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Capizzi in Staten Island, NY: Fantastic Italian Fare

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Capizzi
4126 Hyland Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10308
http://capizzipizza.com

This week we were lucky enough to be invited to a tasting at Capizzi, a stylish and charming Italian Restaurant located in Staten Island, New York. Upon our arrival, our gracious host, Stephanie, met us and took excellent care of us during our visit. The entryway to the restaurant boasts an extensive wine bar, brick oven, as well as an authentic deli counter with fresh cheese and meats on display.

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imageTo wet our palettes, we each started off with a refreshing glass of Peach sangria. For our first antipasto, Stephanie arranged a beautiful plate of meats, cheeses, olives, walnuts, grapes, and honey. This combination of savory and sweet was the perfect introduction to what Capizzi has to offer.

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Our next dish was pleasing to both the eye and the palette, topped with a gorgeous decorative flower. The Insalata di Granchio consists of fresh crabmeat, cucumbers, with long, crispy croutons in a spicy aioli. The crab meat was tender and smothered in a generous helping of aioli sauce. The crunch of the croutons also added a nice variation in texture.

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The first of four pasta dishes was the Ravioli all’Astice; homemade half-moon ravioli filled with fresh lobster meat, mascarpone, ricotta, and parmesan in a pink champagne sauce. The pink champagne sauce was the perfect complement to the lobster, and easily became Christie’s favorite.

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What would a true Italian dinner be without a plate of gnocchi? The Gnocchi Sorrentino, handmade gnocchi baked with tomato sauce and cheese, topped with parmesan, was creamy, velvety, and cooked to perfection.

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This beauty right here is the Pasta Burrata baked casarecce with truffle oil, cherry tomatoes, burrata cheese, and bread crumbs. The burrata melts in your mouth and almost had Jess in tears of joy, which is a pretty solid indication that this dish is a must-have.

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For all the seafood lovers, we highly recommend the Risotto di Mare; pan roasted shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari tossed over seafood risotto. The freshness of the seafood and the bold flavors of the sauce are tough to beat.

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At the last minute, we sprang for the Sweet and Spicy Calamari; fried calamari sautéed with pignoli nuts, raisins, and hot cherry peppers in a sweet and spicy sauce. The calamari has a great texture, and the sweet and spicy sauce is both tangy and delicious.

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With the buttons of our pants ready to pop off, it’s only right that we ordered two desserts. First up was the Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert made up of soft, spongy lady fingers soaked in coffee. This rendition is light and airy; what we imagine what it would feel like to be eating a cloud. The coffee taste shines through impeccably.

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The final dish in our epic tasting was the Peanut Butter Crème Brûlée. We loved this unexpected twist on the traditional dessert. The top layer of the crème brûlée is crisp, similar to toffee, dusted with a layer of powdered sugar. The peanut butter flavor is subtle, yet smooth, and the strawberries add a delightful sweetness to it.

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Before parting ways with Capizzi, our latest gem of a find, we had to sample the white and red sangrias for good measure. With a hint of sweetness in each, the sangrias worked to refresh without overwhelming.

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It is evident in the service, preparation, ingredients, and presentation that Capizzi operates with the utmost passion and pride. What began within owner Joe Calcagno’s family has been extended to bring high-quality Italian cuisine to Manhattan and Staten Island. To rightfully express our feelings towards this establishment, we honor Capizzi with our newest, rarest rating: The Fatboi’s Seal of Approval. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, we highly recommend you pop in for a visit and cross it off of your Food Bucket List! Special thank you to Joe and Stephanie for having us, until next time!

C & J

http://capizzipizza.com/

Sipping in San Francisco: The 40th Annual Union Street Festival

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Local artists, unique products, festive food, and of course craft beer and fine wine — this is what San Francisco is known for. And what better place to celebrate all things SF than on trendy Union Street in the upscale Pacific Heights district? That’s exactly what hundreds of Bay Area folks did this past weekend at the 40th Annual Union Street Festival.

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Kiss From a Rose: H2r0se Water

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I was recently approached to taste test H2R0se for GOF. With a lot of my life up in their air right now the promise of decreasing occasional, temporary stress, anxiety and enhancing your mood sold me right away.  I was so excited because the list of other benefits of Rose Water and Saffron had me wishing my samples were sent overnight.

