The Melt | Burbank, CA

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I couldn’t catch the truck so off we went to Burbank for some comfort food.

The Melt on San Fernando Blvd

totally love the drink selections

totally love the drink selections

The Mac Daddy Combo

The Mac Daddy Combo

The Swiss with Bacon

The Swiss with Bacon

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

brie cheese with apple honey and bacon on country French bread, along with the Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

brie cheese with apple honey and bacon on country French bread, along with the Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

My thoughts…

  • great place for everybody
  • aesthetics is very clean, minimalistic, bright
  • simple menu with options for pretty much everybody
  • totally in love with the sugar cane soda options
  • quick service
  • perfect for a quick bite or something to tide you over until the next meal
  • not really your place if you are ready for some major feasting

So have you been to any of The Melt around town? What do you think?

xo, Emilie

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Great Night at Granada Hills

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One particular GFT got me really interested so I headed out to Granada Hills and I’m greated by a mass of GFTs. Me and the kids ended up having a grand time sampling food.

Check out the photos below to check out which GFTs were at Granada Hills last night.

Bollywood Bites

Bollywood Bites

Street Kitchen

Street Kitchen

Philly Please

Philly Please

Tainamite

Tainamite

La Rue de Paris

La Rue de Paris

Bowers Gourmet Sausage

Bowers Gourmet Sausage

Fresh and Meaty Burgers

Fresh and Meaty Burgers

Gourmet Genie

Gourmet Genie

The Pokey Truck

The Pokey Truck

Kabob Express

Kabob Express

Caridad Cuisine

Caridad Cuisine

OG Tempura

OG Tempura

New York Galbi

New York Galbi

da Burger Boss

da Burger Boss

Breezy Freeze

Breezy Freeze

Sloppy Gourmet

Sloppy Gourmet

Bajamar Seafood

Bajamar Seafood

The Shawerma House

The Shawerma House

Pinoy Jeepney Food Truck

Pinoy Jeepney Food Truck

Chicago Meats LA

Chicago Meats LA

Papa Juan's

Papa Juan's

Aloha Fridays LA

Aloha Fridays LA

Grilled Cheese Patrol

Grilled Cheese Patrol

Kogi Truck

Kogi Truck

Now wasn’t that fun? Just the variety makes for such an interesting evening and we certainly had blast. Unfortunately, this spot has no official name nor twitter account where we can check out which trucks are coming out on which day (please let me know if I’m mistaken).

Happy Foodtrucking!!!

xo, Emilie
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San Francisco: Off The Grid at M5

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This mommy foodtruck adventurer got lucky enough to dip into the gourmet food truck scene in San Francisco. I was planning on going to meet up with a couple of foodie friends for some burritos by the mission (I think!) but it was a bit far from where we were staying. So I went for @inuyaki‘s recommendation which was Off The Grid at Minna and 5th. And guess what? It was just a couple of blocks from the hotel!

Minna and 5th alley --> M5

lunch crowd

Senor Sisig

http://www.senorsisig.com/

Little Green Cyclo

http://www.littlegreencyclo.com/

Brass Knuckle

http://www.brassknucklesf.com

Chairman Bao Bun Truck

http://twitter.com/#!/chairmantruck

Ebbett's Good To Go Sandwich Truck

http://www.ebbettsgoodtogo.com

Onigilly Samurai Snack Cart

http://onigilly.blogspot.com/

IZ IT Fresh Grill

http://www.iz-it.com

Loved the line up of food trucks serving the lunch crowd. And they even have a seating area with live music! Wow! Impressive isn’t it?

outdoor seatting with live music

I would like to try the Fort Mason location next time I visit. Something super good to look forward to. To know more about Off The Grid visit their website http://offthegridsf.com .

xo, Emilie
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Fraiche, Culver City CA

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It was a Sunday Brunch Day with the #Bay2LA family and the venue was Fraiche in Culver City. I have to say the first thing that caught my eye was the chalk art that graced the walls of the restaurant.

colorful chalk artwork by the chef

I find it endearing as it brings the guest and the creator of the food to the same personal level.

