|Erin, in happy food coma. "What? Pose? Smile?"|
The Isaacs is a Mediterranean place, and I had the sampler (which is all Greek food). Beef samosas, spanikopita, and falafel bites. Okay, falafel bites, yuck from me but a cheer from my dad. I don't like chickpeas. The samosas...I had never had them before and they almost made me swoon. Beef seasoned with ginger and cilantro, in little puff-pastry pockets. And they served it with a ginger-mango chutney that I never knew I could love like that on beef...SO GOOD. And I thought I made a good spanikopita. NO. Mine is like something you would find in a SEWER compared to these delicious little triangles of buttery, savory, spinach and feta. My eyes (figuratively) rolled back in my head! Their tzatziki was the yummiest, smoothiest blend. I gobbled mine up on some pita and a bite of lamb from my mama's gyro. (Disclosure: I don't really care about other people's dinners while eating unless I get something really yucky. My parents seemed to really enjoy theirs as well. Maybe not as much as me, but I was getting a little super happy.)
Bubblecake is a cupcake shop. And in my head,(while wanting to go to a cupcake shop for years, ever since they started getting popular!) I wasn't expecting much. I WAS SO WRONG. And also so happy. My mom had a "Black and White babycake" (a mini-cupcake) that was a chocolate cupcake with white vanilla bean icing with a dab of hardened chocolate sauce over the tippy-top. I had two regular size and paid for it with a food coma. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT, OKAY? Extreme Chocolate: the menu said "molten cake" but it was seriously more like a brownie, with huge chunks of chocolate, all topped off with a top of chocolate icing. And special flavor of the day, Chocolate Raspberry: regular chocolate cupcake, with raspberry icing. Seriously, the most deliciously delicate, yet determined flavor of raspberry in the icing ever. With a super-cute flower of gum-paste on top of the icing! They give you BIG cupcakes with TONS of icing. Truly, one is enough, or maybe two babycakes. Especially after a large meal. BUT. You never know until you try.
Jeans - Rider
Shirt - Lane Bryant
Cardigan - Lane Bryant
Jewelry - moi!
Did you see my earrings? I rehabbed these after my mom found them thrifting!