Feast your eyes on these pancakes. The Griddle Cafe, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, located on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood is known for their huge pancakes. As soon as we walked in we saw the size of these griddle cakes. I have never in my life seen such ginormous pancakes. We sat down and ordered just one pancake for the two of us because truthfully, we wanted to be able to eat again that day. Our choice was the Cinnamon, Banana, Brown Sugar Streusel pancakes. They were huge, fluffy, sweet, and satisfying. The two of us barely made a dent in these, and still left feeling quite stuffed.
I have a major love affair with the entire state of California. The relaxed, beachy atmosphere just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. I am not exactly a winter person and I dream of the day I can move to LA. That being said, it has been quite a number of years since my recent visit to the West Coast. Also, Jonty had never been, so we decided to take a little vacay. I counted down the days until we left and savoured every moment. With every vacation comes my excitement for food. This trip was no different, as we did plenty of eating.
Right after booking our flight, we knew the first stop would be In N’ Out Burger. I have had it years ago but Jonty had never been so lucky. I was salivating the entire flight just thinking about what was to come in a number of hours. As planned, right from the airport we made our first of many stops at this famous burger joint. I ordered a cheeseburger, while Jonty got a double, with a side of animal fries (topped with their special “spread”, cheese, and fried onions). OH MAN was it delicious!! We inhaled it so quickly and realized that nothing quite compares to an In N’ Out Burger. It just doesn’t.
Although I have not been blogging for the past three weeks, I sure have been eating! Sorry for the hiatus, but I was busy hanging out with penguins and lions and rhinos and other cool stuff in South Africa. Still sounds crazy to me that I’ve been to Africa! If someone would have asked me a few years ago if I could ever see myself visiting Africa, I would have probably said “ummm are you crazy?!” Little did I know that a boy would change all of that. That boyfriend Jonty of mine who joins me in a ton of eating was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. That being said, it was time he show me his roots and where he was brought into this world.
My friends and have I always planned on taking a girls trip to Vegas. With everyone home from University and their world travels, we decided this summer was the perfect time. Our choice of hotel was The Cosmopolitan, which was pretty much the best place ever. The trendy, chic decor, three beautiful pools, dayclub and nightclub, the most friendly staff, and great food was all we needed to feel right at home in this crazy city.
We arrived in what seemed like a fake world, something you only see in the movies. It was only 9:00 am when we checked into our hotel. Each one of us STARVING and in search of something wonderful to eat. Because of the three hour time difference in Toronto, it was already lunch time for us. We decided to head upstairs in our hotel to a buffet called The Wicked Spoon. When I think of buffets, I think of sub-par, mass-quantity, not-so-great food. However, in Vegas, this is definitely not the case! For only $24 we entered paradise. None of us could contain our excitement. We didn’t know where to begin.
Ooohhhh my! I think I may still be full from my trip to New York this past weekend. Jonty and I decided to take a weekend getaway filled with plenty of shopping, sight seeing, and of course plenty of eating.
I will start with breakfast on day one. We went to one of my favourite brunch spots-Sarabeth’s. You may remember it from my other New York post last summer. Everything on the menu sounds incredible, and with my sweet tooth, I chose the lemon ricotta pancakes topped with strawberries. They were perfect. Extremely light and fluffy with just the right amount of lemony zing. I polished these off in no time. Jonty stuck to simple scrambled eggs, but the star of the show was the croissant with their famous homemade jam. The croissant on its own is extremely delicious and buttery, but topped with the preserves added an extra sweetness.
Having a brother going to school in New York leaves me with the perfect excuse to visit quite often. How could my parents resist me saying that I miss my big bro and would love to go see him?! This time around it was a mother daughter trip. My parents had gone a few weeks prior but due to sickness I was unable. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time together over shopping and good food! What could be better than that?
This past summer a couple friends and I decided to take a last minute trip to NYC. If you hang with me, you gotta love to eat! Thankfully, we did just that!
As featured on the Food Network on shows such as Unwrapped, we visited The Donut Plant. Our pick was the Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jelly donut. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!