Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oasis Grill's Falafel

Oasis Grill
2114 Center St (between Shattuck and Oxford)
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 666-8951
Yelp ratings here.

Ordered 1/8/09-ish. Can't remember the price.

I haven't been updating because Nikon still has my camera. Here are pics of the last meal I photographed. Sorry the pic of the inside is blurry. The whole reason why my camera is with Nikon is that the macro setting doesn't work.

I only ordered this because I had a free sample of their falafel a couple of weeks before I got this. The first falafel I had was from The Bear's Lair's Cheese 'n' Stuff, and it was awfully dry and flavorless, but since so many people seem to like falafel, I had to give it another try. The next opportunity I had was FREE, and the falafel itself was delicious. The free sample (and the falafel in the sandwich pictured above) wasn't too dry, its texture was great, and it tasted good to me. Crispy but still soft on the inside, fresh, warm, and tasty. If you go inside, they might give you a free sample.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nabolom Valentine's Day Gift

Nabolom Bakery (pizza and drink are probably from somewhere else)
2708 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

Ovo, Lacto, Vegan-friendly

I finally have my laptop back. I have my camera too, but I'm sending it back tomorrow because Nikon never fixed my problem. GR!

Anyways, I got to see my dad for about one minute (two minutes?) yesterday because he had to go somewhere nearby for work. He gave me some pizza, a blackberry drink, and pastries from Nabolom Bakery for Valentine's Day/for fun. I don't actually know where he got the pizza or the drink, but everything was delicious, and I never knew Nabolom Bakery was vegan-friendly, although I think those muffins tasted like vegan muffins, which I LOVE. Gave my mom a blueberry scone from there once.

In the box: I don't know what they were actually called, but from what I've seen, Dad gave me a blackberry & walnut muffin, a chocolate chip & walnut muffin, a giant chocolate chocolate chip cookie, a chocolate croissant, and a giant chocolate chip cookie. The muffins tasted similar to each other and were very dense and only a tiny bit sweet (PERFECT!). The choc choc chip cookie was hard (as opposed to chewy or soft) and chocolatey. I didn't care too much for the chocolate chip cookie because it was sweet and didn't taste like the ones I'm used to I guess. The chocolate-filled croissant was yummy, of course.

That drink is Columbia Gorge's Certified Organic Wild Blackberry Smoothie. Mmm. Not sure what to say about it. It's "made from Oregon organic blackberries, harvested at their peak of ripeness. Then blended with bananas, apples, and oranges, we create this wonderful organic taste sensation."

The pizza was good too, although if you don't like rosemary or strong-scented/flavored plants, you might not like it. At first I thought the taste of the rosemary was going to be too strong, but it ended up being good. Not that any of what I just said matters because I have no idea where Dad got it. I'll find out.

I don't like Valentine's Day ... except when my parents give me food. :P