Snack Trek: Boston (Mr.) Tea Party

Last year, Mr. Tea (Sam) and I made the long-ish trek to Redlands to see Lauren (of course!) and to snack on some apple cider donuts. That was about a 3 hour round trip, by car. This weekend, we’re flying from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, stealing a car (legally) and driving 5 hours to Amherst to breakfast on the apple cider donuts (and apples… and … Continue reading Snack Trek: Boston (Mr.) Tea Party

On Hot Dogs, Ketchup, TOP CHEF & Old Fashioned Duels

I love love love that the ketchup container in that picture has a mustard top. I’m referring to it as “gender confused.” Because ketchup and mustard are the genders of condiments? Not a solid theory, but whatever. (Maybe they’re more like religions. Like he was raised Ketchup, but his mom is a Mustard.) (I think Ketchup might be my religion.) (Anyway…) A week or two … Continue reading On Hot Dogs, Ketchup, TOP CHEF & Old Fashioned Duels

Snack of the Afternoon, 3/21/11: Metaphorical Lemonade

Howdy. After a morning of blood-letting (I have small veins… sometimes petite is not a good thing) and finding out that my glasses are going to take longer than I thought, I went a little stir-crazy and asked my eye doctor if I could steal some Focus Dailies (disposable contacts)– just for the drive to LA. And he said okay. And my eyes said okay … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 3/21/11: Metaphorical Lemonade

Snack of the [Weekend]: May the (Pancake) Force Be With You

First of all, can I just say– this has been a kinda shitty weekend. For the past… over a week, my contacts have not been cooperating with my eyes. I went to an ophthalmologist in LA, and he said it was seasonal allergies (which I’ve never had before…). I wasn’t appeased, so yesterday I came home and went to my lifelong optometrist, and he flipped … Continue reading Snack of the [Weekend]: May the (Pancake) Force Be With You

Snack Trek: Soft Pretzels (Philadelphia)

I cannot in good conscience post the pictures of my family’s homemade soft pretzels (from last Sunday) before I post the pictures of the soft pretzels I encountered in Philadelphia (in DECEMBER). Basically I imagined that I would walk right up to the window of a PRETZEL FACTORY (made of brick and smokestacks) (creepy? Dickensian?) and order a pretzel right off the coals. But all … Continue reading Snack Trek: Soft Pretzels (Philadelphia)

Snack Trek: In-N-Out Burger’s “Super Secret” Menu

Like most Californians, I’m familiar with In-N-Out’s most popular “secret” (or– as they put it– not-so-secret) menu items. I typically order my hamburger “protein style” (wrapped in lettuce), and Cole orders his shakes Neopolitan style (chocolate, vanilla & strawberry combined) so often that I didn’t even realize it was a “secret” item. So I thought I knew it all. Then Serious Eats posted its “Ultimate … Continue reading Snack Trek: In-N-Out Burger’s “Super Secret” Menu