Category Archives: California

Petit Trois, Los Angeles CA

Petit Trois Baguette with Brittany Butter   Gougere Pork Terrine in Aspic Green Bean Salad with Horseradish and Plum Salmon Rillette Omelette with Boursin Cheese Croque Monsieur Chicken Leg with Butter Brioche Salad Steak Tartare with Crispy Shallots Napoleon with … Continue reading

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The Bakery at Republique, Los Angeles CA

The Bakery at Republique Iced Americano Biscuit with Honey and Butter Hazelnut Paris Brest Kouign Amann Canele Sticky Bun Doughnut Crème Brulee and Raspberry Jam Bombolini Reinventing the old Campanile space as an all-day French-infused eatery, complete with imported ovens … Continue reading

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The Larder at Tavern, Los Angeles CA

The Larder at Tavern Sticky Bun Almond Croissant Salted Caramel Brownie Carrot Cake Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Snickerdoodle Cookie Generally impressed by the food during brunch at A.O.C. despite high prices and service that fell somewhere between poor and nonexistent … Continue reading

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Orsa & Winston, Los Angeles CA

Orsa & Winston Herb Panna Cotta – black olive, nasturtium, grape Kanpachi – pomegranate, hijiki seaweed, green peanuts, yuzu shiro House-cured ham & cannellini beans – charred scallion, brown butter, pea tendrils, radish Tahitian & Delicata squash soup – crème … Continue reading

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The Pie Hole, Los Angeles CA

The Pie Hole “Dark Arts” Iced Americano Bourbon Pecan Earl Grey Maple Custard With artisan pie clearly having ‘a moment’ in trendy neighborhoods of San Francisco, Chicago, Brooklyn, Austin, and more it should come as no surprise that The City … Continue reading

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Lazy Ox Canteen, Los Angeles CA

Lazy Ox Canteen Polenta – roasted mushrooms, creamed greens, yellow curry oil Pig Ear Chiccharones – pickles, tomatillo salsa, harissa Croque Madame – ham, gruyere cheese, fried egg Rice Pudding – cinnamon, caramel, crumble Butterscotch Budino – salted caramel, whipped … Continue reading

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eggslut, Los Angeles CA

eggslut g&b coldbrew Bacon, Egg & Cheese – Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Over Medium Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Ketchup in a Warm Portuguese Bun Slut – Coddled Egg on Potato Puree with Seasoned Crostini Elevated to foodporn status by bright yellows … Continue reading

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California Donuts, Los Angeles CA

California Donuts Blueberry Cinnamon Toast Crunch Matcha Green Tea Croissant Donut Oreo Panda The Snickers Bar Apple Fritter Buttermilk Bar Located on 3rd, and open 24/7 with a steady trickle of traffic throughout the day for freshly fried treats, California … Continue reading

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Alcove Cafe & Bakery, Los Angeles CA

Alcove Cafe & Bakery Almond Croissant Polenta Raspberry Scone Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding Brioche French Toast – Vanilla, Rum, Crème Fraiche, Berry Reduction, Vermont Maple Syrup Almond Pear Tart Red Velvet Cupcake Carrot Cake Cupcake Located in Los Feliz and … Continue reading

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Cotogna, San Francisco CA

Cotogna Focaccia House Cured Cod Bruschetta with Pole Beans Monterey Bay Squid, Cucumbers, Haricots Verts Grilled Shrimp with Beets and Cucumber Knoll Farm Fig Pizza with Gorgonzola Dolce and Arugula Chino Farm Corn Triangoli Tagliatelle with Devil’s Gulch Rabbit and … Continue reading

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Hooker’s Sweet Treats, San Francisco CA

Hooker’s Sweet Treats Big Easy Bread Pudding with Raisins, Pecans, and Melted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie with Melted Caramel Caramel Bar with Cashew, Dark Chocolate, Smoked Sea Salt, and Buttered Caramel Sweet Cheddar Scone Located just a few … Continue reading

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b. patisserie [2,] San Francisco CA

b.patisserie Blueberry Almond Peach Croissant    Cherry Apricot Kouign Amann Chocolate Kouign Amann Raspberry Bostock Banana Chocolate Croissant Four Barrel Americano Rooted in French technique but possessing a particular flair for innovation with pastries whose basic forms are oft botched … Continue reading

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Fillmore Bakeshop, San Francisco CA

Fillmore Bakeshop Almond Croissant Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Cinnamon Brioche Swirl Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookie Raspberry and Mocha Macarons Pecan Pie Bar Slotted in the unenviable position of early breakfast on my last half-day in town I’d be lying … Continue reading

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Baker & Banker, San Francisco CA

Baker & Banker Chateau de Malla Sauternes 1999 Bohemian Creamery Capriago & Boho Belle, dried fruit compote, Candied Ginger Bread Stone Fruit Crisp, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Streusel, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Blueberry Bread Pudding, Crème Fraiche Sherbet, Buttermilk Caramel Mr. … Continue reading

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Locanda, San Francisco CA

Locanda Grilled Pizza Bianca Grilled Pizza Bianca with house mortadella and pickled ramps Rigatoni alla Carbonara – Guanciale, Tully Doici Egg, Pecorino, Black Pepper   Pancetta-Wrapped Guinea Hen Leg – White Polenta, Grilled Turnips Flavorosa Pluot Almond Torta – Blueberry … Continue reading

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Kin Khao, San Francisco CA

Kin Khao Thai Iced Tea Thai Iced Coffee Pretty Hot Wings – Man Pla Fish Sauce, Garlic Marinade, Tamarind, Sriracha Glaze Fried Quail with Chili Jam and Sticky Rice Khao Yum Kai Dao – Fried Duck Eggs over Rice, Chili … Continue reading

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Town’s End Restaurant and Bakery, San Francisco CA

Town’s End Restaurant and Bakery Complimentary Pastry Basket – Peach and Banana Nut Muffins, Raisin Scone, Strawberry Jam French Toast Sampler with Egg, Whole Wheat, Raisin Walnut Bread Grilled Polenta Exiting Bonjour Patisserie and turning right it was in the warm … Continue reading

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Bonjour Patisserie, San Francisco CA

Bonjour Patisserie Almond Croissant Bostock Blueberry Financier Canele Chocolate and Coffee Éclair Selected for early morning pastry due to its SoMA location combined with the fact that several of my San Francisco favorites are closed on Monday it was just … Continue reading

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Hard Water, San Francisco CA

Hard Water Oregon Pink Shrimp Hushpuppies – Lemon and Herb Mayonnaise Stoneground Grits – Cabot Cheddar, Cultured Butter Almond Flour Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffles, Pepper Jelly Whiskey Kiss – Caramel Covered Marshmallow Again pulling double duty to give due diligence … Continue reading

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Stone’s Throw, San Francisco CA

Stone’s Throw Crispy Tomato Cream Wafers – Crushed Fava Bean Dip Puffed Potato and Eggs – Cauliflower Mousse, Chives, Crispy Chicken Skin Duck Pate and Mousse – French’s Mustard, Cornichons, Warm Soft Pretzels Warm Octopus & Okonomiyaki Pancake – Bacon … Continue reading

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