A 20-something year old navigating her way through the foodie blogosphere with a stack of chocolate krinkles by her side

Travel + Food: May Edition! June 3, 2012

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Oh man, I’m so behind on my blog! It’s been kind of a crazy month. I was in and out of town, hanging out with friends & fam, and oh… did I mention I graduated? Eek! Busy busy month indeed.

First things first, the food. Oh man, the food.

(TL-BR): Sonoma Duck Breast (Redd in Napa Valley, CA), Tiramisu French Toast (26 Beach in Los Angeles, CA), Cheese-Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza (Giordano’s in Chicago, IL), and Chocolate Molten Cake (Ruth’s Chris in St. Louis, MO)

This month, I went to Napa for the first time and I. Loved. It. Best trip I’ve been on in a while. I fell in love with everything about it: the really chill atmosphere, all the WINE (teehee), and all the food 🙂

(Top, BL-BR): Travel buddies!, Domaine Carneros, Sullivan, and Alpha Omega

These pictures do not do Napa justice at all. I’ve already penciled in a return trip ASAP!

And finally, my two-year stint as a graduate student came to an end. I tend to find my graduations to be anticlimactic and this one definitely fell in that category… but that aside, all in all, I enjoyed the past couple of years and although I’ll miss the predictability and the constancy of school, I’m excited to see what’s coming up next!

(L, TR-BR): Graduation ceremony, with my mama!, class of 2012 rings, and with my shopping buddy!

Anywhoo off to enjoy some time with the fambam!


Travel + Food: March Edition! March 16, 2012

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Last month I posted a Travel + Food summary and I figured this month I could do the same! I’ve been MIA for a little bit with last-sem-of-school stuff hanging over me and enjoying my last Spring Break (possiblyever!). Because of all that, I haven’t really had a chance to cook… I’ve been eating all this yummy food instead!

(TL-BR): Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle (Roy’s Restaurant in Plano, TX,) Seared Ahi Tuna Wrap (Jake’s in Palm Springs, CA), Wimbeldon French Toast (Scape in St. Louis, MO), Toro Sushi (Haru Sushi & Roll Cafe in Los Angeles, CA)

Spring Break was split btwn plane rides, road trips, and hanging out!

(L-R): Eek traffic!, Enjoying the Palm Springs sun, and LA coastline from the plane!

This was my first time in Palm Springs and besides realizing that I should’ve taken the desert sun more seriously, twas a blast!

Hanging out at The Parker Palm Springs!

Anywhoo, off to spend some high qual fam+friends time and eating homecooked food!


House Special, Please! July 5, 2011

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Fogo. De. Chao. Never have three words been spoken with such love and adoration amongst my ridiculously carnivorous family. I mean, when I found out we were going here for lunch, I figured it was a little bit of undeserved good karma. And somewhere in heaven, heads.are. rolling. Dramatic? Perhaps. But oh. so. good.

Favorite of the table: the House Special, aka Picanha.

At some point, we talked about bringing a sign that said “House Special” next time we go back, until my cousin suggested just getting shirts made. Dorkiness be damned!

Despite eating enough meat to feed an entire country, we still had room for dessert. Between all of us, we split two molten chocolate cakes and one papaya cream. Although I usually scoff at non-chocolate desserts, lemme tell ya: the papaya cream takes the cake this round.

I realize this really isn’t healthy food but I’m going to say that this lunch is just an example of living a balanced life!