The packaging alone is so beautiful I was hesitant to open the bottles.  There were four flavors, Apple, Mango, Peach and Wild Berry.  I wasn’t sure what to expect at all, and I was slightly hesitant that they would taste like old lady perfume.  I am beyond thrilled to report they did NOT!!! There was a distinct theme with all the flavors; they were light and refreshing. Flavored waters are often very sweet, almost syrupy even, the H2R0se water is not.

The first thing you tasted was the flavor of either peach, mango, berry or apple and that was followed by a slight hint of rose, but you definitely felt like you were drinking water.  Almost like the water you get at a spa, with fresh fruit floating in pitchers of iced water. You felt good drinking this water because it didn’t feel sweet and sugar and there are only 80 calories in 12 ounces.

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My favorite out of all the flavors was the Mango.  The mango flavor married well with the rose and I was slightly disappointed that I let my photographer take that bottle back to his office.

_MG_1385-EditThe Peach flavor was a close second.  There was a strong peach taste, and I could imagine this would be amazing on a hot summer afternoon.

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The Berry flavor has a lightly sweet fruity flavor, and I could imagine this in a popsicle with fresh fruit.

appleThe Apple was the lucky winner because someone gave me a small bottle of Fireball and I mixed them together.  The hint of apple mixed with the cinnamon was just incredible.

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H2r0se promises to improve skin texture and appearance, improve digestive health, increase satiety (decreases appetite), and improve emotional health. It is also a strong natural antioxidant and natural mood enhancer.  All of these promises are another thing that makes it even easier to drink this water.  Currently, H2r0se is only available in California, but they do ship.  They sent me my samples to Nashville and each bottle was individually wrapped in bubble wrap, a box full of popcorn peanuts, and fragile stickers all over the box.  My bottles all came completely intact.

Photos by: Ray Palumbo

 

Audrey’s Delights: Guilt-free Treats in LA

After 10 years, my foodie relationship with raw almonds has ended. They’ve been my go-to pre-workout snack, mid-day edger and dessert, but I just needed to move on. It’s not them, it’s me. One of my girlfriends who is up on Los Angeles healthy eats told me about Audrey’s Delights, so I checked out her website and had them delivered to me. Best. Decision. Ever.

Audrey’s Delights are sweet, petite, circular treats. They were created by model-turned-budding entrepreneur Audrey Chihocky. Audrey has been a foodie her whole life and recently decided to turn that hobby into something a little more lucrative.

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Audrey Chihocky

Each flavor is raw, vegan and gluten-free. They’re made with healthy ingredients straight out of Audrey’s kitchen. You can eat these before a workout like me, but they’re also perfect to carry in your purse or keep in your car for a pick-me-up.

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Top left: Trail Mix, Cashew Cookie Bottom left: Espresso Buzz, Peanut Butter Brownie

The most popular flavor is the trail mix and I can see why. It’s like having the best flavors of trail mix together in one bite. It has dried apricots, dried cranberries, flaxseed, oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and shredded coconut wrapped around it. This one is also nut free.

My personal favorite flavor is the cashew cookie. The classic vanilla flavor I associate cookies with is prominent and I love the nuttiness from the cashew. This also makes a great dessert when paired with a cup of coffee.

The espresso buzz adds a caffeinated kick to your snack. It’s flavored with Italian espresso, almond butter and has quinoa in it. This one has a softer texture, less chewy than the others.

The peanut butter brownie is great for those who love sweet and savory. This one for me has a more traditional “energy bar” flavor to it.

They also have a 3 week shelf life if you keep them in the fridge, 3 months if you keep them in the freezer (make sure to defrost 20 minutes for a softer texture). This is a fantastic local LA treat and they will be available for shipping soon. Keep an eye out on Audrey’s site for that info.

Check out: http://www.audreysdelights.com or if you’re in the Hollywood area, you can pick some up at Shred Juice, 8160 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Milking it: Using Moopon All Over LA

The struggle is real for us at Girls on Food. My love of dining out and experimenting in the kitchen has been pretty brutal on my wallet. I’ve been trying to curb my spending as much as possible. I recently downloaded a free app from the iTunes store called Moopon. Moopon is a mobile coupon system that alerts you when you’re near their promotions. I recently drove through K-Town and my phone exploded with deals. This is a win for me, cause I love exploring K-town goodies.

The exterior of The Original Ramen Burger
The exterior of The Original Ramen Burger.

The Original Ramen Burger

239 S. Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Vermont Ave is packed with some of K-town’s finest Asian restaurants and The Original Ramen Burger fits right in. The infamous burger was voted one of “the 17 Most Influential Burgers of our time” by Time Magazine. Keizo Shimamoto, a ramen-fanatic blogger turned Chef, created this concoction and I feel like he just raised the burger bar tremendously.

