Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Resurrects Elvis With Bacon Banana Peanut Butter Cannoli


Photo by Geoff Kutnick

It’s a shame Mr. Presley didn’t live to see all the culinary creations that were inspired from his infamous “Elvis sandwich,” because today, we’re all shook up about this Elvis-Inspired Fried Bacon Cannoli.

The rock-n-rollin’ cannoli comes from Chef Justin Cooper of Serendipity 3 in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (speaking of, we are living for the fact that this King-inspired pastry came from a palace). To create such a divine dessert, Cooper strategically combined the flavors of deep-fried double-smoked Baker’s Bacon, banana chocolate cream filling, peanut butter, hot fudge, white and semi-sweet chocolates, and brûlée banana. Talk about a hunk of burnin’ love.

This work of art was created exclusively for Foodbeast by Chef Justin, but you can always request/beg him to throw it on the Serendipity 3 menu! In the meantime, why not go for a Bacon Weave Elvis Sandwich, Bacon Elvis Pop Tarts, Bacon Elvis Donuts, or good ol’ Elvis Bacon?


This Hash Brown Cannoli Is Stuffed With All Your Breakfast Favorites


Tym Bussanich is at it again with hands-down one of my favorite recipes to come from his site: a breakfast cannoli.

Using mixture of hash browns and egg whites, a mold is carefully formed using a tortilla shell and a stainless steel roller. Once a cannoli shape is formed, it needs to be frozen.

While the shell is freezing, make the breakfast filling. This includes bacon, eggs, cheese and sausage. Though you can pretty much use anything your heart desires for breakfast. Cook everything together and set aside.

Once completely frozen, the hash brown shell is deep fried and stuffed with the breakfast fillings.

Check out his blog for the complete recipe or to find other insane dishes.



Meet The Cartocci—It’s Like a Cannoli Made Love to a Churro


H/T NYCdining


Sesame Street’s Star Wars Parody is Ripe with Dessert References


The hit PBS children’s program Sesame Street recently uploaded a video parodying the relatively unknown space opera Star Wars.

Star S’mores follows the adventures of Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo and Chewie the Cookie as they embark on a quest to save Princess Parfaita. The video is a significantly condensed version of the original trilogy albeit with a more wholesome and cookie-heavy theme. With the Cookie Monster portraying Han, it’s not surprising.

Check out the video below. If you get past the fact that it’s aimed at children, count to four — the video is actually worth a decent chuckle and spot on in keeping with the Star Wars spirit.


15 Beautiful Things to Eat at Dodgers Stadium That Aren’t Peanuts or Cracker Jacks


A staple for Los Angeles residents is to frequent Dodgers Stadium during baseball season. It is, after all, America’s pastime. When you’re not busy watching Kemp strike out, you’re probably wondering what you want eat. Now we don’t know about you, but peanuts and crackerjacks just don’t fill us up enough for a 3-hour game.

Though stadium food can be expensive, we at Foodbeast want you to get the most for your money. That being said, we took an afternoon and did some hard-hitting research on some of the best food options you can get at Dodgers Stadium. While their game against the Chicago White Sox was a tad disappointing, we made the most of our time there nonetheless. Our stomachs stretched so your wallets don’t have to.

You’re welcome.


BBQ Beef Sandwich


What: A 12-hour slow-cooked beef brisket smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with pickles and onions between two hamburger buns. Comes with coleslaw and potato salad. Tangy, hearty and they don’t skimp on the sauce.

Price: $10




What: Roasted corn seasoned with cheese, mayo and chili powder. Super flavorful and tasty. Definitely worth the money but a tad bit messy.

Price: $5


Louisiana Hot Sausage


What: A spicy Louisinana sausage dog topped with coleslaw and bleu cheese. The sausage is buried somewhere under all that slaw, but it’s definitely a recommend.

Price: $9


Italian Meatball Marinara Sandwich


What: Italian meatballs that were hand-formed and thrown into a sandwich with special seasonings. Some of the best meatballs we’ve ever tried. Definitely worth it.

Price: $9


Lasorda’s Pasta Platter


What: Penne topped with a zesty marinara sauce. Includes two hand-formed Italian meatballs and parmesan cheese. A carbo load option for all the photography we had ahead of us.

Price: $10


Chicken Parmesan


What: Hand-breaded chicken breast served on an Italian roll and covered in marinara sauce, Provolone cheese and grated Parmesan. Another sandwich from Mr. Lasorda’s Trattoria.

Price: $9


Brooklyn Dodger Dog


What: East Coast cousin of the Dodger Dog, the Brooklyn Dodger Dog is made with a casing that adds a much welcomed crunch. Just make sure to load it with condiments before feeding the Lasorda.

