Tag Archives: pastries

Lord Windsor Roasters in Long Beach

4 Mar

Long Beach has a surprisingly good coffee scene, with Lord Windsor Roasters and Rose Park Roasters leading the charge. It’s worth checking them out if you’re in the neighborhood.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Lodge Bread — Great Bread, Meh Everything Else

22 Feb

They say that in France a bakery can be great at bread or great at pastries, but not both.  Lodge Bread in Culver City stands as a testament to that principle.

Let’s get this out of the way: Lodge Bread makes a great loaf of bread. A real rival to Clark Street Bread for the title of best loaf in the city (and by that, I mean, best Tartine imitator in LA). I just wish I had gotten my bread and gotten out of there.
Continue reading

Apple Tarts Recipe

18 Apr



Beautiful apple tarts are not hard to make at home. I found this recipe years ago in the LA Times Magazine and pull it out on occasion.

Continue reading

Stumptown Coffee in DTLA – Third Wave Coffee Slouching Towards Bethlehem

29 May

20140414-201635.jpg
In light of the recent news that Blue Bottle is going to open up at least four sites in LA, let’s celebrate the third wave coffee titan that has already started to take over LA, Portland’s Stumptown Coffee. The Arts District roastery and shop is situated near Bestia and Bread Lounge, forming an emerging power center in LA’s culinary landscape.

Continue reading

FarmShop – $20 Egg Dishes in Yogamomland

4 Dec

20130617-183350.jpg
People who say they hate LA (who don’t live in LA) usually are basing their biases off two stereotypes: the idiots who are obsessed with Hollywood and the yoga-granola Westside set. Most of us actually live in regular old LA — mini-malls, traffic, apartment buildings, smog. Well, this is a story about one of those other LAs. Gwynneth’s LA. Where size 2 moms drive their Audi SUVs to yoga class and then to pick up their pressed juice for a Goop cleanse.

It’s in this LA that Jeffrey Cerciello, an acolyte of Thomas Keller, has opened FarmShop. In the Brentwood Country Mart, Cerciello has dropped from the heavens a simulacrum of the platonic ideal of the current farm to table ethos. It wasn’t enough to try to recreate the French Laundry (or at least a less fussy version of Keller’s flagship), FarmShop is also a marketplace that is almost a museum of the best providers in California.
Continue reading

Huckleberry – the Best Bakery in LA

1 Dec

20130213-081917.jpg

Apologies to my ones of readers for the lack of posts lately. I have a little breathing space for a couple weeks, so you should see more douchey comments via this outlet.

I have been meaning to update with posts about some of my favorite places, rather than just places I’ve been to for the first time. Which brings us to Huckleberry, the place I wind up comparing all other pastries in LA to.
Continue reading

Starbucks Pastry Erratum – La Boulange Is Looking Good

6 Aug

20130805-172126.jpg
I think I’m ready to admit I was wrong.. I happened to be back at Starbucks this weekend and tried three more La Boulange pastries. Not incredible, but they are actually pretty good.
Continue reading