Category Archives: Sunday Switchup

Sunday Switchup Dessert Review: La Bella Italian Desserts

I’ve had dessert from them twice now. Good thing, too, because this second time was rather less impressive than the first time around, because this time around they were still frozen in the middle. And since it’s so hot in … Continue reading

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Sunday How-To: Make Your Own Iced Tea Brewer

Instead of a dessert review today, I thought I’d show off my latest work of art: I made an iced tea brewer, for loose-leaf tea and a gallon and a quarter of water at a time. It is slim and … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: Dessert From Chouchou Bakery Bistro

I’ve dropped by Chouchou a couple of times during the time I’ve been here, although I don’t get down to that area (Twin Peaks) very often. It’s a lovely little place, with yummy food. Don’t think I’ve had dessert there … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup Dessert Review: Philmore Creamery

I decided to try something from the Philmore Creamery today: a Cherry Crumble Pie with Gianduia Gelato. Verdicts: Pie: 3/5. It’s fine, but the nothing distinguished. The crush isn’t flaky, it’s just sort of there. The oat mixture on top … Continue reading

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Sunday Parfait: Humphry Slocombe and Rustic Bakery

I made my own dessert for this Sunday switchup. It still counts, because it’s made out of a San-Francisco-made ice cream and some cookies that were made in Petaluma. (Which is, in case you don’t know, about 30 miles north … Continue reading

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Sunday Snack-y Switchup: Mara’s Italian Pastries

Mara’s is one of the ubiquitous bakeries/dessert places in North Beach. There are quite a few of them. I’ve tried a couple, and have pretty much universally been disappointed. But I hadn’t tried Mara’s yet. I was walking by, out … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie Sundae Sunday Switchup: Red Ribbon Fried Chicken

So I was intrigued enough by Red Ribbon Fried Chicken’s ‘Key Lime Pie Sundae’ to try one along with my fried chicken salad. Verdict: meh. 2/5

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Sunday Switchup: English as Apple Pie

I did another order from┬áThe Brazen Head, and thought I’d try out another dessert after a bit of a disappointment last time. I figured I’d try their ‘fruit pie’ (it didn’t say what kind). Sorry that the presentation isn’t all … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: San Francisco Sweets Review, Brioche Bakery Brioche French Toast

Okay, some people would say that this was brunch and not dessert. And I say, ‘this is DESSERT for BRUNCH’. Nyah. Unfortunately, it frankly just wasn’t all that good dessert for brunch. Some of Brioche Bakery’s stuff is quite good, … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: San Francisco Sweets Review, Mina Family Kitchen

Well, you remember how I said I was going to order some tarts from Miette for this week? ‘This time for sure?’ Well, I did! And they cancelled the order. Turns out they aren’t making tarts at the moment, probably … Continue reading

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