Who needs tangy frozen yogurt anyway. Here, some recent arrivals you can really sink your sweet teeth into. See something throw open its doors? Dish here.
BEVERLY HILLS: New York export Crumbs was technically supposed to open this Friday, but we just heard from owner Harley Bauer: "Most likely after the weekend now. A few minor delays of course." Hear that, Sprinkles? You get a few more days before it's an outright cupcake war. [9465 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 310.550.9811]
BEVERLY HILLS: A few blocks away, Paulette Koumetz's macaron shop Paulette soft opened last week, in a space designed by Sprinkles creative director Andrea Lenardin Madden. Looks like someone just lobbed a macaron grenade into the the Great Cupcake War. [9466 Charleville Blvd., 310.275.0023]
HIGHLAND PARK: The highly-anticipated traditional Guatemalan bakery Antigua Bread finally opened last week. Hounds report good sandwiches, solid breakfast and---as we'd expect of anything from Guatemala---great coffee. [5703 N. Figueroa Ave., 323.259.9345]
SANTA MONICA: Yes, that new French bakery on Montana serving pastries and a few sandwiches is indeed named Grateful Bread (must... refrain... from... making... stoner... jokes). From the same folks who brought us Brentwood's Belwood Bakery. [1518 Montana Ave., 310.394.7178]