Go Right Now and Get Your Free Ice Cream Cone at Ben & Jerry's

And this free cone couldn't have come at a better time, since today is supposed to be one of the warmest days since October.

Every year, Ben & Jerry's likes to say "thank you" to all its ice-cream eating customers with a free scoop of whatever it is they want. You have eight hours to go get your freebie; the ice cream deal starts at 12 p.m today and ends at 8 p.m.

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Bespoke Doughnuts Are For Fancy Gluttons

Pete Kane
Bespoke Donuts' Thyme Trave

For whatever reason, $4 toast caught on to be theindictment of foodie culture at it's most decadent. (But it's really good). And now, like a bid on The Price is Right that just edges out the previous contesant's bid, come $4.50 doughnuts from Bespoke. They are also really good -- and have nothing to do with the "Bespoke Donuts" Krispy Kreme made for 2011 UK Fashion Week, although Bespoke's proprietors do wear charming bow ties.

See Also: CDXX, a Burger Joint in the Bayview. With a Cronut!

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Delectable Dates: Goldengate Butterscotch Pudding at Eureka!

Categories: Dessert

Alexia Penna
Goldengate Butterscotch Pudding, Eureka!
Downtown Berkeley's new burger joint Eureka! brings a variety of locally sourced American dishes, an impressive whiskey collection, and beers brewed here in the Bay Area. After a hearty (and boozy) meal that'll make you feel good about yourself, indulge in the Goldengate Butterscotch Pudding for dessert.

See also: -Delectable Dates: Eggnog Crème Brulee at Tender Greens
-Delectable Dates: Frozen Custard at Fog City
-Delectable Dates: Pumpkin Fritters at A16 Rockridge

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Find Under $5: A Trip to New Orleans in the Dogpatch

Alexis Katsilometes
Just For You's Beignet
Those who have had the good fortune to visit New Orleans know the power of a good beignet. And while the landscape of San Francisco bears little resemblance to the streets of the French Quarter, some of our spheres of fried dough dusted in powdered sugar come awfully close to the best examples from the Big Easy. For more than 20 years, Just For You Café in the Dogpatch has been serving some of the city's best. Adorned with vintage, neon-hued posters and a giant marlin that keeps a constant, watchful eye on the dining room, the small but bustling breakfast and lunch spot is a favorite for those seeking amiable and attentive service, a good, strong cup of coffee, and most of all, absolutely delicious beignets.

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Delectable Dates: Eggnog Crème Brulee at Tender Greens

Categories: Dessert, Holidays

Eggnog Creme Brulee, Tender Greens
With a to-do list longer than Santa's, you may not have time to stop and smell the mistletoe. If you're tight on time this holiday season and in need of a festive treat, grab a friend or coworker and check out the FiDi's new Tender Greens for lunch, a casual yet sophisticated dining experience. Celebrate the season and treat yourself to the eggnog crème brulee -- a perfect dish to share and savor this holiday season.

See also: Tender Greens Opens Today in the FiDi
Delectable Dates: Frozen Custard at Fog City
Delectable Dates: Pumpkin Fritters at A16 Rockridge

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Three Classes to Get You in the Mood for Holiday Baking

The holidays are about family, friends, and of course, food. At this time of year, our rolling pins see more wear, our ovens get more use, and our sugar cravings grow with each passing day. Whether you're hoping to gain a few skills or are simply seeking another excuse to bake, these three holiday classes will give you homework you can really sink your teeth into.

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Delectable Dates: Frozen Custard at Fog City

Categories: Dessert

Kristen Loken
Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard with Egg Yolk Caramel
If you consider ice cream too fattening and frozen yogurt a farce, the happy medium you're looking for is finally served in San Francisco -- and not just from a food truck. Frozen custard has finally made the long journey from the east coast and is satiating the sweet cravings of us San Franciscans. Take a special someone to experience Embarcadero's new Fog City for the town's best frozen custard.

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-Fog City: Where the Buffalonians Roam
-Delectable Dates: Pumpkin Fritters at A16 Rockridge
-Delectable Dates: Date Cake at AQ Restaurant

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Delectable Dates: Pumpkin Fritters at A16 Rockridge

Categories: Dessert, Oakland

A16 Rockridge's Pumpkin Fritters
If you're venturing out to the East Bay but are still in a Marina kind of mood, treat a special someone to dessert at A16 Rockridge, Oakland's upscale taste of Italy on College Avenue. The romantically lit restaurant attracts a sophisticated crowd, but with Chef Rocky Maselli's menu and an impressive wine selection, there is something for everyone. Finish off a great meal with A16's seasonal dessert: the pumpkin fritters.

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Delectable Dates: Granita at State Bird Provisions
Delectable Dates: Date Cake at AQ

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Delectable Dates: Date Cake at AQ Restaurant and Bar

Date Cake, AQ Restaurant and Bar
What better dish to celebrate a dessert date than with a sweet treat that shares its name with the occasion's namesake? Before hitting the SOMA bars this weekend, stop by AQ for a drink and dessert: A sweet date pastry cake that is pretty much a plate of autumn.

See also: Delectable Dates: Granita at State Bird Provisions

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Plate Me Some Pumpkin: Our Five Favorite Pumpkin Dishes

Pumpkin Shrimp, Burma Superstar
With a crisp evening breeze blowing the fallen orange and red leaves over your boots, San Francisco is finally embracing autumn. And if the end of summer isn't enough to convince you, we've put together a list of our favorite pumpkin dishes around the city to ring in the fall season -- and make your taste buds tingle too.

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