Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shake Shack

Milkshake, burger, and fries PLEASE. 

The weekend is here and sometimes you have to treat yo self. . . or at least that is my motto once the weekend hits. After an entire week of eating clean, I do not see a problem with one cheat meal!

So. . . I decided to treat my tummy to Shake Shack. A well-known burger joint throughout the country but I stopped in the Philly location on Chestnut Street. I ordered the Shake burger that comes with a single patty of beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and shake sauce. I could not only order just a burger. My tummy was HUNNNGRY. So, I added the crinkle cut fries with melted cheddar and American cheese. And I could not forget about ordering a drink. . . so why not add a vanilla shake? I am going all out on my calories for the day with treating myself to a big lunch. 

When my number was called it was the best moment of the day. My food looked amazing and I could not decide on where to start. Do you start with the burger, fries, or shake first?! After seconds of contemplation, I dove right into the burger. The burger was fresh and the shake sauce was goo-ood. The fries were hot and the melted cheese on top was delicious. I am glad that I added that extra topping of cheese. Lastly, my shake. My milkshake was a nice creamy vanilla blend topped with whip cream. All I could think was am I in food heaven?

Overall, Shake Shack was amazing and I had a great experience. The food is fresh and they had great customer service. The food came out hot and was ready for me to pick up from the counter within minutes. I will definitely go back again! 

Want to check out the menu?  --------> https://www.shakeshack.com/food-and-drink/



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sweet Charlie's

Woah oh oh oh sweet Charlie's of mine. 

This weather fluctuating every day makes me crave ice cream. I cannot help but want some ice cream on the 60° days we have been having (at least here in Pennsylvania). A new ice cream shop that recently opened a little over a year ago is Sweet Charlie's. This ice cream shop is different from any other ice cream joint you have been to. 

Step 1: Choose your base

  • Ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt 

Instead of your getting your usual scoop of chocolate ice cream in a cup, Sweet Charlie's makes their own homemade ice cream & frozen yogurt on a super cold surface. The surface is so cold that when they pour on the base flavor is starts to freeze. 

Step 2: Choose your flavor 

  • Rise & Shine--cinnamon toast crunch
  • Off Duty--coffee, donut
  • Kiss & Tell--mint oreo 
  • Smore Please--graham cracker, chocolate roasted marshmallow
  • Namaste--strawberry cheesecake
  • Wonder Filled--oreo
  • Love Park--chocolate, pretzel, peanut butter
  • So Cal--acai, honey, coconut, banana
  • Money See Monkey Do--nutella, banana
  • Death By Chocolate--chocolate, brownies, chocolate chips 

Step 3: Choose your toppings
Your ice cream is then mixed together with a variety of toppings you would like to add. Toppings that can be added is fruit, candy, syrups, marshmallow, graham crackers, cookies, donut bites, and whipped cream. I am an oreo lover so I have to add oreo every time I stop in. 

Step 4: Roll the ice cream
Yes. After mixing all this yumminess together, your ice cream is then rolled and stuffed into a cup. I find it to be a cute and creative way of eating ice cream instead of getting your usual scoop in a cup. Overall, Sweet Charlie's is a great place for a quick stop for ice cream as the weather continues to get warmer. Not only is the ice cream delicious, but the staff is friendly and it is entertaining to watch your ice cream be made into a rolled creation! 

Here is the link if you would like to check out Sweet Charlie's website 
--------> http://sweetcharlies.com/



Monday, March 6, 2017

Fat Salmon

They see me rollin'. . . tryna catch me eatin' sushiiii

Sushi. One of my biggest loves in life. I mean, what is there not to like about rice stuffed with fresh pieces of fish, layered with more fish, tempura, vegetables, or sauce? Exactly. My love for sushi has grown so much over the past few years. I cannot help but crave sushi at least three or four times a week. Do I get it every time my cravings come into effect? Unfortunately no, but this just means I go over the top when I do go out for sushi. 

