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Sweet Spot: Churros at Cocina 35

The owner of the popular Mexican restaurant crafted the beautifully simple dessert from her grandmother's recipe
May 15, 2019

Sweet Spot: Puesto's Chocolate Mango Cremeux

It's sweet. It's sour. It's dessert at this elevated Mexican street food restaurant.
March 18, 2019

Sweet Spot: Mister A's Red Velvet Baked Alaska

A new pastry chef reinvents a Mister A's dessert staple
February 20, 2019

Sweet Spot: Pâtisserie Mélanie's Kouign-Amann

A school teacher turned Hillcrest pastry chef crafts a cross between a palmier and croissant
January 25, 2019

Sweet Spot: Prep Kitchen's S'mores Dessert

It's like a magic trick when it comes to the table, just in time for the spooky season
October 5, 2018

Sweet Spot: Hotel del Coronado's The Lemon

This fruit-inspired sweet will have you doing a double take
August 27, 2018

Sweet Spot: The Med's Passion Mango Dessert

La Valencia introduces a menu items that combines gastronomy and good looks
August 3, 2018

Sweet Spot: Holy Matcha's Waffle Bouquet

Edible flowers and maple matcha syrup elevate the breakfast staple
June 29, 2018

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry
June 18, 2018

Sweet Spot: Herb & Eatery's Gelato Sandwiches

The Little Italy café turns out gourmet spins on the traditional ice cream sandwich
May 4, 2018

Sweet Spot: Taro Root Dessert at Village North

Taro combines with caramelized sugar at this Chinese eatery on Convoy
March 15, 2018

Sweet Spot: Mango Tart at Urban Plates

The picture-perfect dessert has a buttery crust, a quick hit of cream cheese, and mangoes aplenty
February 7, 2018

Sweet Spot: Dunedin's Fried Dough

A gourmet take on the indulgent carnival snack
December 26, 2017

Sweet Spot: Extraordinary Desserts' All of the Above Cookie

The bakery teams up with a SoCal blogger for this limited-edition cookie with a sweet charity angle
December 15, 2017

Sweet Spot: Café Gratitude's Vegan Pies

The Little Italy restaurant takes a plant-based (and charitable) approach to Thanksgiving pie
November 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Voltaire Beach House's S'mores Dip

The Ocean Beach spot makes a s'mores dip in a cast-iron skillet
October 17, 2017

Sweet Spot: Beesalt Balcony's Baklava Cake

The delicate dessert has layers of phyllo dough, butter, spices, and vanilla ice cream
September 13, 2017

Sweet Spot: Crack Shack's Soft Serve

Top flavors like chocolate banana or strawberry shortcake soft serve with unlimited toppings
August 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Pop Pie Co.'s Coconut Cream Pie

Tender young coconut meat, coconut milk pastry cream, and fresh whipped cream make for a fluffy and sweet treat
July 4, 2017

Sweet Spot: Zen Cheesecake at The Cork & Craft

This take offers a lighter version of traditional cheesecake
June 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Belching Beaver's Liquid Gold Beer Float

The brewery's peanut butter stout gets a sweet spin
April 27, 2017

Sweet Spot: Barbusa's Deconstructed Cannoli

We love this DIY version of the classic Italian dessert
April 7, 2017

Sweet Spot: Facing East Noodle & Bar's Freakshake

Try this indulgent take on the classic dessert
March 15, 2017

Sweet Spot: San Diego-Made Marshmallow Pops

A local couple turns the basic marshmallow into a gourmet pop
February 9, 2017

Sweet Spot: Tasting Room Del Mar's Half Baked Ice Cream Dessert

A gourmet take on a popular Ben & Jerry's flavor
December 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: Beeramisu at BiCE

We love this boozy spin on a classic dessert
November 28, 2016

Sweet Spot: Apple Pie at Great Maple

With this personal pie, it's all about the crust
October 28, 2016

Sweet Spot: Mister A’s Pavlova

Forget pumpkin lattes—this meringue feels like the perfect piece of fall
September 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: Classic French Pastry Reaches New Heights

Take a gander at the tarte tatin that's almost too pretty to eat
August 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: The Most Decadent Ice Cream Sandwich Yet

Scooped by MooTime uses chewy cereal squares for the traditional summer treat
July 25, 2016

Sweet Spot: Churros & Ice Cream at Salud

Because summer diets are meant to be broken
June 24, 2016

Sweet Spot: Peanut Butter Captain Crunch at Trust

The new breakfast of champions
May 27, 2016

Sweet Spot: Mimosa Sorbet at Bobboi Natural Gelato

Mother’s Day brunch is a given, but this year there’s a new way to toast Mom
April 22, 2016

Sweet Spot: Bliss & Baker's Rice Krispie Treats

These aren’t your grandmother’s crispie treats
March 25, 2016

Sweet Spot: Milkshake at Milk Bar

Get ready to shake it up!
February 26, 2016

Sweet Spot: Simona Torte

What’s red, white, and chocolatey all over?
January 22, 2016

Sweet Spot: Persimmon Pomegranate Tart

Berries may be the star of the summer, but in the winter, try the often-overlooked pomegranate and persimmon
December 23, 2015

Sweet Spot: Fruit Cobbler

At Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, Chef Beau Bonham has launched a rotating selection of fruit cobblers
November 25, 2015

Sweet Spot: Foie Gras Bread Pudding

There is everything right and nothing terribly inventive about the dessert—until Florent’s new chef, Brad Hightow, adds foie gras to the mix
October 30, 2015

Sweet Spot: Apple and Fig Dutch Baby Pancake

Bertrand at Mister A's serves up a fruit-filled fall dessert.
September 25, 2015

Sweet Spot: S’mores Ice Cream

Counterpoint is putting a summer spin on autumn flavors
August 24, 2015

Sweet Spot: Artisan Shaved Snow

Iceskimo makes their own giant tubs of flavored ice, then shave it in perfect, thin ribbons
June 24, 2015

Sweet Spot: Piña Colada Soufflé

Right on cue for warmer summer months comes this pillowy-soft dessert from Bottega Americano
May 22, 2015

Sweet Spot: Donuts and Beer

In a case of next-level food pairings, Nomad Donuts is partnering with Fall Brewing for a sudsy-sweet treat
April 24, 2015

Sweet Spot: Chocolate Mousse Bon Bon

It has the special distinction of being the only item with a permanent spot on the dessert tray at Humphrey’s, and we can understand why
March 23, 2015

Sweet Spot: Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pie

Not much could distract us from the jaw-dropping bay views at Tidal, until dessert comes
February 23, 2015

Sweet Spot: Chocolate Cup

Kettner Exchange is turning up the lava cake volume
January 27, 2015

Sweet Spot: Whiskey Chocolate Cake

Celebrating Balboa Park’s centennial in 2015, Extraordinary Desserts’ “Balboa” cake is available starting this month
December 23, 2014
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