Dolce Italia Desserts: Super Sweet Treats

April 22, 2014 5:50 pm

Salvo Amoroso was introduced to the art of pastry when he was just a child growing up in Porticello, a Sicilian coastal village. His uncle worked in a bakery, and every day after school Salvo would hurry over to learn at his side. Salvo relocated to the United States in 1994 and immediately began working in high-end restaurants as a pastry chef, saving money for the chance to open his own place. In 2006, that opportunity came, and now Dolce Italian Desserts is one of San Marcos’s best spots for sweet treats. The menu is extensive, featuring an extensive variety of items. Traditional Italian favorites like cannoli are executed to absolute perfection, with flaky shells stuffed with decadent cream. The panna cotta here is out of this world, and the tiramisu is flavorful and perfectly-composed. If you’re looking to sample, their petit fours are a great way to get a taste of everything!

Dolce Italia Desserts
679 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 304-6939

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Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina: Fresh Fare

April 15, 2014 12:29 pm

Mexican food comes in many different forms, but California-style Mexican cuisine is characterized by a passion for fresh ingredients and seafood. At Rockin Baja Coastal Cantinia, that philosophy comes alive. The restaurant was founded after owner Rick DiRienzo took a trip to the small fishing village of Puerto Nuevo. The natives there have a specialty – lobster tacos wrapped in steaming tortillas with rice and beans. It may seem decadent, but it’s a brilliant take on street food that will make you an instant fan. DiRienzo has been serving Puerto Nuevo-style lobster since 1983 and he’s now got the recipe mastered. Even if you don’t care for lobster, the menu has plenty of other awesome dishes. Regulars rave about the “epic burrito,” a massive tortilla stuffed with your choice of meat, rice, cheese, black beans and onions. The shrimp tacos are also highly regarded.

Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina
258 Harbor Drive S
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 967-6199

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 11:33 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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