Time for Cake, Cheese & Sorbet

The cakes:

As in cupcakes, whoopie cakes and other classic cakes you’ll find at the new SusieCakes bakery, which has opened its first San Francisco location in the Marina district, a short hop from the Hilton at Fisherman’s Wharf.

This marks the second branch of the Los Angeles bakery, which has opened up North. The first one debuted in January in Greenbrae in Marin County.

The new Marina bakery will celebrate its grand opening on June 26, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with an old-fashioned sock hop, featuring ’50s tunes, kids activities, a costume contest, tasty treats, and prizes, including a raffle for a one-year membership in the SusieCakes “Cake of the Month” club.

The cheese:

Have you spotted these adorable truncated 1966 VW buses done up to resemble baby loaves of Tillamook cheddar?

My hubby actually saw one recently and had to do a double-take. See for yourself as Tillamook’s “Love Tour” continues through June 25 in the Bay Area.

Three of these cheese mobiles will be making the rounds of grocery stores and farmers markets to spread the cheese love with samples and coupons for the all-natural cheddar made in the Pacific Northwest.

Among the stops will be the San Rafael farmers market on Fourth Street, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 24 and Mollie Stone’s, 100 Harbor Dr. in Sausalito, noon to 6 p.m. For a complete schedule, click here.

The sorbet:

A taste of Hawaii has landed at Two Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, an easy stroll from the Hyatt Regency.

Blue Hawaii Lifestyle eatery has opened to serve up its signature acai bowls — an organic, non-dairy, non-yogurt sorbet made from the acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry from the Amazon rainforest that’s apparently packed with antioxidants, amino acids and other good-for-you nutrients.

Enjoy the sorbet topped with organic granola, organic honey, strawberries, bananas and blueberries. Or whipped up into a smoothie with soy milk, apple juice and add-ins such as peanut butter, protein powder or Hawaiian spirulina.

A small, 8-ounce serving of the acai sorbet has about 300 calories.

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Date: Thursday, 24. June 2010 5:25
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18 comments

  1. 1

    ooh I’ve got a thing for whoopie pies! is that a papa, mama and baby size I see?

  2. 2

    You wrote this sweet – cheesy article for me, right? Love the mini-bus and the sorbet is spectacular!!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  3. 3

    Those whoopie pies look great-and I love the little bite sized one too! Tres cute :)

  4. 4

    Lovely! I’m so curious about whoopies. Currently, waiting for a wave of whoopies to come to Japan :)

  5. 5

    Oh lord…those baby loaf VWs are too cute. I want to ride in one all day!

  6. 6

    I haven’t had a good whoopie since I was probably 12.

  7. 7

    Um, I’m a little obsessed with that cheese van. So cute! ALso, whoopie pies. yes please.

  8. 8

    Love the little cheese van. I kind of want one, not necessary branded, but definitely resembling cheese. Also love that you reminded us how to pronounce Acai. That’s how I say it, but I’m always self conscious I am doing it wrong.

  9. 9

    I’d definitely like to make time for all three of those thing! I love the cheese truck…just when you thought the truck trend couldn’t get any better!

  10. 10

    wow! this is really a happening scene with so much new things to try! I am so envy-ing now! :)

  11. 11

    I love the little “cheese buses!” I saw one at the Sunset Celebration Weekend, and I wanted to drive home in it!

    I’d love to try the acai bowl. Looks delicious!

  12. 12

    Yay for SusieCakes! They have enough sweets to break every single rule of your diet. And they’re all good.

  13. 13

    Dang, I missed the little cheese bus when it was in my area.

  14. 14

    That mini orange van is so so cute!

  15. 15

    I want that pretty, granola and fruit-topped sorbet for breakfast!

  16. 16

    love that van, so cute. we only wish we had a decent bakery on our small island :-(

  17. 17

    Love that you found something for both the daily lovers and the lactose intolerants

  18. 18

    Years ago, I was in Tillamook with my parents. My grandparents lived in Seaside. So we also checked out Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon.
    Their cheese is fabulous…plus I love the cheese mobile..too bad it won’t be coming to Wisconsin. Something that I don’t understand…I live in a dairy state…and California cheese advertises on TV in both MN & WI. We have our own local cheeses which I think is great.I run a cheesecake business and am always looking for new tastes, trends, etc.

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