*heavy breathing*
*heavy breathing*

Although it’s a food stand, with limited outdoor seating and a not so glamorous view (including a bus stop, a Von’s and a trash can), it has its charm and creates a little bit of a social atmosphere. I can make new friends at a communal table while I wait to pick up my order.

I got a child-like glee when the burger arrived. I was a Top Ramen and Quarter Pounder junkie growing up, this feels like they got married. The patty rests in between arugula, green onion, Shimamoto’s shoyu sauce and the fresh ramen noodle buns. I assume they boil the noddles, then fry them together so they hold. So the bun is soft, and towards the end is fun to eat. The noodles start to come apart at the end, and that is where you can get the traditional ramen “slurp” on. It’s like I’m “Lady and the Tramp”-ing myself and I’m okay with that. The deal I got from Moopon included the Ramen Burger, Miso Garlic fries and a beverage of my choice for only $10. That’s such a great deal for LA! I was so full after this and I even had fries leftover. #yougottatrythis

The Venitian exterior.
The laid-back exterior.

Flake 

513 Rose Ave

Venice, CA 90291

310-396-2333

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I’ve been coming to Flake somewhat regularly ever since I moved to Venice. It’s fast casual dining, with a surfer/hole in the wall feel to it. I always get great service here and they do make a great dirty Chai Latte (chai latte with a shot of espresso, I get almond milk). So, I feel like they deserve some Girls on Food love.

Matty Chai - Sweet and spicy.
Matty Chai – Sweet and spicy.

Flake has been a breakfast institution for Rose Ave residents since 2007. They get their breakfast sandwiches right. What I really appreciate about this place is that the options fit every kind of customer. If you want to keep it slim and get an acai bowl, you can do so. If you’re dining with kids and all they want are sugary brand name cereals we all know and love, you can do so. If you’re like me and you want to add bacon to anything, you can do so.

SGS - No MSG.
SGS – No MSG.

My personal favorite breakfast sandwich is the SGS. It comes with scrambled eggs, bacon, Gouda cheese, their secret sauce (which I could bathe in) on an English Muffin. The secret sauce is a must add for any of their savory sandwiches. Make sure you get some on the side, if your sandwich doesn’t come with it.

Check out the Moopon app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moopon-social-coupons/id920895743?mt=8

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#TankedTuesdays: The Anchor

I have to give a shout-out to The Anchor in Venice, it’s been consistently great. I used the Cover app a while back to find The Anchor, which is still somewhat new to the Main Street scene in Venice.

Please note: Always check in with theanchorvenice.com to see the most current Happy Hour menu and promotions.

The Anchor 

235 Main St

Venice, CA 90291

(310) 664-9696

theanchorvenice.com

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The Anchor’s exterior

 

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A bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc – 50% off on #TankedTuesdays

I was so lucky to come in on a Tuesday night at 5:50 PM. I landed just in time get happy hour items ordered and I got their promotion #TankedTuesdays where bottles of wine are half off at 6 PM. Perfect timing.

Daily Oysters
Daily Oysters

I loved the port vibe this restaurant has. It also helps that there was a perfect amount of sea breeze that kicked in right as I sat down. I was stoked to see all the draft beers were only $5, so I chose the St. Archer White Ale, which went with my oceanic treats perfectly. The daily oysters were Kumamoto, which came with a side of grapefruit vinaigrette, grapefruit lemons and horseradish. These oysters were fresh shucked, a little sweet and juicy in texture.

Mussels with Green Curry and Chinese Sausage
Mussels with Green Curry and Chinese Sausage

Seriously Foodies, the New Zealand mussels are so plump and juicy and they soak up the green curry sauce so well. There’s also a sweet Chinese sausage and tons of cilantro. The green curry sauce/broth is what really made it for me. It’s just amazing. This is the best mussel dish in Venice for sure. Be sure to order a side of bread to soak it all up.

Charcuterie Plate with Cheese Plate
Charcuterie Plate with Cheese Plate

 

The Happy Hour plates are $5 each. You can choose either Charcuterie or Cheese, I decided on both. If I see Truffle Tremor cheese on the menu, I have to order it. I discovered this cheese on my trip to Leavenworth, WA and I’ve been a fan ever since. I paired it with their Bresaola, which is an air-dried, salted beef. I pictured the truffle going better with duck or pork, but the server assured be it’d be great. He was totally right. I also topped the crostini with the cheese, bresaola and their berry compote. The flavors together were salty, creamy and tart. I also loved topping the crostini with the compote and jalapeños.

