Sunday, July 25, 2010

Street Cart Fries @ Spitz

I have an unnatural love of french fries, so I'm always happy when a restaurant shakes things up and gives me a new variation to try. Spitz just did that with their Street Cart Fries...

Fries (thin crispy fries - either potato or sweet potato - we prefer the sweet potato) covered...excuse me, smothered with cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, onions, green bell peppers, feta cheese, and their chili sauce. You can even add meat to round out your meal of fries.

Try them - they're really good!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Magnolia Bakery - Los Angeles

It's finally here! And it's not just for cupcakes!

My brother and I took a leisurely Monday morning drive through LA to visit Magnolia Bakery. When we got there, SURPRISE! NO LINE! We walked in and got our snacks in a flash. I got cupcakes, cheesecake, their famous banana pudding, and a Magic Bar for everyone to try.

My favorite thing? The banana pudding! (This is so weird because I don't like bananas in my smoothies...) I've already placed a standing order for my brother to pick up the banana pudding on his way home from work. Lucky for me, it's on his way home!! :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Filipino Food Truck - Manila Machine

The Filipinos finally decided to join in the food truck craze, and soI've got a new truck to check out - the Manila Machine!

They're serving up Filipino faves like adobo and Filipino breakfast, and they have new and different items like pan de sal sliders!

Anyone want to join me in searching for them?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Marshmallow Milkshakes

I love toasted marshmallow, and I like milkshakes, therefore making MARSHMALLOW MILKSHAKES my new project.

I will let you know how these work out for me...wish me luck!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Magnolia Bakery

If you haven't experienced the NY cupcakes that started the current cupcake craze, don't be sad. Magnolia Bakery is headed to Los Angeles!

Update: It's slated to open this weekend, but if that's true, it's going to be crazy! We may have to drive by and check the line out before committing the time. If it's too bad, we'll just head to Joan's on 3rd! :)

Free Slurpee Day

It's 7-11's way of making this 7-11 day a happy one for you.

Swing by your local 7-11 and get your free 7.11 oz. slurpee. Hurry! You have to get there before they run out! :)

The Ultimate Food Truck Day

Let me just preface this entry by saying that YES, I AM A FAT KID. That being said, here is how the day went...

Breakfast: The Buttermilk Truck
They were in Echo Park, just 10 minutes away, so how could I NOT go? I came away with three orders of their pancake bites (6 mini pancakes per order - red velvet chocolate chip, almond, and blueberry), and one order of their Hawaiian french toast.

Lunch: Delicious home cookin' courtesy of my mom

Afternoon Snack: Frysmith (the french fry truck)They, too, were about 10 minutes away, so again I was obligated to go. This time my mom and cousin joined me. We ate our own fry orders there and took three for the sibs at home.
Evening Snack: Stewie's Shave Ice
My sissy and I took our niece and nephews to get shave ice (snow cones, in kid-speak) at the Americana at Brand. Five orders of shave ice for us and two to go for my bros.

Second Evening Snack: Komodo Truck
After dropping our niece and nephews off, my sissy suggests going home via sidestreet so we can see if the Komodo Truck is still there (she spotted them turning onto Colorado Blvd earlier in the day). Sure enough, they were there and serving it all up. Steak tacos, chicken tacos, garlic fries, truffle fries....all really good.

More pictures to follow...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Chilled Cucumber Soup

I've heard this soup mentioned several times in my life, but I've never had a chance to try it. I happened across this new site and the writer was raving about the simplicity of this tonight, it became a project.

Stick 3 cucumbers in a blender, add sour cream and some cider vinegar. Refrigerate or freeze until completely chilled. Top with homemade croutons and voila!

I took pictures, but they didn't do the soup justice (the soup was a pale green). The soup was not like anything I had tried before...and I'll be looking for different variations now! :)

Sunday, July 04, 2010


I had Wingstop for the first time today! I know, I'm a little bit delayed... but oh man, what a delicious way to celebrate Independence Day... I was so busy eating while Avatar was playing that I still don't know what it was about!

Hot wings and my aunt's potato salad? Yum. With a V-8 fusion chaser - you know, to balance the meal. Hahah :)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Haagen-Dazs Five - New Flavors

The Haagen-Dazs FIVE line has new flavors - strawberry and caramel! I'll be searching for them to give them a try. So if you happen to find them, let me know!

Friday, July 02, 2010

New Cookies!!

So I stumbled across this cookie bakery called Freshly Baked. Normally I have an urge to try every new bakery of which I become aware, but this one was screaming for me to try it...

How? By it's claim to be 100% VEGAN FREE! Yeah man, real butter, real eggs, that's right. So my sissy and I trekked up and down Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock to find these cookies.

We got a good variety (everything but the strawberry and peach cookies), and they're pretty decent. I tried the Monkey Nut Blast - Banana/Chocolate Chip/Walnut. Delicious and original with their use of banana chips in the cookie.

Pictures to follow...

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Tasted: Pinkberry - Watermelon

So we tried the new Pinkberry flavor (watermelon) tonight. I don't usually like anything with artificial watermelon flavor...but this was okay. I will be sticking to my original flavor (with a little mango here and there), and I'm glad it's a seasonal flavor...