ChocolateKrinkles

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

Travel + Food: June Edition! July 5, 2012

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s been about a month since I’ve posted. I’ve been bookmarking tons of recipes and haven’t really gotten around to making them. Must. Make. More. Food. So. I. Can. Blog. More.

Anywhoo, besides procrastinating on my blogging duties, here’s what I’ve been up to the past month:

T-BR:ย Hanging by the pool, reading healthy mags whilst drinking ridic delish (but ridicunhealthy)drinks, and road-tripping!

Road-tripping where you ask? Why, only to one of the best cities in the country!

VEGAAAAASSSSSS!!!

Yep, I was just there in April BUT can one ever have too much Vegas in one’s life? I think NOT!

L-BR: Beatles LOVE, walking around Mirage, the ever-changing display at the conservatory at the Bellagio, and the view from the Vdara

And last but not least, the food. Oh man, the food.

Top-BR: Baked Brie with honey (Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas, NV), Soft poached egg with cured lemon quinoa and crispy pork belly (Local in Los Angeles, CA), and Albacore sushi (Densetsu in Plano, TX)

Vegas and LA never let me down when it comes to food — the variety and quality of the food are exceptional and (for the most part) reasonably priced. More cities in the country need to follow suit! Or maybe I need to spend more time research restaurants teeeheee

Anywhoo, hope everyone’s having a great Fourth of July!!!

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Travel + Food: May Edition! June 3, 2012

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — chocolatekrinkles @ 9:34 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

(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: April Edition! April 27, 2012

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Eeek I’ve been a terrible blogger! But only because the past month has been so insane! Crazy end-of-the-semester stuff that’s all kind of a blur right now. But all is well and it’s all passed, so life is going back to normal… which means the traveling, eating out, and hanging out has started up again. Papers and presentations be damned!

(TL-BR): Nom Nom Burger (Holsteins in Las Vegas, NV), Golden Plate of Sweets (Cardwell’s in St. Louis, MO), Fresh Spring Rolls (V Bistro in Frisco, TX), and Crab Omelette (15 Ria in Washington, DC)

So all this traveling means occasionally eating on the plane and snacking on whatever random food I have on me teehee ๐Ÿ™‚

(Top-Bottom): Cheese omelet (STL-MIA), DoubleTree Cookie (Washington, DC), Roast beef, turkey, and cheese sandwich (MIA-IAD)

And of course, what’s traveling without enjoying the hotels? And even better than hotels, hotels with great views!

(L-R): View from the Palazzo (Las Vegas, NV) and view from the DoubleTree (Washington, D.C.)

And dare I say, May be even more eventful eeek ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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!