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5 REASONS TO LOVE CC’S SWEETS

by esmeaceves

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A place you to get one of the best cookies, macaroons, brownies and cupcakes in McAllen.

Located in the heart of McAllen, a cute place to get pastries made with love is one of favorite places to visit.

After the first bite in my banana nut muffin I was amazed. This was not your typical commercial muffin filled with artificial banana flavor syrup. They were real banana bites! After my first visit, six years ago, I keep coming back at least once a month, ok maybe is once a week, the point is after all these years, CC’S SWEETS AND TREATS is one of my favorite local places to get my pastries and cupcakes in mcallen.

These are the reasons why we always will come back to our cupcake heaven:

1. THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Not too sweet and not too to bland, their cookies have the  perfect combination between chocolate chips and butter. Remember to try their “kitchen sink” cookies, they have potato chips, chocolate chips, nuts, and other yummy toppings which I cannot remember right now. Oh! the perfection…

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2. THEIR UNIQUE MACAROONS AND THEIR YUMMY FLAVORS

My favorite are Nutella and Pistachio Macaroons. They are a must! Your CC’s sweet experience is incomplete if you are missing the taste of their macaroons.

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3. THE OWNERS

Always happy and vibrant! They welcome you with a big smile. I really appreciate Roberta’s dedication to provide our community with freshly made goods, to remember our little children and make them feel special every time we visit.

Check this video to witness Roberta’s vibrant personality and meet our collaborator @UnicorPurpleCat

 

4. THEIR SPECIAL EVENTS

From their crazy shakes events to the unicorn day or mermaid day. They always have me on my toes wondering what their latest yummy creation is going to be.

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5. THE CUPCAKES: ONE OF THE BEST CUPCAKES IN MCALLEN

The staple of CC SWEETS, their cupcakes are amazing! Fun, delicious and pretty. My favorite: Hostess with the Mostess and Nutella cupcake.

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COFFEE HOUSESCRAVINGS

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in McAllen

by esmeaceves

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A guide to my favorite coffee shops around McAllen.

Here is a small guide to my favorite coffee houses around McAllen area. I am so glad new restaurants and coffee places are flourishing, this only means RGV FOODIES like to support their local business!

THE GUIDE FOR MCALLEN COFFEE LOVERS:

(The order doesn’t reflect my preference or quality, it is just how they pop up in my mind)

When you want to try something new: lUNA cOFFE HOUSE
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Perfect for studying and catching up with friends! Their weekly open mic events are becoming popular within the community. My favorite are the Galactics frapps. They also have a specialty drinks for kids: UNICORNS MILK!

When you want to feel hipster af: semilla coffee lab

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When you are a craving a vacation or a change of scenery, go to Semilla Coffee Lab! Once you enter this cute, hipster coffee house you will feel transported to a different place! They craft a specialty drink called: TRAGOS; ice coffee with infused flavors! (a must try) My favorite is the latte with a hint of agave, just perfect. Also, I loved they a little nook full of compu pillows, for those time you just want a place to relax and think about your hopes and dream (Lol)

When you need something to wake up : Moon Beans

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A staple in McAllen coffee shops scene. Perfect for working, wifi quality helps you to focus on your work while sipping in their delicious coffees. My favorite is the home brew, the texture and flavor of their coffee is AMAZING.

When you have tons of work: Black Iron Cafe

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Located inside McAllen Library, this helps a lot to just grab your favorite drink and go to study! They also offer sandwiches and salads for lunch. I really like the dedication and care the owners invest in their coffee shop. My favorite is the Smores Frapp and the Coffee Float! Yes! Freshly brewed coffee poured in a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hint of hazelnut flavor!

 

When you are looking for the perfect pastry to go with your brew: PJ pies

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Perfect for the occasional pie craving. My favorite is apple pie paired with an ice latte! This coffee house will be great for you when in need of a quiet place with a strong wifi signal to do some work or just hang out.

 

 

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THE FOODIEGRAM CLUB

by esmeaceves

THE FOODIEGRAM CLUB
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First it was me,.

Alone,

By myself, taking pictures of the food I eat.

After reading the book NEVER EAT ALONE,  (which I highly recommend) I wondered why I was eating by myself and decided to organized a more formal tasting experience so I can have detailed information about the restaurant, the chef, and the dishes. This will allow me to deliver to you, my lovely foodies, the most accurate information I can provide.

So I decided to extend an invitation to my next tasting to fellow local bloggers:

Karla Leal at @lipstickandvodka

Cristal Hernandez Tapia @cristalhdztapia

Mali Corpus at @malicorpus

Brenda Trevino at @trendytrevi

and yours truly,  Esme Aceves @esme.aceves8

This is how the RGV FOODIEGRAM CLUB was born.

RGV RESTAURANTS

YOUR DIGITAL GUIDE TO EATING OUT IN THE RGV

by esmeaceves

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Tired of driving around looking for a place to eat?

Tired of the same place, same food, same flavor?

Excited about discovering new places to eat out but not sure what to order?

A girl night out is next in the calendar but don’t know where to go?

Need suggestions about a place to take you special date?

Wondering where in the whole RGV AREA you will be able to find that special craving?

THIS IS THE REASON QUE COMER RGV IS HERE! TO HELP YOU ANSWER ALL THOSE FOODIE QUESTIONS!