Restaurant Roundup: New desserts, spring flavors

March 7, 2019

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery is always making something new for the dessert case. Owner Dani Nordhagen recently hired a baker whose talents include cookies, so Smallcakes is testing out decorated sugar cookies this month. She also knows how to make macarons, so those will be coming too, Nordhagen said. And while the Lake Lorraine bakery also makes its own ice cream, a new treat looks like an ice cream cone but it’s filled with cake instead. That treat comes in several varieties. Smallcakes also acquired a permit to sell wine, so customers can pick up a bottle of Moscato, which pairs well with desserts.

Culver’s on Arrowhead Parkway will be closed Monday through Thursday for remodeling. The dining room and front counter are getting updates.

The Source Roastery + Taproom has introduced its “Spring Fever” menu. Try creations such as White Orchid with Madagascar coconut tea, oat milk and coconut garnish or Breakfast in Bed with espresso and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk. The Source recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in the marketplace of the downtown Jones421 building.

Kaladi’s Coffee Legend & Bistro kicked off its spring features menu this week with several fish options for Lent. The restaurant at 26th Street and Minnesota Avenue is serving fish and chips, a breaded mahi mahi sandwich, a Reuben with grilled salmon instead of pastrami and a coconut mango curry with sauteed shrimp or grilled chicken. There’s also a Honey Clucker Melt and the Best in Town Chili Burger.

New sandwiches and other dishes are on the menu at Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen. Chef Jordan Taylor has created a lamb tostada and the B&C Tuna Melt, with wild-caught albacore tuna salad, griddled Canadian bacon, pickled Fresno chiles, chimichurri aioli and gruyere cheese on Texas toast. The downtown restaurant also is serving the Schnitzelwich, which features a breaded pork tenderloin on Texas toast with horseradish and poppy seed slaw and dijonaise. There’s a new wedge salad with pancetta, green apple, dill and smoked bleu cheese ranch.

Villa Italian Kitchen in The Empire Mall is celebrating Pi Day on March 14 with a special price on a pizza. Members of its eClub can get a whole cheese pizza pie for $3.14. If you aren’t a member already, sign up by March 13 to get the coupon.

With a $2 price tag, there’s a pot of gold in every one of these drinks at Applebee’s this month. The featured drink for March is the Absolut Rainbow Punch, with vodka, green apple, lemon and ginger, topped with a candy rainbow.

Find more restaurant news in our Food & Drink section. 


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