The Anchor Lobster Roll
The Anchor Lobster Roll

I was so glad to see their lobster roll is a little bigger than the ones I’ve eaten in the past. The bun is toasted soft, lightly buttered, then topped with lobster and shaved black truffle. It also has hints of truffle salt in the mix of the lobster. The lobster was fresh, has that traditional delicate texture and was a little bit sweet.

The Anchor is known for having a fantastic brunch, which I can’t wait to taste. I have heard that the chicken and waffles are bafflingly good so I will be back to review that. If you check out their website, theanchorvenice.com, there are a lot of promotions.

Anchor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

#SummerWithWolfgang: Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer BBQ in DTLA

I am so fortunate to have been on the guest list for Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer BBQ. The rooftop party was held at L.A. Live in Downtown LA, which is such a beautiful venue. It’s elegant and has a picturesque skyline view. This view reminds me of how much I love the grit and the glam of DTLA. The guests were friendly and fun. I didn’t even get side eye for making the waiters let me take so many pictures of the treats they were supposed to be serving. The catering food and service was on par with what you’d expect from the name Wolfgang Puck.

I’m going to take you all on a journey of the event through pictures. Enjoy!
You have to enter L.A. Live through the Grammy Museum. I’m a Swiftie, so I geeked out pretty hard at this.
Loved my swine t-shirt made on-site by Hit + Run. Cute and Cozy.
Loved the ice bucket style sodas. There Mexican Cokes and handcrafted sodas. The Cherry Peach soda was the biggest hit.
This is the Garden Collins cocktail that was being served. Very light and refreshing.
There were plenty of carnivorous options. Yes, that’s Beer Can Chicken.
The Chefs were hard at work grilling for us.

 

The day may have started out overcast but it brightened up in time for the event.
Chicharrones with a blue cheese dressing, celery and drizzled with buffalo sauce.
Strawberry Bruschetta: Crostini topped with strawberries, slivered almonds and a little spinach. Perfect for a hot Summer day.
Duck Rillettes wrapped with Watermelon Radish.
One of my all-time favorites salads, grilled Caeser salad. Grilling the romaine brings a smokiness out of the lettuce. It’s a must try.
This is the most adorable Crudités set up I’ve ever seen. The Crudités are kept crisp by filling the pot with ice, and stuffing them in, as if you were gardening. The bucket of ranch is so cute too.
Traditional Caprese with a twist: The Heirloom tomatoes were paired with peach to add a touch of sweetness.
This event had fun games, including corn holing. I can’t type that with a straight face…
I decided to take a surf and turf approach. Top left: Pork topped with a chimichurri sauce. Top right: Lobster with corn puree. Bottom: Candied Bacon. All of these were awesome and the candied bacon really got my respect by not being too sticky. 

 

Onto the dessert portion: Flambé banana on top of Nutella pudding.
So tiny, yet so powerful: This was a red velvet wrap. The wrap was the cake and the filling was the cream cheese frosting. It’s like a mini-magical crepe.
It got a little chilly so I ended my food binge with a cappuccino from Long Shot Coffee.
I had to leave before sundown. A view of the Hotel Figeroa. And Arnold.
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Cadaques: Tapas in Williamsburg

Off the Bedford stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn lies the most adorable cafe with prices you can’t beat.  Enchanting decor and chacki’s line the walls of this fresh air infused stop.
Cadaques
188 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
(718) 218-7776
Casquade’s quiet store front
Everyday they have a new special that will make this a sure fire must stop destination on anyone’s NYC tapa trail.  I happened upon their $1 oysters.
Happy Hour Pricing

 

Watch as my friend Katie Gray ogles over the picturesque oysters
My lady bro, Katie Gray was kind enough to accompany me.  Watch as she makes love to both the camera and the oysters.  Lately, I’ve been on a paleo kick so I stick to foods that the cavemen ate.  Obviously, Neanderthal men had endless stores of champagne which made it the perfect night to take advantage of their all evening long special of half off bubbly.
Casquade’s oyster were devine.  Fresh and light, all they needed was a quick spritz of lemon juice that created the perfect pairing with the champagne.
Serrano Ham
The serrano ham featured a bright smoky flavor.  Layer it with a cured pickle on bread for the perfect quick bite.
Bread, glorious bread
For carbohydrate fiends it’s a massive plus that they don’t skimp on the bread.  We ordered both the serrano ham and olive platter serving both pitted kalamata olives as well as a rich, creamy sharp olive puree slathered generously on crisp toast.
Olive Platter, black olive puree over toasted slices of country bread, seeded kalamata olives

