The fourth and final leg of our honeymoon was to the great island of Taiwan. In many ways, Taiwan was everything that Yoselin from 6 Mono Media had been waiting for the entire trip – the bustling city, the swanky (and cheap) loft with a great view, courtesy of Airbnb – the culture, the incredible cuisine, NIGHT MARKETS, affordable shopping, etc.
This past weekend I was forced to had the privilege of taking my new cousins to Costa Mesa to see the Fifth Harmony concert at the OC Fair.
The kind-of good news is that I got to try this crazy thing – a triple decker burger with Krispy Kreme doughnuts in place of regular buns.
I asked if I could get it with just one patty. They said I could, but I would still have to pay the full price. What the. This darned thing set me back 11 bucks.
As I walked back to my table with this monstrosity in hand I garnered the stares of several envious bystanders. They all made comments about how crazy it looked and how badass I was. At least I think that’s what they were saying.
I dumped some ketchup and mayo into the burger and sank my teeth into the unholy mess. It fell apart pretty quickly.
Bottom line: Pretty good, mainly because of the beef. The Krispy Kremesare mostly a side note. All in all, I’d prefer to eat a regular burger next time. I will surely miss the years it shaved off my life.
Plenty of other fun stuff to do at the OC Fair, though. Pig racing, ice sculptures, and more!
What activities would you recommend at the fair? Let us know!
In February I got to shoot the new Bruin Foodies event, hosted by the UCLA Alumni Association at Cross Campus in Los Angeles, with Josh Goldman, a UCLA alum who spoke in equal parts about restaurant entrepreneurship and mixing drinks. It’s always good to hear from someone who combines business and craftsmanship!
He also demonstrated how to make a “rum rickey.” After the session, everyone had a chance to try one for themselves at the bar in the back. I can’t remember what went into the drink, but it was pretty good!
Good drinks, great food, and an interesting slant on tackling the restaurant industry. It was an enjoyable and informative evening!
I have been drinking more coffee recently – partly because it helps me stay alert in business school, partly because I am trying to be more “refined,” and partly because it just tastes good!
During a recent trip to the grocery store, I stumbled upon this:
No, you aren’t seeing things. Bailey’s makes an Irish coffee creamer for use in the comfort of your own home or office!
I probably don’t need to educate you on Bailey’s, but for the uninitiated, Bailey’s is a popular and delicious Irish cream liqueur. I guess some genius at the company came up with the bright idea to bring that distinctive flavor to coffee so we could enjoy it in the morning too! (It’s non-alcoholic.)
I brewed up some coffee and poured in a liberal dosage of Bailey’s Coffee Creamer. Sure enough, the taste evokes the characteristic essence of the liqueur, but is still tuned nicely for coffee. If your local market carries it, give it a try!
Dining out at restaurants is expensive. Like really expensive. Even if you go with “cheap” options like fast food, you are still spending at least 99 cents on a drink that costs less than a penny to make (about five-thousandths of a cent, to be exact). If you opt for more expensive offerings at dine-in restaurants, you can easily drop ten or twenty bucks (or more – especially if you order alcoholic beverages – more on that later).
The best way to save money on eating out is by… eating at home! Surprise! No really, wait, there’s more to this strategy.