Weekend Reading

Creme brûlée French toast at Green Eggs Cafe

It's been a pretty hectic week — I spent two days running around New York City shooting some desserts for an upcoming story — and tomorrow, I'll be off to Philly for an early birthday weekend with two lovely ladies. Lots of good eating to look forward to, including creme brûlée French toast at Green Eggs Cafe and pastries at Federal Donuts. If you have a favorite spot I shouldn't miss, let me know!

The final season of Mad Men kicks off on Sunday. Check out my contributions to Zagat's round-up of 50 places to go retro in the United States: Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington.

Grub Street has a fascinating look at how the front-of-house staff at Eleven Madison Park has modernized old-school service

Kat Cole — the president of Cinnabon — isn't your typical fast food CEO, according to this fascinating profile by Fast Company.

A comic book-inspired banner, gyoza-making GIF, plus Justin Warner's guide to molecular gastronomy — if you're a curious cook, be sure to check out Cooking Channel's latest package of kitchen adventures.

Finally, I'll always be a Brooklyn girl, but Thrillist says Queens is the best borough — they do have superior dumplings.