Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Macho Taco garden

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After running many errands..a much needed food break. Who says waiting for your car to be washed has to be boring? Not in LA! Machos Tacos on Vermont is practically connected to the car wash. Plus a free window chip fix..well maybe just for cute girls..but still! I always order the Damn Good chicken tacos..yes that is what they are really called..and yes they are..damn good! With chips and salsa 4 dollars. Just here relaxing in the mini garden seating area while watching my car get a rub down. Yep..I said rub down. Pretty, clean, and full..a good afternoon in The Happy (Los Feliz) XOXO Kristie Cream

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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 The Silverlake Salad at Coffee Table in Eagle Rock. Couldn't stop eating it. Mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, red onion, balsamic and 2 scoops of chicken salad with cranberries. With 2 slices of cheese bread. So good! So check out Eagle Rocks Alcove like dining setting for some good eats. There is another location in Silverlake as well..but this one is just down the street from Cafe Beaujolais for some wine and desserts..and of course The Black Boar! :)
XOXO Kristie Cream

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sweet Berry Wine!

Being more of a whiskey girl, I am not much of a wine conesuer. If I drink it is only red and it's only with Italian food or steak. Just have to put a shout out to Palermo's house merlot..goes down so smooth. "I'm not spitting this stuff out, it tastes like fruit!" Not only do I love their food at Palermo; simple Italian (I don't like the fancy froo-froo stuff) and great dinner specials, but you can order wine by the half or full carafe or even take a bottle home! Visit this family restaurant under the sparkling Christmas lights for some friendly service, great prices, and classic Italian eats! In the waiting room they have their wine bottles for purchase including higher end selections and their own Palermo name brand. So drink up wino's! I'll be right with ya!
1858 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles
XOXO Cream (be sure to check out the inspirational video below )

Dr Steve Brule Sweet Berry Wine (COMPLETE ORIGINAL)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bier For My Horses

Downtown..where the neon lights are pretty! Well, I have to say Downtown is not pretty on May Day..traffic, traffic, traffic! But sausage and beer at Wurstkuche made everything better. Located on East 3rd in the Arts District..and directly across my friends place is a little piece German heaven. It's a whole different feel Downtown..yet so familiar. The place has a very open and inviting atmosphere. Wooden benches and exposed brick make it airy and cool even when it's packed..which is most of the time. Hanging on the patio chatting it up with the locals, who quickly become your new best friends, is the place to be. It's no wonder people move here from Hollywood to leave the pretentious and judgmental. This is a new favorite hang!

With 20 something kinds of sausage to choose from, including classics like Italian sausage and bratwurst, with more gourmet like turkey apricot ginger, and out of the ordinary like rattlesnake or duck. Yes, they have vegetarian as well. All on a fresh roll with your choice of two toppings. My choice..the Austin Blues: hot and spicy, tri-pepper smoked pork. Gotta have it hot! Plus..bacon tastes good..pork chops taste good! On top..sweet peppers, sauerkraut, and smothered in their spicy mustard. A must try is the Belgian fries with truffle oil and array of dipping sauces to choose good! Choose from over 40 beers on draft including Belgian, German, English and North American beers. I had the German Spaten-Optimator and the Bittburger..perfect to go with my spicy dog! What day isn't good when there is beer and sausage involved! ;) Check out their site and i'll see you there for my lunchtime fill.
Zum Wohl!!   XOXO Cream

Friday, April 30, 2010

So Money Baby

A forgotten favorite of mine...The Three Olives Triple Espresso Mind Eraser! Every now and then you got get a little crazy..this will do the trick! The only thing it erases for me is the memory of wanting just one drink and heading home..haha! We all know what goes in a mind eraser shot..tall Collins glass filled with ice, vodka, Kahlua, and soda water..with 2 straws! But if you want an extra kick (which face it..I always do!) try it with the Triple Espresso flavor by Three Olives brand vodka. Not a huge fan of vodka, but these are my favorite..super smooth and fun flavors like grape, root beer, and mango. With the caffeine boost one shot quickly turns into 3 and closing the bar down!
One of the only places I know to find this flavor in LA is The Dresden. I hadn't been there in awhile, but had to show my friend Eric from out of town the bar made famous from Swingers in 1996. An LA must! Visiting and cracking jokes with two of the friendliest bartenders in Los Angeles...John and Steve only add to make a great evening. So go visit Marty and Elaine singing Staying Alive on the piano, and any other requests you may have,every night at 9. See you there!
XOXO Cream

Anyone Thirsty?

