Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ciao Bella Key Lime Squares

Wow - these made me cut my dinner short (yes, I ate half of my six-inch sandwich) so I could start dessert early! Ciao Bella Key Lime gelato between two graham wafers. Delicious! Once I started eating it, I couldn't this is the picture you get...

HIGHLY RECOMMEND. And if you don't like it, let me know and I'll come finish them for you.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Watermelon. Pinkberry. HAPPY HOUR!!!

It's here - Pinkberry's summer flavor: WATERMELON! And tagging along are the new topping additions - fresh watermelon puree, diced watermelon, and diced cucumber. I'll be there for happy hour - you can meet me there and let me know how the new stuff tastes. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Frozen Crush & Get Shaved Ice

My sissy found this place called Frozen Crush out in Northridge, so we decided to try it today. It's a store that looks like a gelato shop, but the displays are filled with Italian Ice. It's another option in frozen desserts (you know, like frozen yogurt or ice cream). My sissy got hers swirled with their frozen yogurt (a creamy soft serve, and not tart), and I got the flavors of a Bomb Pop (remember those?! If you don't, it's blue raspberry, cherry, and lemon). If you find that you can't live without it, they cater with their Crush Cart.

Since we were out in Northridge, we decided to go to the Get Shaved Ice non-truck location. Their menu offerings are slightly different - menu here. My brother got an ice cream sandwich (their cookies were homemade and they had a good selection of ice cream for a store of their size), and my sister and I got shave ice. They also do shakes! Yum.

Total sugar overload.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pinkberry Alert - Watermelon!!! HAPPY HOUR!!!

You may be asking, "Watermelon WHAT?"

YOGURT! Watermelon is Pinkberry's new flavor for the summer...and it's bringing three toppings along with it.

And yes, you're seeing that correctly... Their daily Happy Hour begins on June 25. 1/2 price from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hot Dog on a Stick - Free Hot Dogs!

Free Hot Dog Day is tomorrow, June 15. Just show up at your local Hot Dog on a Stick and you'll get the hot dog of your choice.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Street Feast - Round 2

The food truck craze continues...and a prime example could be the Street Feast at the Americana in Glendale. The first one was crazy crowded, and here's Round 2 of customers battling long lines for gourmet truck food!

Mark your calendars - it's on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m.

I actually didn't go to the first one because I heard about the looooooooong lines while I was on my way out there. BUT, I've seen how the lines can be for one truck, and I have yet to see if I can endure such a long wait for several trucks.

Anyhow, the info is here. Don't forget to print your flyer for free parking.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

World of Color - California Adventure

Tonight we were lucky enough to get tickets to see a sneak peek of California Adventure's World of Color. We didn't really know what to expect, but we got quite a show! Plus, my brother got to high-five the giant Tigger, and we got to say hello to our hosts for the night - Mark Wallengren from KOST 103.5 FM and Sean Valentine from MyFM 104.3 (both Los Angeles radio stations).
But first, we began the evening with the one essential Disneyland snack, DOLE WHIP! This time my sissy and I put it in a cone - yum! :)Then on to the show...Apparently we had a pretty good spot. The KABC/Good Morning America production crew was right next to us with their cameras. After the show... finally...time for the rides...with no lines!! One of the best KOST private parties yet. Thanks KOST!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Back Home In Lahaina & Millions of Milkshakes

Wow, what a busy day of eating today was! All of it was done to celebrate my brother's birthday. :) We started with the panzanella that I made at home, then moved on to the restaurants.

First was my brother's favorite Hawaiian restaurant - Back Home In Lahaina. We ordered SO MUCH FOOD! My favorite was the Hawaiian nachos with their Hawaiian BBQ Chicken.

That's a NACHO TOAST for my brother's birthday. Thanks for the idea, Ivan! :) Then, it was time for the ride home and a stop for McDonalds! Ivan ordered the McChicken sandwich just for kicks. For everyone's safety, I'm not going to disclose how many people this ordered served.
Finally, to end the evening of caloric intake, we visited Millions of Milkshakes. It was open until 2 a.m. to accommodate the late night craving...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

CPK Butter Cake

OOooohhhhhh so delicious. It's not on the menu just yet, but you can ask for it! A warm butter cake with a topping that I don't know how to describe. I suppose you may want to get it to share with others first, just in case it's an acquired taste. Or you can just bring me and I'll let you have a bite!