Eating Breckenridge Part 2

Heyyyy!! So I forgot to post last week. So I apologize to all my billions of fans. I know you were checking every 10 minutes all day. Well, I’m sorry. Now it’s time for Breckenridge part 2.

We hit the slopes bright and early, if getting out there at 10 in the morning is considered early. We decide to start off the day with a little bit of an extremely overpriced meal. So we grab a bite at a place called Ten Mile Station. It was so, so, not too bad but hey you pay to eat on the mountain. I think I got a vegetarian calzone. It he spinach on it. Yeah, nothing special.

Enough of that. During the evening we decided to grab a bite to eat at a place called South Ridge Seafood Grill. It was amazing!

When we arrived we did not have a reservation. Luckily there was room at the bar and we all ate there. I will begin by saying that the bartender that took care of us was amazing. Probably the best service ever. No doubt. The food was equally amazing.

For an appetizer we got some sort of tuna dip with pita bread. Bombin. Very fishy tasting… But it’s tuna dip it’a supposed to be fishy. We had another appetizer but… Yeah I don’t remember. It’s been a few weeks. I’m sure I will remember right after I finish this post.

Main course equals lamb meatballs! What? Yeah. You want them. I want them. Everybody wants them. They came with this stuff called polenta. I had never had it before but it was good. Supposedly it’s like grits. I know I probably sound like an idiot because I have a food blog and don’t even know what food I was eating. Lamb meatballs. That’s all you need to know.

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If you want to know exactly what it is then check out the menu on the link above.

Dessert was some homemade espresso cake thing. I totally should have not procrastinated on this blog post. I would actually be able to remember what I ate. I do remember it was crazy good. It was pretty much like a mousse cake or flour less chocolate cake with an espresso anglaise. Yes if they have it I would recommend it. Just eat it like a cake cannibal. Make a mess. So what it’s a nice restaurant. Eat messy.

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No, I did not proofread this.

Eating Beckenridge Part 1

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Last week was spring break. In honor of this wonderful escape from life, we made an escape to the lovely town of Breckenridge, Colorado. What could be better than a week of snowboarding?!

So we headed off at midnight on Saturday night and arrived in Breckenridge just after noon on Sunday! On the trip there we stopped and had a wonderful breakfast at… Wait for it… McDonalds. Hey sometimes a sausage, egg, and cheese McGriddle is the fuel you need to crank out the final hours on the road. So yeah, we get there at noon or a little after and we are ready to chow down.
We stop to eat at this joint called Empire Burger! Of course I forgot to take pictures. I know. Spank me. Well, this place was pretty tasty. Of course, we had to wait for our whole party to get there before we could be seated so we had to stand in a tiny entry way by the door until the last member of the party got there. They should have seated us. No doubt.
Still, the food was good. They had some absolutely incredible onion rings and some coma inducing fries! One of the best parts was the sauces you can get with the fries and onion rings!! They were great. Leave it to me to forget what sauces we tried, but I’m sure all of
them are fantastic. The burger was pretty good too. If you read my last post you know how much I love a good burger!
Then a little bit after eating I just so happened to fall asleep until 8 or so at night. By the time 10 rolled around, I was ready to eat again. So, off we went to find another place to stuff our face. We stopped at a little taco place called Lucha Cantina! Yeah, it was great! They only had their late night menu when we got there, but that was good enough for me! I got a chicken burrito and crammed it full of everything that I wanted!! They cook it up, roll it up, and then grill the burrito.

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So amazing!! Way better than places like Qdoba or Chipotle (which I love, don’t get me wrong)! The ingredients were just so fresh and delicious! No better way to end the night than eating so much burrito you start to speak Spanish!! Yeah, that was awesome!
After stuffing myself as always, it was time to return to the hotel and sleep away the night. The next day was the first day to hit the slopes!

Check back next week for part 2!!

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Nothing Like a Good Burger

There are many wonderful things in life, especially when it comes to food! Now, I like all sorts of food!! There are numerous meals that I have had that have almost put me in a coma because my mind can not comprehend so much deliciousness!! Also, there are so many foods that I want to try that cost three arms and a couple of legs. However, truth be told, there is nothing quite like a good burger!

I’m not going to say that a burger is the best thing on earth, no. What I am going to say is burgers are awesome! I love burgers, all kinds and all prices! The cheap burger from the diner down the road, amazing. The not so cheap burger from a fancy restaurant downtown, amazing. The truth is, give me a good burger and I will be happy!

