Red Mango To Open in the Bay Area

April 21, 2008

A swirl of thick tart frozen yogurt at Red Mango
Tart fro-yo fanatics like myself are sure to rejoice that Red Mango will soon open three locations in the Bay Area: Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Carlos.

The “Coming Soon” signs are already up on the vacant storefront at 429 University Ave. at Kipling, in downtown Palo Alto. According to the company’s Web site, the other two locations will be: 3055 Olin Ave. in San Jose’s Santana Row; and 852 Laurel St. in San Carlos.

I first swooned over Red Mango when I had the chance to try it in Los Angeles last year. Choose from green tea or “original” flavors, with toppings that range from fresh strawberries to Fruity Pebbles. The original flavor — my favorite — is quite tangy, thick, and creamy. And best yet, it is nonfat, and made from real cultured yogurt.

Red Mango has been giving pioneering Pinkberry a run for its money down south in the frozen yogurt wars. See what all the fuss is about when Red Mango opens its doors. One spoonful will leave you hooked.

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French-Japanese Patisserie to Open in Campbell

April 8, 2008

Cream puffs with green tea custard, anyone? Or how about tiny chocolate cookies sprinkled with Himalayan salt? Or a slice of dreamy mango coconut mousse cake, perhaps?

 If you’re getting hungry, then you’ll be glad to know that Satura Cakes will be opening a branch in downtown Campbell this summer. Construction has already begun on the site, 199b E. Campbell Ave., next to Aqui Cal Mex restaurant.

This will be the third Bay Area location for Satura, which creates “Japanese innovations on European-style cakes.” Satura was created through a partnership with a Japanese bakery, Anniversary Company.

 Satura’s other Bay Area locales are in downtown Palo Alto, and downtown Los Altos. Enjoy their lovely, elegant creations that are well worth the calories.

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