Price: $7.50


Garlic Fries


What: Fries smothered in a garlic marinade. A very popular snack at Dodger stadium, sold at practically every stand.

Price: $7.75


Big Kid Dog


What: A hot dog topped with a melted heap of mac n’ cheese and a generous handful of fritos. For the big kid in all of us.

Price: $8.50


LA Extreme Bacon Dog


What: A 1/3-pound all-beef dog that’s wrapped in three slices of applewood smoked bacon, smothered in grilled peppers and onions and topped with mustard and mayo. Because we Californians love bacon-wrapped anything.

Price: $9.50


Doyer Dog, Jr.


What: Drenched in nacho cheese, chili, jalapeño  and pico de gallo. For those with a taste for spicy, the Doyer Dog is the perfect choice.

Price: $8.50


Frito Pie Dog


What: Made with chili, cheese and half a bag of Fritos. We recommend saving a few Frito chips to dip the chili cheese that falls out of your dog. Because you will spill.

Price: $8.50


The Heater


What: Topped with a special bleu cheese coleslaw and smothered in a spicy buffalo wing sauce. The dog added the necessary heat to a pretty weak game.

Price: $8.50


Homestand Special – Chicago Dog


What: Dodger Stadium has a tradition of making a customized hot dog in honor of the opposing team. Since they faced the White Sox the night we attended, behold the Chicago Dog. Made with a  slice of pickle, tomato and a buttload of relish. Fell to pieces after two bites, but the dog was picked clean regardless.

Price: $9




What: A Sicilian pastry lined with chocolate, filled with creamy filling and topped with more chocolate chips. A sweet end to a bittersweet game.

Price: $6


Honorable Mention: Kirin Frozen Beer


Everything You Need to Know About the Donnoli: the Donut-Cannoli Hybrid


Frangelli’s Bakery in South Philly has been around since 1947, but until three weeks ago, most people had never heard of it.

John Colosi took over the neighborhood joint four years ago, keeping the pastry shop’s donut recipe the same as it was 67 years ago. Although Frangelli’s is a favorite among the South Philly crowd, they’ve been getting more attention recently, and for a delicious reason. It all started just a few weeks back when John decided to squeeze some chocolate chip cannoli cream inside one of their plain donut shells, and the result was simply genius. Thus, the donnoli was born.

John invited Foodbeast into his kitchen to show us how donnoli is made.

Frangelli's Bakery

The secret to the delicious cannoli filling is the addition of chocolate chips and a bit of buttercream to thicken up the mixture. John pipes a generous amount of the sweet filling onto half of their classic airy donut.

Frangelli's Bakery

Frangelli's Bakery

The dessert sandwich gets covered in a heavy dusting of powdered sugar, reminiscent of carnival funnel cake (and it smells like it, too).

Frangelli's Bakery

Frangelli’s even makes miniature donnolis if you’re looking to purchase a party tray, but chances are you’ll eat enough minis to equal a few full-size versions. They’re also pretty adorable.

As for my first donnoli experience, John’s filling is creamier and less tangy than your standard ricotta-based cannoli cream. It’s unlike any Italian pastry I’ve ever had, and other tasters tend to agree. Just like Dominique Ansel drew crowds for his Cronut last year, Frangelli’s has already received donnoli requests from across the country and has a rapidly-growing fan base.

Watch out kids, it just might end up being this year’s Cronut.


This New York City Bakery Makes Deliciously Boozy Donuts with 10% ABV


After last year’s cronut madness, it didn’t seem there was any other way to improve the donut. But we’re so glad we were so, so wrong.

Drunkin’ Donuts is the New York City-based bakery that’s getting all our pastry-loving panties in a bunch. First opened in April 2013, they’re known for their namesake 10% ABV alcohol-infused donuts, including the “Mudslide,” “Raspberry Champagne,” and “White Russian.” But they also whip up some mean boozy cupcakes, truffles, cannolis, and brownies (ahem, Amaretto Macaroon brownies, anyone?).





Best of all? (And brace yourself because it’s almost too good to be true.) Yep, nationwide shipping.

Grab yours here.

H/T Awesomer


The Meta-Cannoli

Why have one cannoli when you can have a bunch of them stuffed to the brim of one giant super cannoli? Chef Michael Richardson, in an effort to present his cannolis in a creative way decided to request that an Italian bakery create giant deep-fried cannoli tubes so that he could fill them with his Italian pastries.

This must be what God eats up in heaven when he watches The Godfather.

via: Tasteologie