10 Dec The Buzz Girls Bring the Sweetness During the Holidays
@TBA, we think it’s cute how people try to “watch their diets” during the holidays. We watch our diets too – watch them change into delicious combinations of riches we don’t normally get to enjoy January through October. Sure, we might savor a chocolate egg during Easter or order something decadent for our birthday, but nothing beats the culinary calendar from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. So as our gift to you, please try some sweet treats from a few of our favorite spots. Get two. We won’t tell! Gelato to go: How do you like your gelato, frozen yogurt or sorbet? At the new PopBar in Delray Beach, you can have your portable treat dipped, rolled and sprinkled in chocolate, white chocolate, pistachios, coconut… the combinations are deliciously cool. And the best part is each PopBar has built in portion control. Once you eat your dessert on a stick, it’s gone. Unless you go back for another one. It’s more than candy: It’Sugar is a destination of sorts. With candy by the barrel, packaged sweets, gag gifts, novelty items, toys and clothing, you can spend quite some time discovering all of the fun of It’Sugar. If you’re looking for funny stocking stuffers or small gifts, it’s a perfect place to browse, while munching. Not every treat is sweet: At the Original Popcorn House, where Buzz Girls Danielle, Kim and Cortney like to snack, the treats are not necessarily sweet, but they are good. With flavors like Pancakes and Bacon, Lemon Pepper and Smokey Cheddar, this popcorn bypasses the butter. Danielle’s combo is spicy buffalo/white cheddar, while Kim and Cortney prefer the Chicago Mix of caramel and cheddar. The opportunities are endless. Fried dough? Yes.: Max’s Harvest donuts of the week are one of our favorite things about the brunch there. Each weekend, they don’t disappoint with a new delicious concoction of fried dough dipped or filled with something scrumptious. New Times agrees with us. If donuts aren’t your thing (really?!), you can still get your sugar fix at Max’s Harvest’s Mimosa Bar, where bartenders will add the candy of your choosing – like gumdrops, Jolly Ranchers or Sour Patch Kids – to your drink. $15 unlimited during brunch. More Max’s: A close cousin to Max’s Harvest, Max’s Social House has a new dessert menu, where picking one is tougher than finishing CrossFit. The items include Smore’s Ice Cream Sandwiches; The Social Butterfly: spiced coconut macaroons, rainbow cookies, lemon madeleines, chocolate fudge with salted caramel; and homemade Baklava. Other Buzz-worthy mentions: Buzz Girl Richalyn keeps her sweets simple with a cup of vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles either at Doc’s (10 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach) and Sloan’s; a little further away, NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek serves an amazing Yoohoo Float; and finally Head Buzz Girl Julie Mullen loves Loic Autret French Artisan Bakery. You can find their breakfast sweets (almond croissants, tarts, croissants and chocolate butter cookies) at the Delray GreenMarket every Saturday or at the bakery in Delray.