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LA’s Best Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

who doesn’t love a solid sandwich? it could be the perfect bun, bold sauce, delicious meat… or a combination of all three? i think la has some pretty phenomenal sandwiches.  here are 5 of my favorites:

  1. mendocino farms – “mendo” has the best sandwiches.  huge menu.  favorites are pork belly banh mi, not-so-fried chicken sandwich, and prosciutto chicken!
  2. son of a gun – fried chicken sandwich
  3. porto’s bakery – delicious cuban sandwiches
  4. dan’s super subs – amazing sub sandwiches
  5. urth cafe – amazing curry chicken sandwich

Son of a Gun

son of a gun – fried chicken sandwich

Porto's Bakery

porto’s bakery

Bay Cities

bay cities – god mother sandwich

feel free to click here to see more amazing sandwich spots! i am always on the search more sandwiches so would love any recommendations!

happy thursday!

By |November 14th, 2013|Food, Restaurants|0 Comments

Best Desserts: Los Angeles

i am a huge dessert person (i usually hold back on dinner in order to make room for something sweet).  however, being a non-chocolate lover limits me when it comes to desserts… lucky me! my husband usually researches restaurants who have non-chocolate desserts! (he rocks, i know)

i decided to make a list of my favorite in los angeles!  here are the top 5:

  1. sara j – strawberry shortcake
  2. firefly – banana bread pudding
  3. green street tavern – white chocolate croissant bread pudding, blueberry and white chocolate sauce
  4. salju dessert – best shaved snow
  5. prosecco trattoria – best panna cotta

Green Street Tavern

green street tavern – white chocolate croissant bread pudding.

prosecco trattoria – panna cotta

prosecco trattoria – panna cotta.

for a complete list of my favorite desserts, please click here!

By |November 13th, 2013|Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Dessert, Food, Restaurants|1 Comment

Happy Hour @ List | Downtown Seattle, WA

List | Seattle

after hard rock café, we decided to mosey to another happy hour spot.  we ended up at list.  we heard/read that they had decent happy hour.

despite the weather being less than perfect (pretty chilly and about to rain), we decided to sit outside in the patio area for the natural light.  the dining/bar area is extremely dark.  lit mostly by candle light.  pretty romantic.  too bad none of us were feeling romantic at 5pm.

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so here is the deal with happy hour at list:  all items under their food list at 50%.  bottle of wine – $14.  pretty darn good.  happy hour for fridays are 4pm – 6:30pm.

we ordered a bottle of the red wine…because it was named “stella” it was obviously meant to be.  for small bites, we went with the calamari ($5) and the broccoli ($4) (oh you know, we light to keep a relatively balance diet. ha. ha.).

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  • happy hour food:  both calamari and broccoli dishes were ok.  nothing crazy gourmet about these two items.  the happy hour size is on the smaller side.  still, tastes pretty good when you’re drinking.  we enjoyed our wine… and for $14 a bottle? we enjoyed it even more.
  • ambience:  this place was pretty packed when we got there.  good thing we were the only crazy people who wanted to sit outside in the drizzle and freezing cold.
  • service: friendly staff.  attentive despite the crowds, which is always a plus.
  • overall: i’d come back here for happy hour for sure. to enjoy a bottle of wine.  we actually didn’t stay here very long since we were icicles after 45 minutes.  we asked our awesome waitress for other happy hour recommendations.  she guided us to a speakeasy close by (the speakeasy is called bathtub gin & co.  it’s in a pretty tight space.  drinks were just ok and expensive.  we thought it was eh).  i would recommend list as one many bars you should bar hop during happy hour in downtown seattle. $14 bottles of wine?  i would do that any day. fo sho.

List
2226 1st Ave
(between Bell St & Blanchard St)
Seattle, WA 98121
Neighborhood: Belltown

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By |November 11th, 2013|Food, Photography, Restaurants, Seattle, Travel|1 Comment

Rooftop Happy Hour @ Hard Rock Cafe | Downtown Seattle, WA

Hardrock Cafe | Seattle

i would usually never post a review of hard rock cafe because it’s everywhere and everyone’s been… but it is a great place for happy hour in downtown seattle! we found out about this semi-secret happy hour spot from our lyft driver!

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so this rooftop area is not advertised…but views are great of pike market place and the water. make sure you come up here and hang out on a nice day!  (we couldn’t stop taking pictures) happy hour drinks are a good deal.  if you’re like us, you will be staying here for a couple of hours… at least.

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Hard Rock Cafe
116 Pike St
(between News Ln & 1st Ave)
Seattle, WA 98101
Neighborhood: Downtown

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By |November 7th, 2013|Food, Restaurants, Seattle, Travel|1 Comment

Biscuit Bitch | Downtown Seattle, WA

Biscuit Bitch Seattle

we were excited to try out biscuit bitch and actually tried to come here twice! since it was closed the first time we tried, we had to trek through the rain to come here the second time. dedication.

Biscuit Bitch Seattle

here is the gigantic menu.  yep.  be ready to feel overwhelmed.  we ordered the smokin’ hot bitch.  biscuits, gravy, cheese, louisiana hot link, and jalapenos…all for $8.90!

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we got the medium cup of the seattle fog at the recommendation of our cashier. best decision ever.  earl grey with a splash of vanilla, soy milk and a slice of orange.  amazing!

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  • ambience:  eclectic.  there is a lot goin’ on in here. limited seating.
  • service:  cashier was uber friendly.  we owe it to him for the great seattle fog tea recommendation!
  • overall:  the biscuit was actually a little bit of a let down.  we thought the biscuit itself was going to blow us away.  it was just okay.  the gravy was on the bland side.  the link was great.  so if you asked me if it was worth the long walk in the rain and the long wait?  no, not really.  however, the seattle fog was amazing!  when i come here next time, that is what i will be ordering.

Biscuit Bitch (inside of Caffe Lieto)
1909 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Neighborhood: Downtown

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By |November 5th, 2013|Food, Photography, Restaurants, Seattle, Travel|0 Comments
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