Baby Beets

The first item on our meal was the Baby Beets salad with house made ricotta cheese, oranges and pistachios. It was clean with a touch of creaminess from the ricotta. Perfect to start off our brunch.

Frisee Aux Lardons

Next up is a salad named Frisse Aux Lardons. It has your frisee, blue cheese, bacon and poached eggs 🙂 The addition of poached eggs is just right to cut through the acidity of the dressing and the sharpness of the blue cheese.

Baked Eggs

The Baked Eggs that came next was super rich and velvety with a little sweetness from the heirloom tomatoes and tartness from the goat cheese giving this dish mu

Soft Polenta

What came next is probably everybody’s favorite, the Soft Polenta with wild mushrooms. The polenta was creamy, sweet and sweet yet savory thanks to the wild mushrooms. This is my modern day version of what a comfort food is.

Truffle Burger

cross of Truffle Burger

Next off was the Truffle Burger. The meat patty was cooked perfectly for me, around medium well. The use of Boschetto (which is a cheese made from sheep and cow’s milk with rare white truffles) elevated what is a good simple burger to another level.

Croque Monsieur

cross of Croque Monsieur

And the last of the entrees we got the Croque Monsieur with smoked ham, Comte & Gruyere cheeses. Toasted to perfection, it was creamy beyond comprehension. It was my favorite so far, I know I have to come back for this one.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

When the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake came out, it was just the beginning of my favorite part of every meal…DESSERT. The cake was warm and soft with the perfect amount of chocolate goodness oozing from it when you cut into it with your spoon.

now that's MOLTEN chocolate

Ramekin Trio

I call this part the Ramekin Trio for obvious reasons. From left to right we have the Pistachio Creme Brulee, Chocolate Pot de Creme (with candied hazelnuts and creme fraiche) and Caramel Budino (with vanilla mascarpone and sea salt). Everything was just good. I couldn’t really complain. Why should I? I was in cloud 9.

Jar Trio

So far jarred desserts is my new favorite dessert presentation. This collection is exceptionally good. From left to right we have Mango/Pop Rock Panna Cotta, Tiramisu (with praline mascarpone and feuilletine) and Passionfruit Panna Cotta (with pistachios and balsamic reduction at the bottom). Again, sublime desserts. I was definitely in sugary cloud 9 after that one.

@carolineadobo's dessert plate

Now, that’s a meal I wouldn’t mind returning to. Special thanks goes out to an exceptional Chef Ben Bailey for making our meal and that get together as special as it was. It was the perfect meal to end #Bay2LA. But it’s not the ending for me because I will definitely come back to eat my way through their menu (not in 1 visit, ok?). Can I do it?  I hope so.

Fraiche
9411 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Phone : 310-839-6800
Email : info@fraicherestaurantla.com

xo, Emilie
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Eagle Rock Plaza Gourmet Food Truck Fest

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Springtime is the perfect time to hold GFT Fests. Weather’s just perfect for such activity, don’t you think? So, here’s another one in Eagle Rock at the Eagle Rock Plaza. It’s going to be on Thursday, March 31st from 5 to 9pm.

What’s so interesting about this particular GFT Fest? You can… SHOP. EAT. REPEAT. I mean, I’m all for supporting local artists and such but this one’s different. One can actually be productive. Take me as an example. I can actually do the opposite which is Eat. Shop. Repeat. I (along with my kiddos) can have an appetizer, go grocery shopping at Seafood City, maybe drop by Target, go back out to eat again and if I have enough energy maybe I’ll drop by at Macy’s. Whew!

So plan on coming out that evening and getting your dinner at t he GFTs. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Eagle Rock’s Center for the Arts. There’s sure to be plenty of parking.

Head over to their Facebook Event Page for more info and to RSVP, click ~> HERE <~

Eagle Rock Plaza

2700 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041

xo, Emilie
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