Had some free time today after my morning meeting in Denton. First stop was Ravelin. I found it pretty easily. Functional unassuming building on North Locust in Denton. The counter person was helping another customer, so I perused the cases. I wanted one of everything! It all looked so good. This is the kind of bakery I wish I could find in Houston. My turn with the counter person - I explained my tasting mission and that I would be making return trips in the near future. She made some helpful suggestions on popular items and also said when I come back to come earlier in the day (I got there around 11:30 am) as they had sold out of several items. For this trip, I settled on (1 of each): -Dark Chocolate Caramel Truffle -Chocolate Mousse Dome -Eclair -Palmier -Chocolate Macarroon -Chocolate dipped Meringue -Almond cookie thingie (I don't recall the name) Mind you, I hadn't had breakfast or lunch yet and my eyes were WAY bigger than my stomach. Alas, no camera with me on this trip either. Oh, and everything there was so reasonably priced. All my items came to a mere $12! I thought I ought to stop for some "real food" before diving into the sweets, so I headed for Rudy's. On the way there, I spyed "Candy Haven," a local chocolate and candy shop. I bought a 1 lb. assortment (will take that to my mother when I head up to NE Ohio tomorrow AM). Then on to Rudy's. There was a good lunch crowd (interesting mix of folks, too). I just loved the fact that this place is also a gas station! I ordered a brisket sandwich, some Rudy's beans and a soda. I'm generally not a huge bbq fan. The food was good though (and VERY filling). After Rudy's, headed back to my hotel room where I've just finished devouring the Mousse Dome It's an item that should be refrigerated, so I had to eat it first. I am stuffed, but I can't wait to try the other items. As I was driving around downtown Denton I made mental notes of where Joey's and some of the burger places are. I'm coming back here Sunday night and am staying through next Wed, so lots more opportunities to eat coming my way.