There are a few restaurants in town that serve up some burgers that will seduce you into eating way more that your stomach actually desires. I will say that I have not eaten every burger in town so there may be some even better than the ones I have had, but alas I am unaware of them! Here is a short little list of a few good places to grab a burger in the Tulsa area. These are in no particular order.

1. Louie’s
– This place has some awesome, greasy burgers. I will say that they can be so greasy they will soak the bun, and I am not a fan of that happening. However, the burgers are still so good! They have a good amount of burger choices as well, but you can never go wrong getting the Big Lou.

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Yeah that’s great burger. It’s very reasonably priced too at only $7.99. Plus, I like the fries. Here’s another shot of the burger I got from the Stillwater location. It’s called the Theta Burger.

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It was awesome.

2. Fat Guy’s
– Now Fat Guy’s burgers may reward you with a heart attack, but you will die happy. In pain, but still happy! Add a side of fries and, well you will die happier. Not only does this place have some good burgers but they are also in a great location! Oh yeah, don’t forget to try the Fat Guy Challenge. Its like eating pounds of greasy food in less than an hour. No, I haven’t done it. Should I? Yeah I think so.

3. McNellie’s
– Not my favorite burger in town, but if you come on a Wednesday they are only $3 plus 50 cents if you want cheese. Oh yeah, that comes with a side of either pub fries or sweet potato fries.. The burgers are pretty good too, not the best, but pretty good. I do love mcNellie’s, it’s such a cool place. If I’m in tulsa on a Wednesday there is a good chance I will be at McNellie’s for dinner.

4. The Tavern on Brady
– Amazing burger. Absolutely incredible. Inexplicably scrumptious. This burger will set you back $13 but it is well worth it, maybe not economically, but you shouldn’t measure life economically! It is hard to beat this burger. Yes, it’s made with a homemade challah bun. Yes, that’s mushroom cognac cream on top. Wait, what kind of cheese is on it? Oh yeah, Stilton. Don’t forget that the patty is made with ground short rib, chuck, and brisket. Eat it. If you don’t eat it you will regret it for eternity. If you don’t wanna shell out $13 then come after nine in the evening and get the burger for $6. That’s a good deal. Actually, it’s a great deal!!

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Now I really want a burger. Like bad. I just ate. Now I’m starving. Guess it’s time to eat again!

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A list!!!!! It’s a List!!!

Here is a list of 10 random food things. Yeah this is the blog for the week!

1. Anthony Bourdain’s television shows are the best food and travel shows. No doubt.

2. I ate a ton of food 3 hours ago, I’m starving again.

3. I want you to feed me.

4. My mom makes awesome chocolate chip cookies.

5. I love the 30th Anniversary cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. I haven’t eaten one in forever.

6. The Cheesecake Factory fails at making anything except cheesecake.

7. I eat at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop too much. Oh wait, that’s impossible.

8. I haven’t baked in about 2 weeks.

9. We ate huge steaks tonight for my dad’s birthday. I’m not messing around, they were thick. They were amazing.

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10. The best food blog in the world was a day late this week.

11. I know I said 10 but I’m doing 11. I really want to make another cannoli tart!! So bad!!

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Until next week.

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Happy March!!

As it turns out, I don’t know what to write about this week! Dang it! I actually forgot that I had to craft some words for foodtrash until late this afternoon. Actually I ate a really scrumptious brunch last Sunday and I was planning on writing about that… but… I apparently didn’t take any pictures. Dang! I will still write about it I assume! I’ll just be sure to throw some other pictures in here!

So this brunch. Was so good. Like. Amazing. If you have never been to Smoke on Cherry Street (that’s the name of the restaurant) then you should make it a priority! I have not been there for dinner, but they have this Sunday brunch, and well you know, I’ve been there for that.

Now for this brunch I had a tough time deciding what to order. Biscuits and gravy with eggs and ranch potatoes or chicken fried pork loin covered in gravy with eggs and ranch potatoes. Ok, guess what I ordered!… Chicken fried pork loin, scrambled eggs, and ranch potatoes. Can I just say I wish someone was spoon feeding me that goodness right now. The chicken fried pork loin = perfectly fried, and the gravy that it was elegantly smothered in was so incredible!! Eggs… Well they were scrambled, but good. I mean, they’re eggs… And the potatoes, kinda spicy and served with a little bit of ketchup on the side. Idk what kind of ketchup it was, but it was not any that I had enjoyed before… And it was great!!

I was literally in awe of the food I was devouring!! I went animal on that brunch! They should have slapped a collar and a muzzle on me!