 

One of the best features of Cadaques is that they are trailblazers in using The Cover App.  For those of you who don’t know what this amazing dining tool is-it’s easy to download and now no longer do you have to wait for the check.  As soon as you’re done with your meal having already created a table with your friends on the app, your server has linked everything!  No muss, no fuss, one click of the finger and you’re on your way.Monday through Thursday Cadaques is offering a special offer that if you use the Cover App, you get a complimentary tapa of your choice.  Not only can the foodie now step into the twenty first century but they get rewarded for it.  Not a bad deal at all.

If you’re looking for a laid back cafe featuring excellent nightly deals look no further, Cadaques is your choice.  Located conveniently down from the Bedford L, enjoy an evening stroll past some beautiful shops while you make your way along the city’s brilliant trail of tapa’s.

Cadaques Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Foodie Shares: Your Answer to a Rainy Day

It’s raining in Los Angeles. It’s BEEN raining for two days straight. I know we’re in a drought. I know this is a good thing… but I’m out of groceries and I don’t want to go outside. What’s a Girl on Food to do?

Try the new app Foodie Shares! This app that brings fresh homecookin’ to your front door.

Here’s how the Foodie Shares app works:

Make sure you have the correct address listed for delivery.

Scroll through dishes.

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What I love about Foodie Shares is that the Chefs are rated by past customers.  I found 5 star Chef DelishBento in my area who was available to cook her signature dish and have it delivered to me.

You can pick up the food if you want and there’s no additional charge. But if you’re lazy like me and want delivered there is a small delivery charge.

Enter the PROMOCODE: girlsonfood to get 50% off you first order 

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The food is delivered in a colorful and reusable bag along with proper utensils.

Foodie Shares

Pictured: Taiwanese Chicken Cutlet Bento by DelishBento

I ordered the Taiwanese Chicken Cutlet Bento. I was amazed at how crispy the chicken stayed through the delivery process. The spices that DelishBento used were so good. The shoyu egg was a pleasant surprise and the pickled veggies were great too.  Dee-lish.

For now, Foodie Shares is only available on the Westside in LA, but that could change soon.

Status Kuo in Mar Vista

Venice is going through swift gentrification. It sucks. I have nothing against big business, but when you’re raising rents so high it kicks out long running family owned businesses, that’s just not ok. Some of the small businesses I love (like La Fiesta Brava on Rose Ave) are being forced out and are being replaced with the same types of restaurants by the same types of owners. We’re losing variety.My boyfriend and I have been exploring other parts of the Westside, in case we need to escape. I hopped on the Cover app and found a spot called Status Kuo. If you haven’t checked out the Cover app yet, get on it. Girls on Food readers get $10 off their first purchase, follow the instructions here: http://share.covr.me/#girlsonfood. I have discovered so many spots in LA on it and I can’t wait to use it in NYC, San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

Status Kuo is located in Mar Vista, which is an up and coming neighborhood in LA. For years, Mar Vista has been thought of as a suburb and less of a hot spot with business potential, but that’s changing. The intersection of Venice Blvd and Grandview Ave is where the magic is happening. I’m okay with this small make-over because it doesn’t kick out small business, it attracts more of it. The AMF Mar Vista Lanes have turned into Bowlero Mar Vista, revamping the outdated 80’s style into a lively 10’s bowling alley. This intersection also features a great used bookstore, a longtime running costume shop, hip coffeeshops and even a locally owned soap shop. Venice Blvd and Grandview Ave also happens to be home to my favorite farmer’s market, see review here

