet Scoop, in the very center of the Mission, is a new “dessert restaurant” serving chocolate and vanilla frozen custard with a variety of toppings, nearly all of them known to the average six-year-old.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Charles Chocolates' Triumphant Return

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM

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Chuck Siegel, the owner of Charles Chocolates, says he couldn't be more delighted with the neighborhood where his business recently opened. The retail space, café (coming soon), and kitchen, where customers can watch his pavé, bars, and pastries being made, have taken over the 7,600-square foot space on Florida and Mariposa that used to house the Potrero Brewing Company.

See also: Chocolate Lab: An Elegant Extension of Recchiuti Brand

Dandelion Chocolate: Now Open!

Biere de Chocolate: Almanac and Dandelion's New Blend

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