Moral of the story, go to Smoke for their Sunday brunch. I’m sure their lunch and dinner is good as well.

On another note, my girlfriend and I went to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory here in Stillwater. We got us some good chocolate creations!!

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Chocolate covered Strawberry, dark chocolate covered pretzel, Irish cream truffle, milk chocolate truffle, and a cherry bomb!! That trip was well worth it! I love chocolate!!! Love it! Like want to pour it in my eyes I love it so much!

Well that’s all for this week! Until next Friday!

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Oh yeah, Happy March!

My First Time Baking Cupcakes

So it’s like 45 minutes until the end of today! This may or may not be a short blog post!! I guess I will get started. Last weekend I decided to make cupcakes!! Of course, it was my first time to make those delectable little creations. What kind of cupcakes did I decide to throw together? Well, I took a suggestion made by my wonderful girlfriend and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Obviously I didn’t know how to make cupcakes so I borrowed a wonderful recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker. I will say that the cupcakes were good but not to die for, however that was probably more my fault than anything! For some reason I had extreme difficulty creaming the butter and sugar (which should be extremely easy). However… The frosting… To die for!! So so so good!! I could literally eat the icing like ice cream – a gallon at a time!! So how about some pictures? Alright I will give you pictures!

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Yeah I am kind of inexperienced at frosting cupcakes! But hey they were tasty!!

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Love, Love, Love! The Day of Love That So Many Hate!… But I Love It!

Alas! Yesterday was the day of love!! Yes, I love valentines day! It’s such a fantastic day!! What better way to celebrate romance with a dump truck load of chocolate!! Yes, chocolate! It’s probably one of the greatest accomplishments of the human race!!

So, it came time to figure out what edible creation to present to my wonderful girlfriend!! Of course, she needed chocolate. What would a holiday be without chocolate!!!! Well, I decided to create some chocolate truffles!! I may be biased, but they are amazing!! How about a picture?

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Yup, they are covered in sprinkles. I wanted pink and red sprinkles but I couldn’t find any😦 oh well! I think they look super happy!!

These puppies were a mess to make though. I’m not going to tell you what the mess made me think of… But it was gross! Oh well, the taste was with the clean up. Did I mention I hate cleaning up! Hate it. Probably one of my least favorite things to do. Ever. But these truffles were worth it. I only ate two of then though. I had to taste test them you know. They passed the test.

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Oh yeah, I have to say something about the restaurant we enjoyed dinner at. Brooklyn’s in Stillwater. I would say, next to The Ranchers Club, that Brooklyn’s is the best restaurant in Stillwater. Considering the fact that it is significantly cheaper than The Ranchers Club (it is not a cheap restaurant though, I’d say it’s reasonable though) this place is a gem for Stillwater. I love it. I got the chicken and waffles. It was the first time I have ever had chicken waffles and it was soooo scrumptious. My girlfriend got the chicken fried steak and I do believe it is the best chicken fried steak I have ever eaten!! On top
of that, the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans were super duper as well!! Did I mention we got fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Yeah, fried green tomatoes that were fried in a cornmeal batter. Yum. Then the wonderful people of Brooklyn’s gave us complementary chocolate dipped strawberries. LOVE chocolate dipped strawberries!! It made for a wonderful Valentines Day dinner!!! Absolutely wonderful!!

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Oh yeah, not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was mine and my wonderful girlfriend’s three year anniversary!! Happy three years G!

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Andolini’s Pizza on Cherry Street

Yeah, I know it’s 10 at night and I’m finally getting around to writing this! You should be lucky I’ve been so diligent to post on here every week. But what can I say? I love doing this!! I wish I had the time to write on here every single day! You all are probably glad it’s once a week! Plus, I would have to start thinking a whole lot to come up with something to write every single day!

Anyways, this week I am going to be talking about one of my favorite local pizza places – Andolini’s! I know there’s one in Owasso, but I have never been there! The Cherry Street location is the spot I like to visit! The reason being that it is closer to my home and I just like Cherry Street!! This place has a pretty good atmosphere! It’s a cool place with exposed brick walls and a partly open kitchen where you can see the pizza dough being flung through the air, and sometimes dropped on the floor, picked up, and made into a pizza crust. I’m just pulling that leg of yours! Yes, you can see them tossing that Pizza dough around, and they do drop it sometimes, but they throw that dough away. It’s pretty entertaining. Which is something that is needed because if you come between 5:30 and 9 or 10 on a weekend night, be prepared to wait a little bit.

