Nutella, the velvety chocolate and hazelnut spread adored by millions, recently had its day in court. Two mothers, Athena Hohenberg and Laura Rude-Barbato, brought up a class action lawsuit against the company who produces the spread, Ferrero, for exaggerating Nutella’s nutritional value. Athena and Laura were appalled at the way Ferrero advertised Nutella as a healthy option because it is made with “simple, quality ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of coco.”
The woman behind Lil Rae Cakes is Jenny Rae, who started the successful “cake-ball” bakery after prompting from friends and family. Taste one or two of her cake balls and you can see why. Biting into a Lil Rae Cake is like biting into a piece of your southern grandma’s secret family recipe. It is both immensely rich and dense but perfectly light and fluffy at the same time. The vanilla is reminiscent of the animal cookies of your childhood. The lemon inspires visions of a gorgeous lemon pound cake with vanilla frosting dripping down the sides. And, luckily for all of us, that is just the beginning.
17 South William Street
New York, New York 10004
Price: Very reasonable
Hello, my culinary cherubs. What do we have today? Ah, yes: a nice little frolic in taste heaven with the crêpe gods! Affectionately bestowed upon us mortals from the owners and creators of Smorgas Chef, comes Crêpes Du Nord, a French-Scandinavian crêperie and wine bar, that's recently been charming the fancies of diners in the Financial District.
5165 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
6646 N. Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Every Saturday morning, my roommate is subjected to my bad impression of Donkey from Shrek as I wake her up, exclaiming, "I'm makin' WAFFLES!" without fail each week.
She'll be happy to learn that it has recently come to my attention that I will no longer have to slave over the waffle iron, quoting an animated children's film, because there's a restaurant here in Vegas called Waffles Café. You can guess what they specialize in.