Grandma Daisy’s

Grandma Daisy’s has plenty of old school charm to go with a wide variety of sweet treats, some made in house while many others are created by outside vendors. You’ll find ice cream, truffles, candy, fudge, popcorn, novelty gifts, and more. The truffles, made by Sweet Shop USA, would have been better with a softer… Continue reading Grandma Daisy’s

The Patio Desserts & Drinks

Located a few doors down from Goyemon, off of Decatur. Despite its name, there isn’t an outdoor patio, but the interior, with its dark wood palettes, faux grass, swing, and plants, creates enough of an outdoor vibe that it doesn’t matter. They did a great job decorating this place. The modern, yet approachable and comforting… Continue reading The Patio Desserts & Drinks

Jean Philippe Patisserie

For anyone craving sweets, this spot is a must. It’s a much large space than their sister spot in the Bellagio and has a larger selection. They’ve got some of the most beautiful and artistic pastries in town with flavors that equal their beauty. Pastries are perfect any time of day. Their almond croissant was… Continue reading Jean Philippe Patisserie


This national chain specializes in custom vegan cinnamon rolls. You can create your own concoction based on over a dozen frosting flavors and nearly two dozen toppings. If you can’t decide, choose from one of their preconceived flavor combos. I opted for the chocolate chip cheesecake. While I think it’s great that they use ingredients… Continue reading Cinnaholic

tsp. Baking Company

Owned by Kari Garcia, the former co-owner and baker of Retro Bakery, tsp serves mini cupcakes, along with specialty cakes, Lappert’s ice cream, cookies, and rolls that she has branded as “fairy rolls.” Cupcake flavors are mostly different than what she had at Retro and while I loved the mini cupcake and full-sized cupcakes at… Continue reading tsp. Baking Company

Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

I have a backlog of reviews I need to write from places I’ve visited five months ago. Salted Malted is one of them and I’m pushing this to the top of the queue, unfortunately, because they’re closing for good this weekend. This place is fantastic. I loved their chocolate chip cookies. It’s everything a great… Continue reading Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

JinJu Chocolates

This is the second outpost for Chef Jin Caldwell. More spacious and better decorated than the original spot at the Container Store, the space is beautiful, a chocoholic’s dream. It’s full of chocolates, pastries, cakes, and drinks. Cakes by the slice are available and they’re a must. The milk chocolate PB&J cake has a subtle… Continue reading JinJu Chocolates


Cool, hip, modern Korean coffee shop, a stone’s throw from Gelatology. The dark wood and hand-drawn artsy decor make this a cozy, appealing spot to chill for coffee or dessert. The go-to dessert here is one of their honey toasts. They’ve got a regular, garlic, berry, and cookie version. The cookie monster honey bread ($11.50)… Continue reading Serenade

Big Dipper Ice Cream & Yogurt

There weren’t a lot of options popping up when I searched for ice cream shops in Page, AZ. The most promising was Big Dipper ice cream, a locally owned spot that sells both Dreyer’s and Farr ice cream. With flavors both well-known and popular, this isn’t a spot to find anything unique. But, what they… Continue reading Big Dipper Ice Cream & Yogurt

Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

I’ve driven by Blueberry Hill countless times and never given it much thought. But, having enjoyed a meal at one of their other locations, it was time to check out this location at the corner of Flamingo and Decatur with family in tow. The building was renovated a couple years back and the interior looks… Continue reading Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant

Tart Bites

I tried 2 things from this bakery — cake pops and a wedding cake. It was for my brother’s wedding. The cake was absolutely gorgeous — a small, single tiered cake covered in icing that looked like white and purple roses. It was a stunning beauty with equally great flavors. Moist and thick, there were… Continue reading Tart Bites


Desyree Alberganti. Every serious foodie, Yelper, critic, and blogger is familiar with her name. And, all were saddened when she left Art of Flavors, the groundbreaking gelato shop in Downtown Las Vegas. But, all are equally as thrilled for her return. Now with her own shop in the southwest valley, she’s back and better than… Continue reading Gelatology

Gelato Messina

***Update: business closed*** Just like the majority of folks who walk through the doors of Gelato Messina in Downtown Summerlin, I’m a fan of this Australian import. I love the variety of flavors, particularly the pecan pie gelato, apple pie gelato and poached figs in marsala. The gelato itself is great with the smooth and… Continue reading Gelato Messina

Sweets Raku

Sweets Raku is a true gem, a special spot for dessert and wine where the food is as beautiful as it is delicious. Part of the appeal is watching dishes being created in front of you in the open kitchen. This sister restaurant to the nationally acclaimed Raku, located a few doors away in the… Continue reading Sweets Raku

Springdale Candy Company

On our way out of town after an amazing camping and hiking trip, we needed a quick bit before hitting the road. So, what’s better than hitting up the local candy store for breakfast? It’s a cute place that looks like the typical tourist/vacation spot full of candy and other sweet treats. Ice cream comes… Continue reading Springdale Candy Company

HEXX kitchen + bar

Any spot overlooking the Bellagio fountains is going to be popular. Luckily, Hexx delivers delicious food that backs up the great location. Created by Matthew Silverman, executive chef of Vintner Grill, Hexx has taken over the Sugar Factory space with a beautifully elegant and modern dining room and patio with an adjacent bar and retail… Continue reading HEXX kitchen + bar

Eis Cream Cafe

Who doesn’t like small, locally-owned business? I’m happy to support them as long as their product is good.  Eis Cream Cafe, located in the same strip mall as Las Cazuelas, Target, and Freed’s, doesn’t make many of their items in-house, but when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, that doesn’t always matter. Ice cream,… Continue reading Eis Cream Cafe

Serendipity 3

***Update: business closed*** This popular facsimile of the iconic New York outpost is a tourist trap, no doubt about it. But it’s a trap that is still fun to take the kids. Desserts are the main draw here, with plenty of frozen hot chocolate and sundae options available. Portion sizes for desserts and all other… Continue reading Serendipity 3

Sugar Pine Bake Shop

Another review that’s long overdue, my wife purchased some cupcakes from this shop for my birthday last year during our weekend trip to Big Bear. Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of any of the cupcakes except the vanilla with chocolate — easily the most pedestrian of the bunch. The rest were surprisingly good. The snickerdoodle… Continue reading Sugar Pine Bake Shop

North Pole Sweets

Yet another store located in the newly renovated area of The Village, this small shop has plenty of sweets — Dryers ice cream, fudge, chocolate, and candy. My single purchase was a dark chocolate almond cluster. With a good balance of bitter chocolate and almonds, it hit the spot for a light snack. 3 Stars… Continue reading North Pole Sweets