Dining Desperado-The Good, The Bad and the YUMMY

Conquering the country one bite at a time. There are no foods I actually dislike, just foods I prefer. Bread, nuts, cheese, and dessert, are on the supremely awesome list.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Breakfast by me


Orange Mano Peach Tropicana juice. mmmmmm. Toast with Smooth Operator Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter Company, and Vanilla Creme Wheaties (the sugary milk is so wonderous).

City Bakery

City Bakery, Hot Chocolate. My first experience with the ginger was quite shocking.





Caracas Arepas





Bouchon Bakery




My New Home! Isn't it so cute?!?! I want them to open now so I can eat there...oh god I'm going to be incredibly spoiled. Oh and pictured also is the Big Papa, per se.

Bagel Bob's


Bagel Bob's is pretty much a standard bagel dive. They have two things that are key. 1) Provide a varity of cream cheeses 2) TOAST the bagels. For my bagel consumption, toasting is very necessary. It's like when you list your basic needs in health class: food, water, shelter, clothing...and TOAST (all around the coutry from coast to coast, people always ask me what do I like most, I don't wanna brag, I don't wanna boast, I just tell'em I like TOAST, YEAHAHAH TOAST!) This is my third time going to Bagel Bob's. The first time I got an egg bagel toasted with strawberry cream cheese, the second time was a toasted egg bagel with walnut raisin cream cheese (because they were out of strawberry). Let me say that the strawberry cream cheese is SUPREMELY delicious. It's super sweet and smooth, the way us out in Kansas are trained to like it. The cinnamon walnut cream cheese is firm and not very sweet. It's literally walnut and raisins stuck in regular cream cheese. I'm not really down with that. Anyhoo, today I craved PEANUT BUTTER. This usually happens about twice a day. So I got PEANUT BUTTER and the guy at the counter looked at me funny...."Peanut Butter...?" he repeated with in some sort of hazy disbelief. Yes, PEANUT BUTTER. And so I chose cinnamon raisin as the partner...which is good for smooth PEANUT BUTTER, but not good for crunchy. Anyhoo, the bagel is pretty good but not as good as the egg. The cinnamon raisin is a bit firmer, like the walnut cream cheese. I think I have had Peanut butter on a bagel so many times my body recreates each bite before I have it. It's like deja vu times one million, but I keep eating it!! PEANUT BUTTER TOAST...ahhhhh

Mud


This is my first encounter with cinnamon roll yogurt! Because I like anything sweet, I was willing to try this, even though it is not in it's natural habitat. And what better brand than La Yogurt. This brand dominates life. Well, at yeast all that was and ever will be yogurt. So this yogurt is silky smooth with a strong cinnamon overtone. It's yummy, like all of its brothers and sisters of flavor. Next MUD. I was hesitant of of the Mud truck. The mud truck are where the "hipsters" go if you know what I mean ("let's go drink imported beer and start condescending and name dropping"). I had a vanilla latte their prior to my website and I was thoroughly unimpressed. The vanilla sugar was way sweet and overwhelmed every essence of coffee that ever wanted to be! However, I had to try MUD, for fair evaluation. The findings: MUD=AWESOME. I don't know about the other drinks, but I will stand here, with my hipster coat and cds and wait in line with the other hipsters because MUD is awesome! It's a full bodied dark roast that is good black for the bold, brave, Decemberist toting hipster. But if you are more the arcade fire kinda hipster like me than the creme and sugar is delicious!!!! MMMMMMMMM!