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A weekend full of sweets in Houston

I took my exploration a little further into Houston this weekend (I’m starting to feel like I’m running out of adventures in Austin – am I crazy or what?!) and ate a ton of sweet food and visited a sweet, old friend and a sweet SOS (refer to middle school acronyms).

First stop with a sweet, old friend:

Appetizer at Brio Tuscan Grille:
Chilled Tomato Caprese Bruschetta – Roma tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes,
Mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, basil, Reggiano, and housemade cilantro pesto

Dinner salads at Brio Tuscan Grille:
Front: Grilled Salmon Salad – Roma tomatoes, asparagus, Feta, crispy shoestring potatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette
Back: Tuscan Harvest Salad – mixed greens tossed with grilled chicken, mushrooms, bacon, almonds, Gorgonzola cheese, apples, dried cranberries, crispy lavoush, and Tuscan Italian dressing

Dylan’s Candy Bar at the Galleria:
What a giant “chocolate” bunny!

Juice Box:
Shaved ice with mango pieces, strawberries, and condensed milk with a scoop of strawberry ice cream.

Second stop with a sweet SOS:

Another Broken Egg Café:
Front: Chez B’s omelette – filled with caramelized onions, marinated and roasted sweet red peppers, and portabellas, topped with feta and parmesan and sprinkled with fresh basil chiffonade, and served with country potatoes and a toasted English muffin
Back (even though you can’t really see it): The Mardi Gras omelette – filled with smoked andouille sausage, red peppers, crawfish, and scallions, topped with a delicate tomato-hollandaise sauce, and served with country potatoes and a toasted English muffin

Another Broken Egg Café:
One of the dining rooms  – love the décor!

Speaking of loving the décor at Another Broken Egg Café…

Another Broken Egg Café:
Whimsical plate collage décor – love this too!

Maggie’s at Market Street:
An insightful and inspirational quoted plate

Berripop:
Totally forgot to take a picture of the actual frozen yogurt we ordered…whoopsy-daisy. But, I had the mango and passionfruit flavors topped with raspberries, sliced almonds, and my favorite rainbow sprinkles.

Frost Bake Shoppe:
Such a dainty, magical-looking place! I thought it should belong to a fairy tale.

Frost Bake Shoppe:
Lemon Raspberry cupcake – fresh lemon cake infused with raspberry puree with lemon buttercream sprinkled with fresh lemon zest

Sweet deal, huh?

Photos from Brio Tuscan Grille, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Juice Box, Maggie’s, Berripop, and Frost Bake Shoppe taken with Instagram.

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