Month: December 2014

The Ice Bar

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!¬†Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa) ūüôā
And that you’ve been treating yourself to gooood food this holiday season hehe.

If you’re in SoCal and want something to¬†balance out what may have been a good but heavy meal, the Ice Bar could be an option to go to for a light dessert! Here, the popsicles are treated literally like masterpieces: the gel is carefully squeezed to make neat squiggles, while¬†bulky¬†toppings such as¬†blueberries are artfully set down. Itty bitty toppings like¬†herbs are¬†meticulously placed with a tweezer!

Korean Pear

Korean Pear

Leading to the creation of the fanciest looking popsicles eva. (more…)

Milk

Macaron ice cream sandwiches sound good and all, but this place is wayyy over-hyped. I was pretty disappointed in this place, especially since they’ve received a lot of attention in the press.

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Left: Red Velvet
Right: Thai Tea

Yes, the sandwiches are¬†pretty and¬†picture-perfect for Instagram, and yes, they are made¬†in a way¬†that make them¬†easy to eat (no mess!). BUT¬†you’ll feel a toothache and/or headache coming on the moment you bite into it – not¬†because of how cold it is, but because of how sweet it is! Even my friends who can tolerate¬†much sweeter things than I can¬†agreed.¬†If¬†you have a super strong sweet tooth, then you’ll like this place for sure!!

Apparently their blue velvet cake and ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies are good too though, so I’ll probably give those a try if I find myself here again. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see if Milk can redeem itself in my book!


Milk
7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mama’s

Crab

Top: Dungeness Crab Benedict
Bottom: Dungeness Crab Sandwich

Yup, we were both in a mood for some crab that day haha. This place is good, but not¬†amazing nor worth the wait. We waited about 1.5 hrs¬†and the majority of that time was outside in the hot sun ūüė¶


Mama’s on Washington Square
1701 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Blue Line Pizza

This week was quite busy… in the sense of assignments, papers, meetings, and rain.¬†Yup, no fun.

Did you all see how bad the weather was in the bay yesterday?

All¬†those clouds gradually¬†traveled down to SB last night and flooded my area too. I had neverrr seen it rain so much before! Winds went up to¬†40mph, so car alarms were randomly ringing and trees were falling¬†in my neighborhood and on campus all night.¬†Apparently, the rain went up to people’s knees,¬†so some people took advantage of the weather and went kayaking in the streets LOL. As they say, when life hands¬†you lemons, you make lemonade, right?

But the thing is, I’m not a rain person. Not. At. All. Rainy¬†weather¬†dampens my mood and makes life seem depressing and physically more difficult (walking, driving, etc). I just can’t make lemonade out of it! This week was already stressful in terms of school, so¬†imagine my¬†delight when it started raining here.

The only time I like it is when I’m dry and warm, indoors and in bed, with lots of blankets, hot tea/coffee, and Netflix. Ooh with some noodle soup too. Add some¬†freshly baked sweet potatoes and brownies to all of that, and I’m in¬†heaven~

It rained a little this morning, but¬†it’s been gone for the day AND I’ve turned in all of my assignments so now I can finally say,¬†HAPPY FRIDAYYY!!

Winter break is sooooo close, I can almost taste the cheese and cornmeal¬†crust of my favorite pizza place in the bay…

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Blue Line Pizza!¬† (more…)

B Street & Vine

Cream of Artichoke Soup

Cream of Artichoke Soup

With live¬†jazz music, wine, and delicious food, B Street & Vine is the perfect place for dates and small groups. (more…)

Little Green Cyclo

I can’t say anything about this Vietnamese food truck’s¬†main menu items (like their¬†banh mi and garlic noodles) because I haven’t tried them, but I recommend¬†getting their tater tots:

Sweet Potato Tater Tots w/ Spicy Mango Ketchup

Sweet Potato Tater Tots w/ Spicy Mango Ketchup

I know you’re saying in that head of yours ‘it woulddd be sweet potato...’
Don’t lie.

I didn’t make this post just to share my love for them.

Orrrr did I?
That..
You will never know hehe.

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