Robin’s Candy Shop, aka Willy Wonka for Adults

Not long ago while window shopping on Newbury Street, my friends and I were thrilled to randomly run across a new candy store called Robin’s Candy Shop. Their original location is in Great Barrington, MA.  The entrance Fun chairs for lounging outside Robin’s features “old-fashioned candies of yesteryear” and I’d say mission accomplished. Robin’s has…

New England Summer Food Festivals

UPDATE 5/16/11: Strawberry Dessert Festival coming to Boston this summer!  Image courtesy of Mass Farmers Markets Details here: Mass Farmers Markets Strawberry Dessert Festival Image courtesy of phillips.family Mark your calendars! Summer food festival season is upon us – enjoy!New England summer food festivals – Boston.com

Boston’s Best Classic Whoopie Pies – For Free!

Image courtesy of Boston Magazine and www.davebradleyphoto.com  Now, you know I love whoopie pies.  I love bringing out of town guests to Finale Desserterie and Bakery so they can sample the Boston Cream Pie.  However, the best part is introducing them to the whoopie pies and watching the ensuing “whoopie fight.”  The guest is always skeptical of whoopies at first.  Amid…

Sportello: Come for Dinner, Stay for Dessert

I was eager to try Sportello, a new Italian counter cafe in South Boston (Fort Point area) after hearing Barbara Lynch speak at the Boston Book Festival (full presentation description and other presenters here). In fact, there was a special Zagat guide printed just for the event: The more I hear about her and read…

Whoopie for Whoopie Pies

I post knowing that my search for the perfect Whoopie Pie is not yet complete. I first tried Whoopie Pies at Whole Foods Markets, which sounds a little odd as Whole Foods is based in Austin, Texas. According to an article in the Boston Globe, Whoopie Pies have their origins in the Northeast. Some web…