Cocktails and Bites at Scottsdale Quarter

zinburgerI recently attended a fun blogger food tour at the Scottsdale Quarter shopping center. The event, Cocktails and Bites, took us to three different restaurants for snacks and cocktails. I’d never been to Scottsdale Quarter before and I was surprised by how many different shops there were. It was a fun experience and I will definitely be visiting Scottsdale Quarter again! We began the evening at Zinburger.

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48 Hours in Seattle

Public_MarketA few weeks ago, G and I had a couple days off together so we decided to take a trip. We weren’t really sure where we wanted to go but we thought it would be fun to visit a city we had never been to before. We decided on Seattle. We were able to fly in on a Thursday morning and left Friday evening. I was surprised with how much we were able to do with only 48 hours in Seattle! Our days were jam-packed but not totally exhausting and we were able to do everything we wanted.

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New England Lobster Market & Eatery

To finish up my trip in San Francisco I had to have some seafood! We Yelp-ed restaurants by our hotel and found The New England Lobster Market & Eatery. It had great reviews and was close to our hotel so we decided to check it out.

The restaurant was packed when we got there – the line was out the door! The restaurant was really cute. There was picnic table style seating out front as well as additional seating indoors. When you enter the restaurant, the market portion is on the left side – where you can buy live lobster of varying sizes to take home and prepare yourself. The kitchen and order area was all the way to the back. They have a cute chalk board menu with all the options. The menu consists of lobster plates, crab plates, lobster rolls, crab sandwiches, and some appetizers.

New England Lobster Market & Eatery
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A Food Tour of DC

dc When we visited Washington DC this summer we checked out all the main sites: the National Mall, Georgetown, a couple of the Smithsonian museums, and Ford’s Theatre. But looking back at our pictures from the day we spent downtown, it seemed like most of our trip revolved around eating food. We had a couple of places in mind to eat at when we wandered into the city but we ended up grabbing most of our meals from whatever restaurant we were closest to when we got hungry. We found quite a few fun places so here’s a recap of our food tour of DC.

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Georgetown Cupcake

georgetown_cupcake4When we visited Washington DC earlier this summer, I asked a few people for advice on what to see and where to go and I got a couple of suggestions for Georgetown. It was described as a quaint area of DC with lots of fun shops. Immediately, Georgetown Cupcake popped into my head. I consider myself a bit of a sweets connoisseur (really I’m just a fan of anything filled with sugar) and I’ve heard for years how amazing Georgetown Cupcake is. Sure, Georgetown sounded like a nice place to take a stroll, but I was really interested in the cupcakes. Luckily we were able to fit in a quick visit before heading to the National Mall and I got to see what all the fuss was about.

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Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

After living in LA for four years, I finally made it to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. I’m totally a sucker for chicken and waffles so I’ve always wanted to try the LA original. I even drove past it everyday for a year on my way to work! When N heard I still haven’t been we made plans to go over the weekend. We decided on Sunday night hoping the line wouldn’t be too crazy. It happened to rain all day but luckily stopped by the time we got there which I think helped make the line shorter. There’s always a line out the front door so I was prepared for a long wait but we actually ended up waiting only about 20 minutes.
The restaurant was packed inside and smelled delicious from all the waffles. The menu actually has quite a few different options but ultimately I settled on a classic: one waffle witha fried chicken thigh. I also ordered a side of Mac and Cheese because I had heard really good things about it. The Mac and cheese was almost more expensive than my chicken and waffle! We actually ended up waiting quite a bit of time before being able to place our order – our waitress seemed to be very busy with her multiple tables but once we ordered it took less than 10 minutes for our food to come out!
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