Location Archives: North Park

Sweet Eats: The Mission’s French Toast

San Diego Sugar | French Toast from The Mission

French toast is like pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. And while this breakfast and brunch staple is tough to really get wrong, there’s still a gulf between the eggs, imitation vanilla, and Wonder bread version I whipped up as a kid and legitimately well executed versions like the cinnamon french toast at The Mission ($7.95).

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Sugar Shots from Taste of Adams Ave.

San Diego Sugar | Taste of Adams Ave Ice Cream

Just about every neighborhood in San Diego hosts a “Taste Of…” festival each year, and Taste of Adams Ave might be my favorite. After attending the Gaslamp and Downtown events, I finally learned how to do these events right: be picky, share samples, and know when to quit. This time around, I focused most of my efforts on trying mostly sweets, a relatively easy feat since only a handful of places were handing out desserts.

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OMG Gluttony: Urban Solace’s Buttermilk Cinnamon Roll

San Diego Sugar - The cinnamon roll from Urban Solace

My initial reaction to Urban Solace’s buttermilk cinnamon roll was shock, followed quickly by awe. “Massive” only begins to describe it and “decadent” doesn’t do it justice either. Flaky on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and topped with (I’m guessing) a cup of cream cheese icing, this baked beauty is enough to feed a family of four. If a giant pastry topped with gobs of icing isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can add butter pecan sauce for $1 extra.

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