In early August, Tucson will welcome a new dessert lounge in the plaza at 250 S. Craycroft Road.
Just Desserts & Coffee House will slip in near the Tilted Kilt, a Celtic-themed sports pub that will open later this summer in the just-closed Risky Business space.
Baker/owner Corinne Angello hopes to wrap up an extensive build-out of the 3,000-square-foot space that will house her 60-seat Just Desserts. The space was most recently home to a sushi restaurant and will have to be completely retrofitted to accommodate her bakery, she said.
Angello plans to produce contemporary twists on some old-fashioned desserts including a dairy-free apple pie that substitutes hybrid apples for the more commonly used Granny Smiths.
“It tastes like your grandmother’s recipe but with a twist,” said Angello, a graduate of the pastry chef program at the Art Institute of Tucson.
The lounge will include pineapple upside down cake, eclairs, housemade ice cream, funnel cake and tableside s’mores, where diners can roast marshmallows at their tables. Angello said prices will be around $5 or $6 per dessert. They also will serve Old Bisbee Roasters coffee.
See the full story and more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.