Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cauldron Ice Cream is a fun place to try if you like Creamistry and egg waffles.  They have some unique combination of flavors but the most fun is having your ice cream served in a egg waffle cone that they call a "puffle".  The first time I came here I ordered the Earl grey lavender flavored ice cream and was a bit let down
This time around I brought Ms. Lin Guide and decided to give it another try as well as show her what a "puffle" is lol.  The batter for the egg waffle has improved from the first time I had it.  For our flavors we chose S'mores, mainly because it had a torched marshmallow on top.  How can you say no to that?  =D  It comes with chocolate ice cream and graham cracker crumbles.

For the second cone we decided to try the Sea Salted Caramel Crunch, caramel ice cream with bits of pretzel and sea salt.  This was nice and light, which did not overpower the puffle.  All in all we had fun and the puffle was nice and hot.  Honestly, the best part was the puffle.  The ice creams are just so-so but it is a fun place to hang out with pals or take people who've never been so they can try it out.

Cauldron Ice Cream
1421 W MacArthur Boulevard, Suite F
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Ms. Lin Guide and I were down in San Diego for my birthday and my goal as always is to find a fun new place to try.  We found Grater Grilled Cheese Bistro nearby and I was sold as soon as I heard that they offered a Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Fair warning, Google Maps had some issues finding this place so call them if you get lost.  
Even though the grilled cheese sandwich was not as gooey as I had hoped, but the taste was great.  The lobster grilled cheese sandwich was made with their signature cheese blend, butter fried lobster, crab, and their signature Sierra Nevada pale ale beer chipotle aioli.  I have to say that they use some pretty tasty and hearty cheeses as their base.  If you like sharp cheeses and a stronger flavor, then they are definitely your place.  The lobster grilled cheese had a nice spicy kick to the palate along with the savory melted cheeses.  
All in all it is a pretty solid grilled cheese place.  My lobster grilled cheese was only $11.50 plus tax, which is pretty reasonable.  Of course you don't get that much lobster, but it was still very tasty.  I like that the toast was nice and buttery.  I would definitely come back here if I lived closer.

Grater Grilled Cheese Bistro
909 Grand Avenue 
San Diego, CA, CA 92109
(858) 490-2210
Grater Grilled Cheese Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, September 5, 2016

Looking for something new?  With all the new fads and twists on ice cream, Chelo Creamery offers a fun new style. They also offer gelato, Italian ice, and more but with their own little twists.  I've already been twice and still stick to the Chelos for now as they are fun to watch being made.  
There are not many tables inside and can get busy quite fast, especially if a bunch of people are ordering the Chelo rolls.  They can only make two at a time and it's definitely a fun process to watch.  It really depends on who is your "Chelo master" for how the end product comes out.  Some make really fat and big rolls, while others make it nice and pretty like a pirouette cookie.  
They offer a few fun pre-selected concoction and they were very accommodating with my substitutions.  I was surprised they even offer durian as one of the ingredients but it is only in the Downtown Funk Chelo with Durian and Coconut.  On my first visit, I chose this and substituted every ingredient except the durian! lol They were pretty nice about it and the durian was super tasty! I wish they offered it as one of the create your own ingredients.  Sadly, the picture was not as fun but definitely good to eat. 
The Chelo rolls are velvety smooth.  I like the taro because it is light.  For my 2nd visit, I decided to try the Red Head with Strawberries and Cheesecake.  This time I wanted a cool photo and decided that I would make no substitutions... the picture turned out well but I did not enjoy the taste at all.... =*(  As in life, we can't always have it all.  I would have rather had my random concoction, but the sacrifice was necessary for a good photo O=).
Chelo Creamery 
18558 Gale Ave. #158 
City of Industry, CA 91748 
(626) 965-5817
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