Fridays tend to be particularly slow in my office, which is why several co-workers and I ventured over to Culver City to try out Meltdown. I've been hearing rave reviews for a while about this sandwich shop that specializes in fun variations of grilled cheese, which sounded right up my alley. I decided on the turkey melt, that came with brie, oven-roasted turkey, arugula and a cranberry-horseradish mustard on sourdough. Of course, we also had to try the nutella and banana sandwich on egg bread for dessert, which was just plain sinful. For that reason alone, I cannot keep nutella in my house, since I always end up spoon-feeding myself from the jar at unacceptable hours of the night. What I did realize from this experience is how much I love the idea of places that specialize in just one type of food. During my trip to New York last Fall, I stumbled upon Pommes Frites, a tiny little restaurant that serves french fries with about 50 different dipping sauces and I've been craving it ever since. I wonder how prominent these kinds of eateries are, which is why I ask my loyal readers: -Have you eaten at a place that specializes in one type of food? If so, what kind? -What type of food would you be most excited about if it were to be the focus of a restaurant?
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie has always been one of my favorite desserts and I've never quite understood why it's only acceptable to eat it around this time of year. It's the dish I look forward to most at Thanksgiving and since we're hosting for the first time, I made it my mission to perfect ...read more