Macarons Galore Plus New Juice Bar and an Oyster Fest

Presenting the "Hedwig Schmidt'' macaron. (Photo courtesy of Tout Sweet Patisserie)

Presenting the “Hedwig Schmidt” macaron. (Photo courtesy of Tout Sweet Patisserie)

Glitzy New Macaron from Tout Sweet

Inspired by the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Tout Sweet of San Francisco has created a limited-edition macaron covered in a riot of edible red glitter.

Pastry Chef-Proprietor Yigit Pura was inspired to make the “Hedwig Schmidt” macaron because the musical’s message of “love and discovering who you really are,” resonated with him.

Named for the title character in the musical, the macaron features a bourbon-orange marmalade ganache with a brandied cherry center. And of course, there’s the glitter, which will leave your lips sparkling.

Individual macarons are $2 at the Tout Sweet Patisserie inside Macy’s Union Square. A 14-piece box for $35 is also available at the bakery or online.

More Macarons

Southern California’s Napoleon’s Macarons will open its first stores in the Bay Area: One at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara later this month, and the other in San Francisco’s Westfield Centre in September.

Blueberry Lavender macaron. (Photo courtesy of Napoleon's Macarons)

Blueberry Lavender macaron. (Photo courtesy of Napoleon’s Macarons)

The macaron patisserie was started Lyon-native Razmig Tchoboian. Look for Rose Water macarons with a rose ganache; the Hazelnut Maca’Leon that’s chocolate-covered; and the Mocha Maca’Long, a macaron ice cream sandwich stuffed with house-made coffee ice cream.

Sidewalk Juice To Open in San Mateo

After debuting in San Francisco more than eight years ago, Sidewalk Juice will open its first location on the Peninsula on Aug. 18 at 212 East Third Ave. in San Mateo.

The juice bar, which now has two locations in San Francisco, offers smoothies, juices, kombucha, wheatgrass shots, ginger shots and healthful snacks. It also serves a popular acai bowl made with a puree of the South American berries, granola, coconut, bananas, blueberries and strawberries.

The acai bowl. (Photo courtesy of Sidewalk Juice)

The acai bowl. (Photo courtesy of Sidewalk Juice)

Waterbar Hosts Annual OysterFest

Oyster aficionados should head to Waterbar in San Francisco, noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 for the restaurant’s sixth annual OysterFest.

Held on the restaurant’s bayside patio, the event features small bites not only from Waterbar, but also Epic Roasthouse, Farallon, Fish, and Farmer Brown. A selection of wines and micro-brews also will be available. Don’t miss the oyster-shucking and best hot sauce contests, too.

Tickets are $70 per person. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans. Last year, OysterFest raised $14,000 for the organization.


More: My Take Five Q&A with Yigit Pura

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