Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hamilton's Tavern & Cafe, Heaven Sent Desserts

I inched closer to 30.

So... I drank beer.

That's the way to ring in another year of existence. I don't feel old, but I didn't feel like making a big deal out of my birthday, either. M.T. and M.S. met us for dinner and beers at Hamilton's Tavern and Cafe. Later, J.T. joined us for dessert at Heaven Sent Desserts.

Hamilton's is a fun pub in South Park. Great selection of beers and they recently opened the cafe next door. We had brats and grilled cheese sandwiches. I enjoyed the "farmer in the dell" grilled cheese, which had manchego, chard, and onion jam. Yum.

For dessert, we headed to Heaven Sent Desserts in North Park. I heard they've had a new pastry chef for a while, so it was a good time to visit.

As always, the interior was lovely. The pastries are looking fabulous. Not in a mood for cake, I indulged in a chocolate-banana malted parfait. Chocolate pudding, bananas, malted cookie crumbs, and whipped cream layered in a tall glass. Note to Heaven Sent: a shorter, wider glass would probably work better, even though presentation might not be so impressive. I was given a longer spoon, but I was practically spelunking into the depths of the dessert.

Anyway, delicious overall and great combination of flavors. Just like the Whoppers on top, this dessert satisfies.

Hamilton's Tavern and Cafe

1521 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92102

Heaven Sent Desserts
3001 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

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Sharon said...

Oh my those desserts look good! Happy birthday as well :) I'm sure it was a good one with that parfait. Yum.

Meandering Eats said...

Thanks, Sharon! Yeah, it was really low-key and the parfait was perfect.

KirkK said...

Happy B-Day GF! Here's wishing you many, many, more!

Meandering Eats said...

Awww, thanks, Kirk!

caninecologne said...

happy belated birthday to you, you young thing!

good choice with heaven sent desserts! i've tried their mini cupcakes, their macarons (one rare occasion, but the now defunct opera patisserie's were much better) and a few of their other chocolate creations.

you're right about that glass- it's way too tall. i liked your use of the word spelunking. i used it recently in one of posts, but it referred to an old man picking his nose.

saw that you were watching the tudors. i'm waiting for my friend to finish her dvd so i can borrow it. is it worth watching?

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Happy Birthday Marie!! I need to try Heaven Sent again, and I haven't been to Hamilton's yet - looks like a good place for a casual weeknight bite. That grilled cheese sounds yum!!

Meandering Eats said...

CC- Thanks! I hope you saw my reply on your blog. I almost died laughing when I read about the old man picking his nose.

Alice- Thank you! Hamilton's was fun and great for a weekday evening out. Not too crowded, good food, and good beer.

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