Is it Worth the Hype? My Review of New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery and the Popular… Cronut!

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I must be crazy. Yep, that’s got to be it. It’s 17° in New York and I am standing in line an hour before the famous Dominique Ansel Bakery opens and for what? A donut? Nope! A croissant? Not quite! It’s the Cronut- a sweet, crispy, deliciously-filled fusion of the two that has swept the world by storm. It seems as though everyone has tried to come up with their own version of the Cronut, but as I’m sure we all have learned, nothing is as good as the original. Since the novelty has yet to wear off, I figured I would give it a try. Continue reading Is it Worth the Hype? My Review of New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery and the Popular… Cronut!

The Sweet Gems of… Cleveland, Ohio?

Alright, I must say, I would have never guessed that Cleveland, Ohio has gems, but after a recent trip there, I’m pleased to say that I found a few!

I am obsessed with sweets! Unsurprisingly, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because I’m able to satisfy my terrible sweet tooth before my day truly begins. My favorite thing about exploring a new city is finding a great breakfast spot and in Cleveland, I found Jack Flaps! The cozy, white brick interior was the perfect contrast to the urban, somewhat dilapidated street just steps away. With modest signage, this place is truly a hidden gem. The menu was right up my alley with sweet dishes on one side and savory on the other. Knowing myself, I knew exactly which side to choose. So many unique options including candied jalapeño “jackflaps”with salted caramel coffee crumble, limoncello “eggy bread” with black pepper basil syrup, and raspberry crisp Continue reading The Sweet Gems of… Cleveland, Ohio?