Had the weekend off and being the working woman that I am, I tend to wake up quite early (try 6:30am before the time change). Usually we lay in bed and try to find a place for brunch. We found this place called Great Maple with bacon donuts! Had to try it. We got there and it was packed! Luckily it's open seating at the bar so instead of waiting almost an hour (which the lady quoted me), we waited 5 minutes for a spot at the bar. Brunch is not complete without a bloody mary so I opted for the Big 'o Pickle Bloody Mary. Yah... and this came out.
|just for a size comparison|
|seriously delicious. so warm and toasty when they first come out!! *drools*|
We went shopping afterwards in search of some new sheets. Ok, maybe this is one of those weird things about me but I absolutely LOVE the feeling of nice sheets and it's a MUST. I seriously can't sleep if the sheets don't feel good. So we bought some sheets last year at the San Diego County Fair and because we washed them a whole lot, they started having those little balls that pop up and make the sheets feel fricken weird. It got so bad that I was actually having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep (It sounds like I'm joking but I'm completely serious!). Luckily we found some at Walmart which is what I have at my home home. I used my gift card so it was Free99.
It was only about 3pm when we got a little hangry. We decided to go for some Hawaiian food at Island Style Cafe. I love this place and I keep trying to get my friends from Hawaii to go to this place so we can see how authentic this place is. To me it's "broke da mout" lol. Thanks Richard for teaching me that hahaha.
We were pretty beat after being out all day so we called it a night after we got home.
Didn't do much all day. Went to dinner at Osteria Romantica with my friends Richard and Blaire who were in town for a few days. I got the Pappardelle pasta with braided lamb, mixed wild mushrooms, olives and rosemary. It was pretty good but definitely not as good as Bencotto.
Went to the Childish Gambino show that night but unfortunately I forgot my camera (I was trying to vlog for the day and then ended up in the middle of uploading my footage to the computer so I completely forgot to put the camera in the purse). I have some minor videos from the show but nothing worth posting.
After work on the 4th, we went brewery hopping. First stop was Ballast Point.
Next stop was Green Flash and the final destination was Stone Brewery Beer Gardens.
Got a chance to do happy hour with one of my San Diego gals. We went to Fleming's and it was totally yumes! Their happy hour menu is really good. We got 2 burgers, 2 alcoholic drinks, and 2 apps between the two of us and it was $20 each. Their burgers were actually surprisingly good. Their calamari is a MUST (tastes tangy Asian).
For dessert we decided to go to Lette at UTC for their macarons. OMG. My snooty LA self will have to admit that these macarons are better than Bottega Louie or any other macarons I've had. Their salted caramel macaron is seriously the BOMB DOT COM (and I hate salted caramel stuff but I just ordered one of each flavor and I figured I'd just give anything I didn't like to Tony).
Went out to eat in Little Italy at Mona Lisa for Tony's cousin's birthday.
So one of Tony's friends rented out a bus and we went around to 9 different breweries. Needless to say, I only made it to 4.
Random date night at Wa Dining OKAN. A really neat spot. I would highly recommend it. Everything was really good including the uni. They have these bowls and they are super tasty. They also had a green tea cheesecake dessert which was very interesting. It was good but not what I had imagined.
Hope all you marshmallows went out and watched Veronica Mars! I went before work. Oh man, Logan in uniform. In the words of Veronica, "You should wear this and only this forever." Raises hand. Um yes please.
Stay tuned for part 2!