Dessert is the favorite part of any kid's meal, but Toni Chiappetta took it to extremes. As a child, she would bake her own cakes and sneak bites of the pies at her parents' luncheonette. She learned her earliest techniques from her mother, but went on to study at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and bake for several prominent restaurants. Eventually, this path led Toni back to the small kitchen in her apartment, where she baked in an oven no larger than a breadbox. As she delivered her sweet samples to local distributors, her talent quickly propelled her into a full-size professional kitchen and then to the current home of Sweetie Pies inside the Hatt Building. She still oversees her bakery's operations today, but leaves much of the day-to-day business in the hands of her small-but-capable staff.
In an onsite café, Toni's crew creates savory tarts, paninis, and wraps, as well as individual-size pastries and cakes. Inside the bakery, they churn out cookies in mouthwatering combinations of chocolate cherry and oat coconut walnut. They also fill 10-inch pie crusts with blends of apples, peaches, and berries—nabbing the attention of Food & Wine magazine and Rachael Ray, who ranked the bakery's pumpkin pie No. 1 of the season in 2008. To commemorate nuptials, the staff builds two- and three-layer custom cakes in flavors such as chocolate fudge and carrot and adds ornate decorations and edible cue cards for best-man speeches.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice’s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Whoever said all pastries are created equal? Model Bakery in Cental Napa creates highly-rated baked goods.
Those with a healthy sweet tooth will love the extensive selection of cakes and cookies.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Model Bakery.
Families will feel right at home at this bakery with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Eat outdoors Model Bakery (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Model Bakery — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Model Bakery will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Patrons can park in a lot near Model Bakery or take advantage of the generous street parking.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Model Bakery.
Prices are rock bottom at Model Bakery, so load up on snacks and treats.
You know you need to try Model Bakery — why not tomorrow?
So for an extra scrumptious spin on sweets, treat yourself to the baked treats at Model Bakery.
So make a plan to start the day off right at Model Bakery.
So whether you're a pancake lover or egg addict, the homey breakfast options at Model Bakery are sure to get you going in the morning.
“My love of chocolate making came from my mother, who is from Newfoundland,” says Vintage Sweet Shoppe owner Debbie Dever. To stave off boredom during the region’s harsh winters, Debbie’s grandmother taught her children to craft candy and treats. Her mother passed the skills she learned on winter days down to Debbie, who channels her passion into her handmade truffles, flavored fudges, and chocolate-drenched nut clusters made only with fresh ingredients at the on-site kitchen. Popular favorites include lemon and dark cherry bark. Her signature wine-infused truffles pair sips of champagne, port wine, and Napa Valley vinos with complementary chocolates chosen based on cocoa content and willingness to tell embarrassing stories about their compatriots. Dever’s team of innovative chocolatiers has been making chocolates for more than 30 years and also hand-mold chocolate-covered wine bottles—featured on the Food Network—by shrink-wrapping full bottles of wine before coating their surfaces in dark or milk chocolate, leaving each label framed by an edible exterior. The shop also serves espresso coffee drinks, frozen yogurt, and ice cream.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Pacific Blues Cafe in Yountville.
Those looking for a meal that's low in fat won't find it at Pacific Blues Cafe, where hearty, tasty meals come first.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Pacific Blues Cafe's full bar to top off your meal.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Pacific Blues Cafe.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Pacific Blues Cafe.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Pacific Blues Cafe's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Or, take your food to go.
Through their catering service, Pacific Blues Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Pacific Blues Cafe is located near endless free parking options.
A meal at Pacific Blues Cafe will typically set you back about $30.
Pacific Blues Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Burger-enthusiasts will love biting into a beef patty at Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies.
Keep your diet in check at Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
You can't reserve a table ahead of time at Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies, so you may need to plan for a wait at prime times.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies serves three meals a day.
Don't just sit there with your mouth watering! Satisfy your burger cravings today at Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies.
For a great burger restaurant, you'll want to check out the high-quality ones flipped at Nation's Giant Hamburgers and Great Pies.