I am! So we all know i'm partial to whiskey,so it's about time I made it out to The Thirsty Crow on Sunset in Silver Lake. I have to admit I was a little skeptical of The 1933 Group getting rid of one of my favorite bars..Stinkers..and re-vamping it, but folks we have a winner! It has old school charm, with all the bartenders wearing top hats and suit vests, and filled with pot belly stoves, exposed brick and more windows to view the cool hipsters out on the patio, with vintage-like mirrors in the bathrooms..and of course the most important part..lots and lots of bourbon! Drink picks for the evening included: The Thirsty Crow..a mix of Sazerac Rye, bitters and ginger beer..super refreshing! Tastes like a soda on a hot summer day served in a jar. Shown below by the lovely Anna Behr. The Sazerac, strong yet bitter orange sweet..reminds me of an old fashion. Last..but certainly not least The Black Manhattan strong and perfectly sweetened with hints of caramel. At the bottom..a black of my weaknesses. Not many bars around opt for the Italian black cherries in thick syrup..but when I find one that does I want to steal the whole jar! But I just ask for extra instead. Next on my list to try is the mint julep..hey..what a great way to kick of The Kentucky Derby tomorrow! So looks like I have a new favorite bar. Where to find me..The Thirsty Crow 2939 W Sunset Blvd.
XOXO Kristie Cream

Monday, April 26, 2010

Silver Lake's Food Truck Heaven

Diet Shmiet!!
     Went to the monthly flea market in Silver Lake on Saturday in hopes of finding some great vintage clothes, don't get me wrong they did have some pretty cute odds and ends there, but of course I spent my money on food! First trucks!! Normally there is more options, but half of them were at Unique LA Downtown. Thats okay I still got my fill. After being undecided I stopped at Lee's Philly. The Asian guy out front was just too convincing..and for good reason. Had the American style Philly cheese steak..greasy goodness! Also had to try the spicy chicken Gogi taco for only 1.99, after all they claim to have the best Gogi in LA. I'm convinced!
After contemplating and bargaining with the vendors with no success of that perfect find, and walking 2 blocks to the farmer's market down the street with more vintage clothes, I needed another treat! Back to food trucks we Cool Haus (best part of the day) Ice Cream Sandwich truck. Pick which cookie you want, then pick which ice cream you want..and ice cream sandwich ever! Our picks...chocolate cookie with red velvet ice cream, and oatmeal cookie with banana ice cream (my favorite). Tastes just like a chocolate frozen banana..and who doesn't like those?! I'm still having dreams of little floating ice cream sandwich's dancing around me in the clouds with cute little teddy bears, rainbows, and lollipops singing in the sky.  Okay..maybe i'm getting a little carried away, but the delicious desserts are still stuck in my head and remind me of tastes from my childhood. If you see this truck..don't let it drive away and miss out on your candy land dreams.
I also had to add another picture of one of the trucks I missed out on this time, but loved the slogan! The Greasy Wiener! Loads of fun in a bun! I'll be sure to hit that one up next time ;)
Silver Lake Flea Market every last weekend of the month. See you next month!
XOXO Kristie Cream

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Did You Do for 420?

Just because I don't smoke, doesn't mean I can't celebrate with the rest of you! I had plans of yoga, errands, and a night out..but it was cold and rainy! So breaking my diet and all my plans..sorry Ruthie!..I called Tomato Pie in Silverlake. I ordered spaghetti with meatballs..comes with a salad (my only greens for the day :) )and 2 garlic knots, and The Grandma Pizza (crushed marinated tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella). All this while drinking Jack in the afternoon and a Dr. Pepper.. weird combo I know. I was in some kind of food trance! I even forgot to take a picture of the spaghetti before I ate it all..whoops. I guess I can't have cheat days anymore..I just don't stop. It doesn't end there..I ordered a cannoli and finished it off with a half carton of Neapolitan ice self control!! The Italian in me deffinitly took over. Summer please come soon..rainy days are bad news!
XOXO Cream

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mexico In My Back Yard

No I'm not talking about the leaf blowers outside! I'm talking about one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in LA..Mexico City. May not look special from the outside, but it's extra special on the inside! Located on Hillhurst in the heart of Los Feliz Village, this place attracts all the hot is my future boyfriend Vince Vaughn (he just doesn't know it yet). But, besides all the eye candy and hanging mariachi dolls..the food is amazing! Best enchiladas ever! It's the only place I will eat mole sauce..sweet yet slightly spicy..yum! Love the chips and salsa..that is always important. Their nachos, fajitas, tamales, and salmon dinner are all top notch! It gets pretty loud at night, but its all part of the fun! I added a picture of my chicken nachos for lunch. Enyoy! :)
XOXO Cream

