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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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BURGERS

10 SPOSTS WITH THE BEST BURGERS IN THE RGV

by esmeaceves

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According to RGV FOODIES theses are THE BEST SPOTS for getting a burger in the RGV. Best Burgers in McAllen Mission Harlingen Edinburg

Here, in the Rio Grande Valley, we are lucky to have several local restauranteurs adding their special style, spices and secret recipes to create their very own unique hamburger.  Whenever I get hungry the first craving that comes to my tastebuds is a freshly made hamburger, warm bread and crispy fries. For this reason, I decided to ask the community of RGV Foodies for their best, this was the result:

THE OFFICIAL LIST OF 10 SPOSTS WITH THE BEST HAMBURGERS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

  1. RANCH HOUSE BURGERS – MISSION TX

  2. TOWER BURGER CO. – ALAMO TEXAS

  3. CRAFT HOUSE TABLE AND BAR – MCALLEN TX

  4. FRANKIE FLAVZ – HARLINGEN TX

  5. BODEGA TAVERN AND KITCHEN – MCALLEN TX

  6. MARCO’S BURGERS AND MORE – MISSION TX

  7. STARLITE BURGERS – MCALLEN TEXAS

  8. WILL AND JACKS BURGER SHACK AND BEER GARDEN – PORT ISABEL TX

  9. UNIVERSITY DRAFT HOUSE – EDINBURG TX

  10. GONZALES BURGERS – DONNA TEXAS

I will be visiting all the previous places soon! Keep tuned on this post so you see upcoming pictures, videos and recommendations of what to order!

 

PIZZA

THE ULTIMATE RGV PIZZA LIST RGV FOOD BLOGGER

by esmeaceves

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Sunday afternoon, the perfect day to indulge and eat whatever you want, because, calories don’t count on Sundays.

My favorite cheat food is Pizza, so as I was grabbing my phone to order the usual at the usual place, I stopped. Suddenly, it hit me: there must be other options! We, valley people, must have other options besides the cesar, the hut and the dominos. I posted in Que Comer Rgv facebook page asking you, RGV FOODIES, for recommendations of the best local restaurants to have pizza in the Rio Grande Valley.

Because I received several answers, I decided to launched the RGV PIZZA PLAYOFFS, an online poll to democratically decided on the best Pizza Place in the RGV. This was the final list:

TOP 10

  1. Brick Fire Pizza. Mission, TEXAS
  2. Pittis Ristorante Italian Village. Brownsville, Texas
  3. Mama’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen. McAllen, Texas
  4. Stefano’s Brooklyn Pizza. McAllen, Texas
  5. Cordon’s Taste of Chicago. Edinburg, Texas
  6. Formacio Pizzeria, Mercedes, Texas.
  7. D’Pizza Joint. South Padre Island, Texas
  8. Scalisi’s Chicago Pizza. Pharr, Texas
  9. Russo’s New York Pizzeria. Harlingen, Texas
  10. Vicenza Pizzaria & Fondue. McAllen, Tezas.
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Congratulations to all the winners of RGV PIZZA PLAYOFFS! 

 

BREAKFAST

Best Chilaquiles Worth Waking up For

by esmeaceves

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Do you think of Chilaquiles as a Mexican Lasagna?

When green or red salsa is poured over crisp tortilla triangles, you know a delicious flavor is coming up. This extraordinary breakfast dish is one of my all time favorites. It is perfect to fulfill a craving for a big, spicy and yummy breakfast.

If you live around McAllen area, you must be wondering: “where do i go to get some awesome chilaquiles?”.

Do not worry, my friend. I just tasted several chilaquiles around, and have a few suggestion for you:

GREENS AND LEMONS

Their green and red sauce have the perfect combination of spicy and sour taste. Also, their mozzarella cheese is just delicious! Ask for your green chilaquiles with chicken, they will be served with black beans and delicious nopalitos.

Special Tip:  Add extra chicken and you wont be hungry until dinner.

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FERNANDOS RESTAURANT

Their Chilaquiles sauce is beyond words, you must taste it! Their tortilla remains crisp until you finish your meal.

Special Tip: Add their green house of top of your chilaquiles for extra delicious flavor!

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REX CAFE

A legend for McAllen Foodies. This downtown cafe is classy, with a kitchen full of fresh ingredients, their cooking translates into a homemade flavor in every dish you taste. Their chilaquiles are a must!

Special Tip: try them with chorizo

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I will be updating this list according to new discoveries. If you need information about the location of any of the restaurants, feel free to send me an inbox via facebook and I will gladly tell you all bout it!