Warm weather is practically a year-round reality in San Diego, providing an almost daily excuse to indulge in something sweet, frosty, and frozen. Here are some of the city's best bets, from a creamy tower of Dole Whip served on top of a scoop of tropical ice cream, to paletas wrapped in chocolate and coated in coconut.
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There's no better place to find a cool sweet treat than the streets of Los Angeles. With such a diverse range of desserts: from Mexican, to Persian, to sweets made with farmer's market fresh fruits; the quest for cool creamy bites is a fun-filled scavenger hunt across the city.
From dango to a sweet potato "sandwich" to a Japanese twist on the croissant, here are eight standout sweets I ate in Tokyo.
As difficult as it was during a recent trip to Barcelona to pull my salivating jaws away from the legs of Iberico jamon, boquerones, and practically free flowing olives, I couldn't pass up sampling a bit of what the city offered in terms of chocolate. So I did a little bit of research, grabbed a partner, and set about for a full on day of cacao.
Berliners savor every moment of the oh-so-short summer, and a daily trip to the ice cream cafe is a must. Here are 6 if the city's top ice cream shops for tasting this sweet treat.
Whenever people come to Memphis, most of them just want to eat barbecue non-stop. And I'm proud to show off some of our local smoked pork and soul food restaurants. But when real food lovers come to town, I take them directly to the Cooper-Young District. The local artsy neighborhood features an ever-changing landscape of locally-owned restaurants that buck the trends of fast food and veer away from stereotypical dishes associated with the South, while still celebrating our regional ingredients and culinary traditions. See our top picks in the slideshow.
Berliner's love their jelly-filled pfannkuchen, but the city's streets are lined with bakeries boasting a variety of other delicious treats. Here are 5 other traditional pastries you should try while in Berlin and our favorite spots for getting them.
Our buddy Tom Douglas is perhaps Seattle's best-known chef-restaurateur. He has two pizzerias, a bakery, a Greek spot, a tavern, a seabar, a biscuit-erie (yes, it's now a word), and other eateries all over town. The man knows how to feed people—and he also knows how to feed himself! Tom shared his favorites for pizza, doughnuts, dive bars, and more around Seattle.
We're getting excited for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, a fantastic food event later this week, from May 10 through 13. But where's good to eat in Atlanta itself? We turned to Kevin Gillespie—finalist of Top Chef Season 6, and executive chef at Woodfire Grill, to tell us his favorite places to eat breakfast, falafel, sandwiches, burgers, and much more.
Vancouver also has a craft-cocktail scene that is just now reaching critical mass, and the city now has a number of places where you can find ambitious, creative drinks unlike those found anywhere else in the world.