Tag Archives: Grilled Cheese

Yes, I Realize I am Almost Two Months Behind…

11 Aug

After a rousing evening of phun in the ER, I started my morning with one overwhelmingly lucky, significantly sore and amusingly doped up on pain medication ex-phella in my house and a bowl of greek yogurt with jam.


It was my organization’s annual golf tournament, so I ran around doing errands and missed the phancy lunch at Pasadera.  I pilfered half a cookie as I headed back to the office.

I phound sunflower seeds in my desk and made that my afternoon snack…

I then headed to Siamese Bay with Alabama for some Larb Kai…

…some Pad Thai…

…and whatever this was that I ordered on accident…

…which I didn’t exactly love but wasn’t bad.  The rest was delectable as per usual.

The rest reinvented itself as the next day’s lunch.  Combined with some cayenne pepper, it was much more enjoyable (for me, at least… the girl who is 99% sure she  phried her taste buds off years ago…)

After work, I picked up the ex-phella and dragged him along to trivia with me (ok, yes, there was very little dragging involved because A. he loves and knows more trivia than I do and B. you can’t really drag someone with a separated shoulder without severe consequences.)

I had yet another grilled cheese at London Bridge Pub during trivia… and vowed it would be my last.

We then celebrated LMDB.com’s birthday with a decadent phruity cake…

I must admit that much to my embarrassment, by writing this post, I realize that I am STILL in possession of Miss LMDB.com’s birthday present- now almost two months late.  I should win some sort of phriendship award for that… and not the good kind!

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New Restaurant Wednesday

3 May

There’s a new kid in town that goes by the name of XL Grindhouse.  We met him at high noon last Wednesday to phind out what he’s got.

It seems that this odd little guy can’t yet decide if he’s going to grow up to be a Mexican eatery or a competitive eating venue.  Either way, I’m a phan.

Not only are they the only place in Salinas that offers 60 ounce beers, but their phood is great!  I was barely able to snap a shot of the Molcajete before my coworkers dug in- this hot bowl of mixed meats, cheese, nopales, peppers, rice and beans was grubbin’, to say the least!

The Juicy Lucy (a.k.a. a plated heart attack) is not one but TWO grilled cheese sandwiches surrounding a hamburger patty which is also stuffed with cheese… with a side of massive onion rings.  Why wouldn’t I order this!?!

I passed on the onion rings and got through half of the sando, which may very well have saved me from certain cardiac arrest.

Keeping things interesting, Work BFF and I tried another new restaurant for dinner.  Dishes Bistro (in Marina) looks much like a greasy spoon but is a surprisingly quaint Phrench bistro, albeit one adorned with Star Wars and Ghostbusters posters…

Their Phrench onion soup was standard but solid.

The steamers were unexpectedly good, and the Phrench bread that arrived at the table made a perfect match with the buttery, garlicky broth.

I really enjoyed trying two new places in one day, so I’m going to try to make a point of doing that on a weekly basis from here on out.

Any recommendations?

Grilled Cheese (x2)

20 Apr

When breakfast starts to pheel boring, just add Girl Scout cookies…

The office walked down the street for lunch to Tacos Choice.

I tried their Lobster Burrito as well as a phew of my coworker’s sweet potatoe phries.

During my late afternoon meeting, we all needed a bit of a pick me up, so the Quaker Oat Man came to the rescue.

I opted for Oatmeal Raisin phlavor- yum!

Dinner was borderline ridiculous.

My new phriend has decided to aid and abet my passion for National Grilled Cheese Month with a cookbook comprised entirely of grilled cheese recipes.  We tackled two this evening.

The phirst was an open-phaced sando with sharp Tillamook cheddar with dill pickles.  Yes, please!

The second was a rosemary, roasted red pepper, garlic and Jarlsberg sando on sourdough.

Both were highly enjoyable, but in a court of law, I would have to admit to having much stronger pheelings for the cheddar dill combo than the rosemary swiss.

I am really beginning to think April is the best phreaking month ever…

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