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.

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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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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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Munch That Bagel

BAGELS!!!!!!

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Yeah I know that is a picture of a single bagel! Well technically it is a “breakfast bagel” from the Old School Bagel Cafe in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The breakfast bagel is exactly what it sounds like, it is a bagel with either sausage or bacon, eggs, and American cheese. This one was made using an everything bagel, but you can have it in any bagel you want. Today I got it with a jalapeño bagel and last Sunday I got it on a chili bagel. I love these things. Matter of fact, I devoured one this morning (the one in the photo was consumed about a month ago), and I mean it didn’t stand a chance.

So, bagels! What makes those little doughy masterpieces so amazing! It must be the hole in the middle (that’s what she…)! Now I know that there is a rumor going around that New York bagels are the best. Well, they are pretty dang good! When I was in New York City I made a stop at a little place called Ess-A-Bagel! Yes, that bagel was great! I can’t recall exactly what I got but it seems like it was simply a bagel with cream cheese. Yeah, it pretty much proved that the New York bagel is the best.

Yet, let us not get too far ahead of ourselves in drawing these conclusions! The Old School Bagel Cafe has bagels that are just as good or at least come pretty dang close. Yes, yes, the breakfast bagel is a favorite of mine, but the bagels with cream cheese are simply TO DIE FOR!! I got the blueberry bagel with honey almond cream cheese and I ate that thing as hard as I eat things. Yeah that made a lot of sense. I know I just ate a bagel this morning but I’m already craving another.

So grab a bagel and munch.

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Food and Good Company

Food has long been a reason for fellowship. Throughout history people have gathered together in order to hunt, prepare food, or feast. I mean, think back in your own life. Most of the time when you get together with friends does it involve eating? Well, for me at least, the answer is yes. Whether it is having dinner together as a family, going to lunch with friends or colleagues, taking customers out to a business dinner, or going out to eat with a significant other. This is one of the things I love about food! I think I love the “getting together with good friends or family” part more than I like eating it. Well, don’t get me wrong, I do like eating it quite a bit.

I think this is quite odd though. Eating is something that we have to do! If we, as humans, go too long without eating food I’m pretty sure, from what I’ve read on Wikipedia, that we die. Well, I guess we die anyways whether we eat or not, sooo I guess that doesn’t matter too much! Anyways, I think that it is odd that we have taken this necessity to survival and made it something that brings people together. Even though I find it odd, I think that it is great! Many great memories, for me at least, have been made around the dinner table. As I was thinking about what to write for my blog this week, I began to think of all the fun times and great conversations that I have had with my mouth stuffed full of food (although it is rare to find me with my mouth not stuffed full of food). What makes this an even more incredible thought, is to think about all the great memories that have been made throughout history around the dinner table, or dinner rock, or dinner tree, or dinner dirt, or whatever people used to eat on.

So, I think that is why I decided to write a blog about food. I thought it was because I love food (which, of course, I very much do), but I believe it is much more than that. It is the people you are eating, I mean, with whom you are eating, that can make a meal fantastic. Well, that is until there is only one roll of sushi left and you have to stab someone’s eyes out with a chopstick so that you can get it!!

To food and good company!

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