El Estoque

Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Annie Zhang

December 4, 2018

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe, a café specializing in dessert cuisine along with hearty breakfasts, steaming soups and chocolat...

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Emily Xia

October 22, 2018

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Starting the alphabetical trend, we went to our first cafe, Alexander’s Pâtisserie on Stevens Creek Blvd.   Petites Gâteaux       ...

Chocolate as a means of motivation

Chocolate as a means of motivation

Sara Yang

September 25, 2011

Amongst scattered papers and pens, a medium-sized glass jar of Hershey’s Kisses sits at the edge of geometry teacher David Greenstein’s desk. “Do you like chocolate?” He offers a couple candies from the jar. “Oh, I’m okay.” “Are you sure? This is not a bribe ... Take a couple. I love these things. Take another one — no...

Kitchen stadium chaos

Kitchen stadium chaos

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 21, 2009

This year's Iron Chef Cook-off lacked the pizazz and sizzling colors of last year's event Read More »...

Viva la Vivanno

Akshay Agrawal

September 26, 2008

Starbucks new guilt-less pleasure reviewed Read More »...