 Status Kuo
3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-7610
Status Kuo has a what I consider to a be a classically appealing esthetic. It feels clean with it’s white walls, light wooden tables and benches. I adore the farm animal art, it brings a Portland feel to it. I love restaurants with an open kitchen, as it keeps the staff on their toes. I also get a kick out of hearing the random kitchen noises, it makes me feel like I’m a part of the team.
Our server promptly told us about the specials and got our drinks going. I do wish there was more variety in the beverage options, since they don’t have a beer and wine list, but that could change. It’s still a relatively new spot. I checked into the Cover app, which was great because I could come and go as I pleased. No waiting around for the bill.
Pictured: Taiwanese Sunday Gravy
The Brunch menu is an eclectic mix of American dishes with flair from other countries. I asked the server what the most popular pasta dish was and she suggested the Taiwanese Sunday Gravy. The house-made pasta swims in a curious broth with braised pork, mushrooms, pickled mustard greens and a chili sauce. The broth tastes like it was soy sauce with shallots and possibly clove or cinnamon.  I’m honestly not 100% sure what herbs/spices were used for the broth but it was so good I had to order a side of toast to soak it up. The toast came out with a yuzu butter that added an unexpected citrus twist to the flavoring.  This is easily one of the best pasta dishes on the Westside.

Pictured: Rotisserie Pork with Grits
When we were first seated, my boyfriend couldn’t help but gawk at this dish the table next to us got. He told the server “I’ll have what she’s having”. It was the Rotisserie Pork with Grits. The cheesy grits are topped with braised kale, crispy skinned porchetta and a sunny side up egg. The porchetta was a lot leaner than most of what I’ve had in the past, which is great, cause I don’t do well with overly fatty swine.  Nothing survived from my boyfriend’s chow session. It was so good I only got one bite in before he devoured the rest of it.
If you’re in Mar Vista and you want a “stick to your ribs” type meal, this is the place to be. I will be back here for sure to try the other items and I will post more soon. Don’t forget to download the Cover app to get $10 off your first meal from Girls on Food.

Gottcha Cover-ed: Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here and… I’m sorry. Life gets in the way and I’m finally allowing myself to get back into full blown foodie mode.

I wanted to tell you all about this great event I went to that continues tomorrow, Sunday, 4/26/15, 11 AM – 3 PM. It’s through an iPhone app called Cover, which you can download in the app store.

At this event, if you download and pay for your bill with Cover, you get free Bottomless Mimosas, with a purchase of an entree (promocode is bestbrunchever). You can read more about Cover here: http://paywithcover.com. I’m really pumped on this app because they have events with great deals. It’s kind of like Pay Pal but for food and with cool promos.

I love that after you’re set up, you can just leave. There’s no waiting around for the bill, no worrying about splitting equally and no fumbling for cash. Great, cause I was in a rush to see a friend’s at UCB and I made it just in time.

 

Cliff’s Edge 

My girlfriend Jacqueline and I went this morning. We were so impressed with the food and atmosphere. We sat on the patio and the outdoor dining has a chic, somewhat safari feel that we loved. The interior dining has a camper/lodge feel to it, but in a hip way. After we checked into Cover, we were promptly served mimosas and they kept coming without us having to ask.

 

We started off with the Buttermilk Biscuits. Perfect for two to spilt. Loved the flakiness to it. The butter was also perfectly sweetened.
My entree was the Pork Belly Hash. The pork belly was simmered in a mildly spicy broth with brussel sprouts and potatoes. It was topped with feta cheese and a fried egg, garnished with cilantro and dill. Perfectly portioned and the fresh herbs are chunky enough to add unexpected pop of flavor. Plenty of broth to dip left over biscuit into, which I savored.
Jacqueline ordered the Smoked Salmon dish. You can’t tell from the picture, but it came with a potato pancake. It was wrapped in there. This was a unique dish, it was almost like a Lox Benedict.
Cliff’s Edge is a great location for those seeking more than a typical Silver Lake greasy spoon for Brunch. I look forward to trying them for Dinner as well. Just remember to come in tomorrow for Bottomless Mimosa Brunch via Cover, 4/26/15. 11 AM – 3 PM.

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Girls on Film: Buzzfeed’s PB&J Challenge

Here’s a fun video I got to do for Buzzfeed Food! I had so much fun with this crew and look forward to hopefully shooting with them again!

Here’s a BTS look at the shoot:
Living in Venice, I rarely get to see the Hollywood sign. So that was encouraging to see before the shoot.

 

My producer and friend Ely Wilbur setting up the shot. We got the shoot at a rad Hollywood Hills house that Buzzfeed operates out of.

Ely setting up the shot on the “Banana Hammock”.

My pal Chris Miller noshing on the Eggo PB&J.

The Grilled PB&J, so gooey, so yummy…

Justin Dailey getting himself prepared for the next concoction as Ely films.

Seems weird, right? It was actually the most popular with us. The peanut butter cuts the saltiness from the chips and pickles but it remains an oddball mix of flavors.

Thanks for stopping by Foodies!