When I was making my biweekly visit to Trader Joe’s I decided that I wanted steak for dinner. So I picked up a pack of their sirloin filet, some asparagus and “tiny” potatoes. Promptly drive back home and quickly marinated it in some salt, pepper, garlic powder and worcestershire sauce. The time it had to marinate wasn’t ideal but it would have to do. Popped the potatoes in the toaster oven with some olive oil and salt and pepper. Warmed up my trusty George Foreman grill (hey don’t laugh, it’s great!) and waited for it to get up to temp. Once it got up to temp, grilled my sirloin for a few mins and bam, perfection. Nice, soft, juicy meat. Mmmmm….so good.
My coworker told me about this little place. It really is small, there’s like 4 or 5 tiny dining tables inside if you decide you want to eat there. The place is usually packed during the weekdays at lunch time. But we usually call in our order and take it to-go. I haven’t had the chance to really try anything else here but I’ve been ordering the Crusted Ahi Tuna. It comes with rice, salad and potato salad as well. It’s so amazing. There’s so many other things I want to try at this place. If you’re in the area, check it out…and don’t let the looks of this place fool you.
Bachan’s Take Out
1324 Potrero Grande Dr
Rosemead, CA 91770
I know what you’re thinking…7up and green tea ice cream float? Really? That must be nasty. Well that’s what I thought too, until I tried it. I saw it on the menu and I just had to try it. To my surprise it tasted pretty damn good. While your traditional root beer float is good, this 7up float was light and refreshing. I got this float at Tamaya in Hacienda Heights, California. I’m pretty sure other places have it too, just ask.
So I wanted to try this crepe place so I went with my friend. Based on the yelp reviews it seemed like a good place to try out. They had a pretty good menu with a variety of crepes as well as other things. They were pretty prompt in getting our order but the food took a while to come out. It also took forever to get our check, get the change for out check and even get a box for the left overs. On top of that, the crepes weren’t even that good! The crepe itself was thick and chewy, not light at fluffy like The French Crepe Co at the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. I wouldn’t go back again. I leave you with just a pretty picture.
Salju Desserts is another one of those new shaved snow places popping up in the San Gabriel Valley. I like it better than Fluff Ice because of the atmosphere, it’s much more friendly and personal if that makes sense. When you’re in Fluff Ice you feel like you’re in a store, but not at Salju. At Salju they bring your order out to your table, they don’t do that at Fluff Ice.
I’m not saying that one tastes better than the other, I just prefer the atmosphere at Salju. The place is kind of warm though but you quickly get over that when you start eating your nice cold dessert. They have wifi too.
So confession, I didn’t know what Mediterranean food was until I started working at the company I work at now. The CEO of the company is Armenian and they are always bringing in food, Armenian food. It’s so good. It’s one of my top foods to eat now. I especially love hummus.
There’s not many Mediterranean places to go to around my parts but this place in Brea, CA called The Olive Pit is a pretty good place. Decently priced, too.