Sunday, July 18, 2010

Best Cupcakes in San Diego

Elizabethan Desserts is located in Encinitas in the Sunshine Gardens Nursery and their cupcakes are in bloom! Not only do they appeal to the eye but they appeal to the taste buds. At Elizabethan Desserts they use the best ingredients... real butter, heavy creme, premium chocolate and organic fruit whenever possible.
I have had the pleasure of enjoying them at a baby shower and a birthday and they fit every occasion. If you are thinking about ordering cupcakes for your next shin dig make sure to order them from here. If you don't live in the north county its worth the drive. Your guests will love them. The best option is the Lidibit (mini) Cupcakes. That way everyone gets to try all the flavors...and they will want to try them all I assure you.
Fantasy Cupcakes made with Marshmallow FondantChocolate Ho'Daddy
Red VelvetStrawberry KissChocolate Toffee

Elizabethan Desserts
155 quail gardens drive encinitas, ca. 92024
photos provided by elizabethan desserts

Friday, July 16, 2010

Banking on Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

Restaurateur Terryl Gavre & Chef Carl Schroeder opened up Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant in Bankers Hill at the formally known modern restaurant Modus and this place is all the new buz. The restaurant has a casual rustic decor with dish towel napkins, rustic wood tables & chairs so be prepared to get into the food. They have a great patio outside with a fantastic giant live succulent plant wall. It is for sure the new hot spot so make sure to make a reservation and the food is INSANE! Check out the sample menu here.
Everything we tried was fantastic. I mean who does not love a restaurant that serves Deviled Eggs. I have never seen them on a menu and it was a risk well taken. The best I ever had.
My favorite thing was the Spinach & Bacon Salad with Mushrooms, Roasted Tomatoes, Avocado, & topped with a Fried Egg. This salad is meal on its own. It is tossed with a light vinaigrette dressing but once you cut into the fried egg and break the yolk it makes this salad decadent and rich. I loved every bite!Cast Iron Roasted King Salmon served with Marble Potato Roast, Snap Peas, Tomato-Caper Relish, Lemon Butter = Heaven!If you don't have a burger on your menu these days then don't bother opening up your restaurant. The BH Burger served on a Brioche Bun with White Aged Cheddar & Truffle French Fries with Truffle Aioli & Parmesan. One word - YUM!Make your way to Bankers Hill! You will love it.
2204 4th ave. san diego, ca. 92101