Blackmarket Bakery To Open At Downtown Santa Ana's Santora Building

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Courtesy of Rachel Klemek
Hyarrr, DTSA, prepare to be boarded!
Blackmarket Bakery owner Rachel Klemek has signed a lease to open a bakery in the Santora Building at 211 N. Broadway in downtown Santa Ana, in a space that was previously a clothing store.

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Now Open: 1st US Location Of Meet Fresh At Diamond Jamboree!

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Decisions, decisions

Who doesn't want to be at the shiny and new place? It's only been open a week, but Meet Fresh in Irvine isn't hurting for business. In fact, I stood in line for at least 20 minutes opening night before placing an order (and that was a Tuesday) at this Taiwanese chain open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A co-worker told me she had friends come from as far as San Diego, even San Francisco, to check out the first spot in the United States. You could say they have a following. Although the same co-worker also mentioned that this company was starting to close some of their other outlets.

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66. Kouign Amann From The Crema Cafe & Bakery

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Tasty delight

Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

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Since I don't live close to the water, I'll be the first to admit that driving to Seal Beach is a bit of a trek. It took a recommendation to find myself along Main Street, and a subsequent visit to interview Tarit Tanjasiri and finally check out the baked goods.

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74. Doughnuts from Sidecar

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Photo by Das Ubergeek
Mmmm...donuts

Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

Cupcakeries may implode and the croissant-doughnut hybrid may make its way into the dustbin of history, but the doughnut will never die. We Americans love our doughnuts. They're the default offering at corporate meetings and the "treat" breakfast for kids all over.

Unlike other hyped sweet treats, fancy doughnuts are likely to stay, because a doughnut from Sidecar is demonstrably better than any other doughnut in these fair orange acres.

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Free Slurpee Day Is This Friday (And Free Stuff Week is Next Week)

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Time to start lining up!

Alright everyone, it's that time of the year again: This Friday is 7/11, the day 7-Eleven decides to grace everyone with a free small slushee slurpee. Same rules apply as always. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., you can show up to a participating 7-Eleven and grab a free small slurpee. Not every location is participating, so make sure to call ahead to confirm.

That's it! ..Or is it?

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Two New Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shops Open in OC

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subzeroicecream.com
Baby, it's cold outside.

A few days ago I was chatting over dinner about what the next big dessert food fad is going to be. We've seen it before with cupcakes and frozen yogurt. Now we're on the cusp of another boom. "Which newfangled way of selling something we've always been eating would proliferate all over and be carbon-copied again and again?" I asked my tablemates. We rounded it down to two. Would it be the donut ice cream or the liquid nitrogen ice cream?

For now, it looks like liquid nitrogen ice cream is pulling ahead.


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Snow Monster Huntington Beach Now Open

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Snow Monster FB
I thought I ordered a small?

I get thirsty. . . a lot. Like I couldn't walk by a drinking fountain in high school without taking a sip. My downfall is a decent Thai iced tea. So when I was leaving a certain Donuttery recently, it made my night to spot grand opening signage outside location number two!

Sure, they're known for big-ass macarons, shaved snow and Belgian waffles. But it's all about the cutesy Mason jars decorated in stickers and black ribbon. Girls go crazy for this stuff. Their gimmick works, and the Beach Boulevard spot proves my point.


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Krispy Kreme Giving Away Donuts Friday for National Donut Day

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Alright guys, it's the time of year when you get to decide just exactly how much your time is worth again.

Why? Because This Friday, June 6 is National Donut Day, and you know what happens on that day? That's right, Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts, you just have to brave that line.

So, how much is your time worth.

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Free Cone Day At Haagen-Dazs Tomorrow!

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Haagen-Dazs Facebook
Did someone say free?

The important details are obvious: It's Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. One cone per person. Since we're talking after school, expect lines and charge your phone beforehand (the company wants you to hashtag the event with #HDFreeConeDay). For additional details, keep reading.

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Scoopfest At Baskin-Robbins Is Going On NOW

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Warm temperatures, cool desserts

It started yesterday, is going on now, and lasts until tomorrow. Scoopfest 2014 is happening at a Baskin-Robbins near you, and all you need to do is show up. A single kids scoop is a buck, two for $2, three for $3 and so on. There's also some unconfirmed rumor that (similar to an In-N-Out burger dare) this has no limits-- meaning someone could hypothetically show up with a bucket and ask for 100 scoops for $100. Hey, maybe my friends at Foodbeast should shed some light on this?

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