Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Favorite Blended Coffee Drink + The Original Peet's Coffee & Tea (Berkeley!)

#1 favorite blended coffee drink: Peet's Coffee's Caffe Freddo Extra Bold
#2 favorite blended coffee drink: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Black Forest Ice Blended (will post on this soon!)
It's gotta be extra bold and it can't have non-fat milk. I've experimented.
Did you know the first Peet's Coffee & Tea is in Berkeley?

Seriously. This drink makes me so happy. Actually, Peet's in general makes me happy. I first tried this drink right after a terrible job interview experience in San Francisco. I was exhausted, relieved, stressed, and scared and decided to take a break before I headed back to Berkeley, and thank goodness I did try it! If you like strong coffee flavors and drinks that aren't too sweet, you'll probably love this like I do. I didn't take a picture of the very first Caffe Freddo Extra Bold I had, but this was the last one I drank when I stayed in Berkeley the week of a conference in SF. I shared this with Steve and Rosemary in February of 2011.

Here's Peet's Coffee & Tea's description: "A more intense coffee experience. Freshly pulled espresso adds a bold coffee taste."

Here are their other Blended Freddo flavors. I had a "Caffe Freddo," and it was just not the same. I need that extra strong coffee flavor.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Harlem Wing & Waffle

Harlem Wing & Waffle
Website here.
12/29/10 w/ Valerie, Jenny, & Desiree

* Sadly, they are no longer in Fresno at this location.

OMG I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW. Sooooo good. It was one of those meals that totally hits the spot. The perfect amount of food (although technically I could have eaten way more!), great flavors, and a decent price. This was my first chicken-and-waffles experience. I remember when I first heard about these kinds of places during my sophomore year of high school (a volleyball team dad mentioned some place in LA) I was really confused about how those flavors would taste together--or even whether or not you were supposed to eat them together or if they just sold chicken and waffles at the same place. Well, I found out. You DO eat them together, and MAN I AM A FAN. I ordered the lemon pepper mini wings. They have various other flavors (e.g., Teriyaki, Jerk, Sweet N Sour, BBQ, Plain, Berry Hot, & Buffalo) and different kinds of plate options (these were the mini wings). Sweet-and-salty. The best.

Five Guys' Cajun-Style Fries

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Various Locations (Website here)

These Cajun-style fries are SO DELICIOUS!! I also love how they give you PLENTY of fries (they spilled out into the bag, as you can see in the second picture below). These fries are spicy, hot, and perfectly salty. Ingredients: Potatoes, Refined Peanut Oil, Salt, Cajun Seasoning: Blend of Garlic, Salt, Onion, Paprika, Oregano, White Pepper, Red Pepper, Spice