While in Seattle, we spent part of an afternoon in the International District. It was pretty deserted and the main attraction in the International District was Chinatown. Despite not having much to see or do in the area, I was still glad we decided to make the trip there because that meant we were able to get some delicious Dim Sum. This is not to say that the Dim Sum was perfect. In fact, I was pretty disappointed in the variety of dishes, probably because of the place we picked was pretty small. The dishes they did offer were made, however, very well, which made up for some of the variety disappointment. Perhaps they go with the motto of doing a few things well!

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An international Seattle photo adventure:









{los angeles} egg slut

July 29, 2015


Eggslut is something that I came across months ago on Instagram. Their feed was filled with cheesy, gooey, breakfasty goodness that made my mouth water endlessly. And with that name? I knew I had to try it. Living in San Diego though, sometimes it’s hard to head up to Los Angeles on a whim, so when I finally made it up there, I was ecstatic.

Walking up to Eggslut, I was surprised it wasn’t a quaint, little cafe. I’m not sure why I had that impression of it but what I saw was so much better. It was at the front of the Grand Central Market. It was all hustle and bustle and got me so much more excited. It’s sandwiched between a juicing counter and a Mexican food counter. The line was super long, but the end result was definitely worth the wait.

There’s not too many items on the menu but they are known for their eggy, cheesy sandwiches as well as what they call the ‘slut': “a coddled egg on top of a potato purée.” When you get to the counter, they also have an assortment of drinks, including fresh orange juice and boxed water!!!! I decided to try this boxed water for the first time, it’s really nothing special. It looks cool though.

My friends and I decided to just try the sandwiches and not the slut because it seemed a little overpriced to us. We got the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese, the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese, as well as the Fairfax with Bacon (pictured below). They were all pretty incredible. I would say this place is a must-try if you’re ever in the LA area!


Bacon, Egg, and Cheese

Fairfax with Bacon

Another famous Pike Place Market establishment is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Beecher’s actually has two locations: one in New York City’s Flatiron District and another in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Beecher’s in unique because they boast handmade cheeses. You know this to be true because just walking by this place in Seattle you can see all the people making the cheese right there in front of you. I’m a huge fan of Beecher’s fresh cheese curds, which they have for sampling and sell by the tub … think super fresh mozzarella if you’re not sure what cheese curds are. Just putting away a few sample wasn’t enough for me though so my sister and I decided to try one of their original grilled cheese sandwiches. It was made fresh and super hot when they called our name. I just love how gooey the cheese was as I was eating! Yum!

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A cheesy Seattle photo adventure:








{sf} old time ice cream

July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Baba!


Hello everyone!

If you haven’t figured out already from reading my monthly post, I am a HUGE fan of ice cream and will pretty much take every chance I can get to enjoy some. A few weeks ago, I was up in the San Francisco Bay Area for a wedding, and got to go into SF and explore some of the Mission and Bernal Heights areas.  My friend and I took a stop at Mitchell’s ice cream.

Although Mitchell’s sells their ice cream at over 200 restaurants and grocery stores in and around SF, they only have one shop, which first opened its doors in 1953.  It’s definitely a neighborhood staple!

The storefront — doesn’t the place just look old-timey?

The menu/ flavor board!

My cone — I got the chocolate caramel crackle flavor.

I wouldn’t say it was the most premium, specialty ice cream I’ve ever had, but I would probably go quite often if I lived in the area, and it was just what I needed on a warm day!

Forever enjoying ice cream,

Located not far from Pike Place Market is another Pike Place location, Pike Place Chowder. This soup emporium is famous for its various seafood chowders. We were lucky enough to show up right before the majority of the touristy lunch crowd, which meant we didn’t have to wait much more than 15 minutes. After staring at the menu for quite some time and not having any idea which chowder(s) we wanted to try, my sister and I finally settled on the Chowder Sampler, which consisted of 4 5oz chowder sampler bowls that we could fill with whichever of the eight chowders they had to offer.

After some more debate, we decided on the Smoked Salmon Chowder, the New England Clam Chowder, the Seafood Bisque, and the Market Chowder. That day’s Market Chowder was the Cascadia, which consisted of halibut, scallops, and fresh vegetables in a creamy base. All four chowders were delicious, but I think my favorite was the New England Clam Chowder — I just love the clams!

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The long line

Chowder samplers


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