One of my favorite sushi restaurants in Philadelphia is Fat Salmon located on Walnut Street. Looking from the outside it looks like a very tiny sushi bar that has sushi you could probably get anywhere else, but once you walk in you will be amazed. You are welcomed with bright blue lights with little white tables surrounding along the walls and a sushi bar that is decked out with lite up chairs and fresh fish staring right at you through the glass. The bright white decor and light pink lighting on the walls make you feel like you are in sushi heaven. It completely changes your perspective from what you originally thought before walking in the door. 

The menu at Fat Salmon has a wide variety of sushi rolls you can order. They have 31 "featured rolls" which are basically another way of calling them fancy rolls, along with a list of regular rolls, and vegetarian rolls. One thing that I really enjoy is that they put pictures next to the featured rolls. This gives the customer a better idea of what they are going to order. . . or a way to get you to want more. Another plus about Fat Salmon is that they add four new featured rolls to the menu every couple of months. I love this because it gives me a chance to try a new roll every time I stop in. 

My past visit I decided to get four featured rolls. From left to right I ordered--the Flamenco roll, Locust, Sea Breeze, and Mr. French Kiss. All were simply amazing and I can never decide which one was my favorite since they are all so delicious. I cannot wait to go back and eat more! 

If you would like to check out the menu here is a link to their website. 
------> http://www.fatsalmonsushi.com/



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beilers Donuts

Happy FAT TUESDAY fellow foodies!!


It is the one day that we find it ok to eat anything and everything we want, so why not take advantage of this day and splurge? A typical tradition in central Pennsylvania is to eat fastnacht which is basically a giant fried donut with sugar. Sounds heavenly . . . I KNOW. 

This year I decided to break away from the tradition and go to one of best donut bakeries in Philadelphia, known as Beiler's Donuts. Beiler's Donuts is located inside the Reading Terminal Market. There is no way of missing it once you see the line backed up to other food counters inside the market. The donuts are homemade, hand rolled and extremely fresh. Not only that, they are cheap! Beiler's has over 40 different flavors of donuts to choose from. I tend to have a problem of narrowing down to just one or two, so I generally get half a dozen. (Don't worry, I share with my family and friends . . . sometimes 😋). 

Beiler's Donuts has been doing so well that this past weekend they opened another location in University City! It is exciting to know that I now have the option to go to different locations depending on where I am in the city. Today I checked out the Reading Terminal Market location and got my usual half dozen and tried the strawberry filled donut, chocolate with M&M's, two vanilla sprinkles, oreo creme, and the bacon creme filled. They were all to die for and totally worth the couple pounds I gained after eating them. If you are looking for a last minute Fat Tuesday fill, I would fill your tummy with a donut treat from Beilers! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

SpOt Burger

Burgers burgers burgers rockin' everywhere . . .


No, but really. This burger is ROCKIN'.  Most people think a burger is a burger, but this will change your mind once you take a visit to SpOT Gourmet Burger. SpOt Burger is a small burger joint over in Brewerytown on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This little family owned shop was once a food truck and after its years of success turned into its own little restaurant.

SpOt Burger has a wide variety of gourmet burgers or even a create your own option! Gourmet burgers generally include slabs of bacon, different cheeses, vegetables, or their "special sauce"--SpOt sauce. Personally my favorite, and go to almost every time is the SpOt burger which is loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, pickles, coleslaw, and SpOt sauce. 

If you are looking for a quick place to grab a bite on your lunch break or a weekend eat, I highly recommend checking out this place! Homemade burgers, fries, fast and friendly service, with reasonable prices? I don't know how you could go wrong. 

Want to check out their menu? ---> https://www.toasttab.com/spot-burger/full-menu




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Welcome

HELLO!


And welcome to my food blog ☺

A reason as to why my page might have come across your search is because you are a big food lover like myself. To introduce myself, I am a recent college graduate trying to live a "big girl life".  My passion is helping people with a degree in social work, but my biggest love in life is food and sharing it with others. 

Throughout my college career, I lived in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. This is where my passion for food all began. How could I not become a foodie when building after building in downtown center city is an assortment of restaurants all wanting me to come in and eat delicious food? I could not resist it. . . and so this is where it all started. 

This space is used to share my experiences at restaurants in Philadelphia, PA, other cities around Pennsylvania, and wherever else my tummy takes me in the country.