After that wait, be ready to order up some appetizers! The garlic knots are so great! They’re covered in butter though, so I would be worried if they weren’t great! Also, the mozzarella slices are tasty tasty! Then, when it comes to the pizza you can’t really go wrong! Last time I went I got the Pizza Rustica and it was ammmmaaaaazzzzziinnnggg!! It’s made Tuscan style with ricotta, mozzarella, prosciutto, sliced sausage and spinach AND the crust is folded over the top of the filling (not quite calzone style). I’ve had many other pizzas and a Stromboli (which you will need to share with somebody unless you live in a zoo, have floppy ears, and are named… Ok if you’re a freaking elephant ) there and it was all drool inducing.

Now we can’t stop there! Oh no. The dessert is fantastic as well! So fantastic that we have gone there for simply their desserts. The Italian butter cake and Oreo cheesecake brownie = mind blown! I will say that I am pretty sure I have figured out how to make the Oreo cheesecake brownie though (but don’t tell them that). Nonetheless, if you aren’t on the verge of death from eating too much after leaving Andolini’s, then you aren’t truly living. Get American! Eat pizza and gorge yourself!

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P.S. Sorry I didn’t take too many pictures. You can spank me for it later.

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Oh Sweet Chariot!! It’s a Cannoli Tart!!

Looks like it’s that time of week again! foodtrash time!! So, last week I wrote about these delicious cookies from the blog How Sweet It Is. Yes those cookies were good. So good that they should probably have their own religion. Now, since that cookie recipe was such a success, I do believe that I am obsessed with How Sweet It Is. So much so that I am writing this week about another recipe I took from them, that they took from somebody else! Does that make sense?? Well what did I make you ask? Did you ask that? No. Well lets pretend you did. Ready to have your mind blown? Ok well here goes nothing!

BAM!! Cannoli Tart!!!

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Yeah, this was soo freaking good and easy to make!! Here is the recipe for those of you that want to give this beauty a try.

Don’t be scared, this is literally so easy to make that I couldn’t screw it up! Of course, leave it to me to totally forget to take pictures of the process until my girlfriend reminded me!! Luckily, I did get some pictures, so let your mind go on a journey to fantasy land via your eyes.

Mixing up the heart of the cannoli tart!!

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Oh yeah doesn’t that look aaaahhhhhmmmmmaaaaaazzzzziiinnngggg!! Chocolate chips!!!

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Yeah, so I suppose I’m not really the best at making pie crust…

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What you don’t see is how I forgot to put the nonstick spray on the pie plate… Basically I had to take the pie crust out, then spray the nonstick spray on the plate, then reform the crust and put it back in. Oh and did I mention that I kind of broke the crust and dropped some on the floor. No worries though, 2 minute rule! I’m kidding! I threw the part away that fell on the floor!! Want more pictures?? Ok!

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Yes, you should whip this up and shove it deep down that throat of yours! I loved it, but of course I love cannolis. Even if you hate cannolis you should eat it.

Oh and here is an awesome fire I made! Me man! Me make cannoli tart and FIRE!!!

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OMG!! Cookie!!!!! (Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk)

It’s foodtrash time!! For some reason I have been excited to write this post all week and now that it is time to actually write it I keep procrastinating. Oh well, I guess I will go ahead and plaster these words to this page. So what is tonight topic? Cookies!! I love cookies!! If you don’t like cookies well then you are the scum of the earth. Ok maybe that was an exaggeration. Maybe not. But it probably is. Not. Ok I will stop with that now. So yeah, I love almost every cookie alive, unless it has raisins in it. I hate raisins. Bleh.
So last weekend I decides to make some cookies. Let me tell you, they were AMAZING!!!! Not only that, but I came up with the recipe all by myself!!! Ok that was a lie. I found the recipe on what is probably my favorite blog “How Sweet It Is”. So if you didn’t click that link and are still reading this blog then I will tell you what kind of cookies these are: Brown Butter Oatmeal Chunk. Which is exactly what i felt like after chowing down on these puppies. But hey, oatmeal is good for the heart right? Yeah, so brown butter, if you don’t know what it is well you should. It’s pretty much incredible. Yeah. Incredible. Here’s some pictures of me whipping these puppies up:

Making that brown butter

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This isn’t the brown butter. Duh.

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Such an amazing collaboration of flavored. Cinnamon, toffee, chocolate, heaven, etc. and they’re really soft🙂 just how I like them!!

So eat up!! Happy Friday!!

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