El Estoque

Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Helen Chao

April 3, 2019

Twice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of its most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Honey Berry, a dessert shop in Santa Clara that serves gelato, small cakes and their signature “roti” buns. Nut...

Dessert detectives: Bitter + Sweet

Dessert detectives: Bitter + Sweet

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Gauri Kaushik

November 5, 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 Bitter + Sweet, a modern café that serves drinks and desserts, and doubles as a quiet space for people to work. Drinks ...

Splash of Green

Splash of Green

Robert Liu

September 26, 2018

s a year-round staple in California, avocados are a versatile fruit that can serve a variety of purposes. Not only do they add a pleasant, creamy kick to any recipe, avocados also boast high concentrations of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, making them a healthy addition. Here are a few ways to mak...

Food review: Popbar

Food review: Popbar

Vanessa Qin

May 9, 2016

ell, the hype from SoCal’s Anaheim packing district has finally arrived to the Bay Area. Popbar, a small ice cream franchise for “handcrafted gelato on a stick”, nestled its way into San Jose this February, not too far from Westgate Mall. I’ve seen countless photos of these chocolate dipped an...

Food: Nine CREAM treats reviewed

Tanisha Dasmunshi

March 1, 2014

Sweet flavor combinations, but not worth the hype. Read More »

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Sara Yang

September 5, 2011

Upon opening the door, the first thing to welcome you into this cafe will be the fragrance of roasted coffee—followed by the greetings of the friendly owners of the restaurant. Bitter+Sweet, the newest coffee and dessert shop on the block, opened on July 23. Tucked away in the old Red Mango froyo location on De...