Austin bakers are getting creative as they gear up for Halloween. So why just have another pumpkin flavored treat when you can celebrate with creepy cupcakes, gingerdead men, wormy doughnuts, and more?
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Here in Austin, there are seemingly endless frozen sweet treats to help us survive the triple-digit temperatures of August. Here are 8 more frozen desserts we love.
There's no shortage of pie in Austin—in fact you could probably call it the city's favorite dessert. From chess to fruit to cream, these six slices are the perfect finish to any meal.
I happened to be at FT33 in Dallas, home of pastry chef Josh Valentine, as the recent Top Chef: Seattle aired. Dessert was a delicious Olive Oil Financier with apple-celery sorbet. [Warning: if you haven't seen the last few episodes, there's a spoiler ahead!]
Thousands of hungry kolache lovers go to Caldwell, Texas every year to celebrate Czech heritage, watch a bake-off, enter eating contests, and consume a whopping 2,116 dozen kolaches in 5 hours.
Bananarchy is proof that watching Arrested Development is good for the world. Co-owner Anna Notario was sick when she embarked on an Arrested Development marathon, "and what else do you do while sick?" explained her business partner Laura Anderson. Anyone who's seen the now-retired series knows the frozen banana stand, which was inspired by a couple of real ones on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Anderson decided to start her own stand in Austin.
Skip all the shaved ice and snow cone trucks. And if you pass the hometown favorite Amy's Ice Creams (Cold Stone Creamery minus the cloying corporate culture), or any errant fro-yo, keep on moving. The best summer sweet bites in Austin lurk a little farther afield, and happen to be, for the sake of this roundup, vegan. Here are six favorites.