The bakers at Little Red Hen always mill their whole-wheat grains into flour the same day they bake it into loaves of their 100% whole wheat bread, and sometimes within the span of just a few minutes. They also eschew fructose products and other artificial additives and preservatives in favor of natural ingredients, such as honey. This rustic approach forms the template for many of their baked goods, a selection of sweet and savory offerings built around their signature loaves, prepared in five flavors. Whether by Little Red Hen's free local delivery or the patient courtship of a local magician, cookies in five styles such as dark-chocolate truffle and lemon sugar arrive on doorsteps at regular intervals. Meanwhile, a menu of more than 20 other baked goods and confections includes Italian-style breadsticks, strawberry pie, and english toffee.
In 1959, Straw Hat created the very first California pizza crust. Different from any other crust at the time, the layered, flaky bread crunched like a cracker and carried Straw Hat's signature sauce to mouths with ease. More than 50 years later, this recipe for hearty, flavorful pizzas has changed very little. But while Straw Hats' pizza twirlers still cover their crispy dough in a secret sauce, their menu has expanded to included hot wings, hot sandwiches, and a slew of beers. Diners can also pick and choose from the salad bar, which previously existed only in pizza-parlor legend. Straw Hat's locations often boast high-definition TVs, video arcades, and play places for children.
Cuisine Type: Custom pastries and cakes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Delivery only
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We make the crazy cakes that you envision.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We craft custom desserts according to your needs.
Bill and Stephanie Prioste stumbled upon winemaking?literally. After finding grapes growing at the rear of their half-acre plot, their property manager suggested they try to turn them into wine. Nearing retirement, it became more than just a hobby, and their initial venture grew into what today is Windmill Ridge Winery. There, they oversee the production of an impressive selection of wines, from silky and acidic Petit Syrah to light and crisp Chardonnay.
At Chanel Nie Cakes, bakers create cupcakes and confections in flavors such as lemon meringue, strawberry cheesecake, banana pudding, and PB&J. They also whip up alcohol-infused cupcakes such as key lime Patron, strawberry daiquiri, and brown sugar with Hennessy.