Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2 4-story buildings full of warmth and wonder...

In a career that's seen great diversity and challenges...I feel like I'm home.

I have started my new gig in Greenville, South Carolina - a hip, pretty, savvy, little city close to the mountains and just about equidistant from Atlanta and Charlotte.

Have a couple of Atlanta stories to post...including a revisit to Trois... BUT - for now I'm working hard and fast and still trying to find my martini glasses and socks.

More to come... stay tuned!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cupcake Schmupcake...

With apologies to Ms. Hannah - who is still perfecting the "stuffed" cupcake... I'm afraid cupcakes are yesterday's pastry!

Growing up with both Mr. Donut (local) and Dunkin'...I'm all about donuts! Alastair and I recently ventured into Sublime Doughnuts near the Georgia Tech campus [good location!].

Now their coffee program seemed a little weak - though they did use French press pots! They had good cold milk, some comfortable chairs - even a sofa, and DOUGHNUTS [their preferred spelling].

With flavors including, Butter Toffee Crunch with caramel Chocolate Icing, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Banana Fritter (so good), Red Velvet Cake, and signature A-Town Cream
[pictured here with Dark Chocolate] among others - Sublime Doughnuts has shoved me forward from cutesy cupcake culture and into the groovy world of Homer Simpson. Seattle's Top Pot Doughnuts is likely the most prominent of the "artisan" [eew] doughnut galleries - they've even caught the eye of the green mermaid who now carries their rings nationally. New York has the swanky pants Doughnut Plant... Portland has the funky, adventurous Voodoo Doughnuts...

BUT - here in the deep down dirty South - the Dulce de Leche and peanut butter-filled Reese's Peanut Butter Cup donuts at Sublime - OH MY GAH! I need to go back [yeah - right "need"] to try the cake donuts as I only gobbled the yeast thus far.

"MMMMMM... Forbidden Donut..."

Find your favorite donut hole and embrace the glaze baby!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Change is indeed in the air...

Stay tuned...

Its a new dawn... its a new day... its a new life for me...