Lunch today. Bacon, egg, and avocado sandwich with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

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Pubcakes

Pubcakes is the perfect marriage between two of my loves: beer and cupcakes. Becca (who was interviewed in a previous foodcult post at Cafe Calabria) found this place by watching their “Sh*t beer geeks say” video.  It’s cute little bakery & cafe started up by a bunch of beer geeks who love to bake. They came up with the ingenious idea of making cupcakes with BEER! pubcakes

The one on the left is the “Super Pretzel”, which consists of a chocolate cake made from a Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout, peanut butter, buttercream and a chocolate shell. The one on the right is the “Stoned Portzilla” which is baked with a Stone Smoked Porter, coffee ganache, and caramelized coconut on top. The Super Preztel was a little sweet for me, but my friend who loves peanut butter loved it. The Stoned Portzilla, however, seemed to be everyone’s favorite. I’m not usually a huge fan of coconut shavings, but the caramelized coconut top on this one was so good, adding a great texture to it. On top of that, the cake was super moist. I couldn’t particularly taste the beer that much, since I’ve never had the Stone Smoked Porter before, but Becca, with her refined beer snob pallet, picked up on a lot of the flavors from the beer. At $3.50 a cupcake, this place, without question, beats Sprinkles cupcakes anyday. 

– CP

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K-Town

This post has been sitting in the draft box and forgotten for a couple of weeks…but at last! Just some of the deliciousness from K-Town during spring break.

gamjatang

Gamjatang, aka pork & potato stew. Hearty, rich, and wonderful..

pork ribs

BBQ pork ribs

shaved ice

Yes, you are reading that correctly. Over 8-cups (or half a gallon) of strawberry shaved ice. Well actually, it was like 5 cups of actual shaved ice with strawberry syrup topped with like 5 cups of strawberry ice cream, all topped with mochi, fruit, and condensed milk. All of this between just me, Sam, and Jullie…after eating a full dinner. Crazy? I believe so…but we barely killed half. 

Even though we were only there for less than 1 1/2 days, I’m pretty sure I came back bearing a little extra chubs…

– CP

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