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Craving Guppy House

6 Apr

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Where does one go for the most uh-mazing, out of this world, brick toast ever? Guppy House is where. A group of friends and I went for some late night eats and treats since GH closes at 2am on the weekends. Ever since having the desserts, I have been thinking about them since. The menu is full of snacks and meals, but the desserts have probably got to be the best things on the menu. We ordered the shaved ice with red bean and taro, which was sooooo yummy. We also shared the Mixed Fruit Double Toast, one Strawberry and one Butter Coconut, with sliced mango, bananas, and strawberries drizzled with hot chocolate fudge. We added two orders of ice cream, strawberry and coffee, and we learned that the ice cream is from Fosselman’s. The portions are ginormous, but we shared everything among the six of us. The consensus of the table was while the shaved ice was noteworthy, the Butter Coconut Brick Toast was unbelievably good. It had the perfect texture, was incredibly flavorful, and I am craving it as I type. This place is going down in our books as a new favorite for desserts with friends.

Craving Kitchen 19

30 Dec

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What’s the first thing I think about the second day of travel? You guessed it, where to eat of course… Whenever I am on a trip, it’s one of those things that I constantly have to think about since I don’t have a refrigerator full of food or a kitchen to cook in. It is; however, nice to already know what restaurants to count on when craving great food, so we headed to Kitchen 19 on the 19th floor of Harvey’s Hotel and Casino. We started with a half dozen of the the blue point oysters (I know, we had oysters last night, but oysters never get old for me). They were actually so good that we asked for half a dozen more. We made a fast friend in the elevator to the restaurant (every one is really friendly in my experience in South Lake Tahoe), who recommended the shrimp scampi flat bread, so that came out next. Then shortly after the flat bread came the scallops, asparagus and spinach risotto, my favorite. The pan seared scallops with creamy Northern Italian rice prepared with asparagus and wild mushrooms is no joke. For my main course, I had one of the signature dishes, the dover sole, which I managed to finish despite me already feeling full after the risotto. Kitchen 19 is located on the top floor of the hotel and one wall is covered in floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, which is beautiful, especially at sunset or if your lucky enough, during a fireworks show over the water. If you are ever in town, this is the definitely one restaurant you can’t miss.

Craving Café Madeleine

28 Dec

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What’s better than your favorite meal at your favorite café, in your hometown? I flew to San Francisco Wednesday night to visit my family. In the famous Union Square, I had lunch with my brother and nephew at Café Madeleine on O’farrell St. and Market. Whenever I’m in the City, I usually always have an opportunity to grab a bite at this very familiar café that I often frequented when I used to live in SF, which is conveniently located across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel. This café has one of the best Cobb salads ever, with fresh blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a hard boiled egg. I ordered it with no chicken or bacon with a substitute of balsamic vinaigrette dressing instead of Ranch. This cafe also has the most amazing pastries and desserts, and the last time I visited my family the weekend after Thanksgiving, they ran out what I usually like to order, so I made up for lost times and got two of my favorite desserts: the Tiramisu, which is made fresh with Mascarpone cheese and coffee soaked ladyfingers and the triple chocolate mouse, which consists of layers of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate mouse topped with white chocolate shavings. Sooo good! This is the perfect meal before a day full of shopping for great after Christmas bargains.