Misc. Eats April
04-01-17: Nealie’s Skillet — after our trip to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve Phill and I were more than starving so we drove down to Santa Clarita to grab some brunch. I had the Spring eggs benedict which was nice and light, although the bread it came on was not easy to cut with a knife.
I also had the special doughball of the day which was stuffed with sausage and peppers. It was pretty much like a hot pocket only more dough and fresher ingredients. It was a good deal for only $4.
04-09-17: The Pan — After Chris and I went for a hike at the Portuguese Bend Trail we were starving. Luckily a new location for the Pan was nearby in Long Beach. So, we loaded up on Loaded Hash Browns and all their bacon, sausage, and eggs glory.
I also had a banana pancake to go with it. I was so hungry I ate half of Cristina’s Loaded Hash Browns too…
04-19-17: Novo Cafe — My last day at work after being on the show for exactly 6 months meant a nice relaxing lunch to celebrate. We headed over to Novo Cafe mostly because of the patio, but the reviews on Yelp! were also very promising. I had the Pollo Novo panini which seemed unique with its chicken braised in garlic, olive oil, white win, chicken broth, celery, onions, and smothered with caramelized onions with an avocado spread. Indeed it was good, as were the desserts that are mandatory to get — Nonna Cake (yum!) and mini cannoli (of course.)
04-21-17: Sqirl — It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Sqirl mostly because I dread the long wait in line. But since I’m unemployed and Abby was free, we decided to give it a week day try. I had to have the Sorrel Pesto Rice bowl again with the addition of sausage.
Because I knew I was going to be hungry after my 6 mile hike up in the mountains, I also ordered a sandwich, The Woodstock, to go. The sandwich was as tasty as it was messy, and was the right amount of food to fill me up once I got back home.
04-22-17: Barrel And Ashes — After spending the day running around Glendale and Pasadena we were both starving and Phill suggested some B&A for dinner. Naturally, that meant starting off with a Frito Pie.
I mixed things up getting the TriTip sandwich, which I’ve never had. Great decision. It was full of flavor, no sauce needed, and perfect bun to meat ratio.
And we finished things off with some banana pudding, which was very much a pudding (you can’t be sure these days…)