Find Healing At The Bridge

A different kind of LA treat...enter a new world filled with yoga. Golden Bridge on De Longpre Ave. was a whole new experience for me. This place is huge! Enter first the shop full of yoga clothes, mats, books, jewelry and incense, and just about anything you can think of that may have to do with yoga.  To the left is Nite Moon Cafe. Organic foods and juices galore with a big family like table to eat and relax. Statues and meditation alters everywhere in this inviting spiritual village. With stairs and different rooms everywhere, it is easy to get ask directions to your class! I have experienced Hatha, Vinyasa, and flow classes, but today we tried Kundalini yoga. Focusing on breath and healing of the mind and body, this yoga was more of a workout on the inside. It was a little strange..but I was strangely into it! They offer 100 classes a week! So I purchased the intro special for 10 classes to get me started. Also offering Hatha, Jivamukti, flow, restorative, pilates and a ton of workshops, there is something for everyone. They also have a wellness center where you can get a massage, therapy, acupuncture, nutrition help and much more. Still feeling exhilarated from the breath of fire and a big salad with organic zucchini bread. Shopping, food, and yoga all in one..I think I want to live here. I'm sure I could find a cool hiding spot in the midst of yoga land and they would never find me! Fellow yogis please check out this site and let me know if you would like to join me in the house of love, peace, joy, and tranquility :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Malo Monday

So, my lovely friend Diana is leaving us and moving back to Seattle. After her epic party Saturday night, her and I decided to have one last get together and have dinner. Hmmm..let's go to Malo we both haven't been there in awhile. Place was packed!! What is it 2 dollar taco night? Why..yes it is. How long is the wait we asked? Well you can go upstairs to our tequila tasting for only 17 dollars and get right in. Um...okay! All the tequila you want, free margarita's and free tacos and chips and a DJ. It was like our own private party. Hells yeah! It was a night of unexpected tequila bliss. Our favorite was the Casa Noble single barrel Anejo. Yum..sweet and smooth! Many, many tequila shots, 2 margaritas, potato cheese tacos and beef with pickle tacos..going out with a bang! Plus we got free loot..hats, tshirts, keychains, and even a whole bottle of Agave Nectar compliments of my new Sailor Jerry rep friends I met just last week! I have always loved this place, now I love it even more!
Well we can't go out and not end the night at the dirty DR (Drawing Room..duh). So one more double shot of Corralejo please! It was a great night..thanks Diana. You will be dearly missed. Much love!!
XOXO Kristie Cream
Malo 4326 West Sunset Blvd. LA

Home For The Holidays

No not a traditional family gathering at home..boring! Just a little brunch on Easter at Home. One of my favorite places to eat in LA. They have 2 locations..Los Feliz (The Happy!), and Silverlake. Love the patio, love the airy decor, love the fountain full of Koi fish...oh yeah and I love the food too! if i'm eating breakfast there I always get the French toast with strawberries and a big fat iced coffee. Yes I eat the whole thing! I want some fucking French toast!! (40 yr old virgin) Now..why don't you go Home!
XOXO Cream

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cheat Day At Beaujolais!

Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock is one spectacular French Restaurant. From the moment we walked in we were pampered...and the food...oh so good! Not to mention everyone that works there is good looking with an accent that will make you swoon...ahhh! Oh why did I not pay attention in my 2 years of French class? Not sure if he was the owner, but a beautiful French man sitting at the bar kept coming over and refilling our wine glasses..yes please! On my menu...French onion, sweet, cheesy goodness, NY steak with a black pepper crust, potatoes Au Gratin perfectly garlicked, with sautéed baby broccoli and carrots. To top it off creme brulee for dessert. And of course a glass of Cabernet, after all Beaujolais is a wine! Try this place out.. guaranteed to make you drool..from the food and the staff. Mmmm..a new guilty pleasure. Ce' Magnifique!
XOXO Kristie Cream

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The More I Drink...The More I Drink

So I had some people come to my bar today that work for Sailor Jerry. So automatically I started chatting it up with them...get this!! New Shot....pint glass with a shot of SJ, splash of coke and fill with Guinness (or Murphy's Irish Stout). Yum diggity!!! They also had a Sailor, pineapple, OJ, and bitters with a lime..pretty tasty too. So drown yourself in a glass of musical bubbles and celebrate April Fool's Day everyone.
A big THANK YOU to SJ today :)
XOXO Cream

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What Do You Like To Do In The Dark?

