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AUSTIN, TEXAS

I recently explored the city of Austin , Texas… and by explore I mean eat my way through the city lol. Austin is an outdoor city.  People who live there are pretty active- many people jog around Lady Bird Lake, Kayak, hike, etc. When I went the weather wasn’t great so didn’t really do any of that, and instead I just ate. Typical.  But Austin is a great food city so I can’t complain 🙂 I wanted to share some of my favorite things I ate and did on my trip.  See below! EXPLORING AROUND LADY BIRD LAKE… TORCHY’S TACOS! I was recommended to go to Torchy’s Tacos. Austin has so many great food trucks around the city. I think I ate out of a truck most of the weekend. Torchy’s Tacos was really good.  I stayed at the W Hotel located in Downtown Austin, but I couldn’t walk to Torchy’s Tacos I had to cab it.  It’s on a little dirt lot with a couple other food trucks off of a main road. There …

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FOUR SEASONS SUNDAY BRUNCH

I’ve been to a lot of brunches in my life, and the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Sunday Brunch takes the cake. It is by far my favorite brunch. We celebrated Mothers Day there this past weekend, and it was the perfect choice. First of all, the Four Seasons is an exquisite hotel. We sat on the indoor/outdoor patio, and every table had pretty fresh flower center pieces. The room was draped beautifully with curtains and chandeliers. It was alongside a beautiful lush garden and the weather was perfect. As far as the food goes… the buffet is huge. The lay out is in four different areas and is quite impressive. There is nothing they don’t have at this buffet- there is something for everyone’s taste. They even have a kids table with PB&J sandwiches, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, jello cups, chicken fingers, french fries, burgers, etc., which is actually my favorite part (don’t judge me). ALL the food is excellent. Even on a regular Sunday, their brunch buffet is just as good.  I tend …

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GLAZED DONUT BISTRO, LOS ANGELES

Gourmet donuts have become a new hot faze! Glazed Donut Bistro just opened in Los Angeles and I was invited to a private tasting before it opened to the public. The donuts were delicious. Glazed Donut Bistro make donuts fun. They have  unique flavors such as Maple Bacon, PB&J, Smores, Cremesicle, and so much more. Check out my private tasting experience below! VANILLA BEAN & BOURBON PECAN ON DISPLAY CHOCOLATE PRETZEL  & TUTTI FRUTTI ON DISPLAY RED VELVET ON DISPLAY  Tres Leches Donut,  Apple Crumb Donut, & The Cannoli Donut . All were delicious. I loved the Tres Leches one (the one with the fruit on top). It was light and fluffy and felt semi-healthy because of the fruit 🙂 The Apple Crumb was topped with a cookie butter, caramel glaze & apple compote. It reminded me of the Holidays. Very festive! Smores Donut: Filled with house-made marshmellow fluff, chocolate ganache then topped with Graham Cracker streusel & bruleed marshmellow. MISSED PIGGY: Sliders piled high with tender pulled pork on delicately sweetened donut holes, served …

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2013 VENDY AWARDS- BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Lobster grilled cheese, Philly cheese steak, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, empanadas, tacos, dumplings, curry, fried anchovies………..it didn’t stop! My sister and I attended the Vendy Awards in Brooklyn a couple weeks ago-also known as “the Oscars of street food”. The Vendy Awards is a food truck competition that identifies and celebrates NYC’s best street food vendors, fundraising to support the nonprofit organization, Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center. I had a press pass and got to try all the best voted food trucks in New York City. Let’s just say I couldn’t move afterwards. I wish I had a bigger stomach to try everything but I only could fit so much in there lol. A little overwhelming for someone like me who wanted to try everything, but there was just too much. Not going to go into detail in this post about all the amazing food, I just more want to let everyone know about this awesome event. I was in food blogger heaven! Please note: I labeled each food truck with the …

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MISTER SOFTEE, NEW YORK CITY

I love Mister Softee! If you are a New Yorker, than you know Mister Softee. There are a bunch of trucks around the city and it’s basically just a really yummy ice cream truck! I love their simple vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles. The ice cream is so creamy, fluffy and delicious. If you are ever in New York and see a Mister Softee truck, you have to stop for a quick sweet treat 🙂  *MY SISTER GOT A CHOCOLATE CONE WITH CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES & I GOT A VANILLA CONE WITH RAINBOW SPRINKLES* To find out where the daily truck locations are in NYC, check out their website! MISTER SOFTEE http://www.mistersoftee.com/

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MILK, LOS ANGELES

      Beach day & MILK Shop! After a long, hot day at the beach my friends and I wanted something sweet & cold. We decided to try MILK on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. They have ice cream sandwiches, freshly baked cookies, and make your own cookie ice cream sandwiches! They also have regular food, but the reason the line is out the door is because of the bake shop. My friends and I went all out as you can see from the pictures below… the best was just the traditional chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. ICE CREAM+BEACH DAY=PERFECT DAY  COOKIE ASSORTMENT!!!!! CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE W/ VANILLA ICE CREAM  MY FAVORITE! Chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream in the middle. The cookie itself was delicious. It tasted freshly baked. It’s traditional and classic and you can’t go wrong.  MACAROON ICE CREAM SANDWICHES Mint chocolate chip, blueberry, red velvet & cookies & cream These were so fun to try! I loved all the different flavor assortments. They were all so yummy! I …

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SUMMER 2013 DINELA WEEK!

DineLA STARTED THIS WEEK! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WHAT RESTAURANTS ARE BEING FEATURED.  http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week   DineLA’s description: dineLA’s Restaurant Week is a 12-day dining event (July 15-26) showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of LA’s best restaurants.  

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BIG GAY ICE CREAM, NEW YORK CITY

     Making this post short and SWEET 😉 Big Gay Ice Cream is super famous in New York City. They have  a truck and a shop in the city, and the ice cream is amazeballs. Their ice cream concoctions and presentations are unique and they have interesting names such as the Salty Pimp, the Mermaid, Cococone, Mexican Affo’Gay’To, the Gobbler, etc lol. They really know how to make ice cream fun! Their toppings are what make this ice cream different…they offer sea salt, cayenne pepper, wasabi pea dust and weird shit like that lol. Not really my “steez” but still interesting. TOne of their more famous cones, the “SALTY PIMP,  is a vanilla ice cream cone chocolate dipped with dulce de leche and sea salt. I ordered a more simpler version of that. See below! THE BEA ARTHUR Vanilla Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche & Crushed Nilla Wafers Ok, So I’m not the biggest sweet/dessert person, but this was incredible! It was so good. The ice cream was so creamy and they squirted dulce de …