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Tiger Bar | June Lake, CA

we always like to visit june lake when we spend time in mammoth.  after a morning of sledding, we ended up at the tiger bar for lunch.  pleasantly surprised and definitely hit the spot.  picture cozy cabin, pool table, bar, and a jukebox.

we ordered:

  • tiger burger
  • tiger chili
  • club sandwich
  • the blt

Tiger Bar June Lakes

the club is huge.  the plate pictured here is split (yep).  delicious! you will love the crispy bacon.  fries are battered and yum.

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bowl of chili was amazing.  great kick and plenty of cheese. if i dreamed of a chili, it might be this one.

Tiger Bar | June Lake

the burger was okay (according to our friends) and the blt was a winner.

Tiger Bar | June Lake

service is great! overall, perfect lunch spot.  wish we ordered some dessert!

Tiger Bar
2620 Hwy 158
June Lake, CA 93529

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By |February 18th, 2013|Food, Mammoth, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Roberto’s Mexican Cafe | Mammoth Lakes, CA

kyle and his family have been going to mammoth ever since he was little (actually his dad has been going ever since he was a teenager).  so when they go to mammoth, a favorite is roberto’s.

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something worth mentioning is their margarita (cadillac) pitcher!  you gotta get this.  word of caution, it is really, really strong! you know, if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • food: you arent going to think “oh man, this is the greatest mexican food i’ve ever had” (especially all us lucky folks down in southern california) but it is tasty.  it’s great after a long day on the mountain or sledding! crunchy chips and salsa, hot burritos, fajitas, tacos, roberto’s has it all.
  • service:  always friendly!
  • parking: ample

Roberto’s Mexican Cafe
271 Old Mammoth Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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By |February 16th, 2013|Food, Mammoth, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

Mammoth in the Winter!

it’s a level 5 friday!! hope everyone is enjoying their friday!

so, this was our second time in mammoth during the winter (we are in the process of learning how to ski).  we definitely lucked out on the weather! (i love playing with my dslr in mammoth!)  here are some awesome shots during the weekend.

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have a good weekend!

By |February 15th, 2013|Friends, Life, Mammoth, Photography, Travel|0 Comments

Happy Lunar New Year! Hello, 2013

happy lunar new year to all those who celebrate it! this year, my two fabulous cousins and i decided to take on throwing a new year lunch for our family (ahem, all 31 of them). we thought that it was time to take on the traditions of our grandparents and our parents. we cooked the main dishes:  thit kho (vietnamese caramelized braised pork belly and eggs and coconut juice), curry, and soup mang cua (vietnamese asparagus crab soup).  and we went crazy decorating the house with red and gold! here is a glimpse of our festivities!

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as you can tell, there was a ton of food (not all the dishes are even pictured here).  while making/planning everything, we realized we dont know how our moms do it (every single year)!  so please meet the women in our lives! strong, amazing women who we learn everything from!

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happy new year, from our family to yours!

By |February 13th, 2013|Cooking, Family, Food, Holidays, Life|3 Comments

Manmi Bakery | Garden Grove, CA

my family is addicted to the fruit cake at this korean bakery! it was my first time here last week when we had to get a cake for lunar new year.  delicious!! i love everything about this cake! frosting is not too sweet and the cake is light and fluffy.  if i could, i would eat this every day!  a medium cake will run you approximately $20.

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cream puffs are amazing here! $1 for 4! what a steal! little cream puffs that tastes like heaven? i’m in.

remember, cash only.  be prepared.

Manmi Bakery
8942 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92844

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By |February 12th, 2013|Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Dessert, Food, Restaurants|2 Comments