Tonight 3/27/2010 is Earth Hour at 830 PM. Just 60 minutes to help save our Earth. Get your candles out's time to make a difference :)
Some things to do in the dark:
1. Spend time with that special someone (bleh!)
2. Candlelight dinner 
3. Bath by candlelight
4. Yoga or meditation
5. Take a long stroll outside
6. Take a nap
7. Star gaze (well..maybe not in LA)
8. Turn up the tunes!
9. Light a fire and make some s'mores
10. Take a swim(if you have a pool like me)
11. BBQ outside
12. My favorite..have a cocktail party! (inside or out)
Please tell me what you like to do in the dark!!
XOXO Kristie Cream

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Love Zooey

Selling out the El Rey last night to promote her new album Volume 2 for her band She and Him, Zooey's eclectic, old school vibe and cute girlie personality light up the stage. She's a bright star on the screen and behind the microphone. Rock on Zooey..we love you!!
Check out this Zooey Treat!
XOXO Cream

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Waffle Treats

Of course today is International Waffle Day! It's always time for breakfast in my book! Picture is from The  Griddle Cafe which I have been wanting to try for awhile now. Brunch anyone? So head on down to The Griddle, The Waffle, stop by your Buttermilk Truck or even get your own waffle iron out and chow down on some waffles for this Spring celebration. Mmmmm...
XOXO Cream

Spring Time Eats

Spring is officially here. The birds are chirping, leaves are falling and flowers blooming, the sun is out...and so are the new bathing suits! Ahhh..nightmare! All my holiday and winter rain eating has caught up with me, and now its time to buckle down before Summer. No Luther Burgers for me...aka cheese burger with 2 fried glaze donuts instead of buns...stop stop stop!! Probably why I haven't been writing as much..less booze and! But not to worry I'm not going anywhere I can still have a weekly cheat day..yay! So in the is my favorite diet dinner in Los Feliz. San Sui Japanese Country Cuisine edamame, miso soup, and grilled teriyaki salmon with brown rice. So addictive! I had it 2 nights in a row :) They also have amazing  fresh rolls here, and even some crazy good veggie rolls like yam, pumpkin and squash roll and their Spring Rolls. Also be sure to check out the special board and the special roll the Hillhurst Roll and The Happy Roll! Low cal drink of iced tea..tastes and looks just like green tea ice cream..without the cream.
XOXO Kristie Creamsicle on Hillhurst!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kristie And Anna's Very Happy Un-Birthday!!

A day filled with Alice! First a Mad Hatter inspired afternoon tea at the London West Hollywood Hotel's restaurant The Box Wood(or The Box). You get to pick from an array of teas from a wooden box with pungent flavors of tangerine, berry, mint, jasmine, and chamomile. We picked the traditional English Breakfast Tea so we could drink it with milk and sugar, and get a little caffeine boost. A three-tiered tray comes out with scones, mini sandwiches and more deserts than any one person should eat. Brightly colored cookies, cakes, fruit tarts, mousse, a donut gem mushroom cake, and chocolates filled our bellies. They give you cherries and purple whipped cream to top the blueberry scones and some kind of fresh strawberry coconut-lime whipped something that was amazing. All that sugar deffinitly made me mad, it's no wonder Hatter and his friends are so crazy. Tea is served everyday from 3until 5. Alice in Wonderland themed only for the month of March.
Even though we were not guests of the hotel they were generous enough to escort us up to the pool and bar area. It looked like something out of a movie. A clear water pool on the rooftop over looking all of Los Angeles. The lounge chairs and cabanas were filled with men all wearing white there some kind of weird dress code? Enjoying the view(s) :) with the hot sun and cool breezes we plan on coming back here when we have our bathing suits in hand.
Then off to the movies to see Alice In Wonderland! The nostalgic Vista theater on Sunset in Hollywood. The visuals were great and Johnny Depp was his always amazing self. Tim Burton made the movie with some eye catching fun, but I think he should of stuck with the original story line.
All in all a fun day! Thanks Peach! :)
XOXO Kristie Cream

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pinch Me

Because I probably wont be wearing green, but I'll sure be drinking it! On the day everyone wants to be Irish I'll have my fill of green beer, Guinness, my favorite Irish Car Bombs, Jameson and Celtic Crossing shots. There is a new shot Iv'e heard of with Guinness and a shot of vanilla vodka...interesting. Maybe I'll try that too.Happy St. Patty's Day to everyone!
XOXO Cream