You won't find Let Them Eat Cake!'s indulgent cake recipes published anywhere, since founder Paulette Coffman and her daughters Brittany and Chelsea fiercely guard their culinary secrets from competitors and town criers. But an interview with Sacramento Press in 2010 reveals three signature flavors that are served each day: red velvet, Guinness Stout chocolate, and vanilla. "We’re really kind of geared towards childhood favorites,” Paulette divulged. "But we’re also a little bit more innovative…You can find your standard red velvet here, but you can also find a margarita cupcake here."
In fact, the mother-daughter trio's three staple flavors are joined by a weekly rotation of 24 flavors, and customers can also commission more than 80 other flavors—including vegan and gluten-free options—via special order. These desserts always include real butter, fruits, and pure vanilla, and forgo preservatives since they're baked fresh each morning. Paulette, Brittany, and Chelsea stack the cupcakes into towers, line them up in boxes, and fashion them together as specialty cakes, donating $2 of their Flavor of the Month sales each Wednesday to charity. Alongside steaming mugs of Ritual coffee and Mighty Leaf tea, the Coffman women also dole out scones, breakfast sandwiches, and gourmet cookies that, like hand weights divvied up in a divorce settlement, weigh in at a 1/4-pound each.
Run by a duo of longtime friends with a mutual love for baking, Cupcake Craving rocketed to popularity from its modest beginnings?within a year of the first store?s grand opening, Sacramento Magazine awarded it the Diners? Choice Award for the area?s best cupcake. Since then, the bakery has become a mainstay on CityVoters and KCRA 3's top-five dessert lists, and its handcrafted creations continue to earn new fans. Artful swirls of buttercream or cream-cheese frosting top the bakery?s diminutive cupcakes, which come in more than 20 traditional and signature flavors. The bakery can also handle orders for large parties and special occasions; an on-site artist designs custom cupcake cakes with special flavors and decorations to celebrate birthdays and welcome new gallons of milk into the home.
At Kathmandu Kitchen, kebabs of free-range chicken, lamb, and other meats marinate in aromatic blends of yogurt, garlic, and herbs before they're roasted in the tandoor oven's mesquite-tinged heat. This adherence to iconic ingredients and cooking techniques helps to imbue Kathmandu's cuisine with the distinctive flavors that define Indian and Nepali food. In addition to cooking these meaty entrees, the chefs also demonstrate their mastery of the region's multitudinous vegetarian offerings, including housemade paneer cheese cooked with a vibrant assortment of herbs, vegetables, and spices.
Deep earth tones fill the entire dining room, which includes a functioning fireplace in the center of a solid brick hearth. From time to time, a live belly dancer will glide through the dining room, impressing patrons as she deftly rights crooked tables with a bump of her hip.
Chefs infuse steak, seafood, sandwiches, and salads with just-reaped produce at Our House, an eatery praised by Davis Life Magazine for its striking décor of salvaged materials, including farmhouse windows and fencing slats. House-brined pork chops and organic chicken dishes replenish energy caches at rows of glossy, wooden tables that goad each other to walk the artfully lit planks lining the walls. Fresh-squeezed nectars swirl in the Market Muddle, a Wednesday-evening cocktail that spikes produce from Davis Farmers' Market before filling a glass on a wooden bar edged with bark. On Saturdays, live music fills the lounge, where leather chairs and crimson ottomans complement black-and-white masterpieces designed to put colorblind art critics on even ground with rivals.
Each appointment at Skin Renewal Center matters, but the first one really lets clients know that the staff cares about their skin and wants to educate them. During the initial visit, an aesthetician assesses the client?s skin, both with their expert eyes and a skin scope. The skincare specialist then works with the client to devise a skincare plan they can follow at home.
They treat everything from acne to dry skin to signs of aging with high-quality products by Pevonia Botanica and Epicuren Discovery. Even the center?s massages focus on skincare?the therapists use varying strokes to increase blood flow and enhance a complexion?s glow or to relax muscles that cause wrinkles.
When Lee Pflugrath founded Yolo Berry Yogurt in his hometown of Davis, he wanted to bring a new kind of treat to the community. His frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures to regulate the digestive system and promote overall health. Supplementing its nutritious benefits, his yogurt is made using quality ingredients to ensure a smooth and creamy taste. To magnify that taste, Lee encourages customers to pile a variety of fruit and candy toppings on their dessert mountains. The shop offers a total of 101 toppings including mandarin oranges, caramel sauce, gummy